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 H from Taunton
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Fantastic food and we enjoyed the guided walks. Good scenery but not a lot in the way of wildlife, though we did see warthogs at the water hole and lots of birds just by the restaurant.

Sundowner trip to the cave paintings was over priced.

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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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Gurinder & Jill, UK
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sensational mountain retreat

Loved it! Tent No 1 - wonderful, loved the ambience and the bathroom and the little visitors on the rocks each day (Cassies). Ranger walks were excellent, as was the game drive to see the cave art - like going back in time. Exceptional. The owner dropped in to say hello too and this was a nice touch. Service overall VG indeed.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

An absolute joy in every way. Spectacular location, lovely rooms, good food, great staff and the freedom to walk alone or with a guide. If you want to stretch your legs and not spend too long in a vehicle then do visit this camp. Two days should be a minimum stay.

Beautifully scenic landscape and the drive up is not that bad, and perfectly easy in a 4*4, but don’t do it if you are a nervous driver! Do take the guided walks if you are reasonably fit; the guiding is great and views spectacular. It’s an easy walk to Laura’s cave to see the bushman paintings and that should not be missed.

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Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Did the early morning walk, nice walk but our guide not really very informative.

Great view from restaurant of birds and we saw a rock python at breakfast on our last morning.

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Mr and Mrs H. from Fleet
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

A wonderful location hidden in a canyon. The final approach road is a challenge which you don't need to take. Very welcome small rock pool to cool off in. The room was very comfortable, the bathroom very simple but well designed and practical. The sundowner drive was quite gently - seeing the rock art was a highlight.

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