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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

D2512, Waterberg Wilderness, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a Valley Lodge cabin for two nights, after surviving an academic conference in Windhoek. The drive up to Waterberg was uneventful - about 3 and a half hours, through open countryside. Access to the Waterberg Wilderness Lodge was well signposted, and the roads inside the grounds were passable and a beautiful reddish colour. Our cabin had a... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was absolutely fantastic! Accommodations are new, comfortable, clean, tasteful, very cozy. We stayed at the Valley lodge, had a wonderful bed, bathroom, veranda into the wilderness. Really, really great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good as was the wine selection. We recommend the Rhino-drive. It was the highlight of our Namibia trip.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great views of the Plateau and great walking tracks. Excellent value for money. We stayed in a lodge room situated close to the restaurant. The food was OK and was the service. The rooms have private plunge pools. over looking the un interrupted views of the wilderness below. The room was exceptionally clean. We were able to light our own... More 

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Europe
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205 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had doubts if we would visit Waterberg on our roundtrip through Namibia. We definitely do not regret our two nights stop over at the Waterberg Wilderness lodge. The spacious room nestled in a well maintained garden in the lush valley was comfortable. Good bed (with a mosquito net), shower and a table with two chairs outside. Unfortunately no airco... More 

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Sweden
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42 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We loved our two nights at the Waterberg Wilderness. Spacious rooms and good food (the sallad between the soup and the maincourse a welcomed extra in this meat loving country). We had room 8 and 9 - spacious double and three bed room, next to the pool. Great for our family of five. We took the morning hike up the... More 

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Waterberg Wilderness Lodge. The main idea of the plateau hike is to experience the Waterberg, the plants and the view. If you want to see animals, we recommend our Rhino Drive or our Game Tracking (on foot) through our nature reserve on the plains at the foot of the mountain... More 

San Diego, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stay in the plateau lodges half way up the plateau. Well appointed chalets, wonderful views especially sunrise.food ok. Service friendly and very helpful. Take the morning hike to the top of the plateau, quite strenuous ,uphill all the way clambering up rocks, great view at top.

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback that we shared with our staff. Kind regards - your Waterberg Wilderness Team More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The lodge is quite difficult to find and it is also quite difficult to get there by car.The lodge itself is nicely located in a kind of garden.The rooms are big,have little comfort but over all they are ok. Dinner is included,so one is depending on the inspiration of the cook.One night the food was awful,the other night it was... More 

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment - including the minus points, making us aware of areas that need improvement. On our website we offer a "how to get there" sketch on a guest information sheet in PDF format which you can download. In the current process of our website relaunch we update and improve the guest information. The 28 km stretch... More 

Calgary
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25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place is amazing. Cool rooms, great service, good food (although you get a TON of it). I hear there are spectacular views though it rained the whole time we were there. We still got to see some amazing things, and it just made the drive in more interesting. : ) The rain on the tin roof along with the... More 

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback - and sorry for the rain. We had an extraordinarily good rainy season, with a few days of full cloud cover and rain in February and April, and unfortunately you experienced one of them... However, we are grateful for the far-above-avarage rain, after a rather dry rainy season the year before. Greetings... More 

Tsumeb, Namibia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place has the most amazing views if you walk to the edge of the mountain. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, big rooms, pools and good food, walking trials very cool I went there last year but I remember upon arrival receiving coffee and piece of cake :) nice little touches, staff was very friendly We are booking at... More 

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much from our staff at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge for your enthusiastic comment. When you come next year, don't miss to "meet" our rhinos as close as can be on a rhino drive and to have a walk on our History Path... Greetings from your Waterberg Wilderness team More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I went to waterberg a few weeks ago and I was almost involved in an accident. The gravel road at times is EXTREMELY curvy and one has to be very careful. At some point it is also not very smooth so one must be conscious of the typeof vehicle that you decide to take. Although the road is not the... More 

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Caroline R, Manager at Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. We share your warning to drive carefully, which refers to all gravel roads in Namibia. We also recommend a 4x4 - for driving comfort and for better game viewing due to the slightly elevated position. However, the stretch of 28 km firm sand road (with two s-curves) from the tar road to our private... More 

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