Kalahari Anib Lodge

Reviews of Kalahari Anib Lodge

Good(90%) From 26 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Kalahari Anib Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

unfortunately we arrived very late and left early the next morning.

I would have liked to have more time here.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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kalahari

Love this place! Pure luxury. We wished we could have stayed longer. We arrived after dark and only had that one night.

Staff in the restaurant were amazing and the food was delicious!

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Mrs & Mr F - British Columbia
Arrived on: 12-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great start to our Namibia trip

We stayed here for one night after travelling in Kgalagadi Park. Rooms are very nice and spacious. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

We arrived mid afternoon and they cheerfully provided us with lunch even though the lunch service time was over. Dinner was a surprisingly good buffet and the staff sang and danced towards the end of the meal. It was a fun evening. The hotel is quite large and there were some tour groups but they could easily handle the food for everyone.

Our only criticism was of the bar lounge area. Although it's large and spacious, there were not enough comfy chairs. We had to perch on uncomfortable backless stools.

We did not have time to go on a drive or walk but the activities here look very interesting.

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Mr P & Mrs A - Namibia summer
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Butlins in the Bush. Avoid if possible. Ugh Never again, unless as a punishment posting.

Staff there could not give a tuppeny damn about guests. Only reason we stayed there was to cut driving time to the airport. Should have driven on.

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Expert Africa comments

Kalahari Anib Lodge was very concerned to receive these travellers feedback and immediately got in touch with us to find out what had happened.

These travellers explained that the main problems stemmed from a large group staying at the same time, whose needs appeared to override their own.

The Kalahari Anib team have offered their unreserved apologies. The issues have been discussed with the lodge managers and staff, who are now even more mindful of the need to make a conscious effort to be more sensitive towards the needs of individual travellers, especially when there are large groups in the lodge.

Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge

Lovely lodge on the edge of the Kalahari. Very peaceful.

Although they don't have any of the big cats here there is still a lot to see. There were a series of walks you could do alone that were easy and fun. There was lots to see, especially birdlife and it was nice to be able to wander about freely.

The chalet was very clean and comfortable and there was a lovely swimming pool. It was also very pleasant to sit out next to the fire at night watching the stars. The staff were very friendly and helpful and kept us going with a good supply of logs for the fire. Meals were lovely, the bar very good value and a very good selection at breakfast.

A very relaxing place to stay.

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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

The room was good with lovely hot shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing that spoilt our stay was the insistence that everyone had to eat at the same time. The hotel is so far from everywhere that it is necessary to eat dinner there. However, the kitchen was clearly struggling to serve over 60 meals simultaneously on our first night. On the second night it was worse as there were even more residents. It was extremely cold in the dining room (early June) and a long wait between courses. On the second night we gave up before we reached dessert. We very fortunate in being close to the kitchen so our meals were reasonably warm.
Both game drives (sunset and sunrise) were very good with lots of information being conveyed in a relaxed manner.

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Anib lodge

The Anib Lodge was a good stopover on our way to the Khalagadi TFP. We went out on a game drive and a sun downer. The guides and staff were very helpful and friendly , and it was a lovely trip out into the red Kalahari to watch the sun go down. We saw quite a bit of game and despite the cold wind, we thoroughly enjoyed our one night with them.

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Mr & Mrs R from Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Excellent place for an overnight stop on the way south.

Lovely meal and entertainment afterwards!

Amazing sunset.

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Mr F and family - Belgium
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good first stop

Easy to reach from Windhoek. Good to get to know your car on the tarred roads, before the challenge of the gravel roads. Green oasis at the edge of the Kalahari Desert.

Clean and comfortable rooms (two connecting rooms make a family room) Staff is very friendly and welcoming.

Nice walks in the surroundings, we saw a lot of antelopes, including a large herd of eland!

Four course dinner is excellent, although the atmosphere is a bit that of a school excursion (group dinner with rather fast service) Singing and dancing by the staff after dinner is lovely!

A good stop over on your trip to the south or the Namib desert

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Anib Lodge review

Kalahari Anib Lodge was nice but quite basic. Clean room and comfortable bed. After having been to the Etosha, the safari drive was okay but, again, basic in comparison (perhaps start here and then go north rather than the other way round). Great for kids though (and the one's on my safari loved it!).

The food was fantastic and the staff were probably the kindest and friendliest of all throughout my three week trip. They did indeed make me feel very welcome. For a traveller like myself, it was a good and clean place for a brief stop-over.

If you have kids, it's an excellent place if you don't mind it a bit touristy. Amazing red sand!

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