- Luxury rooms with views
- Great walking trails
- Ideal for bird-spotting
- Pool in rock overlooking plains
Set in a secluded valley in the western region of Namibia, Erongo Wilderness Lodge lives up to its name. There are a number of guided walks and nature drives on offer, designed to immerse guests in the surrounding landscape, and the lodge even has luxury living facilities built around existing rocks and trees.
Activities at Erongo Wilderness Lodge centre on a particular approach to nature explorations: relax and take your time. The sundowner walks, early morning walks, and morning walks offer guided treks of varying degrees of length through the rich nearby fauna. Guests can also participate in Nature Drives, which are equally relaxing.
One of the destinations on the drive is Paula’s Cave, which features bushman rock art that guests can explore, after which a slow drive back to the lodge offers a great opportunity to spot nocturnal game. The Erongo area is home to a plethora of birdlife, and guests can expect to spot a variety of unique species on the self-guided walks, from Black Eagles to Plum-coloured Starlings, and raptors to the smallest sunbirds.
Guest accommodation consists of 10 tented suites tucked away in the rocky Erongo Massif, offering good views of the surrounding private Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy. Each is spacious and comfortable, with en-suite facilities.
The main lodge has a swimming pool, which has been built into the rock, and a deck overlooking the plains. The lodge’s location near the town of Omaruru gives guests a chance to discover local Namibian culture. While this may detract from the wilderness feel, the lodge more than compensates by providing a great spot from which the Erongo mountain landscape can be explored, along with lovely views.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge welcomes children of all ages, but a stay will be best suited to families with older children able to participate in the various walking activities on offer.
- Fire pit with views of rock formations
- Good line-up of activities and excursions
- Well placed for exploring Spitzkoppe
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
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!
Woan 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
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019