Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 151 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 151 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.
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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Jane/Chris from crolles
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gateway to Namib Desert

Beautiful setting, very well appointed chalet, very tasteful common areas, particularly the reception area.

We had an excellent outing to Sossusvlei and Sesriem with John who adapted very well his program to a mixed group (old people and very old people!!!) Excellent information on flora and fauna.

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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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Mrs & Mr B from Canada
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hoodia Desert Lodge review

Great lodge, super trip to the dunes, only problem is the sundowner. Lovely location on a hill, amongst the rocks, BUT swarming with rats!!!!!!!!!!! Advised the staff and hope they can get rid on them. Even crawled on our feet!!

Food was very good

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Expert Africa comments

Hoodia Desert Lodge were very pleased to hear that these guests enjoyed their stay so much. They went on to explain that the rats encountered were dassie rats. This rodent is typically found among rocky outcroppings in Namibia and South Africa. They are similar to dassie (also known as hyrax) and live in the same environment, hence the name. They are far removed from the pests found in city sewers and backstreets. The dassie rats at Hoodia’s sundowner spot are enticed by the smell of snacks but are wild and wary of humans, so easily scared away if guests feel uncomfortable with their presence.

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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