Reviews of Doro Nawas
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Doro Nawas review
Avoided Cape Cross as long drive ahead and had seen enough fur seals, glad we did as met couple who's wife had been bitten by one. Arrived 1.30pm, stunning Lodge on hilltop.
Welcomed by Bennie with cold towels and drinks followed by 3rd degree health & safety from Agnes. Good salad for lunch. Shown to huge beautiful, gloriously cool room.
We dashed to Twyfelfontein to see Bushman engravings, well worth a visit. Cost us N$160 (Lodge charge N$1000+). Good dinner.
Early start, lovely breakfast as sun rose. Collected by guide Gift in very ancient, noisy, enclosed Land Rover. Needs renewing considering the price of Lodge & Game Drive. Wonderful exhilarating morning with herd of Desert Elephants. Returned to most delicious beef salad.
A great place, would have liked two nights rather than one.
Luxurious accommodations with 360 views
Doro !Nawas was simply enjoyable. The room was beautifully laid out, and the main dining area was even better - with cosy sitting areas, a little garden, an outdoor verandah, and a rooftop terrace that afforded 360 views of Damaraland, as well as amazing stargazing in the night.
The guides here were also fantastic, and the service staff were friendly and helpful. We had an east-facing room so we enjoyed stunning sunrises (and rainbows!) every morning from our beds.
We would definitely return to Doro !Nawas in the future.
Tip: The Elephant Safari is highly recommended!
Slightly mixed views on Doro Nawas.
The setting is gorgeous and we had great sunsets seen from the verandah, excellent food and a lot of fun with the local Damara staff who were most attentive. We did however find it rather expensive for what it offers and N$800pp is over the top for a game drive especially as we did not see any elephants or other exciting game.
It was very hot when we stayed at the end of January, 45 degrees with a hot wind, and A/C would have been very welcome. One night would have been enough for us.
Doro Nawas review
Nicely positioned. Food was average.
My wife slipped badly in the outdoor shower.
The floor gets very dangerous when wet.
Amazing place to stay for Christmas
Doro Nawas was a magical place to stay for Christmas - the staff were the friendliest and most attentive of our whole stay. The staff made a massive effort to make our stay memorable and definitely succeeded.
Everything about the accommodation was amazing - outdoor shower looking out over the desert, beds that can wheel outside.
The main building really was special, built around the crest of a hill, with access to the roof (where we had Christmas Dinner at sunset - the most spectacular I have ever seen). The pool was small but perfectly formed with wonderful views out across the desert and mountains, our kids spent 2 very happy afternoons there.
We went on their Desert Adapted Elephant safari which was great - found a family of elephants with a baby and followed them for a couple of hours. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the safari great fun.
This was a really, really special place to stay.
Doro Nawas - a really lovely camp
We thought Doro Nawas was delightful - a wonderful setting and very friendly and helpful staff. The chalets were very spacious and charming with great views over the plain and the ability, if you wanted to, to wheel your bed onto the verandah and sleep under the stars.
We had a very good morning game drive to find desert adapted elephants and drove ourselves to see the rock engravings and organ pipes.
One highlight was the impromptu (or so it seemed) singing by the staff at the end of the meal on our second night.
Doro Nawas review
We used our stay here as a rest day and the facilities more than assisted this. The rooms are very spacious, private and comfortable. The view from the room was great for a relaxing sundowner.
The introduction to the lodge was poor, with no mention of any possible activities offered by the lodge, no real time spent showing the lodge / room and the free refillable drinks bottles were not mentioned to us, we found them on a table near to the restaurant with our names on.
The service for the restaurant improved with staff being more helpful and friendly.
Doro Nawas review
Despite the bizarre main-building architecture, the individual chalets were attractive, appropriate and generous.
The elephant spotting is pretty sure it seems, and rewarding. In quality and service, although a whisker down on its sister Desert Rhino Camp, still excellent.
What was amazing was the change in scenery that took place about 15 kms before Noro Nawas, coming from DRC.
Beautiful rooms at Doro Nawas
Doro Nawas was an impressive complex, but overall we felt it was trying a little hard to be something it wasn't. The room was certainly a highlight - huge, comfortable and innovative, with the rolling bed for stargazing and the outdoor shower, as well as an impressive view.
However, we found the food and service was not up to the standards that seemed to be targeted. It would have been much more enjoyable if they stopped trying to be 5-star and embraced the relaxed friendly energy that seemed to exist between the staff.
Doro Nawas - hilltop respite in Damaraland
Wonderfully located atop and around a small hillock in Damaraland near the mountain ridge that includes Twyfelfontein.
Very large, comfortable tented cabin rooms, with decks looking out on the mountains beyond. Brilliant night-time skies with endless banks of stars. Extremely attractive common areas. Excellent food. Especially friendly and helpful service that even included tentative lessons at Khoisan. Very quiet and peaceful (when the wind isn't blowing), so you can hear your neighbors cough.
The morning drive by Doro Nawas to Twyfelfontein was very informative; the separate guided tour of the site itself was extremely interesting, as was a later visit to the Damaraland Living Museum.