Ndedema Lodge

Reviews of Ndedema Lodge

Good(89%) From 21 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Ndedema Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A good place to stay in Clanwilliam

Ndedema Lodge is situated some distance from the centre of Clanwilliam on the edge of town. It is an old victorian house and the rooms are furnished in period style, which we really liked. Our room was clean and well furnished with a large bathroom.

We ate at Michael's restaurant which serves homely food and is a short walk from the lodge.

The owners of Ndedema Lodge are friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Comfortable and homely

Nice little guest house on the edge of town run by friendly people who recommended a restaurant and made the reservation for us. Our room was clean and comfortable and everything worked well. A good distance from Cape Town so the drive was relaxing.

The lodge has pleasant gardens and pool. We drove up to the nearby Ramskop Nature Reserve reserve which had a few flowers (the drought meant we didn't see many in the wild) and good views

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndedema Lodge

An adequate place to spend one night. Rather a dark, dreary room with an attractive patio.

The stay was enlivened by quite a good dinner at a restaurant a few doors down the street.

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndedema Lodge review

At the edge of Clanwilliam. Two nights were sufficient.

We had dinner at Michaels on Park, just along the road. Food excellent. Michael was very friendly and attentive.

The street lighting was sparse for the walk back so a torch is advisable.

No activities.

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Mr & Mrs E - Cheshire
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ndedema Lodge review

The owner has booked us a meal in a local restaurant for the night we arrived, which was very thoughtful. She was very helpful in providing information about the local area and amenities, and helping us choose places to eat.

The room was fine, but a bit dingy. The outdoor space immediately outside our room was not an attractive place to sit (unlike some other rooms).

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Ms P - Clayton
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful hosts at Ndedema Lodge

The drive from Fish River Canyon, Namibia to Clandwilliam, South Africa was about eight hours. There was almost no place to stop between the two, so I realized why the overnights were arranged this way. We had no trouble going across the border into South Africa.

The parents stayed in the lodge, and our children stayed in a cottage behind the lodge. The breakfast each morning was wonderful. The Inn Keepers made our stay in Clandwilliam a success by arranging an eco tour of a rooibos tea farm, making dinner reservations, and suggesting a place to see the San rock art. The Inn Keepers also helped us understand the history of the different people living in the area, and the current political climate. We had read a lot to prepare for our trip, but the personal touch of the Inn Keepers gave us a much deeper understanding of life in South Africa.

We were sorry to hear the Inn Keepers were retiring in January 2015, and hope the new Inn Keepers will be as welcoming.

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Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good stay

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Mr R from Chicago, USA
Arrived on: 10-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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What a Lovely B&B

One of our favorite B&Bs in the world!!! We arrived and said our names and that we had a reservation. The lady smiled and said, "I know, we were waiting for you!" We immediately felt 'at home'.

We had a gorgeous two-bedroom suite that was extremely comfortable. The owner was so attentive and helpful. It made our one-night stay in Clanwilliam excellent! She gave us some recommendations on what to do for the evening. Breakfast was delicious! I wish we could have stayed at least one more night.

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Mr & Mrs M - Weymouth
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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2 nights at Ndedema Lodge

A very warm welcome from Wilma to her lovely house after the car was parked through the electric gate, so very secure.

Our room was lovely with period furniture, the bathroom massive. A relaxing beer in the shady garden on arrival. Pool available though we did not use it.

Wilma organised our trip to the Rooibos estate the next morning and pointed us to the rock art trail for the afternoon.

Breakfasts were eaten in the garden from a substantial choice laid out inside. Long chats with Wilma and Johan who were excellent hosts making for a most enjoyable stay in Clanwilliam.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndedema Lodge review

A really welcoming guest house only providing B&B (unless full) but breakfast was good. They reserved a table for us at a local restaurant/pub which served good but basic food. Nonetheless making us feel special. It was some walking distance from the lodge.
The town is well placed for the mountains, Lamberts bay and the rock art trail.

They have WiFi which they give you a password for if you ask. It's free but you need to sit close to the owners' cottage.

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