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“Great place - and a wonderful bird guide and birds”

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
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“Great place - and a wonderful bird guide and birds”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Had booked this place because of the White backed Shrike and Rosy faced Lovebird pictures on their website. What a treat my stay was indeed. I had arranged a guide (Gaselius -probably incorrectly spelled) and mailed my "must see" bird list ahead. We spent 2 full days looking for what I wanted and managed to find everything that I was looking for - Hartlaub spurfowl, Ruppels Parrot, Violet backed Woodhoopoe, White backed Shrike, Rosy faced lovebird (hundreds of them), Barred Wren Warbler, Monteiros hornbill, Damara red-billed hornbill, Augur Buzzard, Rockrunner, Cape pendulinetit, and more. The tents are wonderful and brand new. Everything gave a very clean and welcoming appearance. The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) was great and well looked after. I will be going back for sure with the family later this year.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Excellent accommodation with breathtaking views and colorful birds
Boulder seems to come alive at night with smart lighting
Friendly staff. Manager of the lodge was very nice and looked after us very well
Very nice pancakes
Will certainly visit again

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Great and comfortable lodge amidst beautiful surroundings. The room was actually a tent but with all amenities one could wish for. It was built on the rocks and had a deck with a spectacular view. We admired sundown on top of a big rock while enjoying cold drinks and snacks. In the morning we did a guided nature walk.

The lodges offers excellent food outside on the terrace, from which you can see the waterhole.

We would have stayed longer if we could.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I would have loved to have more than one night here.

Our room was spacious, open to the vegetation & rocky outcrops and bathed with light. The attached bathroom was actually open to the wilderness -we had lizards on the walls lapping up the beautifully patterned moths.

For sunset we sat atop the huge granite boulder overlooking the restaurant and watched the warthogs running laps of the manmade waterhole nestled into the bushes below the restaurant. Erongo, however, is not a place for animal viewing - it's a stunning getaway retreat.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This lodge offers breathtaking views, excellent service and accommodation offering an up close and personal experience with the beautiful surroundings. The lodge is all about exploring the granite boulders, creeks, valleys and bird life on foot. Don't miss the sunset walk and force yourself to do at least one of the other trails. Tip: it's easy enough to takle the wallks on your own. The guide who accompanied us talked non stop and we know things about his life that we rather wouldn't want to know. Do it yourself. Lunch options are a little limited and the pasta we had was super basic and a little bland. However, the other meals offered are fabulous with another superb view of the surroundings. The tents could get noisy if it's windy and we had a bad "dassie" odour entering it So don't expect a hotel room but that's half the fun isn't it?

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Am I pleased we decided to spend some time (2 nights) here- particularly after we’d spent time in Etosha, as the emphasis at EWL is more on landscape and walking- although I did see my first kill (more later). The set-up of this camp is excellent- the tents well-spaced, and the dining room and open terrace restaurant areas very lovely. Although it continued hot, we felt that accommodation in tents on stilts provided good air circulation and allowed comfortable nights. The food at Erongo was the best we encountered in Namibia. The walks were lovely, and we enjoyed the interaction with the guides. After breakfast on our second day I witnessed the following- about 10 feet from me. My attention was attracted by a very large, black wasp which had become quite agitated. It was being watched quite closely by a lizard. The lizard moved towards the wasp, which jumped onto its back but with no effect. Up to this point I hadn’t noticed a rather large (size of my outstretched hand) spider- which appeared oblivious to all of this. Next thing the lizard grabbed the spider and ate it whole- the body part was the size of a small kiwi. I looked for an explanation. The wasp was actually a spider wasp, which had paralysed the spider with a view to pulling it to its nest so that it could lay its eggs in the spider. The lizard rather likes the taste of spiders, and pinched the wasp's kill, the wasp retaliated, but its sting cannot pierce the skin of the lizard. The stuff of nightmares….., fascinating; nature red in tooth and jaw.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Windhoek
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Erongo Wilderness lodge in February. Although it was in the heat of summer, the lovely swimming pool kept us cool in the afternoon. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the dinner was absolutely amazing! By far the best game fillet I had in my life! the tented room was very comfortable and we hade a very good night under the mosquito net. I enjoyed my time at Erongo Wilderness Lodge very much!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Erongo Wilderness Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 90590 | Klein Windhoek, Omaruru, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Omaruru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Omaruru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Erongo Wilderness Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is a special wilderness area in Namibia, encircled by the Erongo Mountains where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a secluded valley, you will find a lodge with ten luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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