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Cape Cross Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
Cape Cross Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best hotel / lodge that I have stayed in on the Namibian Coast; the service was outstanding; the staff super efficient and friendly, the rooms were stunning, the view out of this world, delicious dinner, fantastic breakfast really could not fault them on anything. To top off the trip we had the best weather with the most... More 

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Cape Cross from Swakopmund. It was my first time staying at Cape Cross and I enjoyed my 2 night stay. Since I traveled on my birthday, I was surprised to a room decorated with balloons, chocolates and my favorite wine. A special dinner table was arranged on my second night. The service was outstanding, the staff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a nice stay at Cape Cross and got to see the seals which had just given birth. We camped and enjoyed a well sheltered sleep. Also enjoyed their warm and cosy living room with a fire, a view of the sea, some great sea food and a nice bar. There was an optional breakfast (very big, good looking,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We spent one night at that hotel as a stop over on our way to Etosha Park and to observe the seal colony nearby. The hotel reminded me a lot of those in the Netherlands. It is located on the beach. The sea was very rough because of a storm that had struck the coast the day before. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed for one night as part of a multi-stop trip across Namibia, and found the hotel to be far better than the others in the area within this budget range. The manager, who I believe is called Nadine, really puts this place on the map. Her greeting on arrival was very genuine and appreciated after a long drive. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is our third visit to the lodge and it really is an amazing place. Although it is a bit dated now and needs lots of upgrading, considering that it resides on a seriously harsh stretch of coastline, constant maintenance is a must. Problems with freshwater in the bathrooms was a problem we had this time, but rooms are good... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We booked a night here as an en-route overnight stop and were not expecting anything other than fairly basic overnight accommodation. We were, however, very pleasantly surprised by our experience here. Our room was large, although maybe a little dated and, as we had a ground floor room, we had our own patio area directly on to the beach. The... More 

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Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We only stayed one night, but should have been longer. Amazing location, great food and nice rooms. The seal colony is a ten minute drive away. Fantastic spot to visit, but brutal-the seals are not "managed" by rangers so you'll see dead bodies and babies dying in front of you. A reminder of the savagery of nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a New Year's Eve! The hotel was fine, but the setting is amazing and right next door to the seal colony - an experience not to be missed. Service is great. Rooms were fine but with wonderful views of the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This lodge is beautifully located right on the beach and a short drive from the seal colony. The rooms were a bit dated but the lodge itself was very nice. The reception lady was pleasant. There were two downsides, though. Reception told us there was wi fi available. It never worked - even when we sat exactly where we were... More 

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