This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines open now

User menu

Traveller reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Reading

Review Distribution

Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Terrible

Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

9

Excursions taken

0

My Nov 2021 trip

Namibia between 13 Nov 2021 and 29 Nov 2021

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip was going really well until I discovered at Fish River that Namibia had been put on the red list and all flights had been cancelled.

My other abiding memory will be how unbelievably windy it was and how the wind did not drop overnight. Swakopmund was probably the only place where it was not blowing a gale the whole time.

It was so bad that one or two of the lodges provided ear plugs so that you were not kept awake by the sound of your tent trying to fly off to the Kalahari."

Arranged By Tom Morris


Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

"Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel review"

1 night Arrived 13 Nov 2021
"Beautiful hotel in great location. Rooms comfortable, food good and staff really helpful.

Very useful that you could book your PCR test with reception and the nurse would come to your room to carry it out. Result in a few hours"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Spitzkoppen Lodge

Spitzkoppen Lodge

"Spitzkoppen Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Nov 2021
"Incredible location, comfortable rooms, good food and very friendly and helpful staff.

Sundowner drive to get close to hills and rock paintings well worth it."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse

"Cornerstone Guesthouse review"

2 nights Arrived 16 Nov 2021
"Very welcoming and comfortable.

Easy to walk into the historic part of Swakopmund. Good beer garden and restaurant just across the road."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Dead Valley Lodge

Dead Valley Lodge

"Dead Valley Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 18 Nov 2021
"Very convenient location at Sesriem Gate. Individual lodges have unusual design with bedroom in one building and bathroom in another across the patio. If very security conscious going to the loo in the middle of the night involves much locking and unlocking of doors.

Main building has expensive looking and dramatic design but unfortunately food does not live up to this. First night braai had salad cart for starters and meat cooked to order. 3/4 pieces of meat presented on a plate with nothing else. Hence back to salad cart. Second night dinner same choice of meat with overcooked vegetables."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
Kanaan Desert Retreat

Kanaan Desert Retreat

"Kanaan Desert Retreat review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Nov 2021
"Incredible location on hillside looking out over huge barren plain with only movement oryx and horses trudging from the horizon to use the small waterhole. Only suitable for the reasonably mobile with steep rocky paths down from the car park to the tents and from the tents up to the main building.

Very tasty and sophisticated food.

Sundowner drive quite expensive but well worth it"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Desert Horse Inn

Desert Horse Inn

"Desert Horse Inn review"

2 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2021
"This establishment consists of two parts: the main inn and Eagles Nest which consists of six lodges at the foot of a cliff seven kilometers away from the Inn along a twisty sand track. Eagles Nest is effectively self-catering but if you opt for dinner at the Inn you will land up driving back to your lodge in the dark.

Anyway the Inn itself is very comfortable and the meals have a good choice of well-cooked dishes.

There are a number of walking trails around the property of varying length and strenuousness. The way marking could have been better and the trails seemed to disappear at times."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge

"Fish River Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 24 Nov 2021
"Unbelievable location with the edge of your patio only three metres from the Fish River Canyon’s edge with a single wire barrier 50 cms high between you and the edge.

Well worth the 20 kms drive along a bumpy track to get there. Rooms very comfortable and food excellent.

Sundowner drive and Canyon rim walks enjoyable."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kalahari Farmhouse

Kalahari Farmhouse

"Kalahari Farmhouse review"

1 night Arrived 26 Nov 2021
"An oasis of lush greenery after the desperately dry surroundings at Fish River.

Room comfortable and food OK. Staff very laid back."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

"Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel review"

2 nights Arrived 27 Nov 2021
"Back to the Am Weinberg at the end of the trip.

Stay extended from two days to six after flights from South Africa to UK cancelled. Reception staff were outstanding in rearranging things and printing loads of documents needed to meet the new requirements."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Order a brochure
  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team