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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this lodge. The location was close enough to the dunes that we had time to climb big daddy before it got really hot in the day. The staff were extremely helpful and the food was good.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent one night at the Namib Desert Lodge as a base for exploring the surrounding area and dunes. With 70 odd rooms and two pools the lodge was a hive of activity compared to the quiet of the dunes - the rooms were clean and quiet and the service was excellent.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, quiet lodge in the desert. Friendly staff. Big buffet with all kind of food! Accomondation in cottages on the property. Nice swimmingpool. Near Sossusvlei, about 2 h drive. This is the place to be for bigger grupps.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at this lodge (staying at dune star camp next night) with 4 coaches in the carpark which as it turned out meant a corporate event was on which meant the pool and restaurant area were taken over. The place has 70+ rooms. Staff were focusing on the main group so I felt we were treated a little harshly...

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Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the location far from everything else in the middle of amazing light and colors. The stone dunes turn bright red at sunset and are worth going up on during the sunset drive. Only downside for me is, that Sossusvlei is quite a long drive in the morning, so personally I'd recommend going there first (maybe camp inside the...

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Namib Desert Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience and recommendations with us. We are excited to hear from you and we will ensure to make great use of your feedback. Your pleasant words have been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and all wishing you the best in your travel plans. Best...

Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms need to be upgrated to alminium windows and some paintwork. Old towels needs to be replaced. privacy is a problem -staff and quests walk pass the rooms . a entrance from the back off rooms will give you privacy

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Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with us and for making us aware of the privacy issue. We sincerely apologise for placing you in such an uncomfortable situation. The housekeeping staff and lodge management reviewed your feedback and have ensured to offer you a near perfect experience on your next visit to Namibia. We...

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breath taking this lodge is situated at the foot of the fossilised dunes. Wake up to Gemsbok right outside your chalet. Chalets are clean and comfortable with air conditioning to allow you to sleep at night. By day the pools are a fantastic and a welcome reprieve from the heat. Great place to stay whilst exploring Sossusvlei. Dinners and night...

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Namib Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your lovely words with us! We are truly honoured and we wish for many more years of great moments with you. We trust that our potential clients will make great use of your wonderful feedback to make Namibia a destination of choice. Your special regards have been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have used Gondwana before, so chose the Namib Desert Lodge as the final stay of our holiday. The excellent facilities, comfortable room, friendly staff and great food justified our choice. We enjoyed the walks around the lodge and hope that these can be enhanced. We recommend 2-3 nights in this delightful oasis.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your great words with us. It was indeed a pleasure having you. It is guests like you who inspire us to keep up the good work, many thanks. Your thrilling experience has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and all hoping to welcome you back...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The lodge is large so if you are unfortunate you will find yourself with quite a walk from your room to the pools. But the pools do make up for the inconvenience. A hike across the river bed and into the dunes before breakfast is recommended, although the flies can be a bit much. Others have commented about the management...

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Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with us and for making us aware of the troubles you have encountered, our apologies. We value your perspective on our different properties as you have taken your time to visit them. This review has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and has ensured to...

Cape Town
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a great value for money lodge. The staff were so very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and the farm so beautiful in the middle of the desert abundant with wildlife. The pools are clean and the grounds lovely.

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Thank you very much for sharing such beautiful words about our property with the world. Your feedback really means allot to our service delivery. Your lovely story has been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and all hoping to welcome you back on your next visit to our property. We are wishing you nothing but the best in...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out along the foot of the fossilised dunes of the ancient Namib. A comfortable sojourn is guaranteed by 65 en suite rooms with air conditioning. A restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace with views of the fossilised dunes and two swimming pools beckon you to linger and relax. Oryx antelope and springbok make frequent appearances at our illuminated watering place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Namib Desert Lodge

Address: Nelson Mandela Ave 42 | PO Box 80205, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park
Price Range: $231 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Namib Desert Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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Namib Desert Hotel Namib-Naukluft Park
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“Dune view, close to the pools.”
 of 5 bubbles Kipper_CK, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One with functioning air-con!”
 of 5 bubbles 48helenw, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As we experienced all rooms are same and their placement is always with same view”
 of 5 bubbles lukasoritzel, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some of the accommodation is a long way from the "hub", quite a daunting walk for some not so ambulatory.”
 of 5 bubbles Corrib, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great place for laundry in summer: your clothes will be dry within 15 minutes!”
 of 5 bubbles Beata_Saigon, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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