Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 57 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 57 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.
Family trip - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia is a first rate lodge

Specifically recommended to us by Expert Africa, Hoodia is a first rate lodge giving convenient access to Sesriem.

Highly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs L - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Lovely lodge outside Sossusvlei so entrance and exit to the park was limited. Not much to do apart fom seeing the park so perhaps 1 night spent actually inside the park would have provided better photo opportunities.

Food was superb - especially the imaginative vegetarian meals.

With temperatures of 45C it was extremely HOT!! The AC in the room failed to work apparently it was 'too hot for it'! Thankfully it eventually worked at some time in the night when the temperature fell a little.

Wifi was available - pleasant surprise.

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Very attentive welcome from the manager,and we really thought our room 9 (at the far end had a fantastic view) and was the best available,thanks for organising it!

The room was fine,though because the bed was in the middle it seemed quite small,but cleverly arranged.Fine desert view from the bathroom outside.

They set up a excellent picnic lunch to take to the dunes,and had a good wine list ,and nicely presented food in the dining room.
the situation is good ,reasonably near the dunes,which is a help in the early morning.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

This is a really nice lodge with a good restaurant. The cabin rooms are well set up comfortable reasonably spacious and private. The outside shower (there is an inside one also) is tastefully shielded for view and great after a hot day on the dunes. The only thing that lets it down is the lack of lighting on the sandy pathway and the need to use torches provided to go to dinner.

The service is really good though and there is WiFi in the reception.

It is well placed for visiting the dunes but only accessible in either direction over about 300Km of gravel road. The one between Sesriem and Walvis bay is particularly bad especially at the Sesriem end.

The Service station in Sesriem is convenient for petrol and also deals with tyres.

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Mr & Mrs D - Toronto
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Very nice lodge. Attentive staff. Good food. No delay in service.

Great base to explore Sossusvlei.

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Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia - a fantastic place to stay

This was by far the best place we stayed at (out of 10 places) on our Namibia trip. Great welcome, great staff, excellent food and accommodation and Thomas, the owner, couldn't do enough for us and gave us a great day out in the Namib desert.

We would have liked an extra day here (at least).

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Honeymooners from Brussels
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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So peacefull.

The rooms were great. We really liked taking a short 1h walk around the lodge and going to the nearby hills. It gives you a nice perspective of the lodge and the surrounding area and the beauty of all of it.

Here, as everywhere we went to, we loved the food. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and beautifull. The outdoor shower is a treat when you're back from a long day of desert safari and playing in the red sands of Sossusvlei.

The lodge is not right next to the entrance at Sesriem, but very reasonably close. The guide was also great and, if you have not been at Sossusvlei yet, don't leave this lodge without taking the day drive to see it.

Expert Africa arranged an excursion to Sossusvlei for these travellers during their stay. They commented:

Angula was excellent!

Angula was our guide and he was a very knowledgeable and polite guide. He walked with us all the way up the dunes (no easy feat, exept for him) and showed us around everywhere, culminating with a fantastic picnic lunch before our last stop at Sesriem Canyon.

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O Family - Vancouver
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Gorgeous location! The drive to Soussevlei was long, and we were recommended to drive to Sesriem to get our park permit the evening before. This helped us avoid the permit line-ups the following morning. I would recommend this to other travellers. Also, we walked into the dunes from the 2x4 parking lot. In hindsight, I wish we had taken the shuttle to catch more of the early morning light. We had saved the early morning for the following morning, when we were scheduled to go on a Balloon Trip. However, the Balloon Trip was cancelled due to high winds, and we had to continue our road-trip...so we ended up missing out on the early morning light.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Loved the location.

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 29-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Initial impression was that it might be a bit up-market for us! However our worries were soon dispelled by the friendliness of the welcome with refreshing drink and cool towels.

Wonderful vista. Very secluded.

Easy location for exploring Sesriem / Sossusvlei.

Produced the best steak (can't remember what animal) of the whole trip - and we ate a fair few!

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