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Ann H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Amazing experience. Highly recommended.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
We had just the best experience at this lodge. Our guide was fantastic and the staff team were attentive and friendly. The food was amazing and our stay was just the best! Thank you Hoodia. You made the start of a fantastic two week holiday in Namibia very special.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We are super happy you had such a wonderful stay with us! Hopefully we will see you with us again soon.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 3 nights and two of the only 11 tented chalets for us 4 through Expert Africa and did enjoy every single minute of our stay at Hoodia. The owners Henreza & Thomas with their dedicated team and attention to details have created the ultimate desert lodge experience. Special mention to the food. Under the professional & expert direction of our guide Paulus, we enjoyed the sundowner and learnt a lot about the desert ecosystem during the excursion to the dunes and petrified trees. Instead of staying inside the park or closer to the park, It is definitely worth the money and the about 30’ to 45’ max additional driving distance to the park entrance. You get so much more privacy, quality service, luxury and attention. We can highly recommend.

Room tip: June & July nice months for desert experience. Nevertheless you may see near 0°C at night and heavy winds with sand storms. Pack accordingly
Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leana Marais, Marketing at Hoodia Desert Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Paulus loves his work - so too the rest of the team and they take a lot of pride in their work. It is always great to see when it flows through to our guests.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Hoodia Desert Lodge, which was booked for us by our safari company, Safari Frank. The lodge was comfortable and well decorated. The room was comfortable and private. I’d definitely stay again.

We enjoyed every meal, the dining room was cozy. My friend is gluten intolerant and they made gluten-free bread for her, which she said was the best she’s ever had.

All the staff was outstanding, but a special shout-out to our amazing guide, Paulus. He’s very knowledgeable and just a lot of fun to be with. The sundowner was very special. We took part in the excursion to Sossusvlei, which you don’t want to miss.

Date of stay: June 2024
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Leana Marais, Marketing at Hoodia Desert Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We will definitely share your feedback with our staff. We are glad you had a great stay with us.

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Reviewed 4 June 2024

We couldn't have loved the Hoodia Desert Lodge any more than we did. The welcome by Tom, the proprietor and his staff was so warm and wonderful. The decor of the lodge is top notch. The chef is world-class. Our guide Enos was incredibly knowledgeable. The setting is beautiful.

Room tip: Book the sundowner - the view and setting and experience is worth it!
Date of stay: June 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2024

Excellent food, drinks and accommodations in a relaxing setting. The proprietor, Thomas, and the staff were very welcoming. The cabins are quiet and private, and the deck at the main lodge is a great place to relax. We enjoyed a rare May nighttime thunderstorm as a bonus!

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Wow. We booked this through Expert Africa and loved it! The staff were all super friendly and lovely. The food was absolutely top notch. Delicious and inventive. The rooms were beautiful and unique and spaced for privacy. We did the Sossuvlei Excursion with them and that was truly an experience. Beautiful scenery and lunch in the shade. Paul's took us to some sand dunes and showed us tracks and animals that we never would have seen otherwise. A crazy 4 wheel drive to Dead Vlei.. Glad we had an expert driver behind the wheel. The hike along the dunes in the heat was doable but challenging. One couple in our group really struggled. But when we finished, Paulus gave us ice cold drinks and wash cloths, which was appreciated. The pool at Hoodia is crystal clear and was a welcome treat after the hike! Could recommend it enough.. Stay here for a couple of nights!

Room tip: A chalet next to the main building will still give you privacy but will save you a lot of walking
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Leana Marais, Marketing at Hoodia Desert Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Wow - what a wonderful review. We are really so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
:-) Especially the excursion to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei

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