Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 259 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 Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 18-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

On our previous trip we visited Erongo for only one night, so we were looking forward to spending more time there with a two night stay. The tents had been refurbished since the previous trip and are now even better quality, with more space and ours had a big covered deck alongside.

We found the self-guided trail (Baboon rocks) impossible to follow but went on a guided walk the following morning and realised where we'd gone wrong - apparently the baboons move the rocks from the cairns. A fantastic walk through wonderful country with great views. We set off before dawn and so we could could appreciate the sky getting lighter and the sun rise above the distant hills.

We did the sundowner walk (as on our previous visit) and again appreciated the extensive views and the wonderful setting. A great place to round off the trip.

Open air dining was excellent.

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The Keens from Connecticut
Arrived on: 11-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The Erongo Wilderness Lodge was another fabulous place to stay. We regret that we only had one night there.

Huge rocks are scattered around the hills and the lodge giving it an "other-worldly" look. The tents are luxurious and the view stunning. They have great, scenic trails and a chance to see baboons and another animals near the lodge.

The staff was very helpful. We had to depart early in the morning to get to the airport and they made sure we have a bag breakfast and a ride to our car even though it was before their normal working hours. We want to go back there.

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Mr & Mrs S from Hungary
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

The place is beautiful, the lodge is trendy, we really liked the design and we had an extremely spacious family room, that we really liked.

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C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Nice an helpful staff.

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Dr L from London
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo a nice surprise

The Erongo Wilderness Lodge is beautifully situated amongst 'kopjes' in the highlands, and a wonderful and relaxing last stop before heading back to the airport. We would advise however to allow 4 hours for that drive rather than the three hours advised. The bird watching around the lodge is excellent, and there is some surprising wild life too, we encountered dik-dik, klipspringer, baboons and dassie at close range during the guided walks, and rarer species during dinner at the lit waterhole.

Those expecting nature walks are advised that whats on offer are merely short strolls in close range to the lodge, and so are the self-guided walks, although one could of course walk over the gravel roads. Our guide ventured with us on request over a dried river bed in search of reptiles, they are quite accommodating if one asks.

Highly recommended

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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One of our best stays

Well what a transformation has taken place here since our last visit (a few years ago) the new tents are very spacious with good outside areas,our tent even had a splash pool complete with shower unit.

The lack of many animals is more than compensated by the surrounding scenery , there are a few visitors to the waterhole other than baboons. Many different birds seen around the restaurant.

The staff here are very friendly from the manager to all of the staff without exception and the birthday greetings and cake for Maureen was much appreciated especially the vegetarian options. The food here was first class, altogether one of best stays, well done ERONGO!

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Mr and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Great place.

A unique setting and the tents and main buildings etc use the setting very well. Knowledgable guides and the emphasis on walks was just right for the location. All the staff wanted to share the place, the environment and any interesting happenings with guests and so would point out animals at the waterhole, talk about the stars, make comment about history or answer any other question with a proper conversation.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wish we had stayed longer!

Beautiful setting without too much gravel road to reach it! Comfortable accommodation and good food in a lovely setting overlooking its own waterhole.

Sundowner walk is gentle, but very pleasant. Early morning walks worth doing and tailored to your needs.

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Mr and Mrs E from Cornwall
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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An unexpected gem

We loved this lodge in a beautiful location, the sundowner walk, an excellent dinner under the stars and the early morning walk with Petros.

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Mr D & Dr M - a week in Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great walking base, lovely staff

We chose Erongo for the hiking opportunities. These were very good - excellent guides and scenery. After early morning hikes we enjoyed lazing around the large comfortable lounge area. Food was very good and they were very accommodating for vegetarians (looking up recipes on the internet to discuss with us!).

Management were fantastic and lovely people . Their staff were truly delightful and the atmosphere was very special because of that .

Easy access for self drive - fast quiet tarmac from Windhoek then 10 k gravel road (leave your car at entrance if you have a 2 wheel drive and let them drive you up to the lodge). Onoruru pleasant town a short trip away.

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