Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Good(81%) From 26 travellers
Excellent
11
Good
8
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 26 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.
Mr & Mrs Aardvark - Taunton, UK
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Waterberg good in parts.

Delightful setting and obviously serious money being spent on stocking the farm with game. But room small, shortage of unpacking space, badly lit, as is dining area. Staff at lodge okay-ish but owners made no contact with us.

Guides in field poor - no bird knowledge even for eagles and on Waterberg a (fresh) black rhino territorial scrape was described as where buffalo had been fighting. Also limited English and German.

Depending on your attitude to H&S, the Waterberg on foot is risky without an informed guide both due to big game and the potential to fall of the edge when taking photos. Probably the lodge ought to get guests to sign chits accepting risk, but good guiding is paramount. Regrettably, we would not revisit or recommend.



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Mr. Pix
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Outstanding location

Although the staff were very obliging there was no ambience created by the owners as we had experienced at other privately run lodges.

It was difficult to acquire any local knowledge of the area. Briefing on activities was poor. The guide on the game drive was not very confident with the guests and had no assistant.

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Mr & Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lovelly location and a rest from safari

The wilderness lodge is very good with excellent rooms. The new plateau lodge [Ed: six new rondavels positioned on the edge of the escarpment] is even better and has superb views and isl being developed further. The staff were really good but guests need to be prepared for Joachim who is clearly very dedicated and committed to what he is doing but is a man of strong opinions and is willing to share them!!

The wildlife is being added to gradually and the drive here is of a different order to other bigger lodges focussing on quality not quantity. This was an opportunity to relax after the rigours of safari and from that point of view was great.

The colours at sunrise in the plateau have to be seen to be believed and a walk up the valley is delightful. The walk up to the plateau is another matter if you have difficulty in walking taking about 4 hours of quite stiff clambering.

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Mr I G - Hants
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good

Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

A little oasis amid the mountains. Stunning scenery

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Mrs. Meerkat
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

I loved it here - very beautiful place very worthwhle going on the guided walks which are free

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Goshawks from Merseyside
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Stuunning, unusual scenery

Good walks and sociable dining arrangements

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