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Hakusembe River Lodge

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Rundu, Namibia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely rooms and very peaceful. The dining and terrace area was also lovely. Staff were really friendly and food and choice was very good. We took the leisurely sunset cruise and saw some birds and crocodiles - expectations were met! The memorable thing was being woken up by a tray of fresh hot coffee as the sun rose! brilliant -... More 

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback we receive. We take pride in the little things we provide and are glad to hear your appreciation of them. We hope to welcome you at the lodge again soon for another sunset cruise. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came there after dark so we were able to see this place in the morning. Very nice cabins, there was a coffee waiting for us on a balcony in front of our door. Food was very good, attaching picture of sweets after dinner. Great shop with souvenirs.

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

We are thankful for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your overall stay and you found the food very good. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deon and I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights, specifically to end our caravan trip across Namibia with a bit of luxury and some fishing relaxation. Hakusembe was perfect for us. Food was excellent, service was spot on, the sunset over the Kavango was absolutely amazing, our room was facing the Kavango and very comfortable and luxurious. We tried... More 

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Thank you very much for your review, and that you stayed at our establishment. We are very glad you found the food excellent and that you received good service. We will definitely pass along your compliments to each of them to say thank you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. More 

Swakopmund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surroundings - lots of bird life, friendly and helpful staff - service available all day long, good food. Will definitely visit again. Would love to stay when river in flood. Must be a sight to see.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. The team works very hard to make every guest feel welcome and relaxed. We hope you will be a visitor at Hakusembe again soon. More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large and spacious rooms rooms that are neatly decorated. Linnen and bed fantastic. The room sand bathroom are very clean.. Staff members go out of their way to make you feel special. The setting of the Lodge is just outside Rundu and what a view to wake up in the morning overlooking the Kavango River with Angola on the other... More 

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We are always charmed when receiving positive feedback and we would like to say thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your kind words have been passed on to management and staff at Hakusembe River Lodge. We are looking forward in welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our travel agent (Desire Africa) did a fantastic job at arranging our Namibian adventure and chose this as one of the resorts in the Caprivi. We rated it probably as the best resort in the area. The evening cruise on the river was special, the grounds and accommodation excellent and the food and pleasant staff made this a special stop... More 

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We hereby would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your positive feedback. The kitchen staff and service team at Hakusembe River Lodge will be delighted to read your pleasant review. You are very welcome to stay with us again on a future visit to northern Namibia. More 

Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 16 friends stayed at Hakusembe for 2 nights after a Botswana bush safari. What a stunning location. The rooms were clean, the staff friendly, and the location perfect. It was an amazing place to be after 7 nights in the bush!

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Thank you so much for your lovely review, we love hearing from our satisfied guests, especially those that let us know they had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon sometime again. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge is on the Angolan border. We could observe rural life being carried out across the river. The cabin had a large comfortable double bed, mosquito nets, bathroom with separate toilet. Fresh coffee was supplied to the cabin before breakfast. The restaurant had a very good buffet dinner. Rural wi fi could be found in the bar/restauant area. A... More 

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Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay. It is very much appreciated. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the rooms. Please do visit us again More 

Gobabis, Namibia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camping experience is not at all worth its money. No braai facility. Only one shower, with 1 toilet inside same room, for a campsite. The area is not very level for ground tents. Far away from the lodge. A group of 19 tucked on 2 sites, was not at all acceptable.

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We are deeply saddened by your terrible experience while staying at our establishment. We strive to give only the best to each and everyone who visits us. Every single concern you mentioned has been taken up with the manager/s at the lodge. We do offer a braai facility and the ablution blocks have been renovated. Designated areas for tents have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here and although it was comfortable and the staff were very friendly, it just didn't have the same "feeling" as other Gondwana lodges. No kettles for tea/coffee in the room. They bring coffee at 6am and leave it outside your door! Coffee is in a flask but was ice cold when we tried it. Seemed a... More 

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I would like to sincerely apologies for your recent experience and that you felt the standard did not reach the benchmark we have set. Your comments have been taken up with management. We do have a swimming pool and offer fishing and boat cruises as an activity. Thank you for mentioning the friendly staff. I really hope you will give... More 

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