Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Reviews of Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 413 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 413 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 C. from Blauzac
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Adored this lodge could have stayed longer

The setting for this lodge is wonderful and such a surprise. The views are amazing. We had 2 tent/chlates side by side for us & daughter and son-in law with a great kitchen diner sitting room in a 3rd tent. If only we had been here long enough to use it!!

The open bathrooms were fabulous. It is funny to brush your teeth and shower with dassies sitting close by on the rocks watching!

We really enjoyed the food in the main lodge and the fact that dinner was served on the terrace overlooking the water hole. Our waiter was such a lovely kind man. Some lovely birds come to the lodge. The walks are lovely to do in the morning and we climbed the big hill behind the lodge to appreciate the stunning views. Enjoyed the pool.

We should have had longer here

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Mr & Mrs B. from Richmond
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unique experience at Erongo

The Erongo Wilderness Lodge offers a unique experience in very well equipped tented chalets set in the Erongo mountains. Our chalet had a large deck with comfy chairs and lounger overlooking the distant plains. The camp manager, Katherine, was very accommodating and helped a lot with arranging activities. Our guide for all our activities. "Gelasius", was very knowledgeable about fauna and flora of the area and had a very endearing personality. The food and the service in the restaurant was excellent, with dinner served on the outside deck. The sundowner walk was a highlight, hiking to the top of a kopje to see the sun set. Would also recommend the sundowner excursion to Paulas Cave. The lodge has a nice little pool set into the hillside but only has room for a few comfortable lounge chairs.
All in all a great stay

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Dr's W from Victoria
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

Quirky and comfortable accommodation, Many interesting birds and mammals.

Good activities. Lovely food, excellent guides and great walks.

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Mrs C. from Crewkerne
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great way to finish our holiday

We stayed here for a very short time as we were on the way to the airport.
The pool is tiny but we had a lovely sunrise walk up the rock behind the lodge and saw lots of baboons.
Lighting in the rooms could be improved.

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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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