Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(83%) From 36 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 36 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 C & Mrs L with friends - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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:
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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
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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:
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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
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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:
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Good
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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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Mr W from Michigan, USA
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic

Of course I arrived there late. I signed up for the bushmen rock art tour and the desert elephant tour. Both were fantastic. It was actually the Bushmen and rock art that led me to Namibia. My original plan was to go to Kruger Park in South Africa and film wildlife.

A guide was on holiday so the manager drove us. Great guy, friendly and knowledgeable. He told me that their choir/staff was award winning and one of the best around, they sang to us after dinner. I am an African American and found the cultural experience to be very enlightening and up lifting.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing stay at Twyfelfontein

This lodge was in a stunning location. You really can't see it until you are virtually there. It is sympathetically built near the rocks in a fairly remote area of desert. You have to walk through a split in some rocks to get to the reception! The road to the lodge is very bumpy and might be uncomfortable in a 2WD vehilcle

On arrival we were given two rooms, one at the front and one at the back of one of the accomodation blocks. At first I was slightly disappointed at having the room at the back as it only had a view of the rocks, and was quite dark. This however turned into a godsend as the room remained cool despite the intense heat. The room was clean and comfortable and fairly basic but it didn't matter as there are so many other lovely places to sit and relax at the lodge. All of the staff were delightful and a credit to the lodge. From cleaners to the reception staff to the guides, all were charming and welcoming. The food here was incredible. There was so much on offer and all displayed so wonderfully.

It was an excellent base from which to visit the Twyfelfontein rock carvings and there are several other things to visit nearby, all within easy driving distance. The main attraction however are the desert elephants. We saw them on a guided tour one evening from the camp and even more spectaculalry a herd of them trooped past the lodge the next morning. It was a stunning site and all the guests and staff came out to watch.

At night the stargazing was awesome as there is no light pollution. All in all a wonderful place to stay in the middle of nowhere!

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Mr D & Mrs J. from Dudley
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Very helpful, the manager did all he could to make our stay enjoyable. I said we didn't have a very good view from our room and they moved us immediately to a room with an excellent view.

Would recommend a 2 day stay

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