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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Originally we had booked another lodge but we were moved here because of work being carried out. What a result. The lodge and the rooms are fabulous. The views are stunning and you have a perfect view of the sunset from your private balcony or the terrace of the main lodge. Staff friendly and eager to help and are still learning the ropes (we overheard a session teaching the waiters about wine and how to pour it). Location wise the lodge is perfect for your visit to the dunes (30kms from park gate) which means that you can go to see the sunrise. If you do go early the lodge will even pack you a breakfast to take with you. Great choice of place to stay.

Room tip: All rooms are the same and have the wonderful room
Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank NevilleJones
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HammersteinAfrica, Marketing Manager at Desert Hills Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Thanks for your great review and glad the 'move' worked out for you!

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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Wonderful views from the lodge, staff very helpful and friendly, food (game steak) was really juicy and spiced in a nice way. The housing is something special, and you just do not want to leave. But - unfortunately smoking is allowed every where outside, and since the wind is constant, you have the smell of tobacco in the main building. Recommend a special area for the few smokers.

Room tip: All cabins in the lodge are the same
Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

This lodge was built in 2018 and is still pretty new. Staff is very helpful, they even washed the car! Rooms are perfect with aircon and lots of EU and usb powerplugs. View from the balcony is superb overviewing the open dessert are with a waterhole with mountains in the back. Food is good. Only downside is the quality of the wifi. When wifi is working it is very poor. Half the time it was not working.
The drive to soussos vlei only takes 30 minutes. In summer you can leave at 05:30 to still make the very front of the queue at the park gate in Sesriem. We enjoyed our two night stay.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank topojack
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HammersteinAfrica, Marketing Manager at Desert Hills Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your review!
Sorry about the WiFi, desert life is not always the easiest, but we try our best!

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Reviewed 4 October 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst we explored sossusvlei. It was a good location to get out into the dunes. The huts and buildings are stunning and the views out are great - particularly for star watching in the evening. The food was nice and the staff very friendly. The lodge is new so there are still a few things being finished - including the bar. The pool was one of the best, and had a great area around it for relaxing.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank FlissMy
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HammersteinAfrica, marketing manager at Desert Hills Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you for your great review! We are so very aware of the construction still going on and apologize for the inconvenience, but we are working as hard as we can to have it all done this year! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and wish to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 August 2019

A dream is the only words that can describe this place. Unbelievable design and architecture, wonderful location alongside a hill and overlooking the dessert with its wildlife coming right up to the lodges. Harald has a great team around him, who are all eager to make your stay a very special one. Fantastic food and nice wines. Nothing else to improve. No TV’s in the lodges and they are certainly not needed with the views and wildlife to watch. The Bar isn’t ready yet, but you can get any drink everywhere in the Lodge. The staff are serving drinks at any time. We will definitely be back, May be for the Hot Air Ballooning ?

Room tip: The bungalows are all the same and the view is perfect from all of them...
Date of stay: August 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Günther V
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HammersteinAfrica, Marketing Mangar at Desert Hills Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Thank you for the great review Gunther! We are truly grateful for your patronage and glad you enjoyed it. We will be glad to see you again!

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