Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 399 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 399 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.
Mrs B - family from UK
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great stay at Erongo Wilderness Lodge

This was very special - the lodge has a wonderful setting in the Erongo mountains amongst boulders.

Our tented rooms were very spacious with enormous balconies. One of them (room 10) was great for viewing the sunset.

We did a couple of activities organised by the lodge - a 3 hour early morning walk, and a sunset walk, but it would have been easy enough to walk on marked trails by yourself. However having a guide added immensely to the experience. Our guide, Gelasius, was very knowledgable about the trees and other plants.

There was plenty of bird life but we didn't see much other wildlife.

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Mr GM from Porthcawl
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness idyll

Erongo is a very different lodge, dominated by great boulders with the lodges interspersed. There are snakes, we saw a rock python, but they are keen to get away from you. Again, the people are great, as was the food (breakfast especially). Sleep could have been better as the tent was noisy due to the wind, but we were in the most exposed position in the camp (tent 11, the family unit) but the unit itself was better than expected, two individual tents and a separate tent with a sitting area, dining table and kitchen, though we only used the fridge.

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Mrs E & family from UK
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our most favourite place. Ever.

You have to experience the beauty of Erongo for yourself. Words cannot do it justice.

We were a little unsure when Sabina recommended including it as part of our itinerary as there are no obvious 'big draws' such as wildlife or famous desert scenery. But we are so glad we did. The tented lodges up in the hills feel as though you are in your own treehouse. They are utterly charming. The service was friendly and personal and the food was out of this world with a wine list that includes two served at Her majesty, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee dinner.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is like a little family up in the hills, one that takes you on walks over the rocks and feeds the dozens of horn bill, love birds and sparrows every morning before breakfast. We are going back.

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Mr & Mrs N from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 19-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Our second visit to Erongo.

Beautiful tented lodges in a spectacular setting, and excellent guided walks. vegetarian food was not as good as last time (different manager then who personally looked up ideas on the internet for us!). Parts of the meals were for a vegetarian quite repetitive variations on tomato sauce.

However as a destination we would still highly recommend Erongo

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Mr M from Stockport
Arrived on: 18-May-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great way to unwind at start of holiday

Food as good as ever. Able to experience afternoon tea for first time.

Room very good.

Did a self guiding walk (baboon just over a 1 hour) which was enjoyable and gave a good vantage point of the lodge and the surroundings.

Staff again very helpful, as had problems with 4 way gang connection to recharge batteries etc.

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Four poms from Somerset
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A wonderful location, with the chalets cleverly positioned amongst the rocks.

It was very hot (but we expected that) - no aircon. very good new manageress, but waiter service a bit erratic. Guides were very good and knowledgeable.

Morning walk strenuous and tiring. Guided drive to Bushman paintings outstanding. No good for animals - saw some mountain zebra in the distance.

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Mr J. from Warwick
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Lodge in incredible surroundings

We had a lovely 2 nights at Erongo. A lovely place to stay and absorb the surroundings. We enjoyed the guided walks. Not much else to do but we thoroughly enjoyed the lodge. The drive was very straight forward from Windhoek. Good map and directions and excellent road signs. Someone there to great us at the entrance to transfer us to the lodge, but as we had a good 4x4 we were able to take our own car, following him up the rocky track to the lodge.

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Mr & Mrs D from UK
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Remote Lodge in stunning location

We again had exclusive occupation of this Lodge for two of our three nights. It is set in a remote location among the rocks of a large kopje with fabulous scenery.

The large tented room was very comfortable. Walks around the area provided some challenges both in terms of the steepness of some of the climbs but also the extreme heat after about 10am. The staff unobtrusive but helpful when needed

We saw very little game, but there was a considerable number and variety of birds around the Lodge.

Altogether a beautiful place for relaxation at the end of our travels round Namibia.

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Mr B. from KILFENORA
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hot & Humid

Erongo was our final stop before leaving Namibia and its difficult and perhaps unfair to compare it to our previous experience at Desert Rhino Camp.

The accomodation was comfortable and with a wonderful view. But we struggled to relax in our room as it was baking in the summer sun and with no air conditioning.

Erongo was hot and humid compared to other locations we stayed in and the activities were geared towards bird watching which we were not that interested in. But the food and the service was great.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great bird viewing

We arrived at lunchtime on Friday, and were immediately transfixed by the bird bath and lizard activity outside the main lodge.

There was slight confusion with staff discussing the access to Paula's Cave to see the rock art, as our road map showed we could drive to it ourselves (not possible), but this did not ditract from a great stay.

We did try to find it initially, before driving around other parts of the conservency, looking for the other rock art marked on the map. This was at the AiAiba lodge. We saw springbok and 3 groups of baboons!

We made it back for the sundowner excursion, which was very enjoyable and had fantastic views. On Saturday morning, we went on an early morning excursion with Bony. This was also great fun, and we saw more baboons.

We only wish we could have spent more time relaxing on our balcony taking in the fantastic vista (although it was extremely hot)!

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