Eagle's Nest

Reviews of Eagle's Nest

Excellent(95%) From 67 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 67 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.
D and P from Lavenham, Suffolk
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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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location - excellent self catering pack

Our room was called "Rock" and which provided one of the walls. It was large and comfortable.

We were very pleased that we spent two nights here - the original plan had been to stay only one night. The extra day gave us the opportunity to do the two hour (6km) signed walk round the back of the rocks behind the room and then down through the boulders back to the start. Great views and easy to follow, although as advised care had to be taken. The park fee you pay if you want to do the walk includes a book which gives details of a number of walks in the area.

We opted for the self catering dinner in order to avoid the 7km drive back to the main lodge in the dark and were amazed by the Braai Pack which included Camel Thorn wood which burned with very little smoke and excellent instructions for those not used to barbecuing. First self-cooked Braais but very good results.

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Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

We had desert vista chalet, wonderful. We could easily have stayed longer. Doing our own breakfast and dinner added to our enjoyment, and the view from our chalet was superb.
Luderitz a bit of a let down.
, r.

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Ian & Vivienne
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Remote accommodations available

We were in the Eagles Nest and the position of these remote cabins is spectacular. There are rooms in the main lodge area where you can walk to and from your cabin to meals. You drive your own vehicle to the cabins which are 5 Kms from reception.the location is blissfully quiet and the sunrise and sunsets are breathtaking from your own covered verandah. The cabins are deliberately rustic in style to blend with the environment but very well appointed and equipped and kept spotlessly clean. We lit the log fire one night and just enjoyed the silence and the view of the wonderful night sky which was a privilege and quite romantic.

We ate breakfast in the main lodge but did not eat there in the evening as we chose to eat during the day on our travels.

You can drive to Luderitz from here if you wish though it is a rather strange town with no real features of its own apart from the derelict diamond mining town on its outskirts which was fascinating to see and photograph.

The drive north from here is spectacular but again needs a 4WD vehicle and very careful negotiation and full concentration. Although the roads are challenging , we shared the driving and both found it exciting and would not have missed the ever changing and spectacular scenery for all the world.

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Dr N. from King's Lynn
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mrs A & Mr J T - Namibia in three weeks
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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....

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Miss & Mr T - Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Flintstone House

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.

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Mr N & Mrs J - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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Mr S & Mrs G - Malaga
Arrived on: 22-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Incredible setting

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.

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