Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Reviews of Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 60 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 60 of our travellers who have visited Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Ms K from Brisbane
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Lodge review

This place is extraordinarily fantastic. We were happy to just sit and soak up the ambience. Can recommend the massage and just sitting and enjoying the view. We did a morning drive on the day we departed - nice to have a look around but not many animals if that is what you are looking for, great scenery tho.The only negative was that the staff seemed incapable of booking scenic flights or balloon flights - there are brochures advertising these activities but it seemed impossible to organise either.

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Expert Africa comments

We are sorry to hear that these travellers had trouble booking activities with Wolwedans and we have heard from Wolwedans on this matter. They said that for activities being planned or booked after check-in that they do have a front office travel desk. The staff here are able to look at the availability and book scenic flights. However scenic flights are subject to availability and only available if planes are incoming to the Wolwedans airstrip or are grounded at the base camp. In the case of the hot–air ballooning, Wolwedans have stated that this activity is best booked in advance for guests who would like to confirm this activity prior to arrival.

Ms S & Mr E - NSW Australia
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wow! What a setting.

This was another of Maruska's recommendations and we spent a long time hesitating at the expense. But we are so glad we took her guidance. It was an absolute highlight of our holiday.

The chalets are no more luxurious than other lodges, but the communal areas - dining room, lounge room, bar and pool are all stunningly located, designed, built and furnished. The meals were excellent, the staff friendly and attentive.

Our two game drives with our guide,Sam, were fantastic. The landscape is superb and the sundowners each day were in magical settings.

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Mr and Mrs L from Brighton
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing place

This was an amazing place to stay in terms of location and helpful friendly staff. Tabitha our guide deserves a special mention for her friendly welcome and trips to see the sunset and tracking animals in the desert. It felt good to stay somewhere where they are doing good work and are part of a community.
My only negative comment was that the hot water system broke and I couldn't have a wash one day!

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Dr D & Mrs C - Nam late April /May
Arrived on: 29-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Spectacular venue

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans

Fantastic place and "Terrible Thelma" an outstanding hostess.

Rather too much food in such hot conditions.

Limited activities so perfect just for two nights

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Ms A. from London
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Spectacular in every way!

My children are still talking about the sun-downers and all the fun they had rolling down endless sand dunes and trying to find white lady spiders.

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Mr and Mrs L from London
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A place in a million

A place like nowhere else on earth; perched on top of the sand dunes.
We slept under canvas but it was definitely 5 star. My boys preferred it to Sossuvlei.
We found hot water bottles in our bed at night and were woken by stunning sunrises that we could see from our 4 poster bed.
Selma was great and our guide David absolutely fantastic. All the staff were great and there was a very special atmosphere.
The pool area was lovely too.

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Mr & Mrs C from Essex.
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Arrived mid afternoon, long drive in (24km) welcomed by David at reception, then driven to Lodge Camp. Helena gave us Rock Shandies, fantastic.

Room 7 has an amazing position as do the rest. Went for Sundowner with guide Bravo, we drank whilst he changed a tyre!! Good 5 course dinner seated with other guests. Breakfast good.

All day game drive with Bravo (120km) not much to see for first hour but numbers of Oryx, Springbok, Giraffe & Ostrich grew from then on. Wonderful views across the plain. Picnic lunch and back by 5.00pm. Pool lovely and cool. Laundry well ironed but had to pay N$95? Very good dinner and breakfast.

Great place to stay in stunning location. Photographers dream.

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I&C from UK
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge review

Excellent location and food.

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Mrs V. from Grange-Over-Sands
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans. Over-rated.

Over-rated. Food OK, rooms OK, location good - but that goes for many places in Namibia. Service too intense. Don't bother with the 'sundowner'

The two San guides on the morning walk with the bushmen were both really good.

Tents a bit 'slack' which does not help sleep.

The fixed dinner at 2000hrs was not. By the time everyone arrived and we sat through a comic introduction to the chef it was easily after 2100hrs. Too late.

Wouldn't recommend or return

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