Terrace Bay

Reviews of Terrace Bay

Good(78%) From 24 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
14
Average
3
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 24 of our travellers who have visited Terrace Bay, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Oh what a drive but well worth it!!!!

What a surprise!!!!! After being warned that the drive would be dreadful and the worst road in Namibia, we actually found it great and one of the better dirt roads that we experienced. A long long drive but we felt it really was worth it. When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and were informed that we would be the only people staying there that night (apart from some official from Etosha - and we never saw him or his family any way).

The room was dated with 60s furniture but again clean, spacious , with toiletries, towels, fridge & tea making facilities. We had been told the food would be canteen style but the dining room was nice and fresh and people that had stayed there had written comments of their stay on the walls (all excellent and some with little drawings).

The meal was vegetable soup (home made), smoked salmon, 2 hour old Kingclip fish fillet & veg with an apple crumble & custard to die for. The breakfast was excellent and the whole stay was a very good experience. Peace and solitude at this time of year (no fishermen who normally make use of these facilities).

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Meerkats from Thame - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average

Terrace Bay review

The drive up to Terrace Bay was great fun and the road was much better than I had expected. We enjoyed Terrace Bay enormously - the restcamp feels as though it's at the end of the world and the restaurant/bar staff were very friendly. It was simple and unpretentious.

The food was very good, considering the location, far from producers and shops. Like Swakopmund, the place is cold (and windy) in July, but there was no fog and seascapes were beautiful. Quite a tough place for the staff, who must feel very isolated there.

I hope that NWR don't send Terrace Bay upmarket with fancy refurbishment - it is perfect, just as it is. Nothing to see, but that's part of the charm.

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Keen walkers from Therfield
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Terrace Bay review

We loved expolring the Sleleton Coast and Terrace Bay was like this little outpost at the end of the earth!. We thought it was really quaint.

We understand it wouldn't suit everyone and the rooms are tired and old fashioned but still comfortable. We had been warned it wasn't 5 star and it exceeded our expectations. Staff were great.

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The Longclaws from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 4-Jan-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Terrace Bay review

This place is like a run down ex army camp complete with tired mess hall all in need of a great deal of TLC. No fridge, power plugs hanging of the wall etc.

It is not worth the very long journey from Swakop to end up in a place like this. As far as our group was concerned it had no redeeming features.

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