Hobatere Lodge

Reviews of Hobatere Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 44 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 44 of our travellers who have visited Hobatere Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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lovely camp with fabulous staff

Magical drive into camp along 30k of sand road.

Pleasant and clean cabins in a camp which has been recently fenced due to lion activity.

Good restaurant. All staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.

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Mr B & Mrs C - Glasgow
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Views of game from veranda was superb

We stayed 2 nights and used the lodge as base to explore the western end of Etosha for two days . This part of Etosha was empty of people and animals - except an exceptional experience of a herd of 25 giraffe at one waterhole. We had medium sized room in a terrace . It was adequate.

All the staff were friendly and we had many interesting conversations with manager and guides . The food was superb one night - an African version of a Chicken Kiev - and on second night an average game steak . Both dinners marred by moths both outside and inside . ( But it is the African wilderness?!) We saw elephant close up from veranda but little else even on a late afternoon game drive - very disappointing .

The 18k drive up a gravel track ( not a road) to the lodge is - in my opinion - not suitable except for 4 wheel drive . Thanks to Wilderness Travel we had received an upgrade to a brand new 4X automatic . It had only 9k on clock and it became a high light of my holiday as we covered 3700k fast and in comfort !

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great game viewing at Hobatere

The lodge is a lovely place to stay with a great view over the plains.

It's star feature is the waterhole about a half mile away which the guide will take to you to and leave you at the hide until you want to return. We saw a procession of zebras, kudus, giraffes, oryx, baboons, impala and springbok as well as many birds. In the evening we were rewarded by four lions who were lying between the lodge and waterhole.

There is also a small waterhole right next to the lodge which attracts wildlife. The food was very good, staff friendly and the pool quite large, though it could have been a bit cleaner.

The chalets are comfortable, but were very hot even with a fan and could do with air conditioning.

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Ms M. from dublin 22
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great night drive at Hobatere

Hobatere was a great location, the staff were really friendly and interacted well with us and service was great. It was great to be able to lounge on the veranda watching the activity around the water holes during the early evening.

Our room was not on par with the previous accommodation, the bathroom was small. However it was clean and well maintained.

The evening meal was really good, my partner had the best steak of the trip here. However the afternoon tea was poor and breakfast didn't have a great selection on offer.

We went on a night drive with Michael and Patrick and really enjoyed it. It was great to see all the night creatures, although how the lads spotted some of the creatures they pointed out to us I don't know!! The drive culminated in finding 3 young lions just outside the lodge grounds - great way to end the drive.

Another great camp and we are really glad we got a chance to stay here

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Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hobatere Lodge review

Good location for entry to West Etosha (although Hobatere entry road bit rough at 30 mins away).

Comfortable but very compact rooms. Good restaurant area, nice small pool.

Good food and service. Pity about staff singing entertainment.

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Mr T and Mrs H - Namibia in 14 days
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere lodge .. lovely!

We had a good stay at Hobatere Lodge, great food too.
Staff were helpful and the singing in the evening was fun.

Successful early morning trip with guide... could see animals from the lodge and waterhole. We would definitely recommend this lodge, though rooms are small and no facilities for hair drying or coffee making etc unless a flask is collected from reception.

The wifi was non existent.

We would have been happy to stay another night and access Etosha from the lodge

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Mrs A & Mr J T - Namibia in three weeks
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere Lodge

Hobatere did not disappoint despite having come from the middle of Etosha.

Our room was comfortable, with good luggage space and a nice veranda overlooking the bush. Despite the fact the we were mid-terrace it was quiet and felt private. It was the only place that we stayed where we were escorted back to our room after dinner as there was nothing to separate us from the local wildlife, as demonstrated by the elephant dung on the doorstep!

The food was presented well and the cooked to order breakfasts delicious. Bar prices were good, encouraging rather more gin and tonics than are sensible.

We really enjoyed our two hours in the hide, seeing plenty of game including our best view of the holiday of eland, but including good viewings of giraffe, zebra, warthogs, springbok, kudu, jackals and a great flock of guinea fowl. There were also many birds and eagles. On returning to the lodge, late morning, a troop of baboons came down to the waterhole adjacent to the building, along with kudu, all drinking just meters from us and with the minimal of barriers.

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hobatere Lodge

We stayed here three nights. A nice place to stay with plenty of wildlife to see both during the day from the lodge and also on the day and night game drives.

The staff here were very welcoming. On one evening the staff presented Mike with a lovely birthday cake and there was lively singing. The only disappointment was that, although they advertise doing trips into Etosha, they were not able to arrange an Etosha trip while we were there. One of the main reasons for staying here was to explore the western end of Etosha and to go on organised game drives to give my husband a break from all the driving. The reason given was because one of the guides was not there on the particular day, but as he was, we were a little confused over the explanation.

The upside was that we did get to see a small pride of four lions on a kill. These are being studied by the Africat foundation. There were also excellent sightings on a night game drive, including an Aardvark.

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Mrs C from Southampton
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Characterful and comfortable

It was a nice lodge but not quite as well run as the other lodges, although friendly service.

The food was very good and well cooked.

The water hole was a great attraction, with plenty to watch.

We had an enjoyable night drive and the guide was very interesting.

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Mrs S. from Richmond
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Average
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Great waterhole viewing

Great viewing of 2 youngs lions and large herds of zebra, springbok and kudu.

This was one of the few lodges that didn't seem to operate water saving in the showers, which we thought was a shame. As every other lodge operated this system of water catchment.

Night drive that allowed us to see small animals, pretty genet cats and spring hares. It shouldn't always be about the big 5.

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