Kalahari Anib Lodge

Reviews of Kalahari Anib Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 21 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Kalahari Anib Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 6-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Beautiful lodge - we went on one of the early morning drives which was well worth the experience. The staff were excellent and the food was a set menu but of a very high standard.

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Family P from Belgium
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Anib Lodge was a good start to our trip. The rooms were clean and comfortable although there was not much noise insulation between rooms and you could clearly hear what was going on in the room next door. The large pool was lovely (if a little cold!).

Although our request for a birthday cake for our son (who had his 9th birthday on the day we stayed here) did not seem to have been passed on to the lodge, the staff still managed to provide a large cake with candles after the meal accompanied by "Happy Birthday" sung in English and several local languages, which was great.

Two small critiques (and these apply to most of the places we stayed) are first that no-one explained what was available in terms of activities - it was up to us to find out, and second that when we asked for some information about the local area, the reception staff were unable to help - perhaps a bit more local knowledge (outside of the immediate lodge area) would be of use.

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Mrs J. & family - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge

Very welcoming, nicely laid out.
Sunrise safari to edge of Kalahari dunes well worthwhile and at N$225 good value for money. Very cold!
Good night time water hole.
Fixed menu announced in three languages, German, English and Nama!

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

We loved the accommodation - it was our first real 'taste' of Namibia and although we managed to arrive at dinner at 7.00pm, if we hadn't been starving, we wouldn't have realised that we NEEDED to be there at 7.00 as everyone sat down together.

We loved the 'introduction' of the menu and the wonderful entertainment that followed it. This was an experience that we felt others could learn from, as the entertainment came after the meal!

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Mr. & Mrs. W - Sedbergh
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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good first night stop at Kalahari Anib Lodge

This was an excellent, peacful first stop as it was easily reached from Windhoek on tarmac roads leaving the challenge of graded roads to after a full nights sleep.

The dinner was good and we appreciated the effort made to introduce visitors to the local language, singing and dancing. We opted for the early morning game drive which started at 6.00. We were the only people on it and thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide's knowlege of the wildlife was impressive, and he also managed to fix the landrover when it ground to a halt!

The room was pleasant and clean but was surpassed by rooms later on our trip. There was the added excitement of an out of season surprise thunderstorm with spectacular lightning display.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Overall the best place we stayed at. Everyone very friendly & welcoming and the numerous dogs added to the homely feel. The sundowner drive good value for money, informative and at a relaxed pace.

The only possible criticism would be a bit of pressure to buy alcohol in the evenings but it was done in the most friendly & inoffensive manner - just need to be careful not to overstep the mark.

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Mr & Mrs Pel's fishing owl - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A great stopover

This was, perhaps surprisingly given its size compared to the B&Bs elsewhere, one of our best night stops. Our accommodation was well separated from that of the main tour groups, and we sat at tables for 2 at dinner and breakfast. The staff had been made well aware of my wife's dietary requirements, which were verified on arrival to ensure dinner went smoothly.

In the event, we had an excellent dinner in pleasant surroundings served by very friendly and efficient staff - clearly a well managed establishment. We did not go on any activities since this was our first stop in Namibia en route to Sossusvlei and the dunes.

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Mr B & Mrs C Flamingo
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Good value stay with excellent cooking

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Ms. Wattled Starling
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Campsite - Good lodge with attractive surroundings - friendly staff, beautifully maintained, great camp space, good trails

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Mr R & Mrs J Pygmy Falcon
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pleasant night at Kalahari Anib Lodge

Our stay at the lodge was good except I had a pair of sandals taken from outside the lodge - I had left them to dry following wearing them back from the pool - during dinner and unfortunately they did not turn up before it was time for us to leave.

The larger pool was excellent though the other did seem rather small. The meal was excellent and the atmosphere in the dining room good with all guests eating at the same time. The staff were very helpful and willing to talk about their experiences and life outside the lodge. Before the meal started the staff made a point of announcing the menu in their own languages.

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