Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge
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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
Hoodia Desert Lodge review
Very good lodge. Personalised service. Excellent food.
Loved the outdoor showers.
Hoodia Desert Lodge review
We were not expected until following day; hence under-staffed a bit of a slow start...it did get better. Irritating mistake over charging on departure. Resolved but at the cost of a phone call from Swokupmund.
Excellent trip to Sossulvlei.
Comfortable accomodation in the wilderness
Hoodia is conveniently located for Sossusvlei in a scenic semi desert region, surrounded by craggy hills. The accommodation is as usual spacious and well appointed in individual attractive looking thatched chalets and the Lodge itself consists of a large thatched partly open Lapa where meals are served.
This was one of the few places with air conditioning (in the chalet for use mainly at night) which in fact was appreciated as this is a very warm part of Namibia! As always wifi and all mod cons provided with welcoming and helpful staff.
What a way to end our trip
I loved the feeling of isolation as you drive off the main road towards Hoodia. You keep driving and driving until you are finally are surrounded by beautiful mtns, and in complete isolation. The chalet/rooms are spread far apart so the feeling of isolation continues. Just incredible scenery.
The rooms are gorgeous - and the outdoor shower/tub is a highlight. We were lucky enough to have 3 nights here to really enjoy it.
The common areas - restaurant; bar; outdoor terrace; pool - are all lovely.
The only minor criticism was the food which was good but not the best we have had. For example, the game was overcooked and tough.
An Excellent Choice
This is a really lovely lodge run under the personal and attentive care of the owners. Beautifully situated in the desert, about 7km from the road. Very convenient for Sossusvlei and the dunes.
The accommodation is in individual chalets which are excellent, with indoor and outdoor bathrooms. Towels, which let down so many otherwise good places, are first-class. Public rooms are very stylish and, along with everything else at Hoodia, beautifully kept. Food is good without being outstanding and nicely presented. Dinner begins according to 'African time' where the rule of thumb is that it is 7pm whenever it is served, even if that is 7.30!
We stayed at 13 places during our month-long trip and this was one of the very best. An excellent choice and recommended.
Very welcoming staff and good accommodation.
Extremely good food. Enjoyed the outdoor shower.Read more about the whole safari
Excellent management at Hoodia
Thomas, the owner, greeted all guests very warmly, helped serve wine at dinner, and gave us a free cool box and water for our Sossusvlei tour, and suggested which dunes to climb. All the staff were well trained and helpful .FULL MARKS!
Stunning location with mountains all around, Hoodia was ideally situated for tours to Sesriem and Sossusvlei. Charming, comfortable stone wall chalets with amazing huge outside bath & shower. A nice pool area, tho' when it's windy the parasols can blow over, but there is a lower shaded deck.
Very well run by Thomas and his wife!! Would definitely return!