Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Reviews of Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 41 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 41 of our travellers who have visited Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs D from Perth
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2020 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great stop over to end our adventure

A surprising accommodation out in the dessert - lovely and comfortable. We loved having the option of the outdoor shower.

There were plenty of animals that visited the waterhole, it was wonderful to see them from our room/the dining area/pool etcetera. We enjoyed the friendly service and delicious meals. When my husband said that he was not keen on duck, the staff offered game meat. When I heard that it was oryx, I inquired whether I could have that also, they were very obliging. The food was excellent - well presented and tasty. The portions were great - not too large.

It was handy having the Curio shop there for those last minute souvenirs.

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Greg's group from Regina
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great Staff!! Thank you!

This is a beautiful place. Our rooms were unique, attractive, comfortable and well laid out. We enjoyed the friendly staff, and took a sundowner drive for wildlife viewing and a beautiful sunset location. Dinner and breakfast were very good, and the wait staff did well with our individual particular selections.

** We had vehicle issues on our way to the airport and the Mgment send a vehicle and driver to rescue us - enabling us to get to the airport without missing our flights. A Huge thank you to Chaimberlain, and to the Management at Red Dunes - we very much appreciate the extra efforts provided to us, and will highly recommend the lodge for such great customer service!

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J&J from Plockton
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pleasant for a stop-over

Chalets are very comfortable, particularly as we were upgraded to the "honeymoon suite". This comes with its own private pool, which caused us some angst considering the prevalent drought conditions, but not enough to stop us enjoying it. The chalets are well spaced, which gives good privacy, but be prepared for quite a long walk to the central dining area.

When we arrived we were told that the evening drives were already full. This wasn't really an issue for us, but corroborates EA comments on the site. Instead, we chose to follow the 1 hour ("Red Dam") walk, where we saw Wildebeest, Zebra and Oryx at the dam. In places the trail was not well marked, and we ended up navigating by dead reckoning.

The staff are very pleasant, but slightly less personal than at some of the smaller lodges we stayed at later. Food was very good, with a good wine list. Overall, a pleasant place to spend a night, but with a rather artificial feel, not a lodge that we would want to stay longer at.

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Dr CB & Dr MB from Tring
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

Amazing room.

The restaurant was average but adequate. Generally good service

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Mrs & Mr K from Geneva
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A nice stop

Nice individual chalet with an outdoor sitting place. comfortable and well run.

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Mr L from Leicestershire
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent

Wonderful place, luxurious rooms and amenities.

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Mrs C. from Blauzac
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

Excellent and spacious room, like all the lodges we stayed in the lighting in the bathroom was very poor.

Good food with the fire lit in the evening. We arrived just 10 mins prior to the departure of the sundowner, but we were able to join.

Our gluten free diet was respected.

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Mr & Mrs D from London
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great stay and Trans Kalahari Walk

A very enjoyable stay with very comfortable accommodation in a private reserve with many antelope. The 16 km walk feels like an achievement across the desert and is worth it for the lovely Dunes camp overnight but the game viewing on the walk is modest.

We did see our first Aardwolf on the evening drive! Like many Namibian lodges, the main course tends to be red meat/ game and there is no choice. We asked for an alternative but didn’t get a response at the table, so beware, you need to request the dinner menu at check in.

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Mrs E & family from UK
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautiful lodges and friendly staff

We were blown away by the tented lodges at Kalahari Red Dunes lodge.

The attention to detail was evident. The staff were very friendly and helpful too.

The free mountain bikes and trails were much enjoyed by my husband and kids.

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Dr and Mrs A from Surrey
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

This was our first proper stop and was a good choice as easy to reach and chance to get used to driving etc.

The lodge is beautifully arranged and furnished and service was excellent. It is hard to judge the wildlife experience because it felt they were suffering in the drought like a lot of places. We opted to go out on the bikes which we really enjoyed. A sandstorm rather dominated our afternoon here but did not ruin the experience.

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