Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire


Fabulous Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 20-Sep-2013 and 12-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Excellent second trip to Namibia where we explored north of Windhoek, covering Etosha and Damaraland. Our previous visit was south of Windhoek to Kalahari, Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei. Both were equally fabulous for scenery and animals.

It was brilliant seeing the wildlife at the waterholes in Etosha from our car and also at the waterholes in the various lodges we stayed in. The service everywhere in Namibia was excellent and very friendly.

No wonder Namibia has featured strongly for a number of years in the world's top ten countries to visit by readers of the Wanderlust travel magazine.

The garden route in South Africa, following Namibia, was a little tame and too touristy in comparison although it was great seeing whales in the bay at Hermanus. The food and wine in S.A. is extremely good and cheap in comparison to the UK.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

My husband thinks I should be paid for completing this feedback! It was a bit time consuming due to the number of lodges we stayed in over a three week period - it becomes a job to remember them all clearly.

Having said that the trip was brilliantly organised by Gwynneth and we will be contacting her again for our next trip in a couple of years time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
21-Sep-2013 review: Peaceful and relaxing
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
23-Sep-2013 review: Great BBQ at Mushara Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Halali Camp, Namibia
24-Sep-2013 review: Excellent waterhole at Halali
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
26-Sep-2013 review: Big and busy Okaukuejo
ExcellentExcellent
Palmwag Lodge, Namibia
27-Sep-2013 review: Palmwag is a little gem
ExcellentExcellent
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
28-Sep-2013 review: Pure luxury at Mowani
ExcellentExcellent
Cape Cross Lodge, Namibia
29-Sep-2013 review: Mysterious Cape Cross
GoodGood
Rostock Ritz, Namibia
30-Sep-2013 review: Heavenly Rostock Ritz
ExcellentExcellent
River Crossing, Namibia
2-Oct-2013 review: Peace and quiet near to Windhoek and airport
GoodGood
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
3-Oct-2013 review: Breakfast feast at Ocean Eleven
ExcellentExcellent
Hideaway Guesthouse, South Africa
5-Oct-2013 review: Hideaway is small but perfect
ExcellentExcellent
Southern Cross Beach House, South Africa
6-Oct-2013 review: Laid back Southern Cross
GoodGood
Rosenhof Country House, South Africa
8-Oct-2013 review: Old fashioned Rosenhof
GoodGood
The Last Word Franschhoek, South Africa
9-Oct-2013 review: The Last Word Franschoek review
GoodGood
Vineyard Hotel , South Africa
11-Oct-2013 review: Quiet formal Vineyard Hotel
GoodGood

A top destination

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 4-Jun-2009 and 20-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had an amazing experience which went all too quickly (except Swakopmund) and we will definitely return and explore the north. All the people we met were so friendly and helpful. We went south for the photography which was fantastic and we couldn't top clicking the shutter - so we have hundreds of momentos.

The top experiences for us were the Kalahari desert Sundowner Drive from Anib and the desert horses near Klein Aus Vista. The walking for me was excellent, especially from Canon Roadhouse and Rostock Ritz and I felt perfectly safe on my own.

Well done Gwynneth for helping to chose the accommodation and making it as easy as possible for John to access.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kalahari Anib Lodge, Namibia
5-Jun-2009 review: Kalahari Anib Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Central Lodge, Namibia
7-Jun-2009 review: Central Lodge review
AverageAverage
Canyon Roadhouse, Namibia
8-Jun-2009 review: Canon Roadhouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Horse Inn, Namibia
10-Jun-2009 review: Desert Horse Inn review
ExcellentExcellent
Sinclair Guest Farm, Namibia
12-Jun-2009 review: Sinclair Guest Farm review
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
13-Jun-2009 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Rostock Ritz, Namibia
15-Jun-2009 review: Rostock Ritz review
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
16-Jun-2009 review: Sam's Giardino review
AverageAverage
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
18-Jun-2009 review: Haus Sonneneck review
ExcellentExcellent