Dolomite Camp

Dolomite Camp

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#11 of 15 lodges in Etosha National Park
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Pool
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms

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Etosha National Park Namibia
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Ian C wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
in many ways Dolomite Lodge was to be the most dramatic place we stayed in while in Namibia. After the reception building and a couple of buildings housing a bar and a dining-room, and a tiny infinity pool, a narrow paved path made its way along the ridge past about twenty individual dwellings. The ridge itself was a hogsback of rock (may even have been dolomite), but all the structures were wood and canvas. Golf buggies moved regularly along the ridge taking guests to and from their rooms. Ours was towards the far end with a view eastwards over the plain. We entered it on one level, where the lavatory and a shower cubicle were found, as well as a long platform with a shelf overlooking the bed. On this shelf was a sink and a mirror, the latter on a stand, and to my surprise a fridge. Two steps down led to the bed, draped in a mozzie net, with just about room for small bedside tables. At the end of the bed a pair of French windows led to a small balcony with a long view of the plain, the only place to sit. The windows were shaded by canvas blinds, and I think the roof may have been canvas as well. Power came from the solar panel mounted outside.
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Dinner was in a canvas building back along the ridge near reception; the tables were arranged in a U-shape which gave the waitress room to stand in the middle and call out the options. The food was brought in from a more substantial wooden building twenty yards away. Sweet potato soup was tolerable, beef with pasta and vegetables fairly ordinary, sponge pudding and custard more of an oddity than a culinary revelation. At breakfast next morning the spread was limited but cheered me by including Marmite
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Date of stay: November 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lgaranflo wrote a review Apr 2021
Johns Island, South Carolina
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This incredible resort is positioned high on a rocky hill overlooking a vast plain & 2 waterholes. The location is truly spectacular & the rooms & service are on the same lofty par.
We had booked just 1 night here but quickly decided to make it 3 nights. The resort was not busy so we were awarded one of their deluxe chalets, #13 for the first night. Suspended on a rocky promontory with a breathtaking view of the waterholes makes this chalet a gem in NWRs crown. As we arrived, a black rhino began to approach the waterhole. Priceless! Comfortably appointed, each room has a different view, balcony size & layout. Numbers 12, 13, 14 have the best waterhole views but each chalet has spectacular wildlife spotting views.
Chalets are located on a winding, up & down paved rock pathway that can be walked or one may have Villa or Mec , the resorts friendly drivers, pick you up at appointed times. I enjoyed walking as there are adorable rock dassies ( hyrax) playing in the rocks, beautiful birds to spot & vibrantly colored lizards along the paths.
The there are 2 dining pavilions, a spectacular infinity pool and a nice bar with comfy seating. All are decorated with natural materials such as thatched roofs and traditional Namibian art.
At this time, NWR offers special rates on all their properties. Dolomite Camp was $1200 Namibian dollars (~$80 US) per person/night AND this includes breakfast & dinner! The menu for dinner each night offered choices of rump beef steak, chicken breast, fish, a vegan choice and game steak. My husband had the beef steak each night & it was perfectly grilled & tender! I enjoyed the lightly battered hake & the chicken breast was great. Portions are huge!
We enjoyed meeting the friendly staff. Most have several jobs. Those working in reception might be your servers at meals. Mec was a great game guide & also drove the 4WD transport cart.
Some reviewers complained about the frequency of the cart for transfers but we found them always available. And the exercise from those walks was needed after the big breakfast & dinner!
Dolomite Camp has been my favorite lodge in Etosha. It's beautifully designed & skillfully run.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Views of waterhole...#12, 13, 14
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Roberta F wrote a review Feb 2020
Woollahra, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our rustic room & bathroom and especially loved the balcony with its stunning views across the pan. With binoculars we were able to see two elephants with a young calf and a rhino wandering across the pan. Sleeping under the mosquito net was wonderful and we awoke to find a giraffe nosing around the vegetation right outside our room - what more could you want in Namibia?
The food is average, as is the service, but we didn't travel all the way to Africa for the food or service - we came for the views and the animals and Dolomite Camp certainly delivered.
If you're driving, ensure you have a small bag for the night as the car park is located at the bottom of the hill and the rooms are scattered around the hillside. A small bag makes it much easier to get around.
The pool area has been recently updated and was gorgeous, as are the reading rooms dotted around the property.
Dolomite Camp was our favourite of all the 12 hotels/resorts we stayed in during our time in Namibia. It isn't fancy or swish but it's full of character and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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debndon wrote a review Oct 2021
Phoenix, Arizona
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dolomite Camp is on the far western edge of the park. The lodge and guest chalets are set on a ridge overlooking plains in all directions with a watering hole in flat lands off the far end of the ridge from reception, the restaurant and other common areas. The very few rooms with views of the water hole are about a 5 minute walk from the restaurant, uphill both ways as there is a hill in between. They have a cart that ferries folks and their luggage from the parking area up the hill to reception and restaurants and on to the rooms. You are not allowed to walk to your room when it’s dark due to safety concerns.
We had chalet #13, a deluxe room with small pool and a view overlooking the water hole and a balcony overlooking the plains. The water hole is quite far and is not good for photography unless you have at least a 600 or 800mm lens. Still, it’s fun to look just outside your room to see what activity is going on at the water hole.
The room is showing wear. An average sized room, the large king sized bed, two large twins pushed together made up as a king, meaning the gap between mattresses was minimal, took up most of the space in the room. The bed was comfortable with nice linens and mosquito netting – albeit there were holes in the netting. The room has an odd configuration with the toilet straight off the entrance, the sink in the room and the shower just behind. There is a desk area with a tea and coffee service. There are a couple of outlets for charging electronics. At the time of our visit there was no WIFI for guests. They said at reception that it may be fixed later that day, but the server in the restaurant said it had been out for a month.
Meals are minimal and prepared without much care. The pasta side for example was stone cold. Breakfast was the skimpiest affair yet and it really didn’t start at 6:30 as they say, more like 6:45.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Charlene2587 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second Etosha camp we stayed at during our safari break. Onkoshi and Dolomite were like oil and water and thankfully Dolomite rounded off our stay.

