Kulala Desert Lodge

Reviews of Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 308 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 308 of our travellers who have visited Kulala Desert Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M & Ms E from France
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

This hotel was amazing - the facilities were modern, with beautiful decor. The staff were also so welcoming and hospitable.

We went on afternoon rides both evenings we were there and really enjoyed all of the guides (especially Richel). It was my husband's birthday while we were there and they set up our bed on the room of our lodge so we could fall asleep under the stars. They also prepared him a big birthday cake and made a big celebration for him with all of the staff members, dancing and singing in the local language.

It was very nice that it was all inclusive and we really enjoyed our final ride visiting the dunes our last morning.

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Ms D from Ireland
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge

Excellent location. Busy lodge. Very photogenic area (Sossusvlei and Deadvlei). Pleasant guiding by Castro. For me the highlight was the ballooning!

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D & K from Texas
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful Guide and Staff

The accommodations were excellent, the food was great and the staff friendly and very helpful. This was a larger place than we usually stay in, but the layout and staff made it felt like a smaller, more intimate camp. When we had electrical problems with our equipment, the staff was responsive, diligent and helpful.

There was a big sandstorm across the area that disrupted travel and local activities and deposited dust on everything. The staff did an amazing job of cleaning and restoring the camp to its normal state. Additionally, the guide and staff re-arranged our schedule and we were able to experience all the activities we planned before we left.

After being delayed twice by weather, we took our incredible balloon ride the morning of our departure. We're very glad we booked 3 nights or we wouldn't have been able to do all our planned activities.

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Mr & Mrs S from St Albans
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect isolation

Wonderful lodge to feel remote and cut off from the outside world.

Food was excellent and the decked area was a lovely spot to watch the sun go down.

Rooms were great although very cold at night, definitely worth wrapping up warm.

Breakfast was a little hectic when the tours were eating.

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Mr S from UK
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Incredible place to stay

Lodge is stunning and all of the staff and guides are excellent.

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Mrs & Mr R from Australia
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great vibe at Kulala Desert Lodge

This place has a great atmosphere. We had a very warm welcome, appreciated the relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed the friendly smiling and helpful staff, and of course loved the staff singing.

Our guide was most considerate only talking to us when he had stopped the vehicle.

We would have loved to have had the option of a sundowner experience at the lodge itself, and the option of a guided walk, if that had fitted with other guests.

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Mr G from Alstonville
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Scenic spot with good access to big dunes.

Interesting architecture in the desert. Good excursions to big dunes and elsewhere.

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Mrs T from Reading
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kulala Desert Lodge review

Absolutely delightful, tremendously warm welcome again with a team who couldn't do enough.

Loved the trip to Sossevlei just disappointed by how many other people were there too.

Would happily have paid to get ahead of the rush and have the dunes to ourselves!!

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CathyO from Glasgow
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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fantastic place

we were met by friendly staff with a drink and cold wet towels and that really set the tone for our stay.

Magical experience when we were entertained by the staff singing and dancing for us after the dinner. Lovely setting in the middle of the desert.

The private entrance to the dunes with an excellent guide was great which was actually better than driving ourselves as we expected.

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Mr W & Ms W from NL
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely time at Kulala

Very nice rooms and great service. The view over the dunes was marvellous.

The access road was a bit longer than we expected.

We didn't go on any organized activities (quite expensive and not ideal with small children), but the lodge is conveniently located to visit the dunes yourself.

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