Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 59 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 59 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 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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Ms C & Mr W - Colorado
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge

Beautiful location. The rooms were spacious, staff was friendly. It was cold rainy the day we were there so didn't get to totally enjoy the location. I would like to go back on a sunny day.

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Mr G & Mrs F - North Vancouver
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

The lodge setting is a bit bleak, but the main building is spectacular and the "tents" are very comfortable. The food at Hoodia was the best we experienced in our 2 weeks in Namibia. The lodge owners were friendly and solicitous and had justifiable pride in their property.

We enjoyed our trip into the dunes. Angura was an excellent guide, providing lots of interesting information on the landscape and animals.

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Mr & Mrs C - Norwich
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The best lodge that we stayed at

The chalets are very good with a private patio and chairs. Thomas, the host ensures that your stay is superb. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

We are vegetarians and the meals here were the best that we had in Namibia.

Hoodia Desert Lodge's tour was fully booked but it was extremely easy to it ourselves. If you want to take the organised tour, book early!

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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia was beautiful

On arrival we were greeted by Tomas, owner/manager, who was very charming & welcoming, he explained everything about the lodge.

The rooms were beautiful, and very comfortable.

Excellent food & service.

We went out early in the morning on a desert safari, our guide, Angula, was very knowledgeable & informative. Angula took into account that one of our group was somewhat infirm, and he catered for her needs. Drinks & 'snacks' were lovely.
Lunch was amazing, white tablecloths & napkins, in rings! Everything laid up as though we were in a smart restaurant. A true experience. We had visited the dunes 2 years ago, but this visit was entirely different, and equally as special.

Delicious dinners both evenings, in lovely dining room.

We would all love to go back there, and can really recommend the place.

Tomas also told us that Expert Africa are the best company he deals with!

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Mr N and Mrs J - three weeks in Namibia
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

An excellent stay.

Thomas and his wife, and their staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome.

We would recommend Hoodia unreservedly.

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Mr & Mrs J - Munich
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here; staff helped make this special. Owner was very friendly and attentive; took the time to book recommended restaurants for us in Swakupmund. Would definitely go back.

Day trip to Sossusvlei was excellent; very good guide.

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