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Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge

Reviews of Dead Valley Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Dead Valley Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Mar-2021, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Dead Valley Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Zebra

0% success

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Mr & Mrs P
New Jersey

"Dead Valley Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 18 Apr 2021
"Dead Valley Lodge was (unexpectedly!) one of our favorite lodges of our trip through Namibia. This is an excellent pit stop for Sossusvlei with the lodge's convenient location inside the Sesriem Gate, which afforded us early morning access to climb Big Daddy and photograph Deadvlei at sunrise. We stayed 1 night on our way from Kalahari to NamibRand Reserve. Looking back, we should have stayed longer at Dead Valley to explore the Sesriem/Sossusvlei area and cut back our 3-4 days in NamibRand. This location and landscape is more stunning.

We were greeted upon arrival by staff wearing masks and check-in was quick and seamless. The staff were very friendly and helpful in arranging "to-go" packed lunches for our early morning drive into Sossusvlei. Dinner was a braai of salad and multiple game meats (oryx, zebra, blue wildebeest, etc.), served buffet-style in the main building. Masks were not worn by staff or guests at dinner, and tables were arranged very close together--which was the only time we felt possibly exposed to Covid during our stay.

We were most impressed with the tented rooms at Dead Valley, which are luxury by Namibia standards. They look very underwhelming from the outside, but they are well-appointed inside with separate bedroom/bathroom tents and a beautiful design that incorporates natural desert wood elements throughout the space. Wifi is available in both the rooms and main building (the fastest we encountered outside Swakopmund) but connectivity can be spotty at times, based on weather or approaching storms.

Overall we were impressed with Dead Valley, especially for its convenient location, well-appointed rooms, and wifi connection. Would absolutely recommend and stay again next time we are in the area!" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

1 sighting

L family
Germany

"Dead Valley Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Mar 2021
"We are a family of four (travelling with two teenagers) and had a very good experience at the Death Valley Lodge. Even though we arrived late, we were promply checked in and helped to our lodges. A nice dinner buffet was already waiting.

The next morning, we got up very early and went to Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Our guide Julio was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We spent the whole morning and until lunch time together and the experience was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

The food was excellent and so was the service. No attention was spared to make us feel welcome and the personnel were also family friendly. The lodge is managed in a sustainable way and as everywhere in Namibia attention to saving valuable resources, such as water are observed.

The lodge's location is excellent and so is the setting, individual lodges, amenities (swimming pool) and atmosphere.

Our overall experience was excellent and so we would gladly recommend it to other travelers." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

3 sightings

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Greg's group
Regina

"Dead Valley Lodge - Thank You !"

3 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2019
"Our accommodations were changed to Dead Valley Lodge, and we are SO thankful. A rainstorm, and a sandstorm, and constant wind made us appreciate beyond words that we were not in the campsite. We enjoyed the Lodge, and altho they were plagued by difficult and growing pains related to the sand in plugs, and wind and sand invading dinner service, they did well to accommodate us. The chef and wait staff were friendly and very helpful, the Manager was great, and we enjoyed our stay. Perfect location to head to the Dunes and to Deadvlei and we took advantage as much as we could.

A couple of observations for improvement. A breakfast box for our non dairy guest was without the yogurt , but then had cheese on the sandwich. Our daily water supply was hit & miss, and although there were two of us in the room, we got the same water as the guests who were singles. We were unable to get hot water in our shower, but survived with luke warm, thankful not to be in the campground.

Any requests we made were felt with promptly and overall we appreciated the Lodge very much." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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