Eagle's Nest

Reviews of Eagle's Nest

Excellent(95%) From 76 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 76 of our travellers who have visited Eagle's Nest, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs T from Twickenham
Arrived on: 19-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

Our view: 7-8/10. Amazing cabin in the middle of nowhere. Our cabin had an amazing view, spacious enough, basic but well appointed. Bathroom is small, lighting a bit dim and...no a/c or hairdryer!! Good food at the main lodge, but don’t need 5 courses. Being 7klm/15 mins away is a bit of a pain, but the price of isolation. Average WiFi but only at reception.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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We wish we had stayed longer!

Driving from Canyon Lodge, we drove straight to Luderitz and Kolmanskop, and spent the whole afternoon exploring the old mining town.

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!

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Mr C & Ms B from UK
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bijou Bungalows

After a lot of badgering in the weeks before we went, Peter the owner of the Desert Horse Inn and Eagle's Nest (the normal accommodation of which was full when we booked) offered (reluctantly) to let us have the two small bungalows at Eagle's Nest normally used by guides etc. And were we glad! Eagle's Nest is a stunning location that truly reflects the wilderness nature of a Namibian Safari.

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!

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Pat from Robin Hoods Bay
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A highlight of the trip!

appreciated the remote location, really enjoyed the barbecue

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Mr & Mrs R from UK
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The owners have thought of everything

This was the fourth place we stayed on our trip and we really enjoyed it. We stayed for two nights. Jacomena who was on reception was very helpful and friendly. It took about 15 minutes to drive to our cabin from Desert Horse Inn. We were allocated Eagles View which was the last cabin on the road and built into the rock. This means we had a massive boulder at the back of the cabin which formed the wall behind the bed and in the shower. The nearest cabin to ours was probably a good 15 minutes walk, so it was very private. You also have uninterrupted views of the escarpment and hills with great sunsets. The accommodation was very spacious with a kitchen, diner and lounge area at one side of a low level wall and a double and single bed and bathroom at the other side.

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.

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Interesting! 7km drive from reception!

It was OK but extremely remote. Probably not their fault that the wind blew so strong that the heat from the braai embers never reached the meat we were trying to cook!

Very quiet and peaceful apart from the barking geckos.

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We loved staying at mountain view,Eagles nest

Our stone bungalow aptly called the Mountain View had the mountains at the back and the desert plains at the front. Check in was very helpful and we collected our breakfast and Braii packs. These packs were enormous with enough good food to feed 4 easily.

We decided on the packs as restaurant was a 7 km drive each way in the dark. we enjoyed our barbecue and then sitting outside by the fire. The bungalow was very comfortable with every amenity for self catering.

The reception on check in advised of times and driving instructions for Luderitz, Kolmanskop Ghost Town and the feral horses. which we did the day after arrival. On day of arrival we went on a short hike in the Klein aus Vista reserve using a trail map provided by reception

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Wendy from Melbourne
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagles Nest

We loved our accommodation here and the possibility of so many walks.

The breakfast and braii packs were great, especially when we were staying so far from the Lodge.

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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 6-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

Superb. Amazing location with views over the desert.

Fantastic rooms not to be missed

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D & P from Lavenham
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A cabin in the desert

Again wonderful place. Lovely walks. Fairly convenient for visiting Luderitz and Kolmanskop. We loved our cabiin, watching Oryx and Springbok trailing across the sand and the many changed in weather!

Tried the bbq, but really too cold to enjoy.

Breakfast pack very generous,

Super evening drive from cabin to Desert Horse in!

Desert Inn understaffed on desk and bar

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