Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Good(80%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

Expert Africa suggested this lodge to us as a place to stay on a final night. The lodge has so much to offer that we were sorry we weren't staying for several nights! Our room was large, spacious and comfortable. Service was efficient, particularly check in/out.

The resorts offers a large number of excursions and activities. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to take advantage of any, but I'd definitely consider returning here as there was a lot to do.

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The W Group - Berkshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

Have visited previously in the wet season. This time, the flowering jacaranda made it look really beautiful.

Principally a destination for wonderful walks and scenery. The evening game drive gives intimate on foot viewing of their 2 rhino which had grown considerably since our last trip!

Not luxurious but a stunning setting. Bush babies on the roof.

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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bush Babies at Waterberg

The location of the lodge is superb with pretty gardens and stunning views. We were very lucky to be given a large room with an upstairs viewing area which provided us with unforgettable views of bush babies coming out to hunt at dusk. We also had regular visits from dik dik. Klipspringer, porcupines, mongooses and baboons were nearby too. We enjoyed a pleasant nature drive, and we also went on a guided walk to the top of the plateau which was worth it for the views. We spent the rest of our time at Waterberg walking on our own in search of birds and other wildlife, and were well rewarded. There are marked paths, but we did tend to lose sight of the markings occasionally.

The lodge is well run by Lucas and Angelika. Everything was spotlessly clean and well kept, and we were well looked after.

We would recommend this lodge to walkers and anyone interested in wildlife - particularly birds, and geology. The scenery is stunning, so it is good for landscape photography too. Stay at least two nights.

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Nick & Bev
Arrived on: 2-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

Access road was in poor condition due to all the recent rains so a SUV type vehicle was the minimum requirement. A regular saloon would not have made it!

Guided hike on the plateau well worth doing for the spectacular scenery. Some of the walking trails were not accessible as they were overgrown after all the rain.

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Family R - Brighton
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful walks at Waterburg Wilderness Lodge

Lovely accommodation, good food, friendly staff.

One of the highlights of our trip to Namibia was when we went for an early morning walk up to the top of the Waterberg Plateau. Andreas, our guide, told us loads of interesting things about the plants, trees and animals that we passed. When we got to the top he handed out fruit and water and then gave us plenty of time to just sit quietly and take in the amazing view and the sounds and the silence. It was magical.

In the afternoon we went on a game drive. Our guide, Helmut, was very informative and quite amusing. During the drive we picked up a tracker called Nelson who showed us where some white rhino were grazing. We were able to get really close to them!

Waterburg Wilderness Lodge has some walks marked out that you can do unguided and I would have liked to have stayed longer to make the most of these. This would be a good place to go before driving around Etosha because you can learn a lot about different animals from the guides, before going off to find them on your own.

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Mr W & Ms G from Glamorgan
Arrived on: 27-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

Couldn't fault the staff who very very attentive, although we got the feeling that they were slightly under the thumb of the owners.

Very attractive location and gardens.

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Mr & Mrs Falcon - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

We were upgraded (?) to the "Plateau Lodge". Lovely secluded rooms with excellent fascilities - probably the best bathrooms of any experienced in Namibia so far (certainly better than the fancy "designer" set ups at Namutoni) stunning views and close contact with the natural environment. Absolutely ideal for honeymooners or those who just want to chill out!.

The place is excellent for birds and smaller game, but the guides were not tuned in to these aspects. In fact the standard of guiding was well below average which meant that we left feeling that we had not derived anything like full benefit of the possibilities of the location.

Glorious place to stay (especially delightful staff) - very disappointing on the activities front.

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Mr. & Mrs. S from Southsea
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Attractive setting

We enjoyed the setting which was particularly colourful with the sun setting on the rock face of the plateau. Some good walking and wonderful views from the top of the plateau.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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Mr & Mrs N from Hants
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge -beautiful setting

Waterberg is in a beautiful setting. We arrived at about 3pm,having travelled from Halali, and were in good time for afternoon tea and then a game drive. The game drive enabled us to see white (wide-mouthed) rhino at very close quarters - we were able to get out of the Land Rover and were within ~10 metres of the animals. Fantastic.

The following day we went on a guided walk up onto the plateau, where we learned about the traditions and beliefs of the local people, and the uses to which the various plants were put. This was extremely interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable.

Our room was very pleasant and the food good. The staff were very friendly.

The approach road to the lodge is sandy, quite hilly in places and has a lot of humps. Despite being very careful, our car grounded in a couple of places.

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Yellow Canaries from Reading
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review

An idyllic spot, surrounded by lush gardens immediately below the rocky cliffs of the Waterberg Plateau. We had a pleasant, large room overlooking the garden with its small, springfed swimming pool. Caroline Rust greeted us in a friendly way at the reception (some 3km from the Lodge itself!) and was helpful in confirming our flight details for us, but the atmosphere in the Lodge itself was not so much unfriendly as lacking in any of the friendliness we had found everywhere else. The staff seemed cowed, with none of the banter or approachfulness we had been accustomed to. Everything was German (we were the only English speaking guests there), the books in the room were in German and the menu for dinner was in German. The meal arrangements were uncomfortably formal with long waits before courses were served.

Something I have never experienced before in a hotel was being asked to sign a detailed inventory of the things in the room (towels, books, etc) before settling in.

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