Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Reviews of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Good(83%) From 34 travellers
Excellent
12
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 34 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 A & Ms J - Brighton
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Three nights possibly too long

Service was a little impersonal but that wasn't an issue at all. The staff singing after the meal was excellent - they were talented and clearly enjoyed it too.

It would be really useful if there was more information on the trips offered. We were interested in desert elephants but when we asked, the staff member said it was 50-50 as to whether you saw them so we didn't sign up. They were not at all encouraging. We subsequently found out that people saw them each time. A record of what and when would have helped our decision - we were very disappointed we made the wrong decision.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Loved the location.

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is a bigger lodge, catering big groups and it is lacking a bit of atmosphere despite its definitely interesting location in the middle of nowhere.
There is nowhere else you can eat, so you have to dine at the only restaurant and take the buffet. Although once for lunch, I asked if I could just eat a main course and they accepted. The staff is very keen to help.
We booked a nature drive tour, which they organised. The guide was definitely knowledgable about nature and we enjoyed getting some detailed information.

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

The setting around Twyfelfontein Country Lodge was just amazing.

I only stayed one night but wish I had stayed a few more days. The room was clean and comfortable and the activities highly recommended - loved the drive through the desert/savannah to see the desert elephants and the Welwitschias. Great guide and interesting information about the local flora and fauna.

Overall, an amazing place.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Twyfelfontein Lodge is set in a magnificent setting and was the biggest and oldest lodge that we have visited. This is reflected in the rooms which were clean but very dated and could do with an upgrade.

I had reason to complain to the management becuase the towels in our room were never completely dry and as a consequence were smelly. Management seemed to take my comments onboard and I hope the laundry respond for future guests.

Our game drive to see the river adapted elephants was very successful and even involved us rescuing two men and their vehicle who had been stuck in the river bed for over 3 hours! They were very happy to see us looming towards them in the dusk!

I would suggest that one night at this lodge is sufficient as the Organ Pipes and Black Mountain are a bit of a damp squid! The Rock engravings are certainly worth a visit though. The evening buffet could also get a bit repetative!

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Another unique location. 'Huts' very clean and comfortable. Much bigger lodge than any we'd experienced so far but still fine.

Meals were self-service with staff 'waiting' mainly to bring drinks and clear away empty plates etc. The lady looking after us wasn't as enthusiastic in her attentions as we were becoming used to but it didn't spoil anything for us. From our observations of other members of staff she seemed to be a bit of an exception. (We're not complaining here just making an observation - it just shows how good the service was that we received for the vast majority of the time).

Quality of the food was fine but the self-service gave it a 'school meals' atmosphere. Again, not a moan really, just a bit different to other places. One comment re breakfast - to make sure the eggs were cooked as fresh as fresh could be there was just one chef cooking fried/scrambled eggs/omelettes to order - good quality but such a waste of valuable time when you're itching to get outside and see wonderful things!

The weather had warmed up considerably by now as we'd moved up north so we actually took advantage of the pool at this lodge and didn't need to use the blankets at night!!

Adverse comments not meant as complaints - just meant to point out that this lodge had a different feel to it, mainly due to its size - good practice for Okaukuejo!

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T Family - Auckland
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

Having experienced some truly wonderful acccomdation we were disappointed at how basic the rooms were in Twyfelfontein. The 3 single beds just fit into the room and the linen was very basic.

Having said that - the lodge was very much in touch with the environment and it was clean. Our hot water gas bottle had run out but they were quick to fix it and the setting was spectacular.

The buffet breakfast and dinner was plentiful and the performance by the staff was a lovely cultural touch.

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Expert Africa comments

Twyfelfontein Lodge have informed Expert Africa that they are in the process of replacing all their bedding. Each room has also been repainted with the tiles, showerheads and taps upgraded. They expect to have all their rooms updated and upgraded by the end of August 2011.

Mrs S and family - Stockport
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review

The children really enjoyed this lodge, although it was large the staff made it very enjoyable

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Ms J x 2 from Birmingham
Arrived on: 8-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Twyfelfontein Lodge review

This was the place we liked the least of all on our trip - we felt it was a bit like a package holiday hotel. On arrival, in the heat of the afternoon and after a hellish drive on the worst roads we experienced in Namibia, we did not feel welcomed or well-treated - what we really wanted was to be shown to our rooms so that we could shower and change and relax.

Instead we were just numbers on a list, told to go to the bar upstairs - we didn't and asked for our room key and what to do with car, staff at reception just not concerned or helpful. When we got to our room we were very disappointed - small hot dark box. Needed something to eat but had missed lunch and had to work to persuade chef to make sandwich.

Overall, food OK but canteen rather than dining room so eating dinner was not a pleasant experience - very crowded and noisy.

Trip to Rock engravings was OK.

Great swimming pool but only 4 sun loungers - for a hotel with 56 bedrooms!

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The Water dikkops from Calgary, Canada
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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well worth a stop

Fantastic lodge location! Built right into the rocks. COOL To be honest, the san art right in the rocks at the entrance were as good as any we saw at the world heritage site!

Food very good. Singing cooks a nice touch!

Rooms need to be improved! They need to but some of our tourist coin back into up keep!! Looked run down,felt a bit like a cheap motel room to be honest. Fan didn't work etc.

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