The camp is at the top a fairly steep slope so your luggage will be collected and taken to your room by golf buggy. We had a lovely little room they had a lovely view of the drive up.

The staff here are very attentive even though they are kept busy. Quite a few places of relax during drives and the pool area was very nice too.

Same dinner choices at all resorts but there was a choice at lunchtime too whilst Onkoshi was quite restricted.

We did a night time rhino drive but we’d left the camera at home (the perils of relying on your phone camera!). It was a lovely opportunity to just watch and observe them and at one point we had 4 roaming around in front of us.

One of the nights there was a huge kudo outside of the room. We’d been told in advance that the wildlife
rule here so just wait it out and let them pass through. Such a lovely experience.

I would definitely stay here again if we did a safari in Namibia again.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa B wrote a review Mar 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am writing this review to spare anyone the trouble of considering this lodge . Yes it looks beautiful in the pictures and you might read reviews thinking what a shame because you want to experience it and you’re wondering if it is really that bad - yes it is !!!! To be honest making a booking with staff that isn’t even the tiny bit interested in helping you is infuriating. They are so agitated and exasperated over the phone like you’re bothering them .there’s no professionalism at all . Even when you email hoping to spare yourself the headache of the telephone calls filled with sighs each time you requires any information whatsoever they selectively write back on days where I suppose they feel like it . The staff needs to reminded that people pay to stay there and they should be at some service .
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Berlon2014 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Positive: Superb view, the setting is beautiful. The cleaning service is very good.

