Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(81%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
20
Average
9
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 47 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.
Miss G. from Thetford
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great location hidden within the rocks

Beautiful room and facilities, with excellent customer service throughout.

Wonderful evening game drive with excellent trackers who used all their knowledge and skills to locate the female elephants and a newly born baby.

Lots of other game seen along the way and beautiful sundowner overlooking the game reserve.

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The J Family from Washington and Rome
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

The lodge was fine, but because it was considerably larger than most of the other lodges we stayed at, it lacked their level of personal service and quality of food.

The situation of the lodge is impressive -- it is built along a red sandstone cliff and the entrance is dramatic and features a walk by its own rock carvings and paintings. The pool was the best we experienced, mostly because it had the warmest water and had a nice man-made waterfall where the water fell along the rocks into the pool The rooms were fine, though not particularly memorable. The food was an average somewhat tired buffet.

Location was exceptional -- very close to the rock carvings and other sites. Also, the grounds had a nice 3 km nature walk, though about half way through it was overgrown and difficult to find the trail. The service was fairly indifferent.

Finally, and maybe this sums it up, we were there during a partial lunar eclipse but, incredibly, they failed to deploy their two large telescopes that were sitting behind the reception desk.

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Mrs R from Billingshurst
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Great location but rooms too hot!

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is in a great location for visiting the cave engravings. Don't bother with the burnt mountain - waste of time! The views are fantastic here and they have their own cave engravings on site. A lovely bar for evening drinks at sunset and the food was very good - a carvery with multiple meat options and an extensive buffet with great service.

The main downside of this accommodation was the rooms. They were dark and a bit cramped, there was a leak from the taps in our bathroom so the floor was always wet, and there is no air conditioning so it was extremely hot and stuffy. There is also no fridge to cool down your wine but you can go over to the bar to get ice. If they renovated the rooms, this place would be great but at the moment it's a bit basic. Although we didn't use them, the lounger cushions round the pool looked very dirty.

We went on the Desert Elephant drive and unfortunately the truck broke down part way so we wasted a lot of time there (but still saw a bull elephant).

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B&A from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 29-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Between a rock and a hard place

Great location and, despite others' comments, enjoyable food. But the whole experience was spoilt for us by the lack of ventilation in the room. There WAS a fan but it was high in the roof and turned at about 60 rpm - once per second. Useless.

The rock carvings were well worth all the effort, although our guide was having a "bad hair day" and was very sulky. A French couple asked to see some other carvings but were ignored. The other attractions were d-I-y: organ pipes, burnt mountain and my favourite, the big hole in the ground named (I believe) wondergat. Some other tourists had got there first and we were able to find the way down by following the sound of their conversations (!!)

Back at the camp we enjoyed the swimming pool with natural waterfall/shower and ended up at the upstairs bar where we discovered a very good menu of snacks with a good selection of sensibly-priced wines.

After another good breakfast and the assembling of lunchtime bacon sandwiches we hit the road for Etosha via Xhorixas, where two of the camp's staff lived and who begged a lift. One was actually a guide who could have led us to some elephants had we the inclination.

Stopped at Outje for groceries. Numerous intrusive police checks were worrying. Petrol/Deisel was tricky with some places wanting only cash and some with no toilets. The OK bazaar was the best place we could find for supplies.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert elephants & rock art at Twyfelfontein

A wonderful spot and we enjoyed the safari very much - managed to see some desert elephants, and zebra & enjoyed our sundowner watching a stunning sunset over the hills. We also enjoyed seeing the Organ Pipes, and our guided walk to view the impressive rock art. A very informative visitor centre too.

Lovely comfortable chalets with private patios and great views across the desert.

However, the restaurant is a shambles and lacks any management whatsoever - we had to lay our own tables for all the breakfasts and dinners that we had there. Also the buffet food was often not replenished until asked...There were piles of dirty plates and cutlery left at various points around the restaurant, there just didn't appear to be enough staff - the few that were available spent all their time taking drinks orders and bringing them from the bar. And the lighting was so poor at dinner that it was almost impossible to identify what we were eating....

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Mr and Mrs L from London
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

A very unwelcoming lodge

This place could have been lovely; the building were interesting and our bedrooms were gorgeous, but boiling.

It was a place that lacked generosity. Nothing was included and it felt really unfriendly. We asked for ice but apparently it was too hot for ice. The staff seemed miserable and some of the other guests, rude.

i would not recommend it and would never stay there again.

The food was absolutely disgusting.

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

A unique resort.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Twfelfontein

A great location. We enjoyed the star info and the various tours.

The only stressor was having the tours fill up and not everyone in our party getting a chance to participate. Front desk folks were not very helpful in that regard.

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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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