Spitzkoppen Lodge

Reviews of Spitzkoppen Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 14 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 14 of our travellers who have visited Spitzkoppen Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr D & Prof H from UK
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Spitzkoppen Lodge review

We chose this lodge for the unusual location, interesting design and the fact that it's relatively new.

The stylish design and decor met our expectations and, although we enjoyed the general ambience, we felt that the main lounge/restaurant/bar area was slightly lacking in atmosphere, and was 'cold' in more ways than one. The staff went out of their way to rectify this, however, providing blankets and hot water bottles. The lounge might benefit from features such as more 'softer' furnishings, a log fire and staff being around more of the time.

The rooms were cold while we were there and the canvas on the chalets flapped around during the night (ear plugs were provided!).

The activity that we did was fine although the number of available activities seemed quite limited.

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Dr & Mrs C from W Sussex
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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We thought we'd arrived at a Star Wars set!

Very comfortable cabins and a lovely dining room with fabulous view. The wind dropped at night so our sleep was not disturbed as reported by other guests - ear plugs are provided!

Activities revolve mainly around the scenery - few animals but several bird species, especially around the swimming pool.

Very good hot buffet.

One night was sufficient

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Mrs T from Reading
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Gobsmacking location

The location of this place took our breath away. It was very cleverly located on and around the boulders and we could not believe how utterly glorious it was after we entered the gate and wound our way towards the lodge. Staff team again superb, food delicious and guide brilliant. Only regret was that we only had one night.

The 'lodge' rooms however were least favourite on the whole trip. They were a bit like a static caravan with a tent over the top and under the heavy wind we had during the night rattled extremely noisily. I will never forget my 19 yo sons face as he came back to ours after unpacking and asked if we had a dead zebra on our floor too??

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Mr J from Bedford
Arrived on: 4-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic accommodation,location,staff & food

The landscape as you approach the lodge once inside the main gate is spectacular and look out for the wild horses grazing nearby. Vehicles are left at the main lodge complex and you are driven by buggy over raised walkways to your accommodation. The well equipped and spacious chalets are set amidst the lunar landscape with views from the balcony out over the plain. The winds here are strong and we kept windows closed to stop the dust from entering. You can either walk along the boardwalks or arrange to be driven to and from the main camp area serving meals. Food is delicious with a varied selection on offer (buffet). The staff are friendly and polite with the manageress coming over to speak to all guests individually and welcome them to the lodge.

With hindsight we would have stayed longer than one night here to give us the opportunity to explore the location more. We did go on the early morning activity watching the sun rise on the Spitzkoppe mountain and seeing the drawings and rock formations which we were introduced to by our very excellent guide who was clearly well versed in entertaining guests.

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Ms L from Queensland
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The BEST scenery and lodge

Spitzkoppe had the best scenery in Namibia, and the best lodge for someone like me with special requirememts. The granite boulders were smooth like sandstone, and come in the most interesting shapes, with small trees growing out of the gaps. The mountains were made of rose colored rocks and rises majestically over the flat plains, and are visible hundreds of kms away.

The lodge is managed by Janine very competently. The staff here are the most competent and hard working I've seen anywhere on this trip, or virtually anywhere else I've travelled to. This is the only lodge that had virtually everything I had requested for my dietery need. The chef came to me with a plan for meals for the next 3 days upon my arrival, to check whether her plan suited me. She readily modified it during our discussion to suit me. It was amazing!

The rooms were good, and the transfer service between the restaurant and rooms were efficient.

The suggestions I have for improvement are:
• have non see through curtains ( one can only change in the bathroom at present), and there isn't enough feeling of privacy during daytime.
• provide a larger range of good for the buffet (I didn't eat from it but had seen it).
• have a more self explanatory map.
• put signs on main roads or intersections as many people getl lost in the area. I've read about this problem over the years. I don't undetstand why they haven't done anything about it.

But this place is a gem. I recommend staying 2 to 3 days.

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Mr A from Alaro
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Spitzkoppen Lodge review

The most incredible place- very beautiful.

Only comment is that they should offer some of the more classical activities such as sundowners on the property.

Otherwise excellent

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Mr D from Farnham
Arrived on: 8-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Absolutely superb - a 'must stay' experience!

Do not hesitate in experiencing this relatively new lodge. It is the perfect place for a spiritual boost in the wilderness. We only stayed one night, but would have loved an extra day here for a bit of quiet respite from an otherwise full-on exploration of Namibia. It provides luxury in the great outdoors.

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Ms C & Mr N from October
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Spitzkoppen Lodge review

Lovely lodge and good location.

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Mr P & Mrs A from UK
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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sptzkoppen

A very interesting place to visit. Quite extraordinary arrangement.

I enjoyed it very much, and a good place to be for the penultimate day, only 3 hours from Windhoek.

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Mr A from Glasgow
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Welcome to planet Spitzkoppen

From the buggy ride through the hills to the lodges, the stunning pool area, the beautiful fluid rock formations to the mighty Spitzkoppe itself, this place was a magical alien world.

The lodge had several activities to participate in, as well as guided walk and vehicle guided tours there were bikes to use to go on your own explorations and walking routes around the reserve.

The staff were very helpful and the only suggestion we had was for the main eating area to have a bit more atmosphere. With such beautiful surroundings it felt a bit starkly lit and quiet. But that is a minor suggestion in this great place.

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