Zebra River Lodge

Reviews of Zebra River Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 83 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 83 of our travellers who have visited Zebra River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs Aardvark - Taunton, UK
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zebra River Lodge review

Good location scenically and ok for birds but very poor for other game at least when we were present. Some excellent walks of varying length. We did not use guides - don't know if they have them.

Very welcoming and pleasant atmosphere. Friendly owners and staff and good food. Helpfully confirmed our flights. Good library.

Accommodation good (we were up the hill with splendid views) tho' some of the rooms in the main building seemed to lack views and "character".

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Mr I & Mrs K - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zebra River Lodge

This was our introduction to Namibia and certainly one to remember. Whilst we enjoyed all the other places, I would say this was the best place we stayed at. It has an intimacy that few places can match and was wonderfully relaxing and informal. The food was sumptuous. Rob and Marianne (and Gail) were wonderful hosts. All trips to Namibia should certainly include a visit here. Their enthusiasm and knowlege for the country (and quite righfully so) shone through.

With Rob working towards his pilot's license for tourist trips, this will be an additional draw (if one was needed) to staying here.

Thanks for the memorable visit.

(We managed to catch the Rugby World Cup final after all - one of the guides at Kulala took me to the staff quarters where they had a TV. Likewise Dave and Angela managed to see it at Sesriem where a TV was brought outside).

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Zebra River Lodge review

lovely location, lovely people, would like to return for longer, good facilities offered for longer stay

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relax at Zebra River Lodge

An extremely friendly place. All staff very helpful. Mac, the self-described Jack-of-all-trades, even removed a scorpion from our room! Once again, we seemed to have the best room. Wonderful food.

Sundowner trip disappointing. [ Ed: these travellers were disappointed that a sundowner trip wasn’t possible to do that day; this was because the owner, Rob, who normally conducts these trips himself, was not available! ]

Terrible drive along a very rocky road and not too much to see. Really a stop for hikers, which we are not, but we knew that in advance. Nevertheless a very relaxing stopover and we did manage a walk to Gail's cave!

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Expert Africa comments

Our travellers should note that Zebra River often arranges really excellent ‘sundowner’ drives in the late afternoon – but it is not guaranteed that these will always happen: sometimes, for whatever reason, they don’t!

Dr African Crake
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zebra River Lodge review

Fantastic place miles from nowhere. Rob & Mariella really welcoming and made you feel one of the family.

Excursiions were well organised

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Mrs A - St Paul
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Warm hospitality

Very knowledgable and welcoming hosts.

We highly reccommend the five hour canyon walk from ZRL.

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Mr. Pix
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning location

Charming hosts and friendly staff. Excellent massage with Gail. Very relaxing 2 days.

Unfortunately I fell and broke my wrist on the morning of our departure. Rob and Marianne were very kind and helpful and were happy for us to extend our stay if I felt unable to travel. Decided to carry on to Desert Lodge

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Mr. B - N Yorks
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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excellent lodge

best food of the holiday. excallent staff

provision of comprehensive maps on first day would help to plan best use of stay

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Expert Africa comments

Zebre River Lodge is a great place to go walking – self-guided or with a guide. The owners are working on a map booklet and an overview of all the trails on the Farm at present. In the mean time if you are interested in doing some walks in the area, please do discuss this with Rob and Marianne on your arrival, and they will sit down with you and work out which walks/activities you would like to do and provide you with any applicable maps.

Mr J - Heathfield
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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AMAZING SETTING AND ACCOMODATION

VERY HELPFUL WITH CAR PROBLEMS, ROB WAS INTERESTING AND A GREAT HOST.

OUR ROOM WAS GORGEOUS AND CAVE-LIKE, BUT THE OTHER WAS "NORMAL" AND THE CHILDREN FELT SHORT-CHANGED!
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING AND VERY GENEROUS.

THE TRIP TO THE SPRINGS WAS A HIGHLIGHT, BUT WE WERE CHARGED FOR 6 ADULTS, WHICH MADE IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WE WERE EXPECTING.

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Mrs-H Bromley
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Outstanding welcome and amazing place to stay

Marianne and Rob made us feel very welcome, amazing food, surroundings and setting

Great for walking and exploring

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