Reviews of Safarihoek Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
27 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Safarihoek Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Lots of animals at Safarihoek"
The lodge and chalets were more like an upmarket hotel and less like the safari camp style of the other lodges. We preferred the style of the other lodges since they seemed more in tune with their environment but that's just a personal view. Others may disagree." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Safarhoek the heavenly Lodge"
We had a super comfortable room with indoor and outdoor showers. The staff were incredibly attentive. Food was excellent and we loved the décor of the main room. In addition there was a wonderful balcony on the main room where one could eat and look down at the waterhole at all the animals gathering.
There was a hide and we spent considerable time there viewing the animals. We would have been very happy to have spent longer here. We saw a herd of 30 elephants at the waterhole during the evening (the waterhole was floodlit) and on the second night the guide drove us down to the hide and we took amazing photographs - seriously up close and personal. We saw many creatures not listed below such as waterbuck etc.
Definitely a place to add to any travellers' itinerary." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
"Top class Lodge / Hotel"
The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. A beautiful main building with an excellent swimming pool and far reaching views towards Etosha with a large and busy waterhole in the distance. The room exceptionally well appointed and comfortable. We went for a short walk with the very interesting guide to a viewpoint above the Lodge for a sundowner before an excellent dinner on the terrace.
We were very sorry that we had only booked an overnight stay here en route to Etosha, and would have been happy to have stayed two or more nights." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Next day an wonderful tour, again with Mike when we saw great variety of animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and time spent afterwards with Mike and other staff. Unfortunately dinners were not great - tough pork and eland. Breakfasts were very good." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"A 3 star stalinist lodge with pretensions"
There was one good waiter, Lulu, the rest did not seem to have a clue.
Fantastic setting with glorious view.
Our game drive was excellent, as was our guide, Kristoff. In adidtion to sightings recorded later, we saw a black jackal, 3 groups of red hartebeest, a magnificent male kudu, and although we didn't see a leopard, we saw a recently killed springbock up a tree! Also lots of different birds." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Safarihoek was fabulous"
Our room was well equipped and maintained, a very comfortable haven at the end of the day with high quality soft furnishings and a fabulous view over the plains and waterhole which saw lots of animal activity. The reception / restaurant / bar / pool area was spacious airy and cool. We enjoyed excellent game drives in the private reserve with Graven our guide and were able to see rhinos as well less elusive animals and finish evening drives with a sundowner in the bush, something we had not experienced on previous trips. Engagement with staff at the resort was a highlight: service was efficient and friendly without being too formal or unprofessional. It seemed management had worked to create an environment where staff had respect for themselves and also for guests.
The pool was fun but in late September a little chilly. We didn't use the hide but other guests were very positive.
Access is a long gravel road from the main , tarred C38 to Etosha NP. The lodge describe it as a good road but it took some getting used to however we arrived and left without drama.
Overall, very comfortable, amazing wildlife and the best customer care we experienced on this trip (and others) - but that is not a criticism of the other lodges" See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
"Safarihoek Lodge review"
The facilities were incredibly beautiful and the surrounding landscape was stunning. We also loved the night ride we went on with Mike (the guide) who was so knowledgeable and really went off road for us to see all of the animals - rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and elephants.
The last night we were there, the Safarihoek staff prepared us a special private room for us to enjoy our dinner, which was so thoughtful of them." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"Safarihoek Lodge review"
The lodge is very modern with lovely well-appointed rooms and communal areas. If I am completely honest, the dining area is a bit soulless but this shouldn't detract from the overall experience.
The guiding by Michael was excellent and brought us into contact with more animals than any other lodge. Black rhino was a particular highlight. We experienced 8 sightings (some were repeats), an uncomfortable stand off between two mature males which had been fighting and a more peaceful family group comprising a cow and two offspring of different ages.
Another highlight was lunch near a waterhole which was visited by a boisterous group of bachelor elephants." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Safarihoek Lodge review"
stunning views over vast area of bush/savana
Michael our guide was excellent, very cheery and good wildlife/birdlife astronomy skills
The dining area was somewhat soulless but we were so knackered each night we simply eat then went to bed!
Probably the best wildlife experiences of our visit to Namibia - Fantastic sundowners fantastic rhinos, elephants, and birds galore!" See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
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