Reviews of Huab Lodge
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Everyone should experience Huab Lodge
A wonderful place to visit. The family-style dining is so enjoyable and makes one feel at home.
Jan, Suzi and all their staff are excellent company and do everything to make their guests comfortable and welcome. Excellent guiding by Jan, plenty of nearby places to stroll to around the lodge and enjoy seeing birds, lizards, various insects and plants and the most superb bungalows in which to enjoy comfortable relaxation and privacy.
Some people might be disappointed not to see lots of game but anyone with wider interests in plant-life, smaller animals and geology would enjoy being here.
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Our hosts Jan and Suzi were delightful and interesting people. Huab Lodge's facilities are beautiful and tastefully decorated. Our bungalow was wonderful. The food was wonderful and the family-style meals enjoyable. Steve's vegetarian meals were the best of our three week trip, thanks to Suzi.
We participated in sunrise walks and nature drives led by Jan. The location is somewhat remote but the area is beautiful and serene. Wildlife included oryx, kudu and steenbok but desert-adapted elephant sightings are rare. We enjoyed watching a pair of yellow-billed hornbills doing a courtship display in a tree.
Very relaxing stay at Huab lodge
Fantastic staff, loved the communal meals and laid back atmosphere.Read more about the whole safari
Very relaxing and peaceful.
A lovely place with delightful staff and owners. Very little large wildlife but great if you are obsessed with birds.
The accommodation was beautiful and very well positioned to ensure privacy and outlook.
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Good early morning walks.Read more about the whole safari
Klipspringer at dawn
Jaap was a delightful guide - relaxed and enthusiastic for the animals and landscapes of Huab. Our favorite part was getting up for an early walk with Jaap, fueled with Rooibus tea and lovely homemade bread, and seeing a Klipspringer silhouetted on a rocky hillside in the first light of the day.
I also found the hot springs to be quite the right thing to visit at the end of the day and loved getting to it via a path cut in the tall grass alongside the bank of the Huab River.
If you are driving yourselves, as we did, it is best to be aware that the road in from the highway is about 30kms. The road is fine but don't be in a hurry - there is much to enjoy in the scenery on the drive.
Excellent lodge short on game
This was a very pleasant and hospitable lodge set in magnificent mountain and valley scenery. Unfortunately it was at the end of a long drive in along a dirt road which was at the limit of a small 2WD following heavy rain. The food was excellent with a choice of two main dishes and good but different wines provided with each meal.
The area was short of game apart from over six hundred oryx, although we were provided with the spectacle of a rock python attacking the lodge dog. There were at least four species of rare succulent plants growing in the grounds.
Huab is the Place to Relax and Enjoy Namibia
We chose Huab Lodge as the place we most wanted to stay for our 40ieth Wedding Anniversary based on our previous two enjoyable visits. We were not disappointed as Jan and Suzi and staff went out of their way to make it a very special event for us.
We really enjoyed the early morning walks with Jan as it is not often that you get the chance to travel on foot while on safari in Africa. The morning and afternoon drives kept us well occupied during the day. Game viewing includes animals such as zebra, kudu, oryx, and a wide variety of birds, but don't expect to see the abundant variety of wildlife seen in places like Etosha Park.
Huab is a great place to relax and enjoy being in Africa!
Can confirm approach road long and arduous for a small car.
Situation of hot water spring idyllic (sic).
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Spacious clean rooms, well laid out lapa, excellent food and good facilities. The management team were welcoming and good hosts with a great sense of humour.
The overall experience was let down by the quality of the guiding and the drives which compared poorly with our experience at other lodges.
Expert Africa comments
We were very surprised by the comment about the guiding, and passed it to Huab – who were very straightforward; they didn’t try to make any excuses.
They explained that there is trainee guide at the lodge who doesn’t usually take guests out on his own; but in this case, he did. They have apologized to us, and assure us that they have “already taken steps to ensure that there will be no recurrence in future.”
The guiding at Huab is usually excellent – the owner, Jans, is one of Namibia’s top wildlife guides – and so we are confident that future guests won’t have cause for complaint about the standard of the guiding.