Eningu Clayhouse

Reviews of Eningu Clayhouse

Good(87%) From 39 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 39 of our travellers who have visited Eningu Clayhouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Family R - Brighton
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Eningu Clayhouse review

We arrived here when it was nearly dark so we didn't have time to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer here. However, my sons thoroughly enjoyed looking up at the milky way while relaxing in the jacuzzi and I went for a lovely walk on my own first thing in the morning.

A relaxing ending to our holiday.

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Mr & Mrs B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Eningu Clayhouse review

A good place to stop on your last night 1 hour from the airport

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Mr B - USA
Arrived on: 31-Jan-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Terrible
Terrible

Eningu Clayhouse review

This treat for the eye is a superbly comfortable nature retreat in the middle of nowhere. The sounds you hear will be made by hundreds of birds or maybe the shush-shush of a preoccupied porcupine meandering through the yard or maybe you'll hear the new owner extolling her mastery of contracts and her shrewdness in protecting herself against liability for possible acts of negligence by the previous owner(s), etc., etc.

Eningu Clayhouse is in transition between owners. During breakfast on our one morning there, the only guest (me) couldn't hear the aforementioned birds or the rodent due to a business discussion carried on by the new owner at the next table; so, we left.

With the likely addition of television from Europe and an Internet café we sense that this property may become a Kalahari roadhouse for high rollers and we cannot recommend it to anyone at this time

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Expert Africa comments

Eningu responded very promptly saying that although they were obviously disappointed by the travellers comments, they do appreciate any form of feedback, as this helps them to identify issues of concern. They have acknowledged that during this transition period there may be signs of teething problems however they hope that these will be overcome very quickly.

Eningu have also assured us that although they will be offering their guests internet access for flight reconfirmation and a television for the viewing of the Football World Cup, they plan very few other changes at the lodge.

Mr B & Ms D - Dublin
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Eningu Clayhouse review

Perfect spot for the last day of the trip

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eningu Clayhouse review

Could not fault Eningu for a relaxing very good quality lodge at the end of our holiday, just an hour from the airport.

Food was some of the best we had all holiday, including the first class places we had stayed.

Would definately stay here again.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Excellent
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The best start to a Namibian Journey

The perfect start to our holiday in Namibia, very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, and a great welcome from Kate the host.
The walking trails are very well laid out and there are lots of information points to help to gain more knowledge about the local trees and shrubs and ways of life...excellent!

The food was quite the best that we experienced on the whole journey. We can think of no better place to start and finish one's visit to Namibia, and any future trips will have this as the start and finish point!

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Excellent
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Fantadstic personal start to a great trip

Wonderful personal welcome from Kate the owner and her small son - cold towels to wipe away the dust on arrival and a warm welcome despite the fact that Kate had overlooked our arrival and wasn't expecting us.

The little houses were lovely, the food was good and well presented, the walking trails were well marked, and the porcupine which was fed by the back door after supper was an added bonus.

It was a great place to begin our African adventure.

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Mr & Mrs P from Purley
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Very relaxing

Extremely welcoming and a very quiet spot. could have stayed more than one night.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Activities:
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Eningu Clayhouse review

Although Kate Dunstan is no longer in residence the manager running Eningu was very welcoming and we had a pleasant stay, the only downside, apart from the rain, was the now restricted walks around the lodge due to the neighbouring farmer's hunting consession.

There was nothing to see apart from birds and bushes, shame really.

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Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Eningu Clayhouse review

As no doubt you know, the present owner has moved out and the lodge is up for sale. Meanwhile, a manager is running the place efficiently.

We've stayed there twice before (during the tenure of Stephanie and Volker) and could see little significant change. We like it. The food was good, but our two dinners both had heavy first and second courses (eg beef carpaccio, followed by eland goulash!), which seemed odd given the wide choice of really excellent salads at lunch time.

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