Cape Cross Lodge

Reviews of Cape Cross Lodge

Good(86%) From 41 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 41 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 & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 27-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning Sea front location

Very warm and friendly welcome. Staff all extremely helpful.

View from seafront room was wonderful.

The highlight of the stay was an impromtu staff entertainment when they all came in to the dining area singing traditional songs, it was quite wonderful and an unforgettable experience.

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Miss. TT - London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
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Cape Cross Lodge review

The lodge is in a beautiful place and the rooms are lovely and spacious in a seaside style.

There was only one other couple staying at the lodge when we were there which felt a bit strange. Staff were very unfriendly in comparison to the other lodges that we stayed at.

We knew that there was building work going on in advance but it did not disturb us at all, although it looks like the lodge is going to become very large which may make it less attractive in the future.

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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Good
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Cape Cross Lodge review

A great place to relax with a cold beer and watch the sunset over the ocean.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Notts
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Cape Cross Lodge review

This is an excellent location if you want to see the seal colony at Cape Cross and don't want to be rushed. We were a bit worried when we arrived and building work was going on all around but this didn't cause us any problems during our brief stay.

Bizarrely we were the only guests in this large hotel and it was a bit strange eating dinner and breakfast in the large, empty dining area! However, despite this, the waitress service was very good and our food was available when we wanted it. Dinner was ok without being special but breakfast was very good. Given we were the only guests we were impressed to find a full range of breakfast options. The chocolate muffin was especially good (shame there was only one!).

Tea and coffee was also available at all times.

Our room was a good size with a nice balcony which provided a great view of the crashing waves and a spectacular sunset.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Cape Cross Lodge review

A welcome oasis after the long drive from Doro Nawas. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Food was good and service excellent. We would highly recommend Cape Cross as a stopover to anyone either
a) going north but not wanting to leave Swakop first thing in the morning or
b) coming from Damaraland and driving the coast road.

We liked it a lot (sorry Chris!)

However, there is a considerable amount of building work going on which may be obtrusive to guests not in the sea-facing rooms.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

No complaints, a charming hotel, freindly staff, excellent food.
A welcome hotel after the bleak drive along the Skeleton coast.

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Mr A & Mrs A - Twickenham
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Food:
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Nicely designed, light rooms, great open-fire in the lounge and friendly staff. Also liked the wine-cellar. There are also some interesting historic photos and relics from Cape Cross' past. Good lunch menu, which makes it worth stopping en route to the Skeleton Coast, but evening meal more ordinary (still ok though).

Only 90 mins from Swakopmund and is a great place to start a trip through the Skeleton coast, but there is not a lot to do here apart from the seal colony, so don't arrive to early! Best idea may be to arrive mid-afternoon.

A general point is that if you have a big fuel tank (and/or a diesel) you could easily drive from Henties Bay to Damaraland through the Skeleton coast in one go (approx 6 hours) without staying anywhere en route.

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Mr M & Mrs S - Cambridge
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
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Rooms:
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Dramatic seascape from dining room

Ideal location for those wishing to travel a little way up the Skeleton Coast, we made it through the gate just before 3 pm, howling wind, saw the first wreck and oil rig and headed back to arrive at Cape Cross just in time to see the sunset.

Very atmospheric dining room overlooking Atlantic and room cool but lovely. Safe needs securing to the wall.

Enjoyed walking down the beach being followed by jackals. Food average. Charming staff who washed our car windows and lights.

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Mr J & Mrs J Netherlands
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cape Cross Lodge review

Very friendly and helpful staff ! They even washed the dirt off our car without being asked and helped us with our flat tire.

The lodge is right on the beach - great location - and the room is fantastic, in marine-style and with a view on the wide ocean. Perfect!

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Jacana family from Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
Average
Average
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Seas, sand, surf and strolls

We spent two days at Cape Cross and thoroughly enjoyed it. Arrived mid-afternoon after kayaking trip and were greeted with coffee and cakes (delicious). This was the nearest to a "conventional" hotel that we encountered on the trip. Nice sitting area with fire at night, good bar service and lovely dining room. Patio has breakfast time visits from jackals drinking from water bowl. Sea front rooms fairly basic, but nice views of sunsets. A great place to chill out for a day after earlier long days on the road and early starts.

We walked cross to seal colony, entering by main gate, but were given permission to return to hotel using short cut along beach. Total walk an easy 9km with plenty of wildlife to see on way. Spent prolonged period photographing colony. In afternoon walked along beach in northerly direction.

Scenery fascinating, but curiously unsatisfying to do a walk in the knowledge that the scenery will look pretty much the same however long one walks. Had been attracted to Namibia by adventure stories of the skeleton coast, but was very grateful for advice from Expert Africa not to spend too much time exploring this area.

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