Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 55 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 55 of our travellers who have visited Hoodia Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr L - Maryland
Arrived on: 26-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

The place was great, and our guide to Sossusvlie, Jonathan, was the best of the entire trip.

The drive to and from the area was exhausting (roads are difficult - and it took most of one day to get there from Bagatelle and one day to get to Swakop). Not much one can do, but we were not prepared for how tiring it could be on those drives - with no place to take a break.

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Mr D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 20-May-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay

I cannot recommend Hoodia Desert Lodge too highly, we had a wonderful stay and we're able to get close to the desert elephants.

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Mr F & Mrs B - Namibia in April
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Well worth a visit

Excellent stay very helpful staff and location with very good facilities.

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Ms T and Mr R from Bath
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Very good lodge. Personalised service. Excellent food.

Loved the outdoor showers.

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Mr & Mrs J - Dorking
Arrived on: 26-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

We were not expected until following day; hence under-staffed a bit of a slow start...it did get better. Irritating mistake over charging on departure. Resolved but at the cost of a phone call from Swokupmund.

Excellent trip to Sossulvlei.

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Comfortable accomodation in the wilderness

Hoodia is conveniently located for Sossusvlei in a scenic semi desert region, surrounded by craggy hills. The accommodation is as usual spacious and well appointed in individual attractive looking thatched chalets and the Lodge itself consists of a large thatched partly open Lapa where meals are served.

This was one of the few places with air conditioning (in the chalet for use mainly at night) which in fact was appreciated as this is a very warm part of Namibia! As always wifi and all mod cons provided with welcoming and helpful staff.

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Mr G and Ms W from London
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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What a way to end our trip

I loved the feeling of isolation as you drive off the main road towards Hoodia. You keep driving and driving until you are finally are surrounded by beautiful mtns, and in complete isolation. The chalet/rooms are spread far apart so the feeling of isolation continues. Just incredible scenery.

The rooms are gorgeous - and the outdoor shower/tub is a highlight. We were lucky enough to have 3 nights here to really enjoy it.

The common areas - restaurant; bar; outdoor terrace; pool - are all lovely.

The only minor criticism was the food which was good but not the best we have had. For example, the game was overcooked and tough.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An Excellent Choice

This is a really lovely lodge run under the personal and attentive care of the owners. Beautifully situated in the desert, about 7km from the road. Very convenient for Sossusvlei and the dunes.

The accommodation is in individual chalets which are excellent, with indoor and outdoor bathrooms. Towels, which let down so many otherwise good places, are first-class. Public rooms are very stylish and, along with everything else at Hoodia, beautifully kept. Food is good without being outstanding and nicely presented. Dinner begins according to 'African time' where the rule of thumb is that it is 7pm whenever it is served, even if that is 7.30!

We stayed at 13 places during our month-long trip and this was one of the very best. An excellent choice and recommended.

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Mr A & Ms J - Hampshire
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very welcoming staff and good accommodation.

Extremely good food. Enjoyed the outdoor shower.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent management at Hoodia

Thomas, the owner, greeted all guests very warmly, helped serve wine at dinner, and gave us a free cool box and water for our Sossusvlei tour, and suggested which dunes to climb. All the staff were well trained and helpful .FULL MARKS!

Stunning location with mountains all around, Hoodia was ideally situated for tours to Sesriem and Sossusvlei. Charming, comfortable stone wall chalets with amazing huge outside bath & shower. A nice pool area, tho' when it's windy the parasols can blow over, but there is a lower shaded deck.

Very well run by Thomas and his wife!! Would definitely return!

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