Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 140 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 140 of our travellers who have visited Hoodia Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs E & family from UK
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury in the wilderness

After a long, tiring and somewhat nerve wracking drive involving shredded tires and loud bangs from our engine, we arrived at the lodge to cool damp towels and refreshinfg drinks. This really is a stunning place and after our journey it felt like we'd arrived at an Oasis in the desert.

Our tented lodges were beautiful, as were the lounge and restaurant. We'd recommend the private Sossusvlei whole day trip. Our guide was extremely knowlegdable and was able to follow the tracks of sidewinder snakes and white widow spiders to lead us to their burrows. He took us off the beaten track and away from the other tourists so we could properly experience the majestic solitude and quiet of the Namib/Naukluft Nattional Park.

The day ended with a picnic under a sprawling tree, we felt as though we'd stepped back in time and into the film 'Out of Africa' as our guide set up tables and chairs and cooled wine in a portable ice bucket.

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Dr and Mrs A from Surrey
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

This is a very slick operation. Very luxurious.

Extremely warm welcome and attentive and knowledgeable guide. The setting is superb.

Going into the National Park we were able to feel like we were not following the crowd and had a great walk in the dunes followed by a fabulous picnic.

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Mr & Mrs M from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great desert experience at Hoodia Lodge

Fantastic desert experience, remote location but not too far from park entrance for Sossusvlei, excellent lodge and chalets (including outdoor bath), very friendly staff who delivered a high level of service, amazing views of the stars at night from our chalet, best ever sundowner.

Thanks for getting our holiday off to a great start.

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Mr A from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

If you are going to the Namib desert this is the place to stay.

Great people, excellent facilities, food and really go out of their way to make it special.

Thanks to Daniel for the sunset drinks and the excursion.

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Mrs B from Swindon
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great place

Lovely place to stay, friendly staff and owner, food excellent. Good guide and great trip to the sand dunes. Beautiful landscape.

Not a great place for animals but sand dunes lovely.

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Mr J. from Warwick
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A lovely lodge in the desert

A lovely lodge and excellent guided trip into the dunes.

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Four poms from Somerset
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Very comfortable lodge and outstanding staff.

Also brilliant guide into sossusvlei. Mr Trembath got up Big Daddy in 26 minutes which the staff said was a bit of a record amongst their guests.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great Lodge outside Sossusvlei

We really liked this lodge.

We were given a very warm welcome, the main lodge was very comfortable and our room was great, especially the outside shower! All the food was delicious, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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Mrs & Mr H from California
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful setting

We loved this place! The all day activity was great, our guide was good not excellent. We asked for a wake up call and never got one so were running late. The guide told the staff we were lying? Not a big deal but surprising. By the end of the day, the guide started to smile and laugh but it really took some effort.
The folks we shared a vehicle with really made our stay! So glad we did not have a private tour!
The food was good
The lodge was impeccable
The service was attentive and amazing despite no obvious manager around.
Our guide did an AWESOME job finding a white dancing lady spider and scorpion :). He made us a beautiful lunch too.

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Mrs A & Mr M from London
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Outstanding

It all started with a terrific welcome from Enos and never went downhill. The staff were outstanding in their attention to detail and were particularly helpful when we discovered we had a puncture (must have happened on the drive in to the Lodge). Staff were dispatched "to help" and then proceeded to remove the punctured wheel and fit the spare.

The chalet, the restaurant and the swimming pool could not be faulted.

Staying here was one of the highlights of our holiday. There is a lovely atmosphere around the place.

The kitchen staff were extremely attentive to my food intolerances.

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