Reviews of Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
The rooms are beautiful. There is air con although we didn't use it. They have nice shaded seating areas outside each room which are very private and catch the breeze.
The service lacks the personal touch. The food is ok but nothing special. We went on a sundowner game drive which was a bit disappointing. The driver ignored all the birds and inevitably put us in a spot that was either looking directly into the sun at the animals or had a bush between us and them. Not so good for taking photos. We also did the nyala self guided walk which we enjoyed.
There is a tame meerkat who runs around the lodge. The owners of the lodge found him and his sister abandoned when they were pups and they hand reared them. They released both meerkats when they were old enough to survive on their own but toffee decided he preferred the good life around the lodge than life in the wild. When we were there he showed up for afternoon tea to beg for cake.
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review
great stopover with very hospitable hostsRead more about the whole trip
A lodge without a definite character or personality. Our room 'Nyala' was huge with three elements joined together. One contained the sitting room (with an open fire for cold nights), one with the bedroom and one with the bathroom. It had the essential air-con in the bedroom (it was 40 degrees when we were there), fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. No complaints about that at all.
We originally had no hot water but that was fixed promptly when reported. Food was average. Good free wi-fi in the public area. As mentioned, we were there in very hot weather so as it was too hot to walk and there is nowhere of note in the vicinity to drive to, the early morning or sundowner drive is really all there is to do.
My advice would be to arrive in the early afternoon, enjoy the complimentary tea and cake, and then go on the sundowner drive. Stay one night at the beginning or end of your trip as it's only 2 hours from Windhoek (but 3 from the airport).
Fantastic lodge great start to holiday
Wonderful time spent here , great for kids especially Toffee the Meerkat. Loved our own evening stroll to watch sundown . Rooms were lovely and nice touch with the complimentary drinks .
Sundowner guide very friendly and very informative , great introduction for the kids . Food was super and again good introduction for the children into varied game cuisine .
A relaxing last stop at the end of the trip
We didn't do much here, just watched the su set and had one too many sundowners. it is a very comfortable lodge, with charming staff, very relaxing.
The tame meerkat is a star
Red Dunes Lodge
Very well situated, just by the B1 and although we were not able to enjoy much of it as we arrived just as the sun was setting due to having to get a tyre repaired, it was a nice place to stay.
The rooms were very nice, private and comfortable and the staff were all very welcoming and helpful, including Toffee the pet meerkat. The food was very good as well.
A good first overnight stopover
We only spent one night at this lodge. It was convenient, comfortable and the staff were very friendly and attentive.Read more about the whole trip
Very friendly and helpful staff at Red Dunes
Tofi the meerkat turned out to be a star - accompanied us on our 5 Km morning walk!
We were well looked after - had good food and the accommodation was very comfortable.
Friendly and hospitable incl the tame meerkat
Location was good relative to arrival time at Windhoek and travel plus plans for following day.
Hospitality and friendliness were excellent and facilities generally very good.
Food was generous and good.The breakfast was better than the dinner.
Would have liked to spend slightly longer time there to experience the feel of the Kalahari
First night in Africa
This was an excellent introduction to our trip to Namibia.
The staff were very welcoming, and our stay, although brief was excellent.