Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 414 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 414 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.
Ms S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Very nice set up, fantastic views and great walks.

Service could be improved as this was the most poor accommodation service we experienced during our trip (albeit the other hotels set a very high standard). Breakfast was good, dinner food wasn't great. Dinner service was very slow. Dinner was served outside and it would have been good to have been given the option to eat inside as it was a bit cold (especially as we were waiting a while to be served) and it was too dark to see what we were eating (were told it was salmon, turned out to be bacon - luckily we eat and like both).

Tent was nice with a lovely private set up with lots of outside room, however the set up and in-room facilities are minimal rather than luxurious (albeit we had everything we needed aside from a hairdryer). There were supposed to be two lengths of morning walk available however, guests were persuaded to go on the short walk and discouraged from the long walk (which in practice wasn't really an option). Evening cave drive felt over priced (arguably should have been included in the accommodation price).

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J&J from Plockton
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice place to wind down

This was one place we used 4 wheel drive. The car park below the lodge was totally deserted so there appeared to be no option. The staff rushed up at the top and apologised profusely, saying that someone should have been at the bottom. If you have 4 wheel drive it’s no problem going up and down.

We had the “honeymoon suite” which was the furthest tent from the main lodge, but came with a spectacular view down to the plains. The tents are very well laid out and the external bathroom is excellent.

The evening and morning walks, conducted by Deon and Cardo were easy and enjoyable. The small pool was enjoyable during the hot afternoon. The local walks are easy to do on your own and are very well signposted.

We were a bit unhappy to see the management (universally white) standing around while the workers (universally not) rushed about serving guests. This was made worse after our first dinner when we were asked by a manager how it was and I said that the meat was over cooked and dry. The following day several of the staff came to check that the menu was ok, and my food was ok. While I believe their concern was genuine, I also felt that they had been ticked off which made me very uncomfortable.
They were, however, excellent at handling my lactose intolerance.

The wine list was very good, and we had the nicest bottle all trip here.

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers comments on the management have been passed to the lodge owner who was most perturbed by them and is investigating thoroughly. At this stage we know that these managers in question have now left and hope that things return to the high levels of service we and the owner are more used to.

Mr & Mrs B from Witney
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Being there for only one night, and moving off early the next morning, we did not have time to take full advantage of the activities on offer. Would recommend a two night stay if you have the time.

However, just seeing the spectacular scenery was worth a visit there.

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Mr & Mrs L from BC Canada
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness LodgeAmazing

Amazing that a lodge and cabins have been fit in amongst all those boulders! The outdoor dining room was beautiful and the food was excellent. We were told by the staff that there weren't many animals in the area, but Ken saw a troop of baboons on his guided sundown walk. The staff were very helpful in taking a phone message for us from Swiss travellers who had been on our Botswana safari, enabling us to meet up with them at Brandenburg Rest Camp the day we left.

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Mr & Mrs L from Birmingham
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Something a little different

Fantastic location within the rocks, although it was very hot.

Superb guide (Deon) on the couple of nature walks we did.

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Louise & David from UK
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful Lodge in a stunning location

EWL took our breath away! Comfy tented chalets set apart from each other on different levels along attractive walkways and surrounded by the Erongo mountains. Lots of steps up to very attractive main lounge, dining area and pool so need to be reasonably mobile.

With a Guide we did a late afternoon walk, which we found a bit of a challenge but thoroughly enjoyed, to see the cave paintings followed by sundowners which were very welcome as it was still quite hot. On our second day we did an easy early morning 2 hr walk, again with a Guide, to explore the beautiful mountain area and learn about the plants and trees.

Food and service was excellent, great choices, lots of fresh produce and a camp fire to sit by after our evening meal whilst we watched the stars.

We saw lots of birds at Erongo which was an area of particular interest for me.

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Mr & Mrs OC from Sheffield
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic walks

Even though this was just a one night stop in between Windhoek and Etosha, we really enjoyed it here and were sad to leave. The view from our room was beautiful and it was just a lovely peaceful place to get in tune with nature.

We did the sundowner walk in the evening and then a more challenging, longer walk in the morning. Both were hugely enjoyable and our knowledgeable guide introduced us to the flora and fauna of the area, which was really interesting. Later in our trip we would encounter the big mammals in Etosha, but it was equally fascinating to learn all about the native plants and insects. The evening/early morning time of the activities also meant we got some really beautiful photos.

Service was also very attentive but in a nice relaxed way, and the food was very good.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

At the end of any trip you want somewhere to unwind and just relax and this was the perfect combination. The guides are excellent and the walking first class with stunning views.

A welcome treat at the end of a very long and winding road.

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Mr D. from Hartfield
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Another fantastic location

Terrific location

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Mr & Mrs D. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent place to stay

This is another fantastic place to stay.

However, the night we were there had the biggest winds in recent times. The tent walls were flapping. Curtains inside were blowing horizontally. But it was an experience that we were well pleased to have.

This is another place that needs to ask your age and ability. Most of the tents are up a hillside, with steep steps and loose wooden railings. The steps are cut into the hillside stone and uneven. The food was well cooked and presented.

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