Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Good(89%) From 164 travellers
Excellent
91
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 164 of our travellers who have visited Kulala Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs K - Guildford
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Great camp, with good food and ambiance.
Petreus our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

The dunes experience was incredible, however having left our lodge just after dawn, we had expected to be walking the dunes around sun rise, at least not in the heat of the mid morning, when it was also more crowded.

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Mr & Mrs N - Devon
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An oasis in the desert

A very friendly lodge with good guides and excellent food, served direct to your table and beautifully presented. Lovely rooms but very hot as there is no air conditioning and the fan is noisy and not very efficient.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Lovely location. Very friendly staff - the man responsible for the lodge vehicles came to find us to tell us about a slow puncture on our hire car and then not only changed the wheel, but repaired the tyre.

Comfortable room with good veranda for sitting and reading. Lovely views from main building

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Mr F & Ms F - London
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

A great spot for exploring Sossussvlei, the canyon and ballooning.

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Mr & Mrs P - Beckenham
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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under the stars at Kulala

Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Solomon the guide, with whom we enjoyed wonderful sundowners.
Food was ok, but tried too hard, it would have been beter to keep it more basic and wholesome. The afternoon cakes were a treat to look forward to.

Sleeping on roof, under the stars was an experience to remember.
We think the dunes visit would have benefited from a very early start to capture the early morning shadows.

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Dr O & Dr J - Hungary
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

We received a warm welcome and a detailed explanation of the lodge and activities from Robert, the manager and next night he gave a fantastic presentation about bird ringing.

It is a lodge with very warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Mr & Mrs H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Everyone very helpful and attentive. Great accommodation in individual 'chalets' (including hot water bottles for the cool nights), wonderful, atmospheric location and very nice food. Great trip with excellent guiding to the dunes.

It would be helpful to put some gravel on the paths to the rooms rather than mostly sand.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Fantastic position, excellent early trip into Sossusvlei

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Ms S and family - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

A great, relaxing stay. Enjoyed early morning Drive to Dune and Hodden Vlei

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Mr O & Mrs R with sons' - Germany,
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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View from Kulala to Dune no. 1

Absolutely amazing location. It really is in the middle of nowhere, just opposite dune number one. We had booked a sunrise trip into Soussouvlei, the guide was knowledgeable and continuously pointed out animal tracks and highlighted various plants. We were lucky in that the amount of rain they had received this year was already more than 4 times the average yearly amount, which resulted in an amazing amount of plants even on the dunes and Soussouvlei was still flooded and full of animals.

The food on the first night was great, however, on the second night both presentation and quality of food were seriously below par. The rooms can get really cold, there is no air-conditioning or heating, which we liked as we wanted to minimize our environmental impact. They supply hot water bottles in the evening, which was a really nice touch.

We expected a lot from this lodge and it came up to par, however, the bathrooms would benefit from a whitewash.

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