Desert Homestead

Reviews of Desert Homestead

Good(90%) From 74 travellers
Excellent
45
Good
24
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 74 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.
Kiwis in London
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Desert Homestead review

Desert Homestead was very comfortable.

Lighting to the rooms at night was not the greatest and it would have been useful if torches had been provided for the trip too and from the rooms in the evening. It would also have been useful to have some information in the rooms about the lodge and activities. Also not enough bedding (or a hot water bottle would have been good) to keep you warm in the winter nights!

The staff here were all very very good and we did do two of the activities offered. Both we thought were worth the money paid due to the guides' knowledge.

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 6-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Desert Homestead review

I remember the "Wow feeling" when we arrived at Desert Homestead. The view is fantastic and the lodge terrace is inviting. Unfortunately it was much too cold to make use of the lovely little swimming pool.
The bungalows have everything you need, except a safe (maybe because it's not necessary) and of course there's no TV (thanks God!)
The dinner was one of the best we've had during our trip. Because of the cold weather, the fire place in the dining room was lit and it made the evening really cosy.

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Desert Homestead review

The desert homestead is situated in the most amazing area.

I went on a great walk up the mountain on my first day and the views from up there were amazing. Although the horse riding I had booked and paid for was initially cancelled due to the movement of horses, I eventually did some the following day which I thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely, kind horses and a really nice young lady took us out.

I was unable to go an a guided tour to Sossusvlei and nearby attractions (only me booked with a min of two requirement) and had it not been for an old Gentleman American taking me there with his private driver/guide (who knew the area well), I would have missed the horse riding as I couldn't possibly have driven through it all in the same amount of time to make it back on time. That was lucky! Apart from that, the stay was great with amazing food and kind and helpful staff.

Highly recommended.

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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Desert Homestead review

Excellent location near to Sossusvlei with stunning views.

Over three nights the evening meal varied from average to very good.

We found the service oppressive. A constant stream of unwelcome conversations, when we preferred to be left alone to do our own thing. Took an age for them to sort out a very simple bill and I was hauled back form the car park on departure, being wrongly told that I had to pay for evening meals when the booking was for half board.

It was very cold and windy overnight and early morning, so be prepared. I thought it was just me but the breakfast waitress was wearing a woolly hat and gloves. By mid morning it was sunny and warm for a day at the dunes.

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Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert Homestead review

Wonderful setting with stunning views from the room and the terrace area, with very welcoming and helpful staff. The decor in the rooms is rustic but with all the facilities needed. The food was home cooking in style but tasty and with generous portions and the breakfast pack was a great touch which enabled us to head off to Sossusvlei for sunrise.

We really enjoyed the sundowner horse ride - Abel was a great guide and the horses suitable to our (in)experience.

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The M Family -London
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Desert Homestead review

We thought the service at Desert Homestead was excellent and the staff friendly and well-organised. The atmosphere engendered meant that the guests communicated with each other in a way that just doesn't seem to happen at Canon Lodge.

The food was probably the best among the commercial lodges.

My family very much enjoyed the sundowner ride.

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Mr R from UAE
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Desert Homestead - comfortable and inviting

We felt very comfortable and at home at Desert Homestead. Friendly staff, beautiful views, well appointed and homey chalets and main lodge.

A very easy place to spend some time.

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Mr J & Family from Winchester
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Desert Homestead review

Superb !
Setting, location, rooms all beyond expectations !

The only comment I would make would be that the "en-suite" toilet facilities were actually "in room" - as these were shared rooms, most of us preferred the privacy of the toilet facilities in the main building, with the ability to close a door when entering the toilet !

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert Homestead review

Good location from which to explore the Sossusvlei area.

The walking trail from camp is wonderful at sunset.

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Desert Homestead review

Brilliant accommodation in the middle of nowhere - acres of sky and millions of stars. Staff very polite and welcoming. Nice touches, e.g. cold drink served on arrival, hot water bottles brought round to bungalows, wake-up calls in morning.

On morning of visit to dunes light breakfast available on site and packed lunch (very good - substantial but healthy too) provided for later on.

Evening meal very good too.

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