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 D + kids 7,11,11 from Herts
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Could have stayed for a week

A brilliant place to relax for a day or two and break up the endless action! Really warm welcome and great staff and guides throughout.

Stayed in a single family tent - effectively segregated into two 'rooms' by a drop-down canvas curtain. Spectacular setting amongst the rocks. Plenty of dassies and geckos around. A few baboon spiders to make the kids squeal!

Large flocks of birds around communal areas - including hundreds of lovebirds. Nice small pool.

Guided walks available each morning and at sunset. Very interesting in spectacular setting. Kids really enjoyed. Guides very knowledgable.

Very high quality food. Good kids menu if ordered in advance. It seems a shame to identify one of the kids' highlights of a country like Namibia as a meal - but breakfast was just that!

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Mr & Mrs T from Bucks
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous location in Erongo Mountains...

A wonderful location to end a wonderful trip.

Doe and his wife provide a fabulous welcome to an amazing camp.

My wife and I had the 'honeymoon' lodge. Far from the centre of the camp with amazing views and many places to sit and watch the sun rise and set. The tented chalets were just perfect. We cannot understand a comment on Trip Advisor where people complain of gaps between wooden floorboards. This is a mountain region of Africa and there will be insects - not that we saw any!. It is not and never should be a sterile unnatural environment.

All food and wine was excellent and it is nice to get recommendations from Doe himself and understand a little about wine in Namibia. The dining room and small pool are in fabulous location and it was such a pleasure to use the facilities accompanied by a wide variety of birdlife.

This is a very special place. We hope it remains so. Do take the trip to Paula's cave. It's a highlight especially when coupled with a sun-downer. All staff and guides are wonderful - especially the fun sense that the guides bring to what they do whilst still being informative; special mention for Halacious (spelling?) who was tremendous fun and very informative...

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Mr & Mrs P from London
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge - great walking

We enjoyed our two night stay here en route to Etosha. We could happily have stayed an extra night. We really enjoyed being able to do our own walks and there are several excellent and well-marked routes. The walks are a brilliant way to start the day and getting to a high viewing spot for sunrise was magical. As well as the stunning scenery, we actually had some very interesting wildlife sightings on our walk as well. We chose to do the evening guided sundowner walk on both days which we also enjoyed - it was a nice way to meet the other guests.

The rooms and the setting of the camp are lovely. We did find our bed very uncomfortable though (much too hard for us).

We loved how they have a bird bath area visible from the restaurant. The meals were all excellent and delicious. Whilst we found the service at dinner both nights charming, it really was painfully slow.

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The J Family from Washington and Rome
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge review

This was the best lodge of our trip. Its setting, nestled among and around huge granite boulders in the hills, is stunning and the entire construction of the place is a real work of love. Each cabin is individually sited among the boulders and trees and they are connected by swiss family robinson kind of walkways. It is very private and marvelously integrated with nature and the landscape. The bathrooms were literally built into the rocks adjacent to the tent chalets and you had a great sense of showering in private but half outdoors.

On top of that, the food was superb -- among the very best of our trip -- and the manager (Doe) was friendly, funny, welcoming and informative. His advice about a newly graded D road to Twyfelfontain was on the mark and probably saved us close to two hours of driving. As a general piece of advice to travellors, I would always recommend consulting with lodges about the best onward route -- we found that the best routes were often not those highlighted on the EA provided map. (That map, by the way, was a great resource. We had bought two other road maps and the EA one was consistently the most up to date and accurate).

Because we had only booked one night, we just had time for a morning hike on the Eagle Trail, which took us up a nearby mesa for some great 360 degree views and was one of the best hikes of our trip. Staff was also welcoming and friendly. If we were redoing our trip, the only significant change we would make would be to add a night at Erongo and reduce Twyfelfontain from 2 nights to 1.

Omaruru is a charming small town and there is a fantastic outdoor art garden if you can find a contact to let you in. Our lunch at the Main Street Cafe, run by a photographer and expat from Boston was excellent and highly recommended.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Very welcoming and friendly. Fantastic location. Interesting approach in the car!

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Mrs R from Billingshurst
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nowhere like this on earth!

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is set in the most stunning location, within the deep red rocks in the most natural setting. You had to drive up the bare rock for the last few hundred metres to get there (4wd needed, or they would give you a lift if needed).
The tented accommodation was fabulous with a private location and semi-outdoor bathroom which I loved! The balcony was perfect for evening sundowner drinks and the room had all the amenities you need.

Meals at the cosy main lodge (with open fire) were delicious with great service.

I so wish we'd had an extra day here to make the most of it and spend time taking in the views and walking in the surrounding area.

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Mr A & Mrs R - Nam VFAs in June
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely lodge

This lodge has a lovely manager with lovely staff.

This is a lovely lodge and plenty to do for a two night stay.

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Mr M. from STOCKPORT
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Quiet Backwater

Excellent breakfast, great tray of fruit and yoghurts etc, and freshly made pan cakes.

Dinner was good. Just had glass of house wine each, which tasted good, but turned out to be the most expensive on the whole trip in Namibia by a distance.

Setting for meals is good , and enjoyed watching the rosie faced lovebirds while eating breakfast.

Did not enjoy driving up the over the rocks at post 6pm (pitch black)to the Lodge. This issue was raised with the Duty Manager and passed onto to the Co-owner.

Room/tents are different, but may be draughty if the wind is up.

The location is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties to the tents or up to the restaurant.

In summary a pleasant spot away from it all.

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Attractive lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is very attractively set in the Erongo hills. The individual tents are very luxurious - the only challenge being which of the several individual terraces one choses to drink one's beer.

The main lodge is attractively situated and the food excellent.

Erongo is strong on birds - the only game we saw were klipspringer and baboons.

It offers both guided and self-guided walks.

Relatively tame but very well done with beautiful views.

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J & PJ from Reading
Arrived on: 27-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Enjoyable walks from Erongo Wilderness Lodge

We only spent a day at Erongo Wilderness Lodge on the way to the Airport. However we had an excellent time in this unusual, way out place. The welcome was friendly, the room exceptional, the food very good and the guided walk we had at sunset was brilliant. Lovely birds and animals too.

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