Cape Cross Lodge

Reviews of Cape Cross Lodge

Good(85%) From 34 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 34 of our travellers who have visited Cape Cross Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
V group - Italy
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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On the side of the ocean

Located a mere 20 meters from the Atlantic, Cape cross lodge is quite a special place to stay.
You fall asleep with the sound of waves and can look out of your balcony for Jackals coming to drink at their small waterhole/pool at night time.
The feeling of isolation is quite strong and, especially if you enjoy the ocean, can be very relaxing place to stay. We were quite sad we didn't book for a second night in the lodge.
Rooms are decorated in a unique french style, they are quite large and with balconies facing the ocean, only disadvantage was the lack of any kind of room heating.
The dinner was good and the breakfast rich. They are served in a large common area with comfortable couches and a fireplace.
If you fancy a taste of lonesomeness of the skeleton coast, or you enjoy the sound of the Atlantic or just wish to have a moment of relax, this is a place to stay.

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Amazing location right on the sea edge - must be even more amazing in sunshine but the fog was to be expected for the time of year.

Very cosy dining room with open fires in the casual seating areas. Staff very helpful, food excellent

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Mr & Mrs S - Colorado
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Cape Cross Lodge is probably "the" place to stay if you want to see the Seal Reserve. Everything is first class, but since we only needed a place to spend the night, we could have done with less "fancy" accommodations. On the other hand, you won't be disappointed staying here.

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Mr & Mrs W - fourth visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 27-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning Sea front location

Very warm and friendly welcome. Staff all extremely helpful.

View from seafront room was wonderful.

The highlight of the stay was an impromtu staff entertainment when they all came in to the dining area singing traditional songs, it was quite wonderful and an unforgettable experience.

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Miss. TT - London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
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Cape Cross Lodge review

The lodge is in a beautiful place and the rooms are lovely and spacious in a seaside style.

There was only one other couple staying at the lodge when we were there which felt a bit strange. Staff were very unfriendly in comparison to the other lodges that we stayed at.

We knew that there was building work going on in advance but it did not disturb us at all, although it looks like the lodge is going to become very large which may make it less attractive in the future.

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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms:
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Cape Cross Lodge review

A great place to relax with a cold beer and watch the sunset over the ocean.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Notts
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Cape Cross Lodge review

This is an excellent location if you want to see the seal colony at Cape Cross and don't want to be rushed. We were a bit worried when we arrived and building work was going on all around but this didn't cause us any problems during our brief stay.

Bizarrely we were the only guests in this large hotel and it was a bit strange eating dinner and breakfast in the large, empty dining area! However, despite this, the waitress service was very good and our food was available when we wanted it. Dinner was ok without being special but breakfast was very good. Given we were the only guests we were impressed to find a full range of breakfast options. The chocolate muffin was especially good (shame there was only one!).

Tea and coffee was also available at all times.

Our room was a good size with a nice balcony which provided a great view of the crashing waves and a spectacular sunset.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

A welcome oasis after the long drive from Doro Nawas. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Food was good and service excellent. We would highly recommend Cape Cross as a stopover to anyone either
a) going north but not wanting to leave Swakop first thing in the morning or
b) coming from Damaraland and driving the coast road.

We liked it a lot (sorry Chris!)

However, there is a considerable amount of building work going on which may be obtrusive to guests not in the sea-facing rooms.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

No complaints, a charming hotel, freindly staff, excellent food.
A welcome hotel after the bleak drive along the Skeleton coast.

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Mr A & Mrs A - Twickenham
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Nicely designed, light rooms, great open-fire in the lounge and friendly staff. Also liked the wine-cellar. There are also some interesting historic photos and relics from Cape Cross' past. Good lunch menu, which makes it worth stopping en route to the Skeleton Coast, but evening meal more ordinary (still ok though).

Only 90 mins from Swakopmund and is a great place to start a trip through the Skeleton coast, but there is not a lot to do here apart from the seal colony, so don't arrive to early! Best idea may be to arrive mid-afternoon.

A general point is that if you have a big fuel tank (and/or a diesel) you could easily drive from Henties Bay to Damaraland through the Skeleton coast in one go (approx 6 hours) without staying anywhere en route.

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