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Travel reviews by Mrs and Mr V. from London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

4

Excursions taken

1

Our Namibia Trip 2019

Namibia and 1 other country between 2 Apr 2019 and 15 Apr 2019

Trip rating: Excellent
"Many people see Namibia by fly-driving. We didn't want to spend long hours on the road (Namibia is a big country!) and since we had enjoyed travelling previously on Rovos Rail a rail safari seemed to tick all the boxes. We think our trip as a whole was a balance of luxury travel with well organised excursions and we came home with some lovely memories.

The wildlife, and especially birdlife, is magnificent. Our days before and after the train were also well organised and enjoyable and we can thank suggestions from Expert Africa for that."

Arranged By Tom Morris


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131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel

"Good for wildlife enthusiasts"

1 night Arrived 3 Apr 2019
"This was an unexpected gem. If you have the luxury suite at the rear of the hotel you look directly into the Groenkloof Nature reserve.

As we settled in we saw Wildebeests, Kudu, and an incredible variety of birdlife. We recommend any wildlife enthusiasts to take a taxi to the main gate of the reserve and walk one of the well signposted routes.


On our walk we saw Giraffe and Blue Wildebeests, and too many birds to recount here! We thoroughly enjoyed it."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
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Rovos Rail

"Namibian Safari with Rovos Rail"

8 nights Arrived 4 Apr 2019
"This was our fourth journey with Rovos Rail and the company did not disappoint us. It is not a cheap way to see Namibia but it is well organised and a real pleasure to travel on a luxurious train on which small details matter.

The food is terrific and vegetarians (like us) are well catered for. The staff are friendly and efficient, and how many companies can say that their chief executive (Mr Rohan Vos) meets their customers at the end of their journey.

Mr Vos is a real train enthusiast and the company is a family affair which takes the personal touch seriously. We would gladly look forward to our fifth trip with them."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse

"A welcome stop in Swakopmund"

2 nights Arrived 12 Apr 2019
"Cornerstone Guest House is well situated within easy reach of all attractions and restaurants in Swakopmund.

The room was comfortable and breakfast excellent. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful.

We took a day's trip with Turnstone tours to Sandwich harbour and can thoroughly recommend this especially for bird enthusiasts. One thing to note however is that drivers cannot always reach the harbour due to the state of the tides. Luckily our driver managed.

We ate at two restaurants - The Tug.......good food and very quick service if you are in a hurry(!) - and The Secret Garden.......a bistro type restaurant with really great pizzas."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Coast and Sandwich Harbour

"Great excursion"

13 Apr 2019 • All-day excursion

This excursion ticked all the boxes - an exciting drive through the sand dunes and along the coast - whilst also providing ample opportunity for bird and wildlife spotting.

The driver was very knowledgeable about both. However, it is worth noting that drivers cannot always reach the harbour due to the state of the tides. Luckily our driver managed.
Excellent
City Lodge OR Tambo

City Lodge OR Tambo

"City Lodge OR Tambo"

1 night Arrived 14 Apr 2019
"This was our rest stop before the long haul home.

However, it was not particularly enjoyable. The hotel is gloomy and slightly depressing. There was no hot water, no post box for posting letters/postcards home (found in the airport), and the cafe/restaurant did not open until 6am which means if you have an early flight you have no breakfast.

The restaurant's menu was very restricted and poor, and had almost nothing that a vegetarian could eat."
Poor
Location
Excellent
Food
Poor
Rooms
Poor
Facilities
Poor

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