Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Reviews of Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 30 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 30 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 T from Twickenham
Arrived on: 14-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

Our view: 8/10. Very nice lodges, good setting, lovely and quiet (only 8 guests!), very nice staff, especially Henry, the manager, and good food. Not enough animals to see when on the drive, but to be fair they call themselves a ‘farm’. Two nights were the right amount of time for us.

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Peter from Stockton
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good one night stay

Our first impression of Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge was that it had seen better days, but our first impression was wrong. Once we stepped into the Lodge and then saw our room we were very impressed.

The rooms are very large and the most artful of any accommodation we had on this trip. There was a large sitting room, beautifully appointed covered outdoor siting area and outdoor shower. Bed was comfortable with mosquito netting and the bathroom included a large, open shower. Rooms were air-conditioned.

We were surprised by the delicious, multi-course dinner. Wine selection was good. Breakfast included fruit and yogurt plus a hot option.

We enjoyed the evening game drive and sundowner with game sightings. The area that is remote to the lodge has a wild feel, but the area around the lodge didn't seem quite as natural because feed is put out for the animals. That said, it was fun to watch the meerkats as we ate breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs R from UK
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great stay

This was the second stop on our trip and we really enjoyed our stay here for one night. When we first arrived (early) there was a large group of Africaans still there who appeared to dominate the main lodge area. That said we ordered some lunch and had our welcome drink and introduction without problems. The individual cabins were fantastic, very spacious both inside and out. A massive picture window with a view of the feeding area where there were eland, wildebeest, oryx, ostrich and ground squirrels. You also had a shower in the living room as well as the bathroom area. There is also a turn down service, nice touch.

As we were there early we decided to do one of the self guided walks where we saw red hartebeest, springbok and steenbok on the trail ahead. I would say the walks are not very well marked as somehow we ended up incorporating two other walks as well. Make sure you take plenty of drinking water with you as it is very hot and exposed, but well worth the effort.

The three course dinner was very good with game on offer and some nice wine, you can also have drinks brought to your cabin! Breakfast was good with plenty of pastries and muffins, although the juice was a dilute type it was ok. The only thing we didn’t like was what appeared to be an orphaned meerkat in the dining room in the evening, which diners were picking up and having their photo taken with. We didn’t see any meerkats outside although there seemed to holes. That said I would definitely recommend this lodge.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Perfect final stop before returning home

Excellent place to spend our last night before heading for the airport.

Very comfortable, friendly service and good food.

We can recommend the Namibian wine (yes, really!).

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The Rolling Crones from UK
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

The Lodge was located in just the right place for our journey south and it gave us a great introduction to the country and the places we were to see

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Mrs & Mr W from Dorset
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A place that made an effort

This was another stopover only (unfortunately). It was a comfortable and interesting place and I think that we could easily have suffered another day. The bungalow was lovely, spacious, well thought out, nicely furnished and fresh.

You have to hoof it a bit (on a boiling day) to get to the dining area. This is equally spacious and feels very comfortable. The food and service was good. There's a pleasant sitting area to retire to with a coffee.

We did do a sundowner game drive here. It's not going to be too exciting with only various grazers and browsers to see, nor is it quite real (as some of them are 'imports' - like Eland and Bleesebok), but we enjoyed it and it was done well - and we came across an African Wild Cat. They are developing this side of things in a thoughtful way.

We were sorry to have to move on so quickly.

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Mr D from Cambridge
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Redu Dunes walk

We stayed at the Kalahari Red Dunes for our first night of our Namibia trip. We had an excellent sun-down drive and a walk in the morning. The staff were very helpful and held the car with no worries when we were a tad late for the drive.

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Mr M from London
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

Wonderful relaxing first stop with tame eland and plentiful game to see and luxurious accommodation....

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Miss A from Okehampton
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

Great place to unwind- very nice people, pleasant manager and lovely place. Very comfortable and characterful rooms.

Wildebeest immediately outside our room in the early morning!

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Mr & Mrs F from Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review

I had developed a fluey cold at this point so found this a good place to read and take paracetamol!

However Kevin enjoyed some pleasant walks and a good game drive

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