Reviews of Eagle's Nest
Wildlife sightings and reviews
79 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Eagle's Nest and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Isolated cottage in a rock. "
Lovely cabin but we did not spend much time there due to remoteness." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
"The Rock... wow ! "
The dark sky was perfect for night photography, and we took advantage of the location for some terrific milky way photographs. Our chalet was comfortable although quite warm. Dinner and breakfast were buffet but with lots of options, and adequate. We found the reception staff not particularly friendly on checkout, but overall enjoyed the stay.
A tub of ice, and a couple of free waters in the room would have been a great plus, as would a thinner sheet - the heavy comforter was too much given the already warm temp in the room." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"A unique stay at The Rock"
Our room, The Rock, is built literally around a rock and combines creative design with comfort. It is like being in a Western!
The Desert Inn provides excellent food with generous helpings, choice and friendly service. It is just 15 minutes drive from the famous wild horses and we saw a foal! It is a great location to visit Lüderitz/ Kolmanskop but we were sorry not to have longer at Eagles Nest itself to enjoy the location and do some of the walking trails on the property." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
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"We wish we had stayed longer!"
For this reason we didn't arrive at our accommodation until that evening. We were given a very warm welcome, and had a great night's stay in the chalet. Unfortunately, after a great breakfast, we moved on to our next lodge, so didn't do any activities whilst here.
N.B on wildlife - informed there are no cheetah in this area. On the road from Aus to Luderitz we saw Ostrich,Oryx, a Jackel and wild horses. We also saw a scorpion whilst driving to our chalet in the headlights after dinner!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
The bungalows were, to say the least, compact, but wonderfully and innovatively equipped - although with kitchen, bathroom and toilet and sleeping in the same room, many couples may not have liked it!
We were fine however.
We bought the braai packs for evening meals and had the breakfast packs supplied, and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and the stunning views.
The facilities at the Desert Horse Inn were excellent, although we were so happy at Eagle's Nest we didn't use them, and Peter and his team were excellent too.
We will definitely return here - but would like to experience the full-sized accommodation!" See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia
"A highlight of the trip!"
"The owners have thought of everything"
We opted to have the self catering bbq pack (need to pre order) for our first night, which means you self cater your breakfast too! You tick off what food you want and they provide the basket with everything in it. We ordered way too much food as on top of the game steaks with rubs, boerewors and jacket potatoes you get salad, coleslaw, bread, fruit and yogurt.
Then for breakfast you get smoked salmon, bread, butter, eggs, bacon and jam. Great fun though and cooked to perfection! The second night we went to the Desert Horse Inn for dinner, which was a buffet. All the food was freshly cooked and there was plenty of variety for every course. You are allocated your table and we requested one on the balcony outside which was lovely.
Breakfast is buffet style and ideal to eat and go early for your next destination. Piet the owner of Eagles Nest and Desert Horse Inn is a mine of information and very interesting to talk to. He even advised us on using the D707 on our route to Sossusvlei for a more scenic route. This turned out to be one of the best roads we drove on as it had just been graded.
We visited the wild horses from the lodge, which is just down the road and an easy drive on paved roads. We also visited Kolmanskop ghost town, which is well worth the visited, then drove on to Luderitz. Here we explored the town via the walking guide in the Bradt guide book. There are self guided walks from the cabins which we didn't have time to do unfortunately. There are quite a few baboons in the area so you are warned to keep the windows and doors locked. That said we did not have any trouble with them.
This is a great place to stay, Highly recommended." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Interesting! 7km drive from reception!"
Very quiet and peaceful apart from the barking geckos." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
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