Would definitely recommend this hotel - beautiful location, right outside the national park, and everything has been designed really well to fit in with the surroundings but with maximum comfort. The buffet was amazing, especially considering how remote the location is - fantastic BBQ with about 15 different types of meat on offer, loads of fresh fruit, salad, pasta, soups, desserts galore - the list goes on and on. Breakfast and lunch fantastic too - we don't usually book full board but were delighted we did on this occasion.
As soon as we arrived we had a very warm welcome from Monique and John.they are both very knowledgable about the area and the country,john is a guide and explained to us how to get to the gate in time for sunrise. He had checked the opening time and Monique had prepared a very good breakfast box for us. He also suggested to hv a lunch break at the lodge by the gate and use their pool which was a brilliant refreshing idea as it was very hot.
They treated us like friends and we had two lovely pm with them ,Monique is a chef and the food was fabulous.sunset on the deck magnificent.
We picked that place for the. Ed on the roof and what an experience to watch the stars from our bed drinking some champagne they had kept refrigerated for us,,!!!!
Monique also organised two excellent restaurants for us in our next destination and that was a lovely touch.can only highly recommend the place and we will go back
Here is the deal on the location- THE FAMOUS SAND DUNES OF SOUSSESVLEI ARE A 2 HOUR DRIVE. Since the drive from Windhoek on poorly maintained, gravel roads to the lodge was 4.5 hours that was fine with us but limited access for sunrise and sunset to enjoy the breathtaking red dunes.
The setting of Namib Desert was beautiful with compressed sand dunes as a back drop that were lit at night. The room was comfortable though air conditioning was limited to hours decided by hotel. There were marked walking trails complete with written guides available at reception. The food was buffet style and fine.
Yes, I recommend it for 2 nights as long as the traveler understands the distance to the dunes.On the Expedia site the lodge states the distance to the park is 60 kilometers to the gate. The dunes are another hour inside the gate- a bit misleading to the tune of 2 hours round trip.
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