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Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge

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Erindi Game Reserve, Namibia
Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my wife booked a two night stay, full board in one of the luxury chalets. Erindi is a heavenly experience from the moment you arrive at their doorstep. The staff is very friendly and competend, including the guides taking you on the game drive. Everything is almost too good to be true. The chalets are exellent. The food... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First time Namibia travellers. Our tour guides booked this wonderful place and we weren't disappointed. Wildlife, sunshine, food and drinks galore. Very lovely staff, nice rooms, not much else to ask for.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My first experience to Erindi was absolutely amazing. We did not know what to expect when we scheduled our game drive in August of 2014, but were blown away by the experience. We were traveling to Okahandja to conduct mission work and were encouraged to take a day and visit Erindi. We were all so thrilled that we did. We... More 

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mvdburgt, Thank you for writing this amazing review on us. We are very glad that your first experience on Erindi was a true experience on Erindi! A day visit to our reserve is definitely a good way to enjoy a quick escape to the wilderness. Our guides put a lot of effort into providing every single guest with an... More 

Leyburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stayed at Erindi on a wildlife tracking safari with an UK based company for 10 nights in October 2014. The rooms at Old Traders Lodge were wonderful with large patio doors opening out onto patios overlooking a small watering hole whilst the main dining area overlooks the larger watering hole. Game drives were amazing - our designated drivers for our... More 

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much for this positive review on us! We are very glad that you enjoyed your vacation on Erindi and got an insight on the conservation projects we run. I will ensure to forward your compliments to our guides Reinhardt and GP. We hope to welcome you back to our reserve very soon again! More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Old Traders Lodge, Erindi is a bit of a detour from the main road (between Etosha and Windhoek), but is really worth a visit. Even if just for lunch. It is most certainly the best place we have stayed at on our 4-week round trip in Namibia. Everything is just right here. Rooms, service, food, location, excursions; everything is great... More 

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jrvsbn, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very glad that you chose Erindi as part of your vacation, and rated us on top of your list! It is important to us to fulfill the expectations of all our guests, young and old, as such our kiddies’ game drive for children under 6 is the perfect... More 

Swakopmund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Thanks yet again for a great stay! 5th Time visiting and will definitely be back for more. We saw a crocodile taking a Spring buck right from the lodge, Rhino, Elephant and just about the complete spread of antelope. The pool was clean and well kept, staff efficient and competent. I will recommend Erindi to all!

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear breslerd, Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip advisor. We are always pleased when our visitors take the time to share their experiences with us. Our goal is to satisfy our guests to the fullest, and make them part of our Erindi family. We are delighted to see that this goal was achieved with you! We look forward... More 

Nampa, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was here as a part of a wildlife photo tour. The company had selected this location, and it turned out to be a great place to stay. Decent selection for food (I'm vegetarian) and the room I stayed in was really nice. I think it was among the group of top tier rooms for the location. The AC was... More 

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear WileEC, Thank you for this wonderful review on us! We are glad that you had the chance to experience our exclusive Photographic Safaris. Our guides qualified to do these tours assist professional and hobby photographers to capture moments of our spectacular landscapes, wildlife, birds and plants in the golden hours of the day. We hope to welcome you back... More 

Vancouver
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Pros -To put this review into context is was part of a business trip. -Rooms: very large, clean, nicely decorated, great bathrooms, lovely vistas from my private veranda. -Restaurant: buffet style dining, extensive selection, good quality food. Reasonable red wine list. Has a view over a waterhole full of crocodiles and hippos, which is pretty special. -Game drive: I have... More 

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fact Check, We appreciate this positive and constructive review on our lodge, staff, services and cuisine! We put a lot of effort into providing our guests with unforgettable luxury bush experiences, and are always very pleased to hear that we have accomplished our goals. Should you wish to visit us privately sometime, we recommend that you keep an eye... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been to Erindi numerous times and it is truly a fantastic Lodge, the rooms are absolutely stunning, right by the waterhole, abundant wildlife, excellent game drives and in close proximity to Windhoek. One of our favourite places to visit!

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elena, Thank you for taking up your time to write this review on us. We are very glad to hear that Erindi is one of your favorite places to visit! Our reserve is definitely located close enough to Windhoek for weekend outings, as such, we hope to see you on Erindi on your next available days! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Erindi is a beautiful reserve, the buildings and surrounds are beautiful and comfortable, the rooms are clean and serviceable and the staff are super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our safari tours immensely and there was always lots to eat when we got back. Highly recommended.

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Ulrike J, Guest Relations Manager at Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Forch S, Thank you for choosing Erindi as your destination, we are glad that you enjoyed our facilities and services to the fullest. We appreciate your for your 5-star rating and precious words highly! Please keep an eye on our website for the specials we run, and we definitely hope to welcome you back very soon again! More 

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