Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge
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Great day in the dunes at Hoodia
We had three great days at Hoodia lodge, we did the all day trip to Sossusvlei which was excellent, again scenery from another planet but don't let the guide take you to a shortcut for Big Daddy, yes it is shorter but it is on virgin sand and very steep, consequently we only made it part way up. The guide provided an excellent lunch under the shade of a tree including hot water in a canvas "hand basin" and wine chilled in ice!!!
We also did the sundowner, another great experience with drinks and snacks and lanterns made from candles in paper bags - very atmospheric.
Hoodia was also a great place to relax with a very attentive staff, lovely swimming pool, great food and the owner, Thomas, who couldn't do enough for you
Fantastic setting with wonderful staff
We loved Hoodia Desert Lodge. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were luxurious and every detail had been thought of.
A very enjoyable stay!
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special by Thomas, the owner. The room was superb, the views excellent and our guided trip to Sesriem & Sossusvlei was excellent.
Food was very good, but not quite excellent. Some people may think that a little harsh but when you visit a place like Hoodia where pretty much everything is excellent, but that was our opinion.
What a wonderful location. We were there for our wedding anniversary and they made it very special.
The trip to Sossulvlei was outstanding (I never thought I'd get to the top of the dune but was so pleased that I did!) and finished off with a veritable banquet with sparkling wine set amongst the dunes. We were made to feel very special. The host was very attentive and spoke to us each night we were there to check that things were OK.
Fantastic place and people.
A highlight of our trip.....its in a beautiful setting, the accommodation is great and such a unique experience...we loved this place.
The owner and staff are great, as was the food! Not to be missed!!
Hoodia Desert Lodge review
A wonderful welcome to the beautifully secluded situation of Hoodia. The most breathtaking views.
Accommodation and the main building are superb, as were the meals.
Service excellent, very friendly staff and the guides were the best. I'm sure they will remember almost carrying me up the sand dune!
Hoodia Desert Lodge review
The place was great, and our guide to Sossusvlie, Jonathan, was the best of the entire trip.
The drive to and from the area was exhausting (roads are difficult - and it took most of one day to get there from Bagatelle and one day to get to Swakop). Not much one can do, but we were not prepared for how tiring it could be on those drives - with no place to take a break.
We adored Hoodia. From the warm welcome, rapid provision of lunch because we arrived unexpectedly early, to the super room, great food, extremely well informed guide and quite excellent trip to the dunes, everything was perfect.
The owner/manager was extremely solicitous about problems we had encountered before our arrival and made sure we were well looked after.
Didn't want to leave this super place.
I cannot recommend Hoodia Desert Lodge too highly, we had a wonderful stay and we're able to get close to the desert elephants.Read more about the whole safari
Well worth a visit
Excellent stay very helpful staff and location with very good facilities.Read more about the whole safari