Terrace Bay

Reviews of Terrace Bay

Good(78%) From 35 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
17
Average
6
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Terrace Bay, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr L & Family from Denmark
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Location, location, location

When we finally reached Terrace Bay Restcamp it was like arriving at another planet. Everything seemed abandoned. The main reception was closed and we couldn't find any people or staff. At least, there were signs of civilization. As we were driving around for a while in this dark and deserted lunar base, we saw light in the distance. We found a way to the light. It turned out to be the restaurant (basic cafeteria), where we were greeted by friendly staff. No one had missed us. We got our huge Beach Chatlet with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, large living room and kitchen. Completely surreal. Everything was simple but functional and clean. You sense it was originally built for the mine staff until the government took over in the 1970s. We slept exceptionally well that night. The roaring sea and the wind did not keep us awake.

This is a excellent place because of the extraordinary location and the friendly staff, not because of the facilities (then you will be dissapointed)

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Mr D. from Southampton
Arrived on: 28-May-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Terrace Bay review

The accommodation was better than expected. It was very quiet with only a couple of other guests.

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The Rolling Crones from UK
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Terrace Bay review

For such a out of the way location, Terrace Bay was amazing. The location on the skeleton coast made us realise how remote and inhospitable that part of the country is. In spite of that, we received a warm welcome and the food was excellent, particularly bearing in mind the logistics involved. So pleased we included it in our trip

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Mr P & Mrs A from UK
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Terrace bay 10 out of 10

This place is BASIC, but we were warned that it would be so No problems.

Staff had a sense of humour, which one needs if one is to live permanently in TB.

It was exactly as we expected. Therefore have to say 10/10.

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raedrian from Canada
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

The end of the road at Terrace Bay.

After a long drive, we arrived and had a flat tire as we drove in. The staff immediately changed the tire for the spare and patched up the flat tire. However, the damage was severe and we didn't trust the tire as we would be going into Damaraland on more gravel roads. However Richard arranged for us to see a man named Diamond in Damaraland and miraculously, he had the exact same tire, size and brand, in his shack and mounted it on the rim in place of the damaged tire...we were very relieved.

The facilities are basic but clean, they are oriented to fishermen going after the plentiful fish in the bay.

The rooms were a good size and had a nice view of the Atlantic. It is the only place to stay and one must keep in mind that caters to a different clientele than other resorts. The food was basic but very good with an excellent breakfast.

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Ms Q & Mr B from USA
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

intersting but is it worth the drive?

It is debatable if being in such an isolated location is worth the hours of driving. There are interesting aspects form a geological and wildlife point of view but the lodge itself fails completely.

The rooms are left over lodging form decades ago mining operation and they are in desparate need of an update. They are noisy, drafty and very poor standard beds and shower facilities. the main staff is not all that friendly but the dining room staff is very good. The rooms are not all that clean so it does not appear to be very well run. t

This was definitely the worst facilities we experienced in our month in Namibia.

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Mr H from Michigan
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

very dated

We knew we were going way out to go here. I'd skip it in retrospect. Very dated and nothing to see here

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Mr & Mrs H from Cambs.
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Basic accomodation in remote location

You go to Terrace Bay to experience the remoteness and desolation of the Skeleton Coast and in that respect we weren't disappointed.

The accommodation was right by the beach but it was dated and basic and the wash basin leaked. The food in the restaurant was surprisingly good given the remoteness of the location.

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Mrs V from UK
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Terrace Bay. You've got to go!

Surprisingly the food was superb. The chef was a wonder.

Staff are all trying their utmost in the most out of the way location imaginable.

We loved it - for one night!

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Mr Y & Dr C from Essex
Arrived on: 8-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Atmospheric resort at the end of the road.

Great location at the end of a long day's drive from Swakopmund.

The drive through the Skeleton Coast was fantastic and the road excellent. The different colours of rocks and sand were unlike anything we'd experienced before - an unforgettable journey a real feeling of isolation, although we passed the occasional vehicle which gave some reassurance that we were not completely alone.

The resort is comfortable and clean. Not plush but everything works with good food and wine. The staff are friendly and efficient.

Great views of the sea.

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