Reviews of Hohenstein Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
5 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Hohenstein Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"A pleasant, secluded stop over"
Once again the staff were welcoming and helpful and the room decorations were an artistic treat. We enjoyed the pool though it was early season and somewhat bracing.
We thought the evening meal a little basic and there was no guide available for the walk we had hoped to make though other activities were still on offer. We saw monkeys and an ostrich from our veranda." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
We took a short walk out & saw lots of birds. There appear to be many more interesting walks available if time permits.
Rooms are nice & we had lovely views toward the mountains.
Check in was fine & we were welcomed by a lovely lady, who also served us the following morning at breakfast.
Our evening & dinner, was completely marred by one particular member of staff who was, at best, surly & very rude & as we were staying only one night this coloured our view overall, sadly." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Once the lodge manager had understood what had happened, he apologized profusely. He’s taken this up directly with the waitress, who had had ‘personal problems’ at the time, and assured us that this shouldn’t happen again.
"Lodge & camp underwhelming"
The camp was basic with outdoor showers & a rather uncomfortable dining/ lounge area. The new camp under construction is reported to be on hold with some equipment now being removed for use elsewhere.
Hohenstein overall was rather disappointing.
The road directions need attention." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana
"OK place to stay as a stopover"
It is quite a long drive out of Usakos and off the main route.
We took an evening game drive where the guide was excellent and knowledgeable. However we only saw a few animals in the distance. The sundown stop wasn't great (next to a fence where we couldn't see the dun go down) and we weren't taken to the rock art." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Hohenstein Lodge review"
Good overnight stop for people going north or returning from North. Not ideal for longer stay ... pretty hot in midday and nowhere cool to sit , and mountain rather too far to walk to and climb. I think Expert Africa should have discouraged us from staying two nights (we left after one night).
Night safari was very enjoyable, especially the rock art on massive boulders and potent sundowner.
However ride was long, road bad, and landrover emitted strong petrol fumes. The Namibian tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
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