Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Kalkfeld
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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The lodge is situated in the private Okonjati nature reserve in the North of Namibia, which is home to hundreds of species of birds & animals, ranging from 20 different antelope to elephant, lion, cheetah and black & white rhino. All luxury rooms have en suite facilities and several rooms are furnished with Jacuzzis. Game viewing is undertaken in open safari vehicles or on foot. The pristine African wilderness surrounding the lodge provides unique opportunities for bird and wildlife photography. Participate in the lion and cheetah feeding session and track rhino for a truly African experience. Fossilized dinosaur footprints on site may be visited free of charge. A small souvenir shop/museum outlines the signing of the Namibian Independence Declaration at this historic lodge in 1989. Mount Etjo - encounter Namibia!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Sofa
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German

Location

Farm Okonjati, Kalkfeld Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
119.9 mi
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danielgc205 wrote a review Jan 2021
Windhoek, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has been an excellent stay in a chic and excellently-run Delight of a place.
Staff members made our stay amazing and their politeness and diligence were admirable, thanks!
The room was impeccable and really good, whilst breakfast (included in our price) was also really good and neatly served every single day of the three days we stayed.
In fact, our initial plan was to stay for only two days but we extended because it was a great place.
Thanks!
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandra P wrote a review Dec 2023
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped at Mount Etjo for 2 nights and we absolutely loved our stay.
Booking was smooth and efficient - any questions I had were answered promptly.
We were warmly welcomed and were given all the info we needed. Campsites are about 3km from the main lodge and perfectly equipped (outside AND inside shower, a fridge, shady trees, a nice seating area and a great braai area.) and in a peaceful and quiet location.
Transport is offered by the main lodge for game drives, dinners and the lion feeding which was very helpful as we had a roof tent.

We had dinner at the main lodge and both food and service were great. A hearty, filling meal, expertly prepared, and it was delicious.

The game drives were fantastic. Our guide, Orlando, was very knowledgeable and extremely patient, answering our 1001 questions. Mnt Etjo is a stunning and varied location with beautiful sights and of course animals.

I'd highly recommend staying here. We will definitely be staying again, next time likely for longer than 2 nights.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Fredi80 wrote a review Apr 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was great - as the place is great. The staff is very friendly and supporting where necessary - and food is really good.

On the other hand though, for this price range we expected a well organized place. From the start everything was chaotic - starting with our room booking not being in the system (glad we had printed proof) as well as other room related topics. Everybody always made an effort to find solutions, but organization in general can be improved for the sake of customer satisfaction. Another point to criticize is that we had to pay full price for all activities for our kids (being 5/8 yrs old). Anyway in the cars then we had to take the little one on our lap....so as a recommendation for fairness, I would recommend to rethink the price structure for activities on kids.

