Waterberg Camp

Reviews of Waterberg Camp

Good(77%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
29
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Waterberg Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The B Family from Nottingham
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location

Very good walk to the plateau- less than an hour to the top. Excellent views.

You might see a rock hyrax. Deer, baboons, mongooses all wandering between the lodges.

Long walk to restaurant (0.9 km from furthest lodges) but an interesting old building. Plenty of birds to see. Rooms comfortable and fridge provided with small kitchen area.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

We like this place, nice and quiet at this time of year. Our bungalow was fine .

There was a welcome breeze which helped to keep the now hot temperatures comfortable. There seemed to far fewer baboons this time but those who were around were no problem. Many birds seen particularly Hoopoe's, groups of banded mongoose and several Dik-Diks.
Food at the restaurant was pretty good and reasoneable priced.

We don't quite understand the deposit system as nobody seems to check anything.

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Excellent
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Waterberg Camp review

The rooms were very private and nicely done with fantastic views. Each chalet had a plunge pool which was great, but we had to request that ours was cleaned before it could be used and this was done.

The restaurant area was a little barn like and impersonal for our taste, although with fantastic views and again had a metal roof so proved quite hot. The food was bordering on average/poor and the main course was far too salty. Table service was very poor., e.g. plates and bowls of food were banged down on the table, when told a glass provided for water was chipped, the waiter ignored it and left, we had to go to the bar and get the glass and water replaced.

This lodge is very convenient for getting up to the plateau, but would not recommend more than one night. The Wilderness Lodge would have been a better place to stay for us, although the rooms are a little less private but looked very nice and without the far reaching views. The guided walk was good and again spectacular views, before you go you need to accept as Expert Africa have pointed out the guides are not very knowledgeable about wildlife.

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Mr & Mrs Judd - London
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
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Location:
Good
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Poor
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Food:
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Unlikely to go back

Our visit to Waterberg was one we will be in no rush to report. Staff on arrival were both aggressive and unfriendly and after a long drive that's not the kind of reception we really wanted. Room was very basic and like all resorts ran by NWR we seemed to spend our entire stay signing paperwork, even when going in for breakfast! Service in restaurant was hit and miss and is a location that caters for large overland groups which seemed to always take priority.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Waterberg Camp review

The accommodation was a one room chalet, with fridge, bathroom and outside braii area. It was fairly spartan, but functional and what we expected. We had mongoose and baboons running around outside, and it was nice to feel that we were amongst nature. A mattress had been provided for our son, but no bedding, which was a bit of a palaver, as the housekeeping staff were off duty, leaving Philip the restaurant manager to hunt around for bedding. When he had his first ever go at putting a duvet inside its cover (unsuccessfully!) we wished we'd had our video camera. It was very funny.

We had been to a supermarket in Windhoek to buy snacks, beer and fruit and were glad we had - the shop inside the park (and the only one for miles) was expensive. The restaurant and bar were good value though, and portion sizes were enormous.

The walks around the camp were enjoyable - nice to spend time out of the car, and the views from the top of the hill after climbing up were amazing. You need to be able bodied for Waterberg. I'm not sure you'd get much out of game drives here, it's all about walking (and the paths are rocky and uneven) and scrambling.

The swimming pool was freezing, but it was a nice place to sit and relax for a few hours in the hot part of the day.

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

The Waterberg camp was good albeit quite basic (which I expected). Apart from a few dead cockroaches, my room was clean.

The food was fine and the restaurant service was excellent. Overall, really kind and helpful staff. I went for a lovely walk but was unable to go on the morning drive as I was a lone traveller and the only person booked in (min 2 people). This was disappointing. Otherwise, a lovely place in beautiful surroundings. Loved the baboons!

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

lovly location.nicely set out and friendly helpful staff

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Mr G party of four - Norway
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
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Waterberg Camp review

We only stayed one night, therefore no activities were available.
The staff told us that we had to stay for at least 2 nights to get the sundowner trip, a little dissapointing.

We did the walk to the viewpoint on top of the escarpment ourselves, nice view.
If we had known that we could not join the evening drive, we would have driven directly to Etosha.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Waterberg Camp review

Beautiful area. A great place for walking around by yourself.

We also went on a game drive on top of the plateau. The guide was very informative and funny and we saw a lot of wildlife (much more than we expected).

While we were there the swimming pool was out of order. It didn't look like anything was done to fix it either.

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Mr C & Mrs C and family - Sheffield
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

The only place in the itinerary I wouldn't rush back to. Lovely setting but from there it wasn't so good. We paid our $500 dollars deposit but got to our room to find a glass missing and no bulb in our bathroom. We needed a mattress to be put in the children's room and when we got back from our walk, we found it dumped outside the door.

The kiosk wasn't open so we had to try and cobble a bit of lunch together from what was for sale in the shop (bread and peanut butter!) We were told to make a reservation for dinner, but at the rsetaurant we were told we didn't need to. We got to the restaurant just after 7 and didn't get our meals till 8.15. It was a menu service rather than the buffet like at the other NWR resorts and tehre just didn't seem to be enough people in the kitchen. When my son got his steak, which was meant to be well done, it was still bleeding, so that delayed his meal even further.

We did complain (which we very rarely do), but there had been no apology or explanation as to why the food took so long. The lady we spoke to was initially quite rude, agreed to take the cost of the cheapest meal off the bill and then did apologise. Breakfast the following morning was fine but we headed off to Okonjima straight after breakfast. Our $500 was returned without the room being checked. Credit card payments fine here too

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