Reviews of Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
78 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Wolwedans Dunes Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Part of the Family at Wolwedans"
We did a full day and a half day drive on the Reserve with Hans - both were very informative and relaxing - with a surprising amount of wildlife to be seen - something we had not expected, and which they Guides are keen to point out are not guaranteed! Good picnic lunch on the full day drive.
It is worth noting that there is no ability to power electrical items in the rooms, nor any cellphone coverage - which might make it ideal for some people, but if you want to be contactable, it can be a bit worrying.
When we first arrived, it was not clear where the Lodge accommodation was (you arrive at 'base camp' where you leave your car) and cannot see the Lodge. It only emerged as we were transferred by Wolwedans vehicle where things were. A bit more up front explanation might help people get oriented." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"extraoridnary setting with wonderful staff"
they will remodel. we were told .....but until then one should know...
inspite all those complaints it was my favorite place of the whole trip and the one lodge i truly want to return. the views from the rooms,bar /sitting room and dining are truly spectacular and change at all our of day.michil and his staff could not be more charming and the presence of herman made it unforgettable.
the rainstorms were so dramatic we were literally scared from all the thunder and lightning. would not have wanted to miss a minute of the whole stay inspite of the drama of the leaking bedroom" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Wolwedans Dune Lodge review"
More simple better quality meals would have been more appreciated.
Activities were good and well organised." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Christmas at Wolvedans"
We had had an early start the morning of our arrival (up at 4.30am to go to Soussosvlei) and asked what time dinner would be. It was explained to us that dinner wouldn't be served until all guests were present. We asked if perhaps our main courses could be served a little earlier as our children were beginning to tire but when we hadn't had the main course by 10.20pm we gave up waiting and went to bed!
Of the courses we did eat the asparagus soup was inedible - extremely thick and very salty! Our guide either lacked the knowledge or enthusiasm to make our 'game drive' the following morning interesting. Whilst we weren't expecting tons of game we werent expecting to feel bored by the experience either! The sundowner drive was better, as we were taken to Chateau Plains which was simply stunning and the guide did make a wicked G&T.
We requested packed lunches on our day of departure but when we opened them I noticed that the yogurts they had provided were past the sell by date - 2 were dated 'use by 26th Dec' and 2 'use by 7th Dec' - we left the camp on the 27th December!!!! I think this is unacceptable service from any camp let alone one advertising itself as one of the best in Namibia.
I think this camp is in need of an overhaul. Our experience indicated that it perhaps relies on its reputation but didn't deliver the goods or live up to expectations on this occassion." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
"wolwedans - perfect place to end a holiday"
Again our guides were excellent, ben and john, and we learnt a lot about the flora and fauna with them. Finally i cant imagine a more stunning setting for a swimming pool! I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone who asked." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Incredible food in an incredible setting"
"Wolwedans Dune Lodge review"
"Excellent location , best of the holiday"
The drive up to the lodge in a 2wd was quite hard in parts but got better further from the gate. The hot water bottle at night were a nice touch as it is cold. The mountains were dramatic and the dunes very photogenic.
Reading out the menu each night in english and in the native nama language was a very nice touch. I even managed to get some of the clicks right!" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
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