Eagle's Nest

Reviews of Eagle's Nest

Excellent(95%) From 48 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 48 of our travellers who have visited Eagle's Nest, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

We checked in at Desert Horse Inn & was greeted by a very lovely lady who gave us full information about Eagle's Nest. Eagle's Nest is situated about 15,mins drive from Desert Horse Inn along a sandy, gravel road.

We stayed in cabin "Eagle's View" which was the last cabin & the setting of these cabins is absolutely fabulous. All the cabins were unique in design and built into the rocks.The room was huge with a kitchen area, kettle, fridge, 2 ring hob & full utensils. We opted to cook for ourselves & had both barbecue & breakfast packs for the 2 days we were there. The barbecue consisted of either rump stesk, t-bone steak or lamb with jacket pots, plate of salad with salad dressing, bread, & dessert. Breakfast was cold meat, eggs, bread, juice etc. Extremely good.

Whiltst we were at the cabin we did the 2hr Mountain walk, which we thoroughly enjoyed until we had to climb the mountain & come down the other side. It was an extrmeley long way up & down!! Not for the faint-hearted but a real experience. We thoroughly enjoyed this place. It was so peaceful, the cabin so beautifully decoarated. If you drive to the Desert Horse Inn, then drive a little bit further for a truly wonderful place to stay.

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Mr J & Ms J - 14 Trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest ...still the best

We just love this place and our third stay was as good as ever. Beautifully designed and maintained chalet in tremendous location with great walks on the doorstep and good braii and breakast packs to cook/cater for yourself.

It is everything we want and we always want to stay for longer or just move in! The personal hands on approach of the owners is evident and we appreciated Piet seeking us out as we left to check that everything had been in order. It made our morning.

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Mr & Mrs M from Portugal
Arrived on: 31-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

Love the drive to Aus, so wild and beautiful. Changed our Lovely Eagle Nest acommodation, to the chalets located next to the main area, the views from there were still stunning.

Unfortunately after our wonderful drive from Hoodia to drive another 8km to the remote sleeping acc. and then back for evening meals and breakfast was just too much.

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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What a place we LOVED it!

We stayed in one of the cabins ( Eagle's View) and it was fabulous. We adored the location and the view over the desert which was like an ever changing painting of subtle hues. The accomodation could not be faulted, spacious superbly equipped and clean.

We ate one evening in the restaurant and then had a BBQ pack the second night. The pack was HUGE - it would have done for 4 people and we did suggest to the owners that maybe they could consider introducing a European sized pack.

Breakfast, which we also had in our room was equally generous in range and portion size. Would return here in a shot

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Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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'Da Rock'

We are very pleased that we took your advice and spent a night at the Eagles Nest. We were in a cabin named the Rock, which seemed to me to have the best position of all the cabins - not overlooked by anyone else and had an elevated position to watch the sun go down and the game meander across the grassland.

A magical evening, with the Braai pack option, a bottle of wine and a private verandah!

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Mr J & Ms J - 14 Trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Best of the Nest

We thoroughly enjoyed our return here. The new Eagles View chalet was beautifuly appointed and we spent a wonderful night enjoying the stillness, peace and magnificent starry sky listening to animals passing by outside the veranda. Having our own braai was a highlight and we love the walks from the doortsep.

The pre booked food packs were very good although it was shame we had to return to the reception (half an hour round trip) to collect them a couple of hours after our arrival as we didn't really want to move from the accommodation once there! Although ordered in advance it was only when we asked about the packs that there was any acknowledgment of this and even then the receptionist persisted in telling us about meal times and menus so maybe there had been a communication breakdown.

Next time, we will phone ahead with our arrival time and/or do one of the marked walks from the main lodge while waiting for the packs to be prepared.The quantity of meat (and very little vegetable or fruit content) meant there was easily enough for two not just one dinner for our tastes while the breakfast platter was slightly unbalanced with eg a ratio of just one mini serving of Flora to 8 slices of bread!

A wonderful overnight experience and we can't wait to return again.

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Miss. T & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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fabulous sunset views

Receptionist was very aloof and surly on check in but seemed to warm by the next day.

She told us that the Sedina had stopped running and so we couldn't book it !! However she did book us on the catamaran which was fine but not our preferred option.

We could not book our own boat as the phone number provided by Expert Africa was incorrect.

We had some problems with our food, eg they gave us a breakfast platter full of meat and the starter at dinner had chicken in it. This was despite us reiterating that we are vegetarians. They rectified this on day 2 with both a veggie breakfast and dinner.

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Mr & Mrs C - Woking
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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In the desert

We stayed in the furthest of the lodges, Eagles View, which was huge, very well appointed, clean and comfortable and with endless views across a surprisingly populated (at least by birds and animals) desert.

The 7km drive from the reception and restaurant initially felt daunting but was fine - despite rounding a corner and meeting a kudu fairly close up - even in the dark after dinner. We opted to eat in the restaurant for our first dinner and breakfast and then take advantage of the braai and breakfast pack on the second day. Both were excellent and it was good to have the option of cooking for ourselves, although we were slightly embarrassed to find that they provided so much food that some of it was wasted.

It's a lovely spot although without a great deal to do - we visited Luderitz but it's a long drive and the two sites we were most interested in - the ghost town and the Goerke Haus - closed by the time we got there.

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Mr & Mrs E - Stockport
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Utter peace and seclusion at Eagle's Nest

The scenery and view from the 'chalet' was amazing. It felt so isolated, but we had everything we could want. The rooms were big enough for a family to live in. And two verandahs.

We only had one night and opted to take the barbeque pack with us. It took a little extra time for this to be prepared before we could drive out to our chalet, but they had really made an effort to prepare a good vegetarian meal - not that easy for a barbeque. Watching the sun set and sitting out cooking under the stars was a highlight for us.

Fridge was really well stocked too.
All very cosy and comfortable.

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Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 9-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

Due to a mix up at the accomodation end we spent one night in desert horse inn and one in Eagle's Nest. The owner could not have been more apologetic and made up for it with free meals and wine. On balance I preferred the inn as although the Eagle's Nest was beautiful and remote, it was also visited by field mice who could smell our food from our BBQ which was not ideal for a phobic like myself! It may be an idea to warn people booking in advance.

Trip to Ludderitz and boat trip was out of this world - saw penguins, dolphins, and a whale!

Klein Aus Vista works with local community mentoring locals in business and hospitality so would highly recommend.

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