Reviews of Eagle's Nest
Wildlife sightings and reviews
83 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
"Remote accommodations available"
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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Eagle's Nest review"
"Eagles Nest - Desert View"
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." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Wow - you must go here"
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...." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
"Eagle's Nest - 7k away from the reception/bar"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
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." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
"Unique Nature stay"
"The Wall, Perched on a rocky outcrop"
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Eagles Nst Chalet"
Accommodation exceptional. Very tasteful and well built.
Access to the end two chalets is narrow - I scraped the car, but it was my fault." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
"Interesting stay at Eagles nest"
Very remote, one night probably enough for us." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
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