Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Reviews of Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 43 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 43 of our travellers who have visited Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
W family - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing views from Wolwedans Dune Lodge

We thought the location and scenery at Wolwedans was breathtaking, the food excellent and the guided walk with the Bushmen fascinating. We didn't find it as relaxing and welcoming as Kulala - but you can't have it all!

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 11-May-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth!

Our second visit to Wolwedans to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and relaxed atmosphere. We returned with high expectations and if anything we enjoyed it even more than we had hoped for. The food was excellent (although perhaps excessive in quantity), and the lodge should be commended for growing some of their own produce.

The guiding is very good, but on arrival we could have benefited from more dialogue about tailoring the activities to our particular interests.

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Mr & Mrs J - Dorking
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Just a wonderful experience - everything we had hoped for and more.

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Mr A & Ms M - Sante Fe, USA
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Spectacular setting. Orynx' sleeping next to our porch. Great food and service. Probably our favorite lodge.

Drive from Windhoek is long with no facilities along the way. Some people might find that excessive if it's their first day. But it was worth it.

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Mr J & Mrs C - Namibia Sep
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning location

Although the area isn't as game-rich as Etosha, we saw plenty whilst here, and really enjoyed our activities. The sundowner locations were breathtaking, particularly one where we were perched on a hill overlooking the plains below. We also had a really good drive to remote waterholes where we saw the animals playing out the politics of the waterhole - zebras never drink while oryx are drinking and vice versa - and our guide also showed us much of the smaller wildlife:- tok tokkies, spiders, scarily massive crickets, geckos and such like which was really interesting.

The accommodation here was the sort I was hoping for - effectively glamping of the highest order - and the view from the room was breathtaking, especially at sunrise. We also loved how the oryx took shelter under the tents (which are on stilts) for the shade. The tents were hot though although plenty of outdoor seating and loungers were provided for use during the day - in the shade!

We didn't think the communal dinners worked - primarily because we were the only non-Germans there when we visited and as our German doesn't much extend beyond 'Where is the Town Hall' and 'Where is the tram stop' we were somewhat sidelined - if it wasn't for a charming German couple with perfect English, we would have felt rather lonely. We would therefore much have preferred to sit on our own. Additionally, we really weren't fans of the overly formal 5 course dinners - whilst the food is not bad, it isn't quite as good as Wolwedans likes to think and one day were were served still frozen carpaccio.

Finally, and whilst this would not stop us recommending Wolwedans, I'm sorry to report that we had quite a lot of money stolen from a locked bag whilst we were here and I would urge Expert Africa to lobby Wolwedans into providing safes in the rooms.

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Expert Africa comments

Great to hear most of these comments, but we were very concerned about the theft. Such events, at Wolwedans or any other lodge that we feature, are thankfully rare on our trips; in the 18 years that we have been booking travellers to Africa, we have only had a handful of such incidents.

Although of little consolation to these travellers, the camps team investigated this incident speedily, and the owner has been in touch with these travellers directly.

Every Dune Lodge chalets does have a safe for valuables, in the bathroom cupboard.

Mr and Mrs B - Epsom
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

A great location and very friendly and helpful staff who worked hard to make us feel welcome

Great scenery and drives

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

The lodge was in an amazing location with terrific views. The tented chalets bar and restaurant were luxuriously appointed.

We appreciated the hot water bottles each night because it was cold in the evenings. Food was very european in style but excellent.

We enjoyed sitting around the log fire wrapped in blankets talking to other guests before and after dinner each evening.

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Mr & Mrs H - Essex
Arrived on: 29-May-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Wonderful camp and the scenery is just breathtaking. Come here for wide, open spaces and a real feeling of peace.

Excellent, Knowledgeable guide who taught us a lot.

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Mr M & Ms J - Lancashire
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning location

It would be hard to find a more perfect location for a camp, the peacefulness of it is mesmerising. This was our last stay out of the capital and we wanted to end on a highlight and it was lovely.

The only thing that let it down for us was the food, we were expecting something amazing but to be honest it was a little disappointing, our first lunch was superb but after that it did not seem to match the quality of the surroundings.

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Miss T and Mr H from Somerset
Arrived on: 14-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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lives up to expectations

A beautiful lodge, great staff and a very very good guide.

The food here was astounding. The flavours were just so fresh and you can see how the legacy of running their own chef's school is paying off. The kitchen always seems full of laughter and we loved the way they announced the menu in two different languages each night. Eating at the one table meant great conversations happened between the group each night.

Always amazes you how much lives in the harsh surroundings, lots to see on the morning drives and then the colours in the evening are beautiful. A very peaceful place and seeing the desert from the hot air balloon was another wonderful experience.

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