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Hobatere Lodge
Hobatere Lodge
Hobatere Lodge

Reviews of Hobatere Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

71 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Hobatere Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2018, 16 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Hobatere Lodge.
Lion

69% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

100% success

Zebra

93% success

Giraffe

92% success

Elephant

81% success

Eland

62% success

Wildebeest

58% success

Black Rhino

25% success

Sable antelope

15% success

Brown Hyena

8% success

Roan antelope

8% success

Spotted Hyena

8% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

White Rhino

0% success

Showing 1-10 of 71
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs H
Herne Bay

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 2 Aug 2022
"Hobatere had a great setting near to the waterhole where we say elephant, kudu and impala.

The rooms were spacious but there were no views from the rooms.

The staff were friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our guided afternoon drive. The night drive was very disappointing as we saw very little and although it was only meant to be an hour and a half we spent three hours looking for animals and only saw an owl and a spotted genet cat." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Drs M & R
UK

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 1 Jun 2022
"Perfectly nice lodge and food - helpful staff (re tyre).

However, this lodge is accessed by a rough road where you can't get out of your car. This would be OK except you cannot drive around on your own for game - you have to take a tour.

We were not particularly lucky with sightings and spent some of our time in the newly opened western Etosha." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Ms M
Switzerland

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Apr 2022
"a not very interested staff. they just did the job.

Room and bath were not really that clean. Windows with spiderwebs, a door could not close well and one pane of glass was broken.

First wanted to give us a room with two seperate bed, when we complained the room with a double bed was possible. Was not fully booked.

Food was average and staff was not really forthcoming." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Sightings Report

Brown Hyena

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mrs C.
Dubai

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Mar 2022
"We loved our stay here the staff were SOOOO friendly. The rooms are a little tired, but the atmosphere made up for it, everyone talks to everyone in this lodge. The food was lovely.

The road from the entrance to exit is long and bumpy our two wheel drive did get stuck in a river bed and we had to be towed out, to be fair had it not been raining in the night this probably would have been okay. I would recommend 4 wheel drive cars or someone from the lodge following you, which they did after our incident.

We did a night game drive and saw an owl, hares and a wonderful chameleon, the stars were amazing as well as different deer.

The sunsets are amazing here!

On our way back in to the lodge in the evening we also had a wonderful sighting of 4 elephants playing in the dust.

Once you get onto the road it is easy to reach Galton Gate." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

1 sighting

Giraffe

3 sightings

Oryx

1 sighting

Roan antelope

3 sightings

Sable antelope

3 sightings

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

3 sightings

Mr & Mrs B
Witney

"Hobatere Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Nov 2019
"Rooms were quite rustic and small, but perfectly adequate. Reception and main area was large and open overlooking an area where game could potentially pass through. We did not see much game here, although some had seen lion in the area. However, with close proximity to Galton Gate it was a short trip into Etosha where game was plentiful - one sighting to note was a herd of more than one hundred eland. (Note for Expert Africa - the wildlife research listings are from sightings in Etosha and not on the Hobatere concession)

We did self-drive into Etosha, so the only activity we did from Hobatere was the night drive during which we had reasonable sightings of the nocturnal animals.

Staff were all friendly and helpful." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Eland

4 sightings

Elephant

6 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs R
UK

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2019
"Rooms need to be brought up to date. Reception and seating areas are excellent. Air conditioning should be considered at this level of lodge. Staff excellent. Very helpful." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Average
Mr LeenP
Lewes

"best place for widlife at your doorstep"

2 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2019
"water hole bordering the lodge's terrace, with loads of wildlife.

Hunting pride of lions making a kill. Other lionesses with cubs Although somewhat on basic side - not refurbished lately -really liked this lodge, staff great and come from local community." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr J & Ms D
UK

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Sep 2019
"Great location with the waterhole right in front of the lodge. Plenty of sighting including lion hunting and pride at the perimeter fence of the lodge.

Night game drive was excellent with Genet, White faced owl etc + lions at a waterhole" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Lion

8 sightings

Oryx

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr K
Channel Islands

"Hobatere Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Sep 2019
"I find it hard not to give them an excellent overall simply for the enthusiasm of the staff.

The rooms are tired (i got locked in the bathroom and had to be released from my indignity) but they are clean and the beds comfortable. There are good wildlife sightings we had three different lion sightings, elephants up close and there are good game sightings and you are very close to Galton Gate.

I would definitely go back." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

7 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Oryx

5 sightings

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Dr and Mrs A
Surrey

"Hobatere Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 8 Jul 2019
"This was a contrast as it was a lodge owned and run by the community. Whilst is was not as slick as other places we stayed at it had a charm that grew on us.

The best water hole action of our trip... We did a night drive and got very close to a pride of lions which was exciting." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Elephant

5 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

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