Hobatere Lodge

Reviews of Hobatere Lodge

Good(90%) From 66 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 66 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.
Mr A from Somerset
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere Lodge review

THE WATERHOLE AT HOBATERE IS VERY RICH IN WILDLIFE AND THE GAME DRIVES WERE EXCELLENT

THE ROOMS LESS GOOD

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Dr & Mrs C from W Sussex
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A lovely lodge with lovely people and game ++

We really enjoyed our time here. The philosophy of supporting the local community had great appeal. The spacious main lodge with game viewing from the decks was excellent. Our room was in the original accommodation block and was a bit tired but comfortable.

Game drives were very successful with many species seen and our guide, Samuel, very knowledgeable.

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Mr J & Ms J from Devon
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere Lodge review

The night drive was the highlight of our trip. The staff were very friendly and accommodating

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Mrs F from London
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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small lodge in beautiful landscape

Stayed here in 2017 and pleased to return.

Lovely warm welcome from staff and excellent food and drink. Safaris yielded plenty of game and elephant. Sadly no lions this time (18 in 2017).

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Mr P & Mrs L from Uk
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere Lodge

Pleasant lodge. Too far from Galton Gate for day trip into Etosha, and in the wet season there's very few animals to see.

One night would have been sufficient (in the wet season).

They provide tea and coffee sachets in the rooms, but no kettle. There are hair-driers, so presumably there's enough power for a small kettle.

Rooms adequate, but not high class; small and airless; no a/c.

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Mr & Mrs S from Harrow
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good but like Kruger rest camp

Bit large. Food and service good.

Game guides not up to standard.

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Mr K from Hexham
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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great

Greatly enjoyed the night time safari - not on offer widely in other places

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Mr K & Mrs N from noycekn@hotma
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hobatere Lodge review

This was our first visit to Hobatare, we chose it due to its close proximity to Galton Gate.

Main lodge is impressive overlooking a small waterhole which attracts a myriad of birds as well as elephant and lion during our two night stay.

Food was to a good standard with a varied dinner menu each night we were there. Cooked breakfast was available as well as normal cereal and fruit. Accommodation was slightly disappointing, rooms were tired and not cleaned to a high standard.

We took an evening game drive, saw elephant and lion by the main Waterhole, other game was not prolific. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the flora and fauna.

Next day we decided to drive into Etosha and we’re rewarded with black rhino, elephant and lots of antelope and birds.

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Cambridge 4 from UK
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Almost on safari from the terrace

We travelled through the western part of Etosha & the Galton Gate to get to Hobatere. The waterholes on route are much less busy (human wise) than those further east but we saw some amazing wildlife en route. At the time of our visit the road in Etosha was in a bad state & our journey very slow. When we arrived at Hobatere (6pm) we received a warm welcome & found that day staff had stayed on duty to wait for us. We stayed in the thatched chalets which were lovely.

Staff were very friendly, efficient & food was great.

There are great views from the terrace across to a waterhole, which attracts a lot of wildlife & this can also be visited closely as there is a hide above it. We were driven over there & stayed for 1½ hours during which time we saw huge numbers of zebra vying for a space, as well as lots else. Another water hole is located at the camp, which attracted lots of visitors including lions & we witnessed a kill there.

We took one trip out here & got some good bird sightings & elephants.

We could have happily stayed longer at Hobatere, just soaking up the surroundings and atmosphere.

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Miss G from Thetford
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice to see it open again

I had a wonderful time staying at Hobatere Lodge 9 years ago before it sadly burned down. I was not sure what to expect as I returned to see the newly designed reception area and was scared I would be disappointed. It did not take long to allay my fears and we had a truly amazing time relaxing by the waterhole and watching the animals down to drink.

The staff were very welcoming and so interested in what we had been doing, what we had seen and went out of their way to enhance our experience, with the guides running groups of people out to see two lionesses who were laying up a distance away from the waterhole.

We had 3 interesting game drives, which each presented different experiences within the African bush and enabled us to see a wide variety of wildlife at very close proximity. The meals were outstanding and well presented, using local produce. All credit to the Hobatere Concession community for getting this lodge up and running again, I didn't want to leave.

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