Not so positive: The bungalows have been lovely some time ago, but unfortunately, they are not looked after properly. There were broken planks on our porch, better not to walk around barefoot. The room was hot, the towels seemed dusty and not exchanged for a while. Maybe the room had not been used for some time. Food was mediocre, the beef on the menu turned out to be pork on the plate. Quality of meat was poor in general. Staff was not very motivated, especially the guide who was supposed to do a game drive with us. After driving us to 3 water holes with no animals in sight, he mentioned that it would be very quiet these days and took us back. It‘s not that I expect to see wild life at every drive, but I have known other guides who would then have told us something about the scenery, the small animals... anything - he just didn‘t seem to be motivated at all. The place was not well managed, there was always something missing, you could‘t pay by card, because the speedport was broken. (no change until we left). We hadn’t enough Namibian $, the proposal of the receptionist: “drive back to Kamanjab (1.5 hours one way!) and retrieve cash from the ATM there“. Only after lengthy discussions, she was ready to call the manager over the phone who then agreed for us to pay in €. Then the internet connection was extremely poor, one day there was no butter, the next day there was no milk... but nobody seemed to care really. By the way, we found out through other guests, that there would be a waterhole to be seen from one end of the lodge. We would have missed it, no staff member thought, we might be interested.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Coen W wrote a review Nov 2023
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the camp is excellent, nicely on a hilltop overlooking the planes. You are kindly picked up from a covered parking area by a type of golf caddy and brought to reception and your room. The tentlike cabins are very nice but can be at quite some distance from the main area with acces over a hilly path. Cabins had a fan, no airco. A nice infinity pool is available but not with many shaded seats. The bad point is the dinner service: we had dinner at 18h as we had a night drive booked at 19h. We were hardly welcomed, service was lazy, we gathered our own drinks at the bar, the food came very late whilst the pasta was unexpectedly replaced by potato’s and we rushed for desert at the end to be in time for the night safari … Than it turned out that the guide was 10 min late so we had rushed for nothing. We did see many elephants at a waterhole thanks to the guide. Later we understood that the lodges in the park are run by the state. This would explain the lack of customer focus whereas the infrastructure, it has to be said, is really great. The camp could with the right staff and management easily be a full star top location!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just spend here one night!
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Dwatkinsuk wrote a review Sept 2023
Egg, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This camp is truly a good find - set across 20 small chalets high upon a hill top it offers stunning views for miles of the surrounding plains of the Etosha area. Wonderful sunsets and sunrises are on offer….as is a small (and cold!) infinity pool, good restaurants offering a small choice of dinner selections, nice bar and seating area….

The rooms themselves are fairly food sized with large bed, outside balcony to enjoy the views, cooling fan (not air con) and own bathroom. All very private and secluded, safe and comfortable

You cannot access the hill top by car - you leave the vehicle at the bottom and they will pick you up in a small buggy and take your luggage too. It’s quite a walk uphill even then to the rooms if you choose to walk to and from the restaurants and reception, so be ready to get those extra kilos off!

It does have wifi but it is painfully slow so in effect forget that and use the time instead to relax and simply enjoy the surrounding….

My only gripe for me is a bad nights sleep as the wind was disturbing a loose pipe somewhere and it keep rattling, making enough noise I could not sleep well…..

Otherwise all good, and well recommended
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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scott b wrote a review Dec 2022
Coudersport, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed just one night in a chalet with a small, private pool. That was really nice. Room was well appointed with a very comfortable bed and clean, crisp linen. Bathroom was also very nice with plenty of hot water and very good pressure. My room was the furthest from the dining-reception area but I only had to schedule with the buggy drivers and they were always on time to shuttle me back and forth. Had a beer and some food in the bar and service and quality were on par with the price. I had dinner in the dining room at night and found the service and food to be exceptional. I know that NWR gets bad marks for quality and service but I found Dolomite camp to be the exact opposite. Job well done, NWR and staff! Scott
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Chalet with private pool also offer the best views over the waterhole.
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Answer from Peter K
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions1 helpful vote
Well, contact the Dolomite Camp. Nobody else can answer your question. Rainy season-be sure you got a good 4 wheel transport
Diana R asked a question Nov 2016
Yorks125 contributions76 helpful votes
Do rooms have own showers/toilets?
Answer from Enelram21
Ontario, Canada318 contributions9 helpful votes
Yes!
Curious Cat wrote a tip 17 Jul
44 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Renostervlei waterhole is where the action takes place. Back track to the Galton gate and 2km after you turn on the gate road its North. "
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Marsbar999 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Chesterfield, United Kingdom241 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most rooms do not have a view over the waterhole. You can view from the path but it is a limited view. I think room 13 / 14 will have views"
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Coen W wrote a tip Nov 2023
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands591 contributions139 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just spend here one night!"
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Monika U wrote a tip Apr 2023
Templin, Germany24 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Next time I only would stay for one night to go further in Etosha next day"
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scott b wrote a tip Dec 2022
Coudersport, Pennsylvania252 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chalet with private pool also offer the best views over the waterhole. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 6,075 - R 6,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
NamibiaOshikoto RegionEtosha National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolomite Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Dolomite Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dolomite Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolomite Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolomite Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dolomite Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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