Reviews of Grootberg Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
89 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Grootberg Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"The terrifying 4x4 climb is worth it"
Once again the staff could not have been more helpfull and friendly.
Beautiful Lodge building with such a nice atmosphere. It was here the staff 'choir' sang for us. Such good fun and entertaining.
The next morning our huts clung hung high on the valley rim wall while the clouds beneath us flooded the valley floor. A truly wonderful sight.
Take a dip in the swimming pool for the untimate photo opportunity: a true infinity pool.
Then came the drive back down...mmm" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Locally run lodge"
The trips available were very good, again finding desert elephant with great sensitivity. It would have been useful to know that the Himba were over a 2 hour drive away. However we were very impressed with how the camp have addressed the issues of tourists visiting the people and it felt beneficial to them as well as us - and not in the least forced.
The dancing and singing from the staff at one meal time was very entertaining" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Grootberg Lodge review"
We felt the entire staff had the utmost concern about pleasing the guests, and they did." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"R & R in Grootberg"
Incredible views and so many small aniamls and birds to spot from the veranda of the rooms.
I didn't take a game drive as we were going on to Etosha but I rather wish I had." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"fantastic and dramatic location"
The food was generally good and the activities well organised" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
The setting was breath taking as was the temperature of the pool water. Lots of different wildlife to see especially birds.
Activities were well organised and once again the guides were excellent. What to say about the staff, they were fantastic, friendly, helpful but useless at netball !! ( Florida and Marianne watch out for a rematch)
Food was once again excellent and served in a friendly atmosphere or was this the effect of Florida's special Springbok and Orryx cocktails? The lodge does have an extremely community based feel about it and you are made to feel like one of the family." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Fantastic views and didn't get a chance to use the infinty swimming pool. Went on an afternoon Game drive as the walks were cancelled due to Lions being too close. Saw a stunning sunset and a lot of game, however you do need to be prepared as the ride is very bumpy! Ended up with some bruises.
Wished we'd stayed two nights to do more, like Rhino tracking. That night at dinner all the staff came in singing Happy Birthday to me and than sang some traditional songs, we were very touched, they also brought in some bubbly which we shared with all the other guests. Another unforgettable experience. Would go back again." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
The trip up to the lodge itself in an old bus was rather fun and we had a lovely welcome from the staff. The lodge staff were very friendly and sang songs for us after dinner which was great.
We were very fortunate that on the tracking for Desert Elephants we came across 3 huge bull elephants; so despite the searing heat and long walk- it was well worth it! The views from the lodge were perhaps it's best point.
Our chalet was in a fantastic location, but not too clean and their were mouse droppings in my bed! The resturant fllor and tables also neede a good clean- but any negatives were soon forgotten due to the lovely location and the brilliant staff." See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
"an OK lodge with some room for improvement"
The rooms are very small and rather dark and they lack some of the usual stuff that we could find in other lodges (no torch, no panic alarm). The paths between the rooms and the main building are really stony and uneven so make sure you have your own torch with you.
The food and service was OK in general, but a bit too slow - for example we had to wait for a lunch snack for an hour. All in all, it's not a very sophisticated place, but we'd like to stress here that the staff are extremely nice and friendly and that can make up for a lot. We really enjoyed the singing after dinner!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Grootberg Lodge review"
Our guide, Moses, was excellent. He told us stories that he had been told by his grandmother about the animals and trees, we learned about the local cultures, flora and fauna and felt very well looked after. We stopped for a packed lunch under the trees and there was no hurry to move on. This trip was excellent value for money. We were disappointed not to have time to do their Rhino tracking trip but we will definitely stay there again.
Much like Damaraland Camp we learned that this lodge is an excellent example of sustainable development, investing in the local community to provide a viable future for the young people. The difference for me was that everybody here was incredibly happy and cheery and it was very well run." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
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