Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(84%) From 28 travellers
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 28 of our travellers who have visited Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Prof. P & Prof S - Namibia highlights
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
Poor
Poor

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

The setting is fantastic and the main lodge area very atmospheric however the rooms are very pokey indeed and the staff come across as not being bothered in the slightest. Our room was not made up when we arrived at 5pm. The nighttime star watch trip was cancelled for no obvious reason and we only found out because we went to ask- no one had let us know. Our change from our bill was incorrect. It is a pity because the lodge itself is a wonderful structure.

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Mr and Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Relaxing stay

We spent most of our time doing activities in most of the places we visited. When we finished with all the local 'sights' in this area, it was only an hour later, so we had 2 days to kill at the actual lodge. And it was great. The weather was magnificent for winter and we had 2 really lazy days of sunbathing and swimming in the middle of our trip.

This lodge does not get many 'excellent' reviews, but they sure are trying. The rooms aren't the cleanest we have seen, but they have everything you need. The food really blew me away. We had some of the best game of our trip there and the spread and selection at dinner and breakfast was endless and very tasty. The common areas were well groomed and 'resorty'. There were more people here than at other boutiques we stayed at, but it didn't seem to interfere with our enjoyment.

They had very limited chairs/sun loungers by the pool, but given that it was winter this wasn't a big deal. All in all, I really enjoyed it and recommend if for anyone wanting a 'break' from all the driving and sight seeking. We fit in one elephant trekking tour and they didn't disappoint. The sundowners made it even more special.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

in a good location. food was very good. room was satisfactory. it was very hot when we were there and the room did get very hot. we went on a game drive to see the desert elephants but unfortunately we had a puncture and did not find them before dark.

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Family trip - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great lodge in a great location

A really nice lodge in an interesting area. We particularly enjoyed the views from the balcony in the bar.

It is definitely worth a visit to see the rock art at the nearby visitor centre, and the rock art at the lodge itself is good too. Burned mountain is described in glowing terms in the guide although our visit at sunset was something of a disappointment.

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Mr A & Ms J - Brighton
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Three nights possibly too long

Service was a little impersonal but that wasn't an issue at all. The staff singing after the meal was excellent - they were talented and clearly enjoyed it too.

It would be really useful if there was more information on the trips offered. We were interested in desert elephants but when we asked, the staff member said it was 50-50 as to whether you saw them so we didn't sign up. They were not at all encouraging. We subsequently found out that people saw them each time. A record of what and when would have helped our decision - we were very disappointed we made the wrong decision.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Loved the location.

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is a bigger lodge, catering big groups and it is lacking a bit of atmosphere despite its definitely interesting location in the middle of nowhere.
There is nowhere else you can eat, so you have to dine at the only restaurant and take the buffet. Although once for lunch, I asked if I could just eat a main course and they accepted. The staff is very keen to help.
We booked a nature drive tour, which they organised. The guide was definitely knowledgable about nature and we enjoyed getting some detailed information.

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

The setting around Twyfelfontein Country Lodge was just amazing.

I only stayed one night but wish I had stayed a few more days. The room was clean and comfortable and the activities highly recommended - loved the drive through the desert/savannah to see the desert elephants and the Welwitschias. Great guide and interesting information about the local flora and fauna.

Overall, an amazing place.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Twyfelfontein Lodge is set in a magnificent setting and was the biggest and oldest lodge that we have visited. This is reflected in the rooms which were clean but very dated and could do with an upgrade.

I had reason to complain to the management becuase the towels in our room were never completely dry and as a consequence were smelly. Management seemed to take my comments onboard and I hope the laundry respond for future guests.

Our game drive to see the river adapted elephants was very successful and even involved us rescuing two men and their vehicle who had been stuck in the river bed for over 3 hours! They were very happy to see us looming towards them in the dusk!

I would suggest that one night at this lodge is sufficient as the Organ Pipes and Black Mountain are a bit of a damp squid! The Rock engravings are certainly worth a visit though. The evening buffet could also get a bit repetative!

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Another unique location. 'Huts' very clean and comfortable. Much bigger lodge than any we'd experienced so far but still fine.

Meals were self-service with staff 'waiting' mainly to bring drinks and clear away empty plates etc. The lady looking after us wasn't as enthusiastic in her attentions as we were becoming used to but it didn't spoil anything for us. From our observations of other members of staff she seemed to be a bit of an exception. (We're not complaining here just making an observation - it just shows how good the service was that we received for the vast majority of the time).

Quality of the food was fine but the self-service gave it a 'school meals' atmosphere. Again, not a moan really, just a bit different to other places. One comment re breakfast - to make sure the eggs were cooked as fresh as fresh could be there was just one chef cooking fried/scrambled eggs/omelettes to order - good quality but such a waste of valuable time when you're itching to get outside and see wonderful things!

The weather had warmed up considerably by now as we'd moved up north so we actually took advantage of the pool at this lodge and didn't need to use the blankets at night!!

Adverse comments not meant as complaints - just meant to point out that this lodge had a different feel to it, mainly due to its size - good practice for Okaukuejo!

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