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Spitzkoppen Lodge
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Spitzkoppen Lodge
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Spitzkoppen Lodge
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Spitzkoppen Lodge
Spitzkoppen Lodge
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Spitzkoppen Lodge

Reviews of Spitzkoppen Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

28 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Spitzkoppen Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2018, 14 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Spitzkoppen Lodge.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Zebra

100% success

Oryx

25% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Elephant

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Spotted Hyena

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Wildebeest

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr P.
Vienna

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 7 Aug 2022
"Finally some warm weather (even hot during the day, at 35 degrees Celsius), and even at night it remained mild. The Lodge is quite spread out. Having the golf buggy service for the luggage is very welcome. Out tented chalet was a bit crammed but nice. The only place where we had a mosquito net on this trip.

The scenery is grand, Spitzkoppe in the evening or very early morning light is quite something to behold. The lodge grounds are enlivened by a troupe of dassies (rock hyraxes), who are quite entertaining. The pool by the main building is a large bird bath, but that didn’t deter my wife to have a (very cold) dip in it.

The food served at dinner was nice, though not quite on the gourmet level we had expected from the advertised fact that the chef had apparently entered some nationwide competition. Breakfast was very good though and unusual – a welcome break from the standard offerings, with several quiches and pastries (both savoury and sweet) to choose from.

We did one activity, namely an evening tour to the famous rock arch, some ancient Khoi San rock paintings and narrow rock formations to clamber about in, which was a nice addition." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Zebra

1 sighting

Family P
Spain

"Spitzkoppen Lodge stay"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jul 2022
"We stayed here for 2 nights which we felt was perfect for our family. The location is just incredible and it's well worth staying for that alone: watching the light and shadows at sunrise and sunset was magical.

When we arrived, the lodge itself appeared as strange and otherworldly as the landscape it sits within, and on first sight I found it a weirdly unnatural imposition, with its raised metal walkway, beach-hut style tents and the noisy buggies used to deliver baggage and guests around the camp. However after reading the information provided about the design and construction of the lodge I completely changed my point of view. The lodge has clearly been designed with a great deal of thought and care for its environment, and its position "on top" of its surroundings means the whole thing could be dismantled and removed without leaving any permanent trace or damage.

The lodge is equally admirable in terms of community involvement, with local staff coming from the small village of Spitzkoppe, which benefits from 50% of lodge profits and a shared water treatment system.

We didn't feel the need to join any of the activities and appreciated that no-one tried to encourage us to book... instead we were given a local hand drawn map and some recommendations and left to explore by ourselves which was super easy. The short climb up to Bushman's Paradise was a real surprise thanks to a very passionate and well educated local guide from the nearby village, and we all enjoyed clambering around the boulders near the famous rock arch.

Food was consistently good and we enjoyed some great chats with the lovely Anna in the restaurant, who is a real credit to the place and is hopefully on her way to great things.

Our connecting family rooms had been thoughtfully kitted out and felt very luxurious, even if the tent roofs can get very noisy on windy nights. We didn't sleep well on one night here because of the noise, and were woken early on both mornings by the buggies collecting departing guests. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay here." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Zebra

6 sightings

Ms M
Switzerland

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 6 Apr 2022
"A perfect secluded place.

Nice rooms, not over the top, very pleasant." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr and Mrs G
London

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 5 Feb 2022
"A lovely lodge with close links to the community and a seriously good location which challenged the significantly more expensive Sonop.

An easy drive from Swakopmund which breaks up a journey nicely.

You are borderline guaranteed to see zebra as the reserve the lodge sits on is small and fenced to keep the zebra in." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr & Mrs M
Reading

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Nov 2021
"Incredible location, comfortable rooms, good food and very friendly and helpful staff.

Sundowner drive to get close to hills and rock paintings well worth it." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs M & Mr D
Germany

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 6 Dec 2020
"Highly recommend this lodge.

The lodge is located directly ar the foot of the Spitzkoppe mountain which for its shape is also called the Matterhorn of Namibia. Rock formations are as impressive as those of Mowani Mountain Camp and the staff is highly committed to make your stay special.

The area is not as busy as the one around Mowani which might be considered as a plus.The camp is located a bit off the main tourist route, but still in a good reach when travelling from Windhoek to Swakopmund or vice versa or when travelling from Damaraland down to Namib Naukluft NP.

One just need to be aware that this lodge is more about landscape rather than game viewing." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Zebra

1 sighting

Mr & Mrs SH
Seattle

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 11 Dec 2019
"Beautiful location and perfect after days of traveling and needing a quieter spot, great outstanding views, great little pool with a view, sunsets from the lodge, sunrise from your tent/room.

Loved this place and wish we had a extra day to stay, relax, just view they beauty of the surrounding rocks or red! And there a great animals there too.

We took a morning bike ride to several spots to get out and get some body movement!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Zebra

3 sightings

Mr K.
Egham

"Outstanding lodge in magical location"

1 night Arrived 30 Oct 2019
"This is a brilliant lodge in a thrilling location at the base of the mountains.

The lodge is superbly run and had by far the best service of any we stayed at. The food was outstanding.

We have nothing to complain about, other than that out our stay was not long enough." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Zebra

6 sightings

Mr & Mrs R
UK

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Oct 2019
"We felt that we shouldn’t have been advised to spend two nights here. Very limited in things to do. Nice location to explore initially. Chef was excellent and provided good vegetarian food. Manageress not in evidence and did not appear to be interested in her clients. Rooms were poor, lacking in toiletries etc. Cold and dusty due to open floorboards. No suitable lounge area or feeling that you could linger after meals" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs B.
Richmond

"Amazing short stay at Spitzkoppen"

1 night Arrived 11 Sep 2019
"Spitzkoppen is another of Namibia's jewels, offering unique tented chalet accommodation set against a backdrop of the Spitzkoppe
mountain on the edge of the Namib Desert in southern Damaraland. Most of the chalets are on stilts and offer spectacular views over the desert plain and mountains beyond. A unique boardwalk system connects the chalets to the main lodge and dining area, which is set part way up the hillside adjacent to the small pool, from where you can enjoy a sundowner and watch a great African sunset. The chalets are very well equipped and very comfortable, with a small deck overlooking the desert. One of the highlights of Spitzkoppen is simply its location and the setting of the chalets and other buildings among the rocky landscape. The other highlight was the morning excursion we took, with our very capable guide Anna, around the Spitzkoppen rock area, and seeing some examples of ancient rock paintings. The staff in the dining room were very friendly and accommodating and a group of ladies from Damaraland sang some traditional Damaraland songs after breakfast just before our departure." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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