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Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead
Desert Homestead

Reviews of Desert Homestead

Wildlife sightings and reviews

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 6 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Desert Homestead.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

40% success

Zebra

40% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 61-70 of 98
Duration
Arrival date
Mr R
UAE

"Desert Homestead - comfortable and inviting"

2 nights Arrived 22 Dec 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr J
Hants

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2011
"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 !" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr W & Ms W
NL

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2011
"Good location from which to explore the Sossusvlei area.

The walking trail from camp is wonderful at sunset." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs K
Nottingham

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 29 Jul 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr C & Mrs C
UK

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Jul 2011
"Lovely welcome here, met in the car park and taken to reception for a welcome drink. Cases were taken down to our rooms while we did the mountain walk in time to see the stunning sunset. Food absolutely beautiful here, excellent quality. Ordered early breakfast pack in order to be able to go to Sesriem, which was good. Also ordered a lunch pack to take with us, $80 each which was perhaps a little over priced.

One thing to note is that there are no electric sockets in the room . Although there were plenty of plug sockets up in the main lodge for people to charge cameras and phones, you couldn't really go up there to dry your hair!

Didn't take part in any of the activities there.
" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Ms N & Mr S
Bristol

"A very green desert"

2 nights Arrived 16 Jul 2011
"The rooms were basic but with character which suited us. They were also clean and well maintained. The food took the form of a fixed menu, so there was no choice. However, it was very good quality and nicely cooked, so for a short stay was fine.

We decided to book a 4WD trip to Sossusvlei instead of taking our 2WD car as far as we could and then taking the 4WD bus for the last bit. The trip was expensive, but worth it as we saw parts of the dunes and canyon we never would have found on our own. There had been a lot of rain earlier in the year, so some of the first dunes in the park were disappointingly green. However, they got more red the closer you got to Sossusvlei so the photo opportunites got better as the day went on. Our guide was first class, giving us details of the local floara and fauna as well as drawing a great diagram on a sand dune to explain their formation." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mrs & Prof R
UK

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jun 2011
"Friendly staff, particularly the knowledgable and helpful guide with whom we chatted in the evenings. However, an early breakfast ordered the night before on the guide's advice only arrived much later, delaying us in getting away to Sossussvlei. Food at dinner was terrible, and other guests were complaining as well. One dish of "lamb stew" was so tough it was inedible, and we are not normally fussy. The dining area is the furthest possible distance from the kitchen, so food is tepid when it arrives.

The cabins have nice views across the plains, but paths to the restaurant are poorly lit in places and it would be easy to trip over steps. Lighting is a major issue - by 7.30, dinner was over and the cavernous, gloomy, freezing dining room/lounge was deserted except for a few staff, but the poor lighting made in impossible to read there or in the cabins. The cabin doors and windows need better fastenings (they rattled and banged all night in the wind and kept us awake), and hot water bottles would be nice!

Horse riding is on offer, but we were unable to try it because of the weather.
" See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Mr&Mrs P,Mr M,Ms B
UK

"Beautifully isolated magnificent backdrop"

2 nights Arrived 4 Jun 2011
"Our second warm welcome with a refreshing drink after a long dusty drive. Staff all very friendly and approachable. The giant ground crickets were also very friendly sharing our veranda as we watched an amazing sun-set over the Nakluft moutains

The lodge building had a very relaxed atmosphere and great views. It was here that batteries were charged in more ways than one.
35/40 min drive to the Naukluft Park and the dunes. Sunrise is worth the early start ( packed breakfast) although you are at the mercy, time-wise, of the staff opening the gate. The dune ladscape is surreal. You can walk up Dune 45 early morning, any later in the sun...little chance
" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs T Mrs N
UK

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 1 May 2011
"Very good food and service. Trips very well organised and interesting" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mrs P, Miss H & P
UK

"Desert Homestead review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Feb 2011
"Fabulous location, great good, lovely friendly staff - highly recommended" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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98 reviews of Desert Homestead by travellers since August 2007
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