Eagle's Nest

Reviews of Eagle's Nest

Excellent(95%) From 53 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 53 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 S from Wilmslow
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Splendid isolation at Eagles Nest

Even with all the information we had Eagles Nest still came as a surprise - a pleasant one.

The room was very comfortable and the isolation made it feel as though we were really in the wild somewhere special.

The staff were probably the friendliest of the whole trip - and everybody everywhere was friendly. The drive after dinner from the restaurant to the room is an "intersting experience", especially in a sand storm! These necessary night drives are a good opportunity to view some of the nocturnal animals you do not normally get to see.

The isolation of the Eagles Nest Rooms also means that even timid animals such as Klipspringers will come right up to your terrace and you can watch them through the windows of the room - and much smaller animals as well.

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Mr. D - Elegy
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

room design and fittings again, very nicely presented.

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Mr and Mrs B from Teddington
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic desert views

We really enjoyed this stone lodge under a huge cliff on the edge of the Namib. It didn't feel too isolated, despite being 7km down a sand track from the Klein Aus lodge and restaurant.

We did our own barbeque there (they provide barbeque packs, there was a barbeque outside our lodge). Watching the sun set over the desert was wonderful, as was watching the eagles that nested half way up the cliff behind us soaring across the rocks.

The family who run the place are great company, and also very helpful.

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Mr R & Mrs J Pygmy Falcon
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic stay at the Eagle's Nest

The location was incredible, a 7km drive from the main hotel. We had the Rock, courtesy of Expert Africa's influence, and this amazing house built around a large boulder was beautiful, with a little terrace overlooking the desert and its sunsets. There were a pair of black eagles in a nest on the rocks above us, feeding young, we think.

We drove the 7km to the main hotel on both evenings for dinner, and the meals and service were both very good. We had a breakfast platter at the Rock on both mornings, whcih lasted most of the day. The walk we followed was easy to follow and had fantastic views.

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The Dune larks from Sheffield
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

One of the greatest views, sunsets and lodges we stayed in (and after a while you see a lot of sunsets!). Love the fact that breakfast and a barbecue can be provided for you so you don't have to go back to the lodge. Staff helpful and very pleasant.

Just be aware that if not staying in the main lodge the other rooms are bungalows 7KM drive along sand road with some big bumps. We had a 2WD and were OK but scraping sounds were slightly worrying at times.

Facilities in bungalows superb and looking back it was worth experiencing the bumps!

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

Quite one of the most amazing places i have ever had the pleasure! amazing

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The Bitterns from Twickenham
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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On our own at the Eagle's Nest

What a wonderful location! The staff were very helpful and the lodge we stayed in ("the Rock") was lovely, but once again very cold at night, although the open fire helped.

The food, particularly breakfast, was not quite up to the standard of some of the other places we stayed, but we enjoyed barbecuing at our lodge one evening.

Excellent way-marked walks with very challenging final descent.

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The Dassies from Cumbria
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

An amazing and very special place. We stayed two nights and barbecued on both and then sat and watched the stars, the first night in total isolation as there were no other guests. In the morning we found two Klipspringers staring at us through the window.

The landscape here is beautiful, the mountains appearing to float on a sea of grass.

The Eagles Nest is however some distance from Luderitz and getting to Kolmanskop to take photos ar sunrise required some effort. We also found the gates to Eagles Nest locked early in the morning and had to wait until staff arrived to unlock them. Its worth checking that the gates will be open if planning to leave early. Nevertheless we wouldn't have missed staying here for anything.

Rather than staying at the Desert Horse Inn for our third night it probably would have been more convenient to stay in Luderitz although this would have made the drive longer the following day.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 4-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Heaven

Granite cabins built into the hillside, next to no people, no noise (see later) and views to die for - well yes it has all this but there is a price to pay. 7km to breakfast/dinner on a sand road in the dark can be fun, they are also building the new railway line right in front of the cabins (well half a mile away) hence go in the next 5 years, as it probably take that long to finish the line.

This is a grat place, the food is excellent, the staff are helpful nad it is only an hour or so to Luderitiz and you have the wild horses just 10 minutes away, add it to your places to go before the train arrives.

Luderitz excursions - Do not arrange trips (with Wilderness) on a bank holiday. The boat trip is fantastic and the captain fun and knowledgeable. The only down side for me was the phone call from Wilderness asking me where i was as i had missed the trip, apart from that the seals are great the bird life good, dolphins stunning and the hot chocolate fantastic. Would definitely do this again, remember to take your jumper.

Kolmanskop - well it was a bank holiday and we did turn up an hour after the tour (on tame every other day of the year), having said that the guy on the gate did let us in and we did have the place pretty much to ourselves after all the tour people had left. Great place especially when the wind blows and all you can here is silence and history.

Bogenfels / Pomona day trip - This is a trip you need to think about as it is all day in a small mini bus and one of the harshest environments Namibia has and it is brilliant. Pomona is a very emotional experience as the dry air has preserved the timber buildings, which the sand is detrmined to reclaim. I spent an hour here pretty much on my own (their was only myself and Paul and Iris on the trip) and you realise how tough really was. Lunch was pretty good - Iris rustled up a feast in one of the houses).

Then onto Bogenfels (on one rough road) which was stunning, the strong offshore winds created fantastic waves which crashed into the rugged coastline and the arch is a must see for any keen photographer or lover of nature.

Iris was a star.

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Mr. G from Torquay
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Eagle's Nest review

A well run, designed and located facility, with lovely (but tough) hill walking opportunities

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