Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(98%) From 64 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 64 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.
Mr and Mrs E from Cornwall
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely lodge in the desert

A stylish lodge in a beautiful location. We took the guided trip to Sossusvlei which was amazing.

Our charming guide was very knowledgeable about the unusual wildlife and holding the web of a white lady spider that he had dug up from the sand was incredible. A visit to the largest sand dunes in the world and the dead vlei is not to be missed.

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Mr & Mrs P - Yorkshire
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great day in the dunes at Hoodia

We had three great days at Hoodia lodge, we did the all day trip to Sossusvlei which was excellent, again scenery from another planet but don't let the guide take you to a shortcut for Big Daddy, yes it is shorter but it is on virgin sand and very steep, consequently we only made it part way up. The guide provided an excellent lunch under the shade of a tree including hot water in a canvas "hand basin" and wine chilled in ice!!!

We also did the sundowner, another great experience with drinks and snacks and lanterns made from candles in paper bags - very atmospheric.

Hoodia was also a great place to relax with a very attentive staff, lovely swimming pool, great food and the owner, Thomas, who couldn't do enough for you

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Mr P & Mrs A - Namibia summer
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Thomas and Henrietta run this extraordinary place. Can't do enough for one. What a nice couple 9 out of 10. (nothing is perfect!!)

The sunset Honeymoon (???) sundowners was fun. The sand dune trip , coffee break, and lunch in the sticks was just such fun. Well done Tom et al.

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Mr & Ms S from Abingdon
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic setting with wonderful staff

We loved Hoodia Desert Lodge. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were luxurious and every detail had been thought of.

A very enjoyable stay!

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Mr and Mrs H from Sussex
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous!

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special by Thomas, the owner. The room was superb, the views excellent and our guided trip to Sesriem & Sossusvlei was excellent.

Food was very good, but not quite excellent. Some people may think that a little harsh but when you visit a place like Hoodia where pretty much everything is excellent, but that was our opinion.

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Mrs S. from Maldon
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Brilliant

What a wonderful location. We were there for our wedding anniversary and they made it very special.

The trip to Sossulvlei was outstanding (I never thought I'd get to the top of the dune but was so pleased that I did!) and finished off with a veritable banquet with sparkling wine set amongst the dunes. We were made to feel very special. The host was very attentive and spoke to us each night we were there to check that things were OK.

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Family S from Leeds
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic place and people.

A highlight of our trip.....its in a beautiful setting, the accommodation is great and such a unique experience...we loved this place.

The owner and staff are great, as was the food! Not to be missed!!

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Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

A wonderful welcome to the beautifully secluded situation of Hoodia. The most breathtaking views.

Accommodation and the main building are superb, as were the meals.

Service excellent, very friendly staff and the guides were the best. I'm sure they will remember almost carrying me up the sand dune!

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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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The M & N party - Bradford
Arrived on: 24-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wow!!!

We adored Hoodia. From the warm welcome, rapid provision of lunch because we arrived unexpectedly early, to the super room, great food, extremely well informed guide and quite excellent trip to the dunes, everything was perfect.

The owner/manager was extremely solicitous about problems we had encountered before our arrival and made sure we were well looked after.
Didn't want to leave this super place.

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