All in all: a really nice and pretty place, great animals and tasty food.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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P85 wrote a review Sep 2022
Diekirch, Luxembourg
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
a great hotel with an impressive diversity of wildlife.
great to learn about Namibian wildlife, they have lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos, … the game drive was very good and you may even participate to lion feeding in the evening.
The room was very very huge and comfortable, the hotel was really beautiful, dinner was served in a traditional African room built around the fire with an open roof.
No complaints!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ACP1306 wrote a review Oct 2023
Willemstad, Curaçao
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom toilet, bidette and bathtub need renewal and as persons of 70 years it is dangerous to take a shower in the bathtub. Service and personal is excellent and friendly. Lots of game. A very pleasant stay and be adviced to stay for two nights minimum to experience all.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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happyfourGent wrote a review Aug 2022
Ghent, Belgium
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge site in a huge private game park offers a lot to see, magnificant views to the Etjo mountains, game of all kind, a beautiful lodge garden and excellent Safari tours with Orlando ! Food and breakfast were delicious. Rooms were spacious but our room was not clean. We had the impression that the room has not been used for quite a while, there was a particular nasty smell, the shower in the bath did not work very well, ... the room itself was a disappointment, what a pity. It could have been so much more inside, if you compare it with the outside architecture, gardens and environment.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Carola R Oelofse, Guest Services / Front Office at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Responded Aug 8, 2022
Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated! We will pay attention to the shower drains and smells!
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Sara K wrote a review Jan 2022
Glendale, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Villa at Mount Etjo and it was such a treat! We've stayed in lodges and hotels all over the world. Some were very high end. The Villa is one of the most unique rooms we've ever stayed in. It's highly recommended. The food was also excellent at Mount Etjo. We loved the dinners which were BBQ style. You were given options which meat to be grilled for you and how you wanted it cooked. Also the game viewing was very good for a smaller game reserve. We saw lions every day, along with rhino, giraffe, and many other animals. The evening lion feeding is a must. We also enjoyed the photographers hide experience too. We didn't see a lot of big game at the hide, but we saw some gorgeous birds up close and personal. We loved our stay at Mount Etjo!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you can book the Villa even for one night, it's quite the experience.
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surya77 wrote a review Oct 2021
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is a short drive from Windhoek - less than 3 hrs - and from Swakopmund one can book a package which includes the transfer,
We drove from Brandberg. Once we turned left at Kalkfeld, the fun began. The grass on the sides of the raod had been cut and there were warthogs everywhere. So we changed the name of the road to Warthog Highway!!
One of the highlights of our visit is what we saw next, There, by the side of the road, behind a bush, we saw two pointed ears. We could not believe our eyes. It was a Caracal!!! So,keep your eyes open when driving to the Lodge.
My reaction when entering the grounds of Etjo was one of awe.
I loved the beautiful garden, with the tall palm trees, the swimming pool, the flamingos, the dam in the front, with sitting areas for those wanting to photograph or just to observe all the birdlife, the hippos and the occasional antelopes wandering down to the water's edge.
I also like liked the design and colour of the buildings.
Before going off on our game drive, we just had time to have tea and cake in the garden.
We enjoyed our game drive, loved the landscape , saw a white rhino mum with her calf, a hippo mum with her baby running on land, lots of different antelopes, two kinds of zebra and giraffes.
The dining area, with the open fire in the centre of the room, was very cosy.
Our room was really spacious, with a jacuzzi.
Unfortunately, we froze at night but it was our fault. We didn't know that the AC could also be used for warm air!!
I loved waking up early in the morning and running to the dam to take photos.
Will never forget the pelicans, in line, one by one, 'floating' silently from the mist into the early morning light. It was sublime.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carola R Oelofse, Guest Services / Front Office at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Responded Nov 14, 2021
Thank you very much for your detailed and positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back! Best wishes
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Francois P wrote a review Dec 2022
Windhoek, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family went camping with our one year old daughter. Very nice camping sites, which are well established and planned out perfectly.

Saw damara dik-diks and baboons at the camping site. Would recommend going when the dam at the camp site has water, would probably see more wildlife then. We are planning on visiting again when the dam is full.

The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The ladies at reception made us feel right at home, very polite and explained everything to us. The guys at the campsite greeted us every morning before thoroughly cleaning the campsite.

Must recommend the lion feeding, definitely something worth staying up late for. Also a must to see the dinosaur tracks and is a fun activity for the whole family. Also make sure to visit the curio shop at the lodge.

This lodge is one of the very few lodges which allows campers to make use of the lodge facilities, including lunch, dinner, swimming pool and bar. This was an awesome stay at a very beautiful lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Carola R Oelofse, Guest Services / Front Office at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Responded May 12, 2023
Thank you so much for the friendly feedback!
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christianH4474GZ wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to some technical issues the lodge did not receive our booking. When we arrived the lodge was fully booked and no room was available. The staff however was very helpful, prepared a single room (usually for staff or guides) for the 4 of us with extra beds and mattresses. They did not charge us for this night, including dinner and drinks. The next night we could move into a family-room - this is customer service!

Overall the staff is very friendly and helpful!
The game drive was beautiful and we were able to see most of the big 5 on the very first day. Overall a very nice experience, also due to the nice garden and the lake with the hippos.

A very good place to just relax and wind down.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Carola R Oelofse, Guest Services / Front Office at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Responded May 12, 2023
Apologies for the booking mishap! And thank you for allowing us to accommodate you nonetheless, we truly appreciate your helpfulness and friendliness with regards to this matter. Best wishes!
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Sergei69 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Port Gentil, Gabon252 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Disappointed by “Rhino Walk”. No explanations on “what and how” from the guide turned this into 3-hrs walk in the bush."
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LaraStiege wrote a tip Sep 2023
Swakopmund, Namibia6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if the day activities are open when booking."
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Janey wrote a tip Nov 2022
United Kingdom79 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were warned about baboons - they were around all right but didn't visit our campsite while we were there. Don't feed them!"
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Marie S wrote a tip Jun 2022
Tucker, Georgia76 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely book the lion feeding!"
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Sara K wrote a tip Jan 2022
Glendale, CA171 contributions250 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can book the Villa even for one night, it's quite the experience."
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PRICE RANGE
$255 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaOtjozondjupa RegionKalkfeld
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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MOUNT ETJO SAFARI LODGE - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Afrikaans.
Is Mount Etjo Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.