Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Reviews of Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Average(70%) From 21 travellers
Excellent
2
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Brandberg White Lady Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Lost in the sands of time

I know that this was a lodge that I fancied as a stopover to break up the trip to Palmwag. With hindsight I think I would have pushed on a bit further, given that the lodge was, I believe, some 27kms from the main road.

The cabin was basic - no glass in some of the windows for example. This was not a problem until the wind got up and allowed loads of sand into the room.

In addition, the cabins were some distance from the main lodge and quite spaced out in what appeared to be no logical pattern. As a result, when returning to the cabin after the evening meal, we very quickly got lost in the dark and ended up stuck in some soft sand. Fotunately some people in 4x4's were camping out nearby and came to our rescue.

Mealtime was chaos - there seemed to be insufficient tables etc for all the guests and as there was a coach party staying who wanted to sit with certain friends, it ended up like a game of musical chairs. The service was patchy - the staff seemed more interested in supplying alcohol than in getting the food from the kitchen. As a result, those of us that were furthest way from the kitchen had to wait a long time as staff were diverted to go and fetch drink orders that they received whilst serving diners.

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Mr & Mrs G and Mr & Mrs W - Surrey
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Brandberg White Lady Lodge review

The Goodwins and Wilsons had different opinions on Brandberg. The Goodwins liked it and the Wilsons thought it was poor.

We did the Game Drive but unfortunately landed up with a tour party on the vehicle which was not very satisfactory. Although Desert Elephants had been seen in the camp on that day and all week and we had a 90% chance of seeing them, this was not to be. The Cabaret by the local people after the Evening Meal was excellent and the gardens to the place were lovely.

The Goodwins loved the tents and open showers but have to say that there should be better directions to getting to this accommodation since at one time we found ourselves on the Game Drive Road and nearly sank in the sand! The bed linen needs replacing since this is very tired.

We did the walk to the White Lady but were very disappointed to see how small he/she was!

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Mr & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
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one night only

Lovely location, accommodation adequate but sadly lacking in any ambience.

Staff did not seem to be managed in any way and there was no organisation as such. Dinner was ok but only one person seemed to serve many guests....a bit like a school dining hall. We left before dessert as there was little atmosphere and had a drink back at our chalets.

Management issue, not staff.

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Mr & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Poor
Food:
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Brandberg White Lady Lodge review

Our impression of this lodge was that it was quite impersonal and seemed under staffed, this could be down to lack of organisation on a management level.

Glad we only stayed for one night.

Did not like the caged birds at the reception area.

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Family Adventure to Skeleton Coast
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
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Facilities:
Average
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Brandberg White Lady Lodge review

The tents looked as though they would be rather fun. The building rooms are alittle tired.

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Mr L & Mr L - Kent
Arrived on: 11-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

We used this lodge as a stopover to break up a long drive. As such it met that need. Room was basic, although the welcome was warm and friendly, and the location positively stunning.

It was some way off the main road however, and the access road was heavily ''washboarded''. We very much enjoyed meeting Kingsley and Stumpy (two young Meerkats), they were good company at breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Missed the elephants by an hour....

Good value and well located between Etosha and Swakopmund. Rooms very simple and the (preferred) detached ones feel very "African" with wood fired hot water and battery electic lights.

The possiblity of bumping into elephants gives an added frisson to the stroll to the main restaurant and the morning delivery of hot water for tea/coffee is welcome and charming touch. Service in the restaurant tends to be slow and the fixed menus are simple but adequate. The bar seems to be a local gathering place and the beer and the pool are cool and good after a long drive to get here.

The springbok has grown up - and is more amorous than last year.

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
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Good

Brandberg White Lady Lodge review

We picked this lodge simply to break the drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund and so for a one night stop it was fine. It was basic but clean, everyone was very friendly and very helpful when we needed some help with our car.

The lights in our chalet which were battery fed were temperamental but we did not worry too much as we went straight to bed after dinner (early nights were becoming the norm!)

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Dr R & Dr M - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Brandberg White Lady - small rock paintings

We stayed here en route to Etosha. It was recommended to us. It was our token rock paintings day. Rock paintings were nice but very small.

I wasn't prepared for this being such a beautiful location. Again a separate chalet - travel by car to lodge for dinner to avoid elephants...which we didn't see. The lodge grounds were very nice and being a largish lodge there was a good enclosed area floodlit for a beer.

Food was fine...but light much of the food we had, not a highlight.

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Dr H & family - Cockfosters, Herts
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Brandberg White Lady Lodge review

good location, the walk to see the White lady was long and not to be recomended in the heat of the middle of the day as we did.
It was worth while but my daughter commented that if these were the best rock paintings in the world she may give the others a miss!

We felt very close to nature and we appreciated that electricity is difficult to generate, however we had almost no light in the evening which semed usual, so some provision should be made for battery operated lanterns, as the candles we were given were clumsy to use and not appropriate for children in rooms on thier own. One of the highlights were the staff singing traditional songs after supper, even my 16yr old son thought they were cool !

Hunt for the elephants great, if you find them, we were lucky.

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