Reviews of Eningu Clayhouse
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Eningu Clayhouse review
The whole business of getting through the airport at Windhoek and picking up the Europcar rental went very smoothly - although we had to remind them to provide the extra spare tyre. The car was in very good condition indeed.
The 64 km gravel road drive to Eningu went well enough but it was a firm reminder that we had another 2000 plus kilometres of this kind of road ahead of us!
The welcome at Eningu was very warm indeed. We were instantly offered refreshments as our bags were taken to our room. It provided a much needed respite after what was a long and rather boring Air Namibia flight - the poor in-flight entertainment didn't help!
We liked Eningu a lot, wonderful food, a comfortable room and a chance to go for a walk. We also saw porcupines!
Eningu Clayhouse review
Attractive set-up. Welcoming, witty owner and friendly staff.
Accommodation good tho' bedroom too full of bric-a-brac for our tastes! Pool excellent
Food and wine good. Good library for German-speakers.
No game guides but excellent walking network. game distinctly wary and hard to get to grips with but appeared to be fair variety. Birding good. Camp waterhole would benefit from cutting back vegetation which obscures much of it from view.
friendly stay at Eningu clayhouse
We were really lucky to arrive at the eningu clayhouse during the first rains since march so everyone was in high spirits! Hard to beat drinking a glass of cold white wine while sitting in a jacuzzi surrounded by the desert, and followed by a really delicious dinner cooked by the chef named doctor!
The rooms are really comfortable and the use of clay is really clever. Its location is fabulous, so close to the airport, and so we wish kate, the lodge owner, all the best for the future.
Last day in Namibia
This lodge was not at all as we had expected although the really cold weather did not help.
The other guests were all Germans who had been on a trip and this was their rest for 2/3 days so they were quite miserable - not much fun lying round the pool in scarves and fleeces.
The food was probably the worst of the trip. We left at 10am and went to Daan Viljoen Game Park which turned out to be a nice end to the holiday. On reflection we would have missed out on Eningu.
Expert Africa comments
Kate Dunstan, Eningu's owner, responded very quickly when she received this feedback, commenting that it had greatly surprised her, and saying that this report was the first such negative feedback she had ever received!
She commented that the cold weather was unexpected, but the southerly wind brought rain that the country sorely needed at that time of the year. The lodge made a cozy fire indoors, and offered warm drinks throughout the day. Fortunately the cold was mainly in the morning, so walks around Eningu in the afternoon were still usually pleasant.
Kate is personally involved at the lodge, often even helping with the service of meals and drinks, and she commented that the menu that particular evening was:
* Springbok & wild honey pastry served with oven baked parmesan & garlic
* Hartebeest fillet with smoked springbok, served with a white onion gravy &
potato croquettes and vegetables from the garden.
* Homemade Italian fresh banana ice-cream served with a homemade cognac
She comments that she has taken this feedback very seriously, and remains committed to trying to deliver the highest standards possible.