Reviews of BullsPort Lodge & Farm
Wildlife sightings and reviews
177 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited BullsPort Lodge & Farm and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"BullsPort Lodge & Farm review"
We had been expecting to eat with other guests but this was not possible due to COVID restrictions. While this is understandable we were left to feel excluded as the hosts spent almost the entire time with their German speaking guests.
The hosts were very apologetic following a breakdown of the hot water supply to our rooms but this did result in us having to move both parent and children to other rooms.
Our guide to and the walking excursion the gorge were excellent.
The visit behind the scenes of the farm was good.
Overall and in hindsight we would skip Bullsport and drive the extra distance to Naukluft" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
I’m really sorry that the welcome seemed impersonal. Our manager usually greets our guests but she was at lunch, so was only able to welcome them later that afternoon, to chat about their journey and check if the rooms where comfortable. This family was checked in when they arrived at 14:00 by our housekeeper.
We did have problems that evening with electricity and hot water that night. This is rare for us, but clearly affected their stay despite out best efforts to rectify the issues swiftly and minimise the inconvenience caused.
During their first dinner, the parents seemed very engaged with their 3 children. They had a bottle of sparkling wine and I assumed they were having a special time and wanted time alone. I’m sorry if I misread this situation.
We’re glad that this family enjoyed their walking excursion and I was pleased that I was able to spend time with them myself, chatting about our grazing and fodder after dinner; taking them around the back-of-house at the farm to explain about aspects of our farming; and guiding them on the horse-riding trip.
I am so sorry that, despite this, we weren’t able to get it right for these travellers during their stay. We’ll continue to try even harder to meet the expectations of our customers going forward.”
"BullsPort Lodge & Farm review"
Unlike the hotel the visit to the farm gives a lovely homely atmosphere
A good look at life in Namibia
Wonderful location after a pleasant drive from Winhawk
Offer great activity
We chose the Quiver Tree Gorge Trail one of the most beautiful and pleasant trails including swimming in the creek
Those who did not choose to act - lost
Also the long Kudu Trail before sunset
The owner of the place is a wonderful woman" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"A destination on its own"
We were able to do three hikes in their premise, one is a self guide with good marking. Another two with a guide and the 4 Wheel drive.
The Quiver tree gorge walk as well as the arch walk are beautiful. We saw mountain zébras, plants ....." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
"BullsPort Lodge & Farm review"
And not too far from Windhoek for a first day's drive.
Really nice people - and great cake!" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Bullsport was a Great Place to Stay"
Having said that, the hosts were fantastic and made us feel very welcome.
The food was wholesome and served with the hosts and guests, all sat around a large table for all to enjoy.
We asked to go on the afternoon horse and carriage drive around the farm and were treated to a very informative hour or two looking around and watching the wildlife.
We enjoyed our stay very much." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Real Family Feel"
Sanny was particularly helpful and very personable.
Food was great and dining arrangements just like being part of a big family - Johanna and Ernst were lovely hosts." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Very charming and quiet place"
The lodge is lovely, ideally located next to the mountains, a few trails to do where you can spot mountain zebras! the host was lovely and great atmosphere." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"To be avoided"
The staff were not particularly friendly and one got the sense that everything needed to be done according to the way the owner wanted it done otherwise the staff would be in trouble. Examples were "sorry I cannot give you the wifi code, you need to get that from the manager, we are not allowed to know what it is" to the staff getting extremely agitated when we were not all seated at 7.30 for dinner. Then the poor staff members have to serve you dinner and then sit at the table with you making small talk which was very awkward.
When we did have any dealings with the owner he was pretty surly." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Zimbabwe
Regarding wifi: the owners are sorry for the misunderstanding between these travellers and the staff member about the lodge wifi. In a remote location like Bullsport, connections aren’t easy or fast. So to ensure as fast and as reliable wifi connection as possible for guests, the owners have installed a wifi network that is separate from the network used by the lodge’s team of staff. This Wifi is password-protected and is managed by the owners and duty managers, and only disclosed to guests.
"Bullsport Guest Farm review"
Highlight were the activities incl. gorge walk and the location." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Very poor management"
NB Offers mainly hiking and horses. The Quiver Tree hike is a real test and to be done very carefully but well worth it.
The facilities, kitchen staff and guides are great but if the owners, who were absent on our 2 nights, really want the communal supper to be enjoyable, they need to train their middle management to be able to converse.
The dogs, however, are very amusing and entertaining!" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
They explained that they are rarely both away at the same time when they have guests staying and that whenever possible they try to host guests themselves, however on this occasion it was unavoidable. They have now addressed the issues with the manager in question.
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