Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion

Reviews of Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion

Excellent(98%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr D. from Egham
Date: 18-Sep-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion review

The excursion takes you out into the dunes and provides a great opportunity to see the highlights of Sossusvlei. Whilst you could do this yourself using your own vehicle, you would need a 4WD and know how to use it in soft sand.

It is also unlikely you would get so much insight and find the quieter parts away from the main crowds of visitors. We therefore found it worthwhile and of good value. The lunch was good and served in a remote location with a perfect setting. An Oryx even kindly came and sat under a tree nearby to complete the view.

As someone who is disabled following a spinal injury, I didn't expect to be able to climb the main dune or descend into the Sesriem canyon, but managed both, partly thanks to the patience and assistance of the guide.

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Date: 16-Sep-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion review

This was a great day. We left early to be at gate to Sossusvlei as they opened. Sossusvlei was very busy but our guide knew when how to avoid the crowds so we were relatively quiet. For example we walked to Deadvlei on a different route to other people and arrived as the crowds were leaving.

We learnt about the formation of the sand dunes and also our guide found a scorpion and a trapdoor spider which were both fascinating. We then had a very good lunch in a quite area under a thorn tree for shade. The trip ended in a walk down Seisriem canyon.

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T & T from woodside
Date: 18-Jul-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Incredible landscape!

The dune landscapes are visually stunning. We spent some time with the guide looking at animal tracks on the dunes, and dug out a white lady spider and a yellow scorpion for us.

We climbed up and down the dunes, admired the otherworldly dead forest, and then had a nice lunch watching gnu and secretary birds.

It was fun chatting with the guide and the other guests over some drinks as we contemplated the plain in front of us.

We were joined by the aptly named Sociable Warblers. On the way back we explored the Sesriem canyon where we encountered a Puff Adder.

Great adventure!

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Ms J from London
Date: 8-Jun-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Excellent Sossusvlei excursion

Really good small group (though we were moved around on this).

Knowledgeable guide (Lukas) and great day.

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Mr & Mrs W from Winchester
Date: 14-Apr-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Average
Average

Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion review

Excursion to Sossuvlei should have been better managed. It was arranged that we arrived at ‘Big Daddy’ in the high heat of the day 11.30 am, which made it too arduous for us to climb – a disappointment. Suggest that the trip is organised such that Big Daddy is visited first and do the other explanatory things on the way back.

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Mr I P from Uk
Date: 7-Apr-2018 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Hoodia Sossusvlei Excursion

Our guide John was brilliant.

It was a real pleasure to undertake a tour that was not "get to the dunes as quick as possible, have some food and get out again" - our Hoodia tour was relaxing, extremely informative and great fun.

It finished off with a magnificent lunch under a tree, miles away from any other tour party.

Absolutely fantastic day!

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Miss A from Okehampton
Date: 19-Feb-2017 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Taking on Big Daddy

TOO MANY PEOPLE!! And we were there in the low season! We would avoid it in the high season- or stay at a camp with private access....But, having said that, it was obviously not to be missed and our excellent guide made every effort to take us to the less crowded spots. Beautifully served, proper sit - down lunch under a huge old acacia - with only an oryx for company!

Some of our group made the top of the Big Daddy dune- we got half way- but it was still fun coming down.

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J & R from UK
Date: 15-Apr-2016 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Good
Good

Dunes

A great guide, Mike. we set off at about 6am and returned back to the lodge at 3pm, so a very long day - a bit too much for me.
Climbed a dune, slid down - hilarious!
Delicious lunch under the trees.

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Honeymooners from Brussels
Date: 29-Jul-2012 Based at: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Angula was excellent!

Angula was our guide and he was a very knowledgeable and polite guide. He walked with us all the way up the dunes (no easy feat, exept for him) and showed us around everywhere, culminating with a fantastic picnic lunch before our last stop at Sesriem Canyon.

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