Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge
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Brilliant peace and quiet
Very welcoming. Lovely main building and accommodation. Long approach so in a very quiet desert setting.
Good position for visiting Sossosvlei. Only downside was that we could not get on their own guided tours of Sossosvlei because they were full.
Advise people to book this in advance as it makes a big difference to your appreciation of the dunes.
comfortable base for Sossuvlei
We were the only guests and the managers were away. The staff were very young friendly and helpful and we had an experienced guide who took us to Sossuvlei. Whilst you get to the Park as the gate opens it does still mean that you have another 20/30 mins until you get to the main dunes. It might have been good to stay in the reserve.
The position of Hoodia is very attractive and we saw some amazing thunderstorms, rainbows and had great views of the mountains. The hut was comfortable but as we had the place to ourselves the main terrace overlooking the riverbed was our main focus.
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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!