Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

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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.
Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 9-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge

We had a memorable stay here mainly because of our tour with Thomas, an owner of the lodge, who took us early morning to the dunes at sunrise, returning 13 hours later! He shared his knowledge and love of the area, climbing a dune, visiting Dead Vlei and serving us lunch and tea in beautiful settings, with humour and lots of stories.

The rooms were great - very private with good space, and an outside tub to stargaze. The food was very good and the staff warm and welcoming.

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Fabulous location, beautiful rooms, extremely helpful staff. The Hoodia was a definite high point of our trip.

We travelled with Angula from the Lodge into Sossusvlei and had a memorable day amongst the dunes, finished with a fabulous picnic lunch under the trees. Highly recommended.

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Mr and Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Again we all loved this, and again such a contrast to the other 2 places. Food and staff were excellent. Could not have been more friendly and helpful, especially the suggestion of taking packed breakfasts to Sosossvlei which is over an hours drive away with nowhere to pick up food except a few things at the park entrance, but no sandwiches or anything similar.

We really enjoyed the sundowner on our first night, watching the sun set over the Namibian desert and then seeing the stars at night - just magic.

Great access to the desert and the dunes which we climbed. And one of the most memorable parts (from a most memorable holiday) was the balloon ride over the desert with our pilot Dennis - not only highly skilled but full of fascinating stories and then it all ended with a champagne breakfast in the dunes!

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Dr A & Miss A- Namibia honeymoon
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hoodia. Really nicely designed main lodge and accommodation. Loved the outdoor shower.

Extremely friendly owners and staff and high quality food and drink. The sundowner trip was truly magnificent. A great location on a small kopjie near the camp, lovely food and drink and stunning views. Not cheap at N$250 per head, but worth it. We didn't go on their Sossusvlei trip as we had already been. I'm sure it would have been very good, however N$1350 a head seems incredibly steep seeing as Sesriem is so close to the camp.

Would highly recommend as a base for Sesriem/Sossusvlei.

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Ms T & Mr B - France
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Really good inventive food by the two lady chefs. Everyone very friendly. Angula is a great guide - professional and sympatico attitude.

Lovely setting - pleased we spent 4 nights there. Fabulous day at Sossusvlei - Paul climbed Big Daddy!!

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Mr R & Mrs D - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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wow

What a welcome and what wonderful service.

A great place to be on our 1st real night in the wilderness

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Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

What a place! Friendly staff, superb accommodation and facilities and a wonderful location. It was particualrly inviting to be able to walk from the door along the river or up onto the ridge.

We could easily have spent another day here just walking freely on the local hills. I didn't use the swimming pool but i might have been keener to do so if there had been a changing cubicle near the pool.

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Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

The serivce at Hoodia was without doubt exceptional.

We were in cabin 1 which was the last cabin in the row and very peaceful, with fabulous views. The food was excellent. We had a day out with the guide to the dunes, which included an amazing lunch out in the wilds.

Highly recommended.

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Mr J & Ms J - 14 Trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

an excellent new find for us in this region. Very well run and designed lodge with exceptionally good accommodation especially the outdoor bathroom. Brilliant hands on and helfpul manager and well trained and charming staff with few exceptions.

Dinner was a very civilised affair well presented and served at a suitable pace and at a time to suit you with well spaced and nicely laid tables. Breakfast was equally enjoyable and delicious.

Although not promoted as such there were plenty of walks to devise for yourselves along the riverbed, access drive and round a hill. It was nice to hear the night activity of the wildlife in the riverbed and admire the stars from the very well appointed patio.

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Mr J & Ms J - Devon
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb food in a beautiful setting

We received a very warm welcome from Thomas, the owner. The food was excellent, one of the best meals I have had for years. The staff are all very enthusiastic and accommodating and the tented bungalows very comfortable. Lovely position beside the river.

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