Grootberg Lodge

Reviews of Grootberg Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 74 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 74 of our travellers who have visited Grootberg Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr K. from Hexham
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great

unbelieveable views. Activities expensive.

Perhaps a lodge too far in our case - 3 in a similar area.

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BarryT from Knutsford
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A truly memorable view

We drove here from Doro Nawas and it takes about three hours but we had a puncture outside Palmvag. An interesting experience! The lodge is at the very top of the Pass and the view you get is outstanding. Its the view you always see on TV of the flat top Entendeka Mountains.

The rooms are small but comfortable and the food is good. The road through the pass is very tricky with lots of loose gravel but the road up to the lodge is even trickier. Unless you really know what you are doing let the lodge arrange transfer. We saw Black Eagles and lots of birds and Dassie but could not go on a self guided hike as there were lions present. Its a great place for an overnight stop.The onward journey to Kamanjab was easy and we got a new tyre fitted and cake in the garage cafe in this busy little town.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

We used Grootberg Lodge as a rest day for ourselves as we were travelling the short distance from Palmwag, having stayed there last year, we knew what to expect. The view from the deck down the Klip Valley is probably the best view in Namibia, utilising the sun loungers all afternoon to recharge our batteries was just what we wanted.

Took advantage of having a massage each in the small Spa. Food was to a good standard, tea and cake served in the afternoon.

We did not participate in any of the activities this time, but have had a great experience rhino tracking there in the past.

The road up is very steep to the lodge, a unique and scary drive and you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to do this. You can leave your car at the bottom and they will transfer you up to the lodge.

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Mrs K. from London
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing views and service

We chose this lodge for the location and it didn't disappoint - the view over canyon really is special.

We didn't participate in many activities whilst here, because we felt like we needed a chill-out day, so we took advantage of the pool and spa facilities instead (be prepared for a very firm massage therapist).

The co-owned status of this lodge really showed itself with brilliant, warm service - and singing at dinner time to mark our anniversary, which was an overwhelming gesture.

I did have a small problem with the rooms though: because the cleanliness was a bit lacking and there were also really big spiders in the thatched roof, which came out at night!

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Ms S & Mr E - NSW Australia
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wow! What a view!

We loved Grootberg Lodge. Our chalet had a stunning vista.

The room itself was comfortable, clean and well maintained.

Our meals were great and our Desert Elephant Drive was a great success.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Breathtaking views from Grootberg

Efficiently collected from communal parking and driven up steep hill to camp.

Pleasant welcome and slighly bare but clean and comfortable cabins with astonishing views.

Great guided nature walk, infinity pool with spectacular view.

Good and friendly service.

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A&A from Portland
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootberg Lodge

The location is stunning.

Very nice staff, happy to please, especially with diet requests.

Bedrooms were fine but the bathroom was dated. The shower was poor.

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Ms J. from Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

The rooms themselves were good.

Although No.6 is right on the edge and no good for anyone who suffers from a fear of heights like I do!

Luckily we were able to swap with our travel companions

Service and food were poor, staff seemed disinterested with the exception of the girls who performed the 'meet and greet' process.

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Mr E & Ms S - Sweden
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hhmm, nice view but that's it...

Depending on our interest we found this lodge without any real point besides a great view of the valley.

Nothing that kind of made you think "why am I here....I'm here because...." could have skipped this.

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Grootberg Lodge review

A very atmospheric lodge in a spectacular setting. Rooms are fairly basic but with amazing views.

The staff are extremely nice and helpful, and put on a great show of singing and dancing after the evening meal. We had hoped to do a walk but this was not advised because of recent lion activity.

The drive up is quite difficult; a four wheel drive would be helpful, even though they pick you up at the car park area. Overall a delightful stay in spite of very windy weather.

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