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Vingerklip Lodge

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Stunning Views
- 25 Bungalows
- Two swimming pools
- Between Etosha & Damaraland

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Overview

Vingerklip lodge is a reasonably priced lodge in a remote spot in the Khorixas area of North Zambia. Within sight of the famous finger rock that the lodge is named after, and amid dramatic rock formations, this friendly lodge has great facilities for a family stay.

The communal areas at Vingerklip are made of large, open structures with panoramic views across the landscape. They include comfortable lounge and bar areas, a pleasant restaurant with a large terrace and a sheltered sundowner verandah. The property also has two reasonable sized swimming pools and a jacuzzi with an outside relaxation area. Eagles Nest restaurant, serving traditional African cuisine with three hundred and sixty degree views, is a ten minute walk away and guests are welcome to exchange one of their dinners at the lodge for Eagles Nest at no extra charge.

The private fenced reserve has three watering holes, the largest of which is floodlit at night to give guests the best viewing opportunities. Wildlife includes giraffe,zebra, springbok,baboons and warthogs. A variety of long and short trail walks are marked out, including to the famous Vingerklip rock. There are several different trails, that are both guided and unguided, giving you the opportunity to plan your own days. Game drives can also be organised as can sundowner drives; with the possibility of seeing some wildlife but with the intention to enjoy the landscape over a cold beverage.

The accommodation is comprised of 22 rooms spread across 11 double thatched bungalows. Each room is individually furnished and has its own private terrace looking over the rugged scenery. Eight of the bungalows offer loft accommodation that has been converted for children; perfect for families with older children who will enjoy the freedom of their own space. An upgraded bungalow, ‘Heavens Gate’ sits atop a hill with stunning scenery, accessed by a twenty five metre metal staircase.

Children of any age are welcome at Vingerklip, however the children’s accommodation is in the loft and therefore there would be a significant risk of falling for very young children. With multiple pool facilities and walks that vary in length, there would be plenty to entertain families with older children.

Vingerklip lodge is a pleasant, friendly camp with varied accommodation options and guest areas. A good choice for families less interested in seeing wildlife, or as a stopover, this camp enjoys a remote location but cannot offer the richness of wildlife seen in other areas close by.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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