Desert Homestead

Reviews of Desert Homestead

Excellent(90%) From 83 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 83 of our travellers who have visited Desert Homestead, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr &a Mrs G. from Ringwood
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Homestead review

Staff were very friendly and happy to assist when asked although not that proactive. Unlike other lodges we stayed at, no one offered to help carry our bags from the car to the room (I later saw a note in reception saying that if we wanted help moving luggage to please ask). Facilities were good and rooms comfortable. We found the evening meal choice very average although the staff tried very hard to entertain us with their singing.

However, we did find that it was a little too far away from Sossusvlei especially considering that there is still a long drive once you get to Sesriem gate to access Dune 45, the Deadvlei, etc. Next time, depending on costs, I would consider somewhere located closer to Sesriem gate as the sightseeing in the park/reserve was our main reason for visiting the area.

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Mr JM and family - Portugal
Arrived on: 3-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent value for money.

Very friendly and helpful staff.Nice sundowner drive with very knowledgeable guide.

Great food and ambiance. Reasonably close to Sossusvllei dunes.

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Mr H. from Portsmouth
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location for Sossusvlei

Food was excellent, particularly enjoyed the savory tarts served with afternoon tea. Nice room with lovely decor and a big bathroom.

Good base for Sossusvlei dunes -an easy drive. No need to pay for a guide from the hotel We ordered a breakfast package from the lodge and arrived at the dunes for 6am when the gates open.

Small pool with a variety of shaded and un-shaded seating.

Great views from room and main lodge. We did the short walk up to the rocky Hill to watch the sun go down which was worth doing. Also did the horseback sunset ride which was fun but not as good as the other activities we had done as they forgot to let the stables know we had booked on and prepare our horses in time and we had to ride back in the dark.

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Mr J. from Floral Park
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice view, rooms were great.

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Ms B & Mr C - Maryland
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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the Desert was amazing

This was a really lovely portion of our trip and was a great place to see the stars.

Oryx walked right up to our room!

It was hot all night long here.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great stay at Desert Homestead

A beautiful place, lovely detached chalets with verandahs, quirky bathrooms with great shower.

We varied between us on our opinions of the food at dinner although we agreed that the self-service afternoon tea + cake was very good. The outdoor restaurant and lounge area were beautifully presented. Our first sundowner drive of the holiday - with a spectacular sunset!

Our self-drive excursion to Sussusvlei was easy though longer than we expected. We had a wonderful day exploring the remarkable & unforgettable landscapes and took some stunning photos....it would be difficult to take a poor one of the stark beauty and contrasting colours. The lodge provided us with a substantial and tasty picnic lunch.

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great place for a 2 day stay.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Loved the horseback riding!

Willie was great - very supportive of novice riders.

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Mr and Mrs H from Chesterfield
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Homestead review

Very comfortable - great location/views.
Enthusiasm of staff compensates for inexperience. Good wholesome food.
Quite a trek to Sossusvlei but doable.

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C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice view, horse riding with a patient guide. (I am a really beginner)

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