Reviews of Eagle's Nest
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Eagle's Nest review
What to say! Stunning! We were fortunate enough to be housed in "Eagle's View" at Eagle's nest chalets, which is some 7kms from the main guesthouse down a dusty track. There are several different places linked to Klein Aus Vista but this review relates to Eagles View chalet. Quite simply stunning.
A beautiful chalet half set in some rocks at the end of a remote drive. The other chalets are all spread out so no one is really overlooked. Our chalet was at the end of the track and so very peaceful, except when some babbons threw rocks down the cliff at us!! The decor is gorgeous and it is so elegant and yet so cozy. Every little detail taken care of. The view of the plains from the bedroom was amazing.
Outside is a braai so you could cook your own meals if you did not fancy going to the main guest house for dinner. We tried both and both were excellent. The food at the main guest house was lovely but we also thought it would be nice to try and cook on the braai. We purchased the reasonably priced braai pack which provided enough food to feed an army. Steaks, salad, sausages, potatoes and deserts, all included in the cost. It was great fun cooking under the stars.
The accomodation was of a very high standard and well out of the way. You may have some difficulty reaching the chalets at the end of the drive in a 2WD vehicle as the road has some big humps in it. There was no wifi in the chalets but if required there was a reliable connection at the main guesthouse and reception.
There were lots of walking routes around the area and this would be an ideal base to start from.
A sensational place to stay. Beautiful.
Fantastic location under mountain
The location and lodge were excellent. It was 7.5km from the reception and restaurant, which was fine. Superb sunset, with the mountains changing colour in a spectacular fashion as the sun went down.
Buffet style dinner at the restaurant worked very well (even with a German coach party)- we decided against taking the barbecue pack option.
We took the breakfast pack to our lodge, which was a good decision.
We would have liked a little more time there to walk in the mountains and would stay two nights if we were to go back some day.
We saw an Eagle Owl, which was a rare treat.
Room with a view
Amazing accommodation - eagles nest is a must. Pure seclusion and amazing views.
It has changed but it still one of Africas finest escapes!
Look out for the wild horses - they are beautiful.
Friendly staff and a lovely vista.
Great walking at Eagle's Nest
This was the best walking that we did in Namibia: Piet's advice on where to go was very helpful. The Eagle's Nest chalets are delightful.
The food in the restaurant was perhaps the best we had anywhere - our problem was the chalet packs. The BBQ pack to cook at the chalet was adequate but the utensils provided at the chalet were only just adequate. Moreover, the breakfast pack was truly dreadful! Such a contrast to all the other food provided so, until they improve these, I recommend eating breakfast and dinner in the restaurant.
You can horse-ride and mountain-bike here if you wish and a pool is being built at the moment.
To anyone else going there: make sure you stock up on lunch food before you get to Aus if you wish to eat independently in the middle of the day, as there is precious little to buy in Aus itself.
Eagle's Nest review
Food very ordinary. Although quite good for BBQ. Could have had better details about the deserted diamond mine.
Didn't realise closure in afternoon and ticket required although is was in the details in the room.
Another scenic location
The Eagle's Nest chalets are located about 10km from the Eagle's Nest reception along a scenic but quite sandy track. They are integrated with great boulders that have fallen many years ago (we hoped!); our chalet was made of stone and semi built into the cliff.
The restaurant is at the reception area (and we believe there is more accommodation in that area) and offered a la carte waiter/waitress served food. The food was good but not particularly special.
A problem here can be extremes of temperature as our stone house embedded in the rock face was very warm at night - the stone having absorbed intense sunshine all day; there was a ceiling fan but it struggled a bit. We understand that at other times of the year this can be a very cold place, being at high altitude - we saw photographs of the local village with a dusting of snow - a rare event in Namibia - but only from a few months earlier. We couldn't help thinking that visitors arriving in the cooler months (April to November) might need some warm clothes.
Own lodge with BBQ, shared cat with others.Read more about the whole safari
Eagle's Nest review
We had a warm welcom at the lodge and were guided to drive out to our cabins in the desert, were we should stay for two nights.
It was a lovely sight when we arrived there at sunset and the cabins were almost hidden in between the boulders. When we parked the car, two Klipspringers were taken by surprise and bolted away when we stepped out.
We had a barbecue the first evening and we could hear an Oryx grasing in front of us. He was not scared and reluctanly moved away when we put the flashlight on him.
Very good service and a wonderful place.
Eagle's Nest review
Very good indeed. An excellent location with excellent accommodation. Staff and owners were very friendly and helpful.
Some comments - the Eagle's Nest chalets are 7km from the main lodge, which is a little too far to drive for breakfast. Expert Africa mention "breakfast packs" but these were not available.
Although described on the Expert Africa website as "self catering" and although bookings are done on a B&B basis only, the main lodge does have a restaurant. You do not have to be self-catering.
The BBQ packs were enormous, expect huge amounts of food. Unless you do like vast amounts of food, I would suggest ordering one fewer packs than the number in your party - you will not need all the food if you order one pack per person.
A perfect location for day-trips to Luderitz
Expert Africa comments
Following on these travellers feedback we have been in touch with Piet at Klein Aus Vista and he confirmed that they definitely offer breakfast packs, which can be requested from reception.
Eagles Nest - beautiful location
These were in a stunning location with wonderful views. The chalet we were in was built around a huge boulder and the wine rack was made from a quiver tree! We were here three nights to recover and sort ourselves out after the mule hike. We opted to take the breakfast and braai packs, that the main lodge provide, if you don't wish to go back to the restaurant to dine.
The packs were very good and we enjoyed doing our own braai while having a sundowner. We tried a couple of the self guided hikes from our chalet, some easier than others, but providing stunning views and the chance to see some of the game in the area. A good location to go out and see the desert horses as well, we spent two hours just watching them and their interactions, it was fascinating.
The chalets are well presented and have everything you need, including a fireplace for those colder evenings. A good place to relax and enjoy the beautiful desert scenery.