Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(82%) From 39 travellers
Excellent
13
Good
18
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 39 of our travellers who have visited Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B - Sydney
Arrived on: 26-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Pretty lodge in need of refurbishment

Stayed in one of the older, non refurbished rooms. In need on upgrade - having said this, the developments on other rooms (in the early stages) looked promising.

Food plentiful but quality very mixed. E.g. Omelettes at breakfast very good but vegetables at dinner overlooked.

Staff not super friendly and did not make as much of an effort as at other hotels. The exception was Leonardo who welcomed us and took us on the safari game drive. Sunset game drive quite expensive but was a good way to see the desert wilderness. Took a while to find the desert adapted elephants but was a fantastic experience!! Sundowner snacks and drinks were great.

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Mr & Mrs F - West Midlands
Arrived on: 26-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

On the doorstep to see rock art

This lodge is ideally situated for seeing some San Bushmen rock engravings and for Sundowner Safaris in search for desert adapted elephants.

The scoring is rated only as Good because at the time of our visit there was an ongoing refurbishment of some of the chalets around us so it felt as though we were in the middle of a building site.

The food was adequate to good but rather lack lustre compared to other places at which we stayed.

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Ms A & Mr B - New Zealand
Arrived on: 26-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Less personal but comfortable accommodation.

The rooms at the Lodge were being renovated which detracted slightly but service was good if less personal. The buffet food was average but the setting superb.

The safari to see the desert elephants was excellent but did involve a very long drive back to the Lodge in the dark. Having said that seeing the elephants was definitely worthwhile and the search up the dry river and back past the local village fascinating. We note the elephants now share the new community water supply and no longer have to dig for their water.

All in all happy with the accommodation and activities.

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Mr C & Mrs L with friends - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Another pleasant lodge and interesting place to stay but on a larger scale than some of the more intimate Lodges.

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Miss H. from London
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Comfortable and basic

We opted to stay at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge instead of Doro Nawas as it would save us almost £100 each over two nights. It took quite some time to get there after we turned off the main road, which was a bit soul destroying after such a long journey on gravel roads. The road is covered in hard ridges which in a 2WD felt like we were going over thousands of tiny speed bumps, you feel every single one and spend every minute stressing that you're about to burst a tyre.

The lodge is in a lovely setting with it's own bushmen engravings and the staff all speak in a click dialect, which is amazing to listen to. The manager who welcomed us was very friendly and enthusiastic as was our guide that took us to see the bushmen engravings and desert adapted elephants.

The rooms are very basic but clean and we had to put a chair against the door at night to stop it blowing in the wind. The staff were fine if not a little less friendly than some of the other places we had been. On our last night, they all sang a few tribal songs for us, and even one in click, which was a highlight. The chef was very friendly and the food was good - we ate ostrich, crocodile, oryx, beef, salmon and kudu all in one evening!

The excursions made this a good place to stay however the trucks they use could do with replacing - they are old army trucks that although have a lot of character are extremely old and unreliable as one of them wouldn't start the morning we were to go see the bushmen engravings. They do have a fuel stop nearby though so we picked up a different one and when we needed fuel upon departure, the fuel guys were very helpful.

The bushmen engravings were amazing to see and the guide that took us was informative however some tourists ahead of us decided it was a good idea to touch the engravings, which we think should be discouraged by the guides (which it wasn't), if they want to preserve them for generations to come. The desert adapted elephants were quite easy to find and we were the only ones on the trip, which was nice.

The pool at the lodge was great but too cold and there were sun loungers which we made full use of!

The temperature drops at night here more severely than anywhere else we went so definitely worth ensuring plenty of warm clothes are with you at dinner and during the morning and evening excursions.

A classic case of 'you get what you pay for' but ideal for those on a budget.

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Mr J and family - three weeks Nam, Bots, Zim
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Larger lodge, so less personal service. Rooms lovely. Staff not always knowledgeable about local attractions, which was surprising.

Food good, but less able to provide a meat alternative for vegetarians on the buffet

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Dr M. from Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good

Desert elephant tracking at Twyfelontein

This is a large lodge with functional rooms serving buffet breakfasts and evening meals. It is in a good location for the nearby Unesco rock engravings and we highly recommend visiting. Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain are also nearby although we found these disappointing.

What made this for us was the trip to track desert elephants. I use the word 'track' loosely as actually our driver seemed to stop and ask the locals which way to go! However we found the elephants so who is to judge. And the elephants were magnificent. They were quite some way from the lodge but the scenery here is fantastic and provided a beautiful place for a sundowner on the way back.

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Mr D & Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 19-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Could'nt wait to leave Twyfelfontein Lodge

The only place I hated on the whole trip but fortunately it was only 1 night. The only place that was zero help with my wife's food allergies she basically only ate fruit between Swakopmund and Grootberg. We asked about activities and to be fair the new lady who was working there tried to help but the guy up front was to busy talking to a guide so we said we would be back in the morning.

In the morning after again struggling to get any help I ask about mountain bikes which are mentioned on the front page of their website but no one has any clue what i'm talking about.

Off to Grootberg.

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RODDERS FROM LONDON
Arrived on: 26-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Did not go to this destination because of the rains

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

A great setting.

The lodge is set quite high up in the rocks with car parking below but you were allowed to drive up to the accommodation to deposit your luggage and then drive back to the car-park, which was a bit of a pain. Some of the rooms were a distance from the main building but luckily our room was one of the closest.

The room was fairly Spartan but clean and the beds were very comfortable. It was a bit of a trek up to the restaurant area and the dinner was served buffet-style but the food was perfectly acceptable. This was just a stopover on our way to Etosha and we would not have wanted to stay any longer.

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