Barchan Dune Retreat

Reviews of Barchan Dune Retreat

Good(90%) From 18 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 18 of our travellers who have visited Barchan Dune Retreat, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr F & Ms G - Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Magical isolation

We spent two nights here on the way to Sossusvlei and were very glad we did.

Unobtrusive room service provided afternoon tea and early morning breakfast on the table outside our room without waking us. The view down the valley was stunning at dawn and dusk.

Hannetje's food is excellent, and as long as you get a good crop of guests to chat with at dinner, the overall experience can't be beaten. A perfect place to recharge your batteries.

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Mr & Mrs J - Dorking
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
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Food:
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Average

Barchan Dune Retreat review

Rooms well appointed but double bed small compared to others; ac not up to heat and difficult to keep cool overnight.

Dinner was average and charging for wine needs to be made clear beforehand.

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

Great experience at Barchan Dune Retreat. William and Hannetjie are friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining!

We took a sundowner game drive with William, enjoyed the sunset and the drinks along with spectacular views and conversations. The dinner was family style with other traveller and our hosts. Food was yummy, wine was excellent and the conversations were priceless.

Definitely one of the highlights of our Namibian experience.

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Mr G & Ms L - from Edinburugh to Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
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Average
Food:
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KuanguKuangu review (Barchan Dune Retreat)

Stunning but isolated location with exceptional views down the valley and no other houses in sight. The owners were pretty welcoming. There were actually no other guests staying at Barchan Dunes for the two nights that we were at KuanguKuangu. We had dinner in the farmhouse on the first night - very tasty Springbok steaks and nice to talk to the hosts.

KuanguKuangu itself is about 800m up a track from the farmhouse. It is charming but the bathroom was infested with wasps during the day which was a bit of a shame. On the second evening, one of the neighbouring farmers was shining a strong searchlight up the valley straight at the room which was a bit disconcerting to say the least. Apparently he is hunting jackals, but we pointed out to the hosts perhaps they should have a word with him not to disturb their guests!

Water is heated by a wood-burner but this doesn't take long.
The hosts brought us a braai-pack the second evening which was absolutely delicious.
The bed was very comfortable. Great view of the stars and we saw lots of mountain zebra not far from the door.

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Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Unusual Barchan Dune

Uniquely constructed accommodation in stunning landscape offering great sunset shadow views.

Welcoming and entertaining hosts supplied good food and copious quantities of wine, and dining with them in their home was a pleasure and most informative in respect of Namibian life and local knowledge etc.. We were too tired that day to partake of the offered sundowner drive but other guests enjoyed it.

A great place for a one or two night stay

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Ms G - Ireland
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Food:
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

ended up in the 'honeymoon chalet' which was approx 500 m from main house right in the heart of the mountains. Chalet beautifully built into rock with glass walls, which resulted in a view from the bed which you could not forget. Surrounded by mountains behind which the sun rose the following morning. outdoor shower and bathroom facilities was a unique luxurious experience.

if staying in barchan dune, definitely ask for the honeymoon suite. hosts very welcoming and entertaining.

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Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

We arrived late after a long, but scenic drive, along the C27 from Helmeringhausen. We were hugely relieved that we had filled up on petrol in Sesriem as Solitaire had run dry!

Hannetjie and Willem made us feel very welcome. Dinner was delicious featuring a main of springbok taken from the property itself. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a stunning outlook down the valley.

The resident meerkats were very entertaining!

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Ms J & Mr S - California, USA
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

A nice place for a one night stop. The setting was lovely.

We enjoyed watching Coco (the dog) and the meerkats. We did not have time to do any activities.

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T Family - Auckland
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

As the lodge was not sign marked well on the road from Swakopmund we nearly missed it !

Hidden in the natural landscapes - the rooms were large and clean albeit could do with a little bit of modernising.

Our hosts thought of everything - from the nibbles, cheese and wine as we watched the sunset, to the fresh coffee delivered to our room in the morning, the lovely afternoon tea comprising of freshly baked muffins, coffee and juice and then of course the beer / wine as we went on our sundowner drive.

Not a lot to do around the area but definately worth popping in to see the Meerkats and to enjoy the wonderful hospitality, food and wine

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Barchan Dune Retreat review

Unbelievable, we felt like one of the family. Hannetjie and Willem were so welcoming. Lovely lovely room, lovely food and oodles of wine, we wished we were staying longer. We are glad that Sabina recommended breaking our journey here.

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