Reviews of BullsPort Lodge & Farm
Wildlife sightings and reviews
175 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
"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.
"Bullsport Guest Farm review"
No real rain for seven years means farming has ground to a halt, although we did see a healthy herd of cattle which surprisingly were able to find nourishment in the mountains.
Excellent walk in the mountains with a very good guide. Bereft of wildlife however. Saw two rock eagles, skittish hyraxes, guinea fowl, squirrels" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
The estate itself and the surrounding countryside are beautiful and interesting. I managed to fit in a 2.5 hour horse ride in the morning of departure which I loved. Their horses are lovely and they also have a few very friendly old dogs around.
Although we personally don't like communal dining and were very tired that evening, it was not unpleasant and the food was good. We were glad we could serve ourselves so that we can have the right size portions (in our case small). Staff were pleasant.
I wish we stayed for more than one night as there are great walks in the vicinity." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
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