Reviews of Eagle's Nest
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Great walking at Eagle's Nest
This was the best walking that we did in Namibia: Piet's advice on where to go was very helpful. The Eagle's Nest chalets are delightful.
The food in the restaurant was perhaps the best we had anywhere - our problem was the chalet packs. The BBQ pack to cook at the chalet was adequate but the utensils provided at the chalet were only just adequate. Moreover, the breakfast pack was truly dreadful! Such a contrast to all the other food provided so, until they improve these, I recommend eating breakfast and dinner in the restaurant.
You can horse-ride and mountain-bike here if you wish and a pool is being built at the moment.
To anyone else going there: make sure you stock up on lunch food before you get to Aus if you wish to eat independently in the middle of the day, as there is precious little to buy in Aus itself.
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Food very ordinary. Although quite good for BBQ. Could have had better details about the deserted diamond mine.
Didn't realise closure in afternoon and ticket required although is was in the details in the room.
Another scenic location
The Eagle's Nest chalets are located about 10km from the Eagle's Nest reception along a scenic but quite sandy track. They are integrated with great boulders that have fallen many years ago (we hoped!); our chalet was made of stone and semi built into the cliff.
The restaurant is at the reception area (and we believe there is more accommodation in that area) and offered a la carte waiter/waitress served food. The food was good but not particularly special.
A problem here can be extremes of temperature as our stone house embedded in the rock face was very warm at night - the stone having absorbed intense sunshine all day; there was a ceiling fan but it struggled a bit. We understand that at other times of the year this can be a very cold place, being at high altitude - we saw photographs of the local village with a dusting of snow - a rare event in Namibia - but only from a few months earlier. We couldn't help thinking that visitors arriving in the cooler months (April to November) might need some warm clothes.
Own lodge with BBQ, shared cat with others.Read more about the whole safari
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We had a warm welcom at the lodge and were guided to drive out to our cabins in the desert, were we should stay for two nights.
It was a lovely sight when we arrived there at sunset and the cabins were almost hidden in between the boulders. When we parked the car, two Klipspringers were taken by surprise and bolted away when we stepped out.
We had a barbecue the first evening and we could hear an Oryx grasing in front of us. He was not scared and reluctanly moved away when we put the flashlight on him.
Very good service and a wonderful place.
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Very good indeed. An excellent location with excellent accommodation. Staff and owners were very friendly and helpful.
Some comments - the Eagle's Nest chalets are 7km from the main lodge, which is a little too far to drive for breakfast. Expert Africa mention "breakfast packs" but these were not available.
Although described on the Expert Africa website as "self catering" and although bookings are done on a B&B basis only, the main lodge does have a restaurant. You do not have to be self-catering.
The BBQ packs were enormous, expect huge amounts of food. Unless you do like vast amounts of food, I would suggest ordering one fewer packs than the number in your party - you will not need all the food if you order one pack per person.
A perfect location for day-trips to Luderitz
Expert Africa comments
Following on these travellers feedback we have been in touch with Piet at Klein Aus Vista and he confirmed that they definitely offer breakfast packs, which can be requested from reception.
Eagles Nest - beautiful location
These were in a stunning location with wonderful views. The chalet we were in was built around a huge boulder and the wine rack was made from a quiver tree! We were here three nights to recover and sort ourselves out after the mule hike. We opted to take the breakfast and braai packs, that the main lodge provide, if you don't wish to go back to the restaurant to dine.
The packs were very good and we enjoyed doing our own braai while having a sundowner. We tried a couple of the self guided hikes from our chalet, some easier than others, but providing stunning views and the chance to see some of the game in the area. A good location to go out and see the desert horses as well, we spent two hours just watching them and their interactions, it was fascinating.
The chalets are well presented and have everything you need, including a fireplace for those colder evenings. A good place to relax and enjoy the beautiful desert scenery.
Truly in the desert
Apart from the fact that our wonderful rooms were 9 Kms from the dining room, this place was wonderful, we all felt we were right in the middle of the desert, and at times, the only sound was our heart beat!
The staff were knowledgeable & very attentive, and service felt very personal, despite the dining room being big & busy.
Food was good, with lots of choice to suit all tastes. We were given all the makings for a BBQ the first evening, which we cooked and ate at our rooms.
The rooms were lovely & had everything we would need for a longer stay. Views were superb, with wildlife everywhere.
Eagles Nest was a superb place to stay for us to visit Luderitz & Kolmanskop. We also managed to see hundreds of wild horses, some seemed to be suffering badly from the drought.
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Eagles Nest was one of the highlights of our stay. The rooms were extremely well equipped, and we loved the isolation.Read more about the whole safari
Great day in Luderitz.
Really amazing stay in 'The Rock' BUT we caught two nights of very strong winds and icy temperatures which necessitated hot water bottles and lighting the fire!
Wonderful views and spectacular sunsets.
Very much enjoyed our day in Luderitz.