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
"Klein Aus Vista Chalets very good"
It was good to have the extra time to do a couple of the recommended walks as well as the scheduled activities." See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia; 8n in Botswana
"Your own suite - built into a boulder"
Our one and only visitor was a local horse, who nosed up to the lodge window in curiousity. Consider taking a pre-prepared pack from the restaurant and cooking your own dinner on the barbecue outside the lodge, although the food in the restaurant is good too. Ostrich, horses and other wildlife make driving to and from dinner an interesting experience!
Very friendly staff, great location just outside Aus. We only stayed a night and would definitely like to go back to explore some more." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Rustic luxury in the mountains"
Our first night was windy and cold so we drove to the hotel for a very enjoyable dinner. The second night was good weather so we enjoyed a BBQ - the packs provided were good food but far too much of it. The room was well fitted and comfortable with fridge, cooker and lots of space. We did not need the open fire as the room was warm.
The hotel is still undergoing extension works which did not interfere with our enjoyment of the facilities except that the toilets are the other side of the car park.
The host and staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 10n in Botswana
"Eagle's Nest review"
A beautiful chalet half set in some rocks at the end of a remote drive. The other chalets are all spread out so no one is really overlooked. Our chalet was at the end of the track and so very peaceful, except when some babbons threw rocks down the cliff at us!! The decor is gorgeous and it is so elegant and yet so cozy. Every little detail taken care of. The view of the plains from the bedroom was amazing.
Outside is a braai so you could cook your own meals if you did not fancy going to the main guest house for dinner. We tried both and both were excellent. The food at the main guest house was lovely but we also thought it would be nice to try and cook on the braai. We purchased the reasonably priced braai pack which provided enough food to feed an army. Steaks, salad, sausages, potatoes and deserts, all included in the cost. It was great fun cooking under the stars.
The accomodation was of a very high standard and well out of the way. You may have some difficulty reaching the chalets at the end of the drive in a 2WD vehicle as the road has some big humps in it. There was no wifi in the chalets but if required there was a reliable connection at the main guesthouse and reception.
There were lots of walking routes around the area and this would be an ideal base to start from.
A sensational place to stay. Beautiful." See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
"Fantastic location under mountain"
Buffet style dinner at the restaurant worked very well (even with a German coach party)- we decided against taking the barbecue pack option.
We took the breakfast pack to our lodge, which was a good decision.
We would have liked a little more time there to walk in the mountains and would stay two nights if we were to go back some day.
We saw an Eagle Owl, which was a rare treat." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia
"Room with a view"
It has changed but it still one of Africas finest escapes!
Look out for the wild horses - they are beautiful.
Friendly staff and a lovely vista." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
"Great walking at Eagle's Nest"
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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Eagle's Nest review"
Didn't realise closure in afternoon and ticket required although is was in the details in the room." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 3n in South Africa
"Another scenic location"
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." See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
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With ocean views from all its rooms, the Nest Hotel is perfectly placed to appreciate the best of Lüderitz.
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