We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

Hotel website
Farm Peperkorrel, Route M51/D1471 | 65 Mi From Hosea Kutako Intern. Airport, Windhoek, Namibia
Eningu Clayhouse Lodge
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Mbabane, Swaziland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I wish we'd stayed longer than one night, this place was seriously lovely. After a long drive the cold towel and drink was most welcome, and the service remained great through our stay. The room was spacious (we were in the family room) and nicely decorated - the individual clay houses are beautiful. The swimming pool was cold, which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Arrived here hot and more than a little dusty to be greeted with a delicious cold lemon and mint drink and cold flannels followed a short time later by coffee and cake which set the tone for our stay here. Our room was large and cool with lots of windows and plenty of space to move around. The bathroom was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
158 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Looking at the guest book,many of this fine establishment's guests only stay here overnight on their way to or from the airport.That is a shame because this is one of the best hotels/guesthouses I have stayed in for a long while. The thinking behind the series of adobe buildings,their execution and design must have been a work of love.They blend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southern CA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Eningu Lodge is delightful in all ways and the perfect way to end a trip to Namibia. The attractive clay accommodations reminded us of Sante Fe. Located in the Kalahari Desert, it is a very peaceful setting and the stars were so brilliant. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Dinner was excellent and there was a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

this was our last night in Namibia and we loved it. The rooms are beautifully designed in a lovely setting. Bettina the host is very welcoming and we had a lovely meal. It's only an hour from the airport and on route we saw last views of Namibia including oryx, springbok and a family of warthogs!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a perfect stay at the beginning of our round trip in Namibia and South-Africa. The surroundings of Eningu are very beautiful. It is a perfect spot to experience the tranquility and wonders of the Kalahari Desert. The rooms are beautiful and have a personal style. Outside there is a nice bird hide and you can make a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Eningu Clayhouse Lodge was our first accomodation in Namibia. And what an experience! Upon arrival we spent a few hours in Windhoek and we were really glad we didn't have to stay there any longer than that (what an uninspiring town!). It's quite a drive to get to Eningu, more than half of the road was on gravel roads, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
263 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very nice lodge in the middle of nowhere some 100 km east of Windhoek, 65 km only from the international airport. Ideal stopover when traveling from north to south or vice versa by car/camper. Luckily no pack tourists in this place, so you can relax. Highly recommended. However, prices are stiff, USD 100 pp. Good lodge standard but in Asia... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goes, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
141 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

After the night flight from Frankfurt to Windhoek (air Namibia) we were very fatigue. A few km outside Windhoek, we did stay in the Clayhouse.. Just to recover. Bettine is a lovely host. The chef cookes fantastic food. The best food we had during our 3 weeks stay in Namibia. Take a relaxing walk at the premises.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The lodge was magical. Adobe buildings in a Spanish colonial style. The shower was huge and it was so great to see how the "waste" water was being treated. The black pool with porcupines painted on the bottom. The beautiful furniture and the trails that are groomed for wonderful walks in the red sand. So quiet and peaceful. The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (25)
Pool/beach area (2)
Room/suite (4)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Dining (3)
View from room (3)
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Room/suite (1)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...

Near Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question