Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 362 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.
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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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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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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D and P from Lavenham, Suffolk
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Glamping amongst the rocks

Highlights Watching birds feeding just outside restaurant, Warthogs bathing in waterhole, seeing busman cave paintings, walks in hills, sunsets from our deck,
Watchingdaddies and hornbills.

Three nights would probably have been enough.

The lodge got quite crowded on the last couple of days, and there weren’t enough shady sun beds for relaxing by the pool - It was very hot!

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Mrs & Mr S - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

We have visited Erongo on 2 previous occasion and always enjoy this lodge. We opted to leave our car at the bottom of the hill and get transferred up to the lodge with our luggage. What we particularly like about Erongo is the amazing scenery and the fact that you can go on guided or self walks. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly and we took advantage of a sundowner walk and 2 early morning walks whilst there. We also did a self guided walk which was well signposted.

The Rock Dassies are prevalant in the area. We enjoyed watching them climb trees to feed on the leaves, very entertaining. You can see many bird species here particularly from the main lodge where water is provided.

A very comfortable lodge, good food and friendly staff, as well as the chance to get some exercise makes this a good place to spend a couple of days going to or from Etosha.

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Mr K. from Hexham
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great

Nice to be able to walk

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namibia
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

All the staff and the manager were very friendly at Erongo. We did however feel it was showing its age.

I did not like the outside bathroom and toilet area. This area was part open to the elements, and I did get bitten a number of times at night. There was a lack of mosquito netting with the tents. There was no mosquito netting on the main glass door to the deck area, which would have been useful to have open for through put of air.

Although we informed the guide of a vertigo issue before a walk, we still ended up on a steep climb on the walk.

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Mr & Mrs K - New Forest
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Magical sundowner mountain

Having read that guests were transported up to the lodge, we were surprised to be told to 'follow me'! In reality it is quite a short and easy drive - but you do need a 4x4.

As walkers, we really enjoyed the ability to give our legs a good stretch and thoroughly enjoyed one morning walk and two sundowner climbs with Gelasius who taught us so much about Namibian customs and culture along the way.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed some of the best food of our whole trip here. The dining terrace is hard to beat.

If you are leaving early to get to the airport, we can recommend the packed breakfast!

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