Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 368 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 368 of our travellers who have visited Erongo Wilderness Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B - Colorado
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A Truly Special Place!

I don't think there is any way to prepare you for just how special Erongo Wilderness Lodge is. The scenery is simply stunning and unlike anything else I've seen. You will find yourself perched on a hill of enormous boulders and mountains formed by long-ago volcanic activity. The luxury tents are not just tents but have extensive outdoor space for you to enjoy. Ours had an outdoor shower, outdoor lounge-bed, small dining table, and another set of comfortable lounge chairs on a deck. I could happily live in that tent! The views are unbeatable.

The manager was incredibly welcoming and funny and made us feel right at home. We loved his unexpected bush-dog, Alaska the Pomeranian, and really enjoyed having a pet around the property! The pool area is small but cute and the pool was very refreshing. The food was wonderful–probably the best we had in Namibia. My husband raved about the game meat and how it was cooked and they catered well to my vegetarian needs.

We went on a guided sundowner hike in the evening to enjoy a stunning sunset view and also a morning hike to the top of one of the mountains. Both guides were very kind and knowledgable. We also did the nature drive to see the beautiful rock art in a cave and enjoyed all of these activities very much. We did not see much wildlife apart from rock dassies and baboons but did enjoy the lovebirds that visit the feeder by the restaurant in the morning, and the abundance of stunning scenery on the property will make any photographer very happy!

I was very sad to leave this lodge as it was such a special place to stay. I don't think there is anywhere like it in the world and I very much hope to return again.

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The Rolling Crones
Arrived on: 29-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Another good lodge, with friendly staff. Excellent guide on a couple of walks and to see the rock paintings. Loved the location set into the rocks. The girls in our party didn't like the crocodile in the pool. The movement of the water gave the impression of it moving. Otherwise loved it.

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The G's. from London
Arrived on: 3-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Lodge

We were given room 10 which had spectacular views from a lovely terrace.

The pool area sadly did not have a view and where the sunbeds were it was rather dark.

Great views from the main dining area outside.

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Dr & Mrs S - France
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We stayed for only one night at Erongo making it our last stop en route back to Windhoek.

The lodge seems to be under new management and is, if anything, even better now than we remember it from our previous visit in 2010 .

The lodge is in a spectacular location amongst massive granite boulders and really deserves a longer stay.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable, everyone is very friendly and the food is excellent.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful location

We last visited the lodge in 2002 and we're happy to return. The location is stunning, the tents renewed and the private sitting areas expanded.

Staff were generally friendly and some were exceptionally helpful (special thanks to Simeon and the manager/owner).

We did three activities: the sundowner walk, the nature drive to the cave and the guided dassie trail. Culis was an excellent guide - well informed and thoughtful.

The lodge offered the best breakfasts on our holiday. Evening meals were also good - eaten on a raised platform under the stars. Every morning at 7.00 seed was put out for the birds.

On our first morning I just sat and watched for a couple of hours as over 15 different species descended to feed. There was also good birding in the scrub immediately around the lodge drive and waterhole.

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Frank and Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Very interesting location with a wide range of walks.

Staff very helpful.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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What a treat!

After a week in Etosha, this was a real pleasure.

We have been before, a few years ago, and there is inevitably a bit of comparison to do. It seemed marginally less fresh and kempt (especially in the approaches), but I'm not complaining; it was still a delight. The tented rooms are still lovely, and the restaurant terrace is still well placed to catch the evening breeze. The setting is fantastic. The manager did his rounds and chatted enthusiastically, much appreciated.

The 6 o'clock morning walk was a great pleasure and informative, well pitched in terms of exercise . You won't see too much four legged animal life, but there are birds, insects, plants and flowers to learn about.

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Ms C and Mr N - October
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A lovely lodge - lovely to eat dinner outside. We enjoyed the walks - did one on our own and one guided.

With hindsight we should have stayed here two nights (rather than Immanuel Wilderness Lodge) and driven straight to Windhoek airport.
Good food.

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Mrs & Mr J - Birmingham
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hidden treasure

On arrival at the site it seems completely impossible that there are a lodge and number of tents hidden away behind the rocks facing you.

Whoever thought of it had great foresight as the views from the lodge and the accommodation are wonderful.

The tent itself was spacious, had a large covered deck with comfortable settee and then on a higher level there were a couple of deck chairs as well.

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Mr & Mrs H from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Our last night was at Erongo and we wished it could have been for another night. The scenery here is quite different and stunning with the huge rocky outcrops. Our tent was lovely and really airy. We took a self guided walk in the afternoon; there are several to choose from at different levels of difficulty and they are well marked. It was great to do some walking after a lot of sitting. In the evening we took the trip to Paula's Cave to see the rock painting and also to drive around some of the rock scenery. The food was very good here and there is a relaxed atmosphere, so it would have been lovely to stay a bit longer.

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