Reviews of Eagle's Nest
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Eagle's Nest review
The Eagles Nest Chalet was quite superb, a wonderful setting in the granite cliffs. The walks were very good and extremely well sign-posted.Read more about the whole safari
Eagles Nest - Desert View
Wonderful views across the desert from your position below the cliffs.
Excellent accommodation with lots of space, although the 7km on the sand track back to the lodge/to get to the main road was a bit of a drag. The wildlife makes up for that though - oryx and springbok everywhere. Possibly the furthest two chalets were not really suitable for access in a Corolla, very tricky final approach.
There are some nice walking trails around the lodge and Eagles Nest too. We did the mountain walk behind the chalets; steep in places but worth the effort. We went on their mountain and desert (all day drive) to see mountains, bushman rock art, desert and wildlife. Our guide and driver was Nakame who was very friendly and knowledgable and helped to make it a really good day out.
This is a good base to day trip to Luderitz and to the ghost town Kolmanskop. More welding on the boot lock catch at a local car repair shop. Princely sum of N$50 (about £3).
Our only comment would be that the chalets should have one mouseproof cupboard for storing food products.
The meals at the lodge were all good; on two nights we had a braai kit and did DIY dinner to save the 7km drive. They are a complete 3 course dinner and were great value.
Wow - you must go here
We arrived late afternoon having ambled along from Canon Lodge - we loved the railway and were fortunate actually to see a train running so that took some photography time up. We also stopped at the Naute dam for a spot of lunch and bird-watching - an interesting change of vista from the arid landscape.
Eagles Nest is a gem. We ate at the lodge one evening as we had arrived too late to organise ourselves into Braai mode - but we did braai the second evening which seems to be the pattern of most.
We used this as a base for Kolmanskop, like most people which is just over an hour away. We timed our visit for gate open at 8am for the photographic opportunities and also to be there when it is even more deserted (i.e. before the coach tours pul in). We spent a happy morning there and then onto Luderitz for our picnic breakfast taken with us but eaten late.
We spent two nights at Eagle Nest and could easily have spent 4. There is self guided hiking and mountain bike riding available which we would have partaken. You could easily just sit on the veranda and watch the world go by - in this remotest of spots, it was amazing what did wander by....
An excellent Location but the mosquitoes did bother us a lot and there were no nets, additionally the mice in the room overnight did unnerve Anne.Read more about the whole safari
Eagle's Nest - 7k away from the reception/bar
Stayed in the rondavaals 7k from main lodge along sand roads. Roomy accommodation built around a huge rock.
Very comfortable but shared with one or two mice!
A long way to go to the main lodge for anything so one night had their brai pack - very good! - and made sure we were ready to leave from the lodge after breakfast there.
Went for a great walk in the hills on the estate - too chicken to mountain bike though it looked amazing.
Fantastic views from our chalet, especially at sunrise and sunset.
The BBQ kit and breakfast kit are very good and it was fun cooking our own dinner, although we needed to find some kindling to help start the BBQ. Very well equipped and a good selection of wines and beers available in the chalet.
Highly recommended 2 nights.
Unique Nature stay
We enjoyed our stay in the remote Eagle Nest cottages. You have a true sense of solitude and are surrounded by vast landscapes, dotted with herds of oryx and wild horses. Cook your own dinner on the braai is a really nice additionRead more about the whole safari
The Wall, Perched on a rocky outcrop
The wall was a great location, nice cabin,and well equipped, were able to take our dinner back there to cook it on a braai, which was a great novelty, whilst enjoying an amazing sunset and steenbok at the bird bath. Great trails were set up and well mapped, with accurate times for the walks.
The main building served a good breakfast, and there is a newly built swimming pool, which was nicely designed in a horse shoe shape. Owner was around and offered helpful information.
Eagles Nst Chalet
Really good to have our own BBQ
Accommodation exceptional. Very tasteful and well built.
Access to the end two chalets is narrow - I scraped the car, but it was my fault.
Interesting stay at Eagles nest
Not for you if you don't want to sleep in the same room as mice! Interesting place and location, fantastic scenery and enjoyed cooking on the braai.
Very remote, one night probably enough for us.