Reviews of Eagle's Nest
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The best place to chill out
This lived up to it's wonderful reputation in terms of location; and is probably our favourite! We had the Desert Vista chalet with the most amazing views we have ever experienced. The colours of the grasslands and the sunsets were wonderful during the time of our visit in May.
We had our meals at the main lodge. They were ok, but we did not take a BBQ or breakfast pack.We did one of the self guided walks which was the short one; and came back down over a mountain - rather hairy descending!
We also took part in the sundowner drive and saw many Kudu, wild horses and other animals. This is a place we would definitely return to. As with everywhere else on our trip, staff were wonderful.
En-route to our next stop, we visited the Commonwealth War Graves, which were quite intersting - especially seeing the names of British Soldiers; but sadly the site has not been well maintained and had a very run-down feeling.
Rock! Rock! Rock!!
Our favourite location by far is Eagle's Nest and in particular 'The Rock'. Having said this all units are good and in a fantastic position 7km from the main reception down a sand track.
We chose to eat dinner at the main lodge and bring breakfast back to the unit. This is easily fridged overnight to eat at leisure on waking whilst watching the colours of the sunrise spread across the valley from the distant mountains and desert. This is place to stay for more than one night to chill, relax and walk at leisure without the need for a guide.
A visit to Kolmanskop and the wild horses is recommended if time permits. On chilly evenings it is wonderful to light the ready prepared fire and choose a bottle of wine from the rack.
Eagles Nest - another highlight
Wow, what a fantastic place - it was really special with rooms built into the rocks and not near other rooms - only 7 boulder rooms and we didn't see anyone else, although the place was full.
We opted for the barbeque pack, and did our own barbeque - fantastic - we were given wood, firelighters and everything we needed to be totally self sufficient for the rest of the day and evening. There were some lovely touches such as the wine tree rack with wine, the biscuit barrel with home made biscuits, and a great barbeque. A fantastic experience complete with desert storm overnight, and the odd mouse scampering about.
The owner Piet was particularly welcoming and chatty, and the walking trails were well marked and good fun.
Eagles nest is amazing setting but very wet!
The weather at Eagle's nest reminded of our home in the lake District, low cloud, cold and continuous rain. The locals were excited as possibility of snow!
The location was fantastic and the cabin was beautifully designed and furnished. Unfortunately it is not waterproof and water was dripping down the rock and into the fireplace. We had a braai pack which we cooked on the fire inside. However we would love to return in good weather as it was such an atmospheric place.
We would also recommend the Aus information and community centre where we were served good coffee. There are very informative posters about wildlife, Namaiba and local life around the centre.
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This time we had Mountain View as our accommodation, not quite the outlook that Desert Vista had but it did have one advantage, two doors that we could open to the outside and get a airflow through the premises.
Daytime activities limited due to the very hot weather. Good food and friendly staff.P ieter Sweigers always on hand if you wanted to know about activities.
Splendid isolation at Eagles Nest
Even with all the information we had Eagles Nest still came as a surprise - a pleasant one.
The room was very comfortable and the isolation made it feel as though we were really in the wild somewhere special.
The staff were probably the friendliest of the whole trip - and everybody everywhere was friendly. The drive after dinner from the restaurant to the room is an "intersting experience", especially in a sand storm! These necessary night drives are a good opportunity to view some of the nocturnal animals you do not normally get to see.
The isolation of the Eagles Nest Rooms also means that even timid animals such as Klipspringers will come right up to your terrace and you can watch them through the windows of the room - and much smaller animals as well.
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room design and fittings again, very nicely presented.Read more about the whole safari
Fantastic desert views
We really enjoyed this stone lodge under a huge cliff on the edge of the Namib. It didn't feel too isolated, despite being 7km down a sand track from the Klein Aus lodge and restaurant.
We did our own barbeque there (they provide barbeque packs, there was a barbeque outside our lodge). Watching the sun set over the desert was wonderful, as was watching the eagles that nested half way up the cliff behind us soaring across the rocks.
The family who run the place are great company, and also very helpful.
Fantastic stay at the Eagle's Nest
The location was incredible, a 7km drive from the main hotel. We had the Rock, courtesy of Expert Africa's influence, and this amazing house built around a large boulder was beautiful, with a little terrace overlooking the desert and its sunsets. There were a pair of black eagles in a nest on the rocks above us, feeding young, we think.
We drove the 7km to the main hotel on both evenings for dinner, and the meals and service were both very good. We had a breakfast platter at the Rock on both mornings, whcih lasted most of the day. The walk we followed was easy to follow and had fantastic views.
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One of the greatest views, sunsets and lodges we stayed in (and after a while you see a lot of sunsets!). Love the fact that breakfast and a barbecue can be provided for you so you don't have to go back to the lodge. Staff helpful and very pleasant.
Just be aware that if not staying in the main lodge the other rooms are bungalows 7KM drive along sand road with some big bumps. We had a 2WD and were OK but scraping sounds were slightly worrying at times.
Facilities in bungalows superb and looking back it was worth experiencing the bumps!