Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from London

Fabulous fabulous holiday

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 14-Feb-2018 and 19-Mar-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


It was special from the moment we crossed the border from South Africa, where we saw a total of seven people at the border crossing each with a form or a clip board, but they were all lovely.

With hindsight we are very pleased that we started in the south and not in Windhoek because we think it gave us a better perspective of the country. Once we had crossed the border and were driving north the traffic was almost non existent and the scenery beautiful. You need to blank out worrying about being nowhere near a doctor and how long it would take to get to hospital if you had to.

The variety in Namibia is staggering. Fish River Canyon - the second largest in the world, and we had it pretty much to ourselves. The bizarre Helmeringhausen Hotel. Sossusvlei and its 3-400 metre sand dunes. Mile after mile of desert. The Germanic Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in the middle of nowhere. The spooky skeleton coast, and a long drive through the desert up to mountainous Damaraland and the lovey camps. Then on to Etosha where we saw everything except leopard, and after that driving south to Windhoek through the much more heavily populated and industrialised side of the country.

We would love to go back before it becomes too popular.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galenia Estate, South Africa
14-Feb-2018 review: Relaxing in beautiful surroundings at Galenia
Four Rosmead, South Africa
25-Feb-2018 review: An absolute gem in the centre of Cape Town
Annie's Cottage, South Africa
28-Feb-2018 review: A throwback to the bad old days
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
1-Mar-2018 review: Canyon Lodge could be so much better
Hotel Helmeringhausen, Namibia
3-Mar-2018 review: Hotel Helmeringhausen review
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
4-Mar-2018 review: Dreamy...
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
6-Mar-2018 review: Exactly what it said on the tin
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
8-Mar-2018 review: Peaceful and relaxing with stunning views
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
10-Mar-2018 review: Better than we were led to believe
Halali Camp, Namibia
12-Mar-2018 review: Better than Okaukuejo
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
14-Mar-2018 review: Divided opinion between us
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
16-Mar-2018 review: Okonjima Plains Camp review
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
18-Mar-2018 review: Good solid B&B