Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr F & Mrs V from Kent

A super experience

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Nov-2007 and 22-Nov-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had a superb trip to Namibia seeing nearly all that we missed on a previous visit. Our eyes were opened to the diversity of the country and we feel privileged to have travelled through the places and met the people that we did.

All the accomodation was good, some moreso than others but in general the level of service was high in all instances.

Value for money could not be bettered.

Distances to be covered were well within our capacity and presented no problems. We found several interesting side roads to take especially the D707 from Sinclair Guest Farm to Aus (recommended by Peter and very picturesque} and the road from Bagatelle to Kalkrand {through the dunes}. Amazingly empty roads made driving a pleasure.

The friendliness of the local people and their helpfulness was evident to see and reassuring when you are travelling in a foreign country.

Only one incident with a female police officer jarred. We were stopped outside Otjirawongo for speeding and were told that a fine would have to be paid of N$100 but that she did not have any receipts so we would have to return to Otavi, an hours drive back.As I was not keen to drive back I elected to pay her without a receipt but only had N$70 in small notes. This she accepted without turning a hair. There was no ticket produced so I can only assume she made a profit! We were later told that the police only tend to operate speed traps within 20 km of towns so why go back to Otavi?

That aside we would like to thank Sabina for all her help and hard work in making our trip the success it was.

The company would certainly get a glowing recommendation from us if we were to be asked

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Windhoek Country Club Resort
5-Nov-2007 review: A cosmopolitan introduction
Roys Restcamp, Namibia
6-Nov-2007 review: A great stopover on the way North
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
7-Nov-2007 review: Sailing with the hippos'
Ghaub Guest Farm, Namibia
9-Nov-2007 review: All to ourselves
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
10-Nov-2007 review: Staring down the valley at Grootberg
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
12-Nov-2007 review: Hot days at Mowani
Pelican Bay Hotel, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
14-Nov-2007 review: Windy on the Bay
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
15-Nov-2007 review: A new lodge on the block
Sinclair Guest Farm, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
17-Nov-2007 review: A touch of Europe in Africa
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
18-Nov-2007 review: At the Eagles Nest
Grande View Lodge, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
19-Nov-2007 review: Bumpily into the canyon
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
21-Nov-2007 review: A fine end to our trip