Cape Cross Lodge

Reviews of Cape Cross Lodge

Good(86%) From 54 travellers
Excellent
25
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 54 of our travellers who have visited Cape Cross Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M. from Wakefield
Arrived on: 26-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Relaxing stopover

We stayed here to break the journey between Swakopmund and Mowani but principally to visit the seal colony which is amazing.

Well appointed and spacious room with a great view of the Atlantic ocean.

The communal areas were quite cold during the evening.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Excellent
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Remote location with great staff

Two hours north of Swakopmund along a salt road - it was easy driving to this lodge.

The isolated and bleak location was offset by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We had a ground floor room with a terrace that faced onto the beach. We spotted jackals moving to/from the seal colony some 4km south of the lodge - some pausing for a drink of water just by our room.

Access to the seal colony was by road but we were free to walk north along the beach as far as we wanted. Every evening as the sun set thousands of black cormorants flew south in long skeins over the waves. The breakfasts and evening meals were very good.

It was lovely to have a log fire in the sitting area each evening. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Ms W - Gauteng
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Weather was poor and hotel room rather chilly but can understand that heaters are a problem with regards to electricity supply - generators.

Good service in the dining room but had to ask for room to be made up

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Ms S & Mr E - NSW Australia
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Food:
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It is all about the seals!

We were very surprised at how nice Cape Cross Lodge really is. The website doesn't do it justice.

Our room was spacious with a very high ceiling and a great ocean view. The meals were excellent and the service good too.

The attraction was the seals! Everyone says that they stink. If you are a country girl, you'll have no problems.

There were thousands of seals at your feet. Brilliiant

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Mrs & Mr A - Western Australia
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Good
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Service:
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The rooms are clean and spacious but fairly basic.

Nice views onto the ocean and far enough away from the seal colony that you do not get the associated smells.

The restaurant was very good for the evening meal and breakfast was basic but good.

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Ms Q & Mr B - Minneapolis
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
Average
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Driving out to the Cape Cross seal preserve is an adventure and the barren landscape is interesting to certain sorts of folks.

The facilities are fairly standard but with great views of birds flocking on the ocean and the spectacular sea scenery. fortunately it is far enough away form the seal colonies to not suffer form the smell.

The rooms are standard and clean but nothing to write home about.

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Cold stay at Cape Cross Lodge

Arrived here in warm sunshine although a bit blowy! Check in was quick and reception staff were polite and happy and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Our room was bright and clean although the bathroom could really do with a revamp. We sat on our balcony with glass of wine and watched the sun go down over the sea, within 10 minutes of this happening the temperature must have dropped 30 degrees, it was cold so on went our long trousers and fleeces.

Dinner was good although all the guest sat shivering despite the fact there was a log fire which sadly gave out no heat whatsoever. The Manager did her rounds of the tables during dinner which was a nice touch and we joked with her that we needed a hot water bottle, low and behold when we returned to our room there was a hot water bottle on the bed, what a nice touch. They really could have done with heating which would have made it such a better experience.

Breakfast was okay, although it would have been good for there to have been a bit more selection out, but think we were last to breakfast and fruit/cakes etc had not been replaced.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
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Cape Cross-great location but no atmosphere

We had an excellent overnight stay here and saw the amazing seal colony, hundreds of cormorants, plus turnstones and white fronted plover. A jackal visited the water hole right outside out balcony in the early morning.

The location is wonderful but the lodge lacks atmosphere. There are few personal touches. It was chilly in the dining room even though there was a nice fire lit in the seating area so take sweaters to wear!

Staff were pleasant.

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J & R
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Seals

Simple but pleasant room overlooking the sea.

Very few guests so quiet at dinner.

Helpful staff

Amazing sunset

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