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D850 Maltahohe District, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park 9000 Namibia
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#9 of 14 Specialty lodging in Sossusvlei
Zebra River Lodge is situated on 12 500 hectares of dramatic scenery, deep in the Tsaris Mountains of southern Namibia and merely a hour and half drive from Sesriem and the Magic Dunes of Sossusvlei. Zebra River Lodge has welcomed guests to its special environment for more than 15 years. Let the warmth and our Namibian hospitality welcome you to a place of light and airy spaces on the slopes of the Zebra River Canyon. We invite you to relax under an azure-blue sky and to feast your senses on our tranquil surroundings where you can listen to the silence of nature. Visit this magic place where the setting sun makes the mountains glow in golden color and beautiful stars guide you through your sleep. Our GPS Co-ordinates : S24°31.779' E016°18.041'
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D850 Maltahohe District, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park 9000 Namibia
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katCardiff wrote a review Aug 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom165 contributions16 helpful votes
If you wanted to really get away from it all then this is the place! It is situated miles from anywhere in a dramatic mountainous setting. You can really feel the silence. The lodges are lovely... with big comfortable beds and lovely views from the verandas. It feels like you’re staying in the castle with all the stone and decor. WiFi is practically non existent so bring a good book! The ladies who run it are just lovely.. very warm and friendly. The staff are also delightful; the best staff we had look after us in the whole of Namibia. Food is really good and the restaurant set up fabulous. Be aware though that it is a set meal; there is no choice. If you have special meal requirements make absolutely sure you liaise with the owners before you arrive. I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate you if given notice. Breakfast is included but lunches must be booked in advance. Packed breakfasts/ lunches are available if booked in advance. Sossusvlei is quite a trek from here on some pretty bad roads. It’s approx 2 hours. It made for a very tiring day. The pool is small but very clean and in a nice setting. Plenty of sun beds to relax on. There are activities to be done here such as hiking trails and sunset drives. Also trips to Sossusvlei. Email in advance. In all though a very tranquil and beautiful place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from BabieA6, Reservations at Zebra River Lodge
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Good Afternoon, thank you for your kind review . I have forwarded this to the staff of the lodge.
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Michaela B wrote a review Oct 2018
Tisa, Czech Republic460 contributions102 helpful votes
We came to this lodge very late. We saw, that it is beautiful spot. But we didn’t have chance to see more. Because of darkness. The dinner was very good. I had birthday and the chef prepared great cake. Very delicious. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from BabieA6, Reservations at Zebra River Lodge
Responded Oct 21, 2018
Good Morning, thank you for the feedback. We realize you had a long journey that day but trust you enjoyed your short stay. Trust that we can welcome you at the lodge again some time and remain with Kind regards, Babie
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DanO68 wrote a review Sep 2018
Somerset West, South Africa507 contributions388 helpful votes
This place was a great surprise in the middle of nowhere after a long day of driving. The desert setting is amazing with beautiful layered hills all around and it’s about a 2 hour drive out to Sossusvlei. The verdant grounds and gardens were a welcome relief from the dust and desert. We had a warm reception and immediately got checked into our rooms. Our room was nice and big situated in a block of adjacent rooms. There was no heat, no AC, and no TV, but fortunately we were there in winter and didn’t have to cope with the extreme heat. The room was clean and well-maintained, however we did have trouble with the hot water – it seemed to cut out halfway through a shower and never came back on. There is Wifi in the main lodge, however it is so slow that it is unusable except for small emails and Whatapp. We liked the self serve bar, and we had an amazing 4-course meal of zebra steaks. The surrounding area is awesome for hiking and there are many trails around to explore on your own or with a guide. We brought our mountain bikes and had a great ride around the area. Overall we really loved this place and would definitely recommend it to other travelers.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from BabieA6, Guest Relations Manager at Zebra River Lodge
Responded Sep 16, 2018
Good Morning, Thank you for your kind review. With regard to the slow WIFI, yes we are aware of this and many service providers have tried to have this fixed. It seems the surrounding hills are not helping. Kind regards, Babie
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Kai S wrote a review Sep 2018
Sao Paulo, SP52 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night. More is not needed. The trails and nature are very nice. When we were there it was extremely dry and they told us that they did not have real rain in 7 years. You can see zebras and kudus but in general the valley is pretty dead. We did the jeep and hike tour to the end of the canyon to the spring which was great. You need to hike for 3 hours across tough terrain though. The lodge is odd. They are polite and everything is clean - but decoration, rooms and architecture are not close as nice as it shows on the pictures. Furniture is old and does not combine. 3 star standard. No luxury. No mini-bar, no heater, no air condition... which is not necessarily needed but it was sold to us as a luxury retreat which it is for sure not. Dinner is good. No bar, no lounge to sit - which in the cold winter was an issue in the afternoon / night.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
JannyGeesje wrote a review May 2018
Bunschoten, The Netherlands49 contributions3 helpful votes
It is a difficult road to the lodges, but well worth it. A fantastic view from our lodge nr.6 and a lovely pool. A nice place to relax after a day in the Sossusvlei. The staff was friendly. Despite what I read in other reviews; the dinner was good. They even had a birthday cake baked for someone in our group!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Nr. 6 and higher are more quiet.
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Response from Babie A, Reservations at Zebra River Lodge
Responded May 29, 2018
Good Afternoon, thank you for your feedback and I will forward your kind message to the management of the lodge. Kind regards, Babie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zebra River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Zebra River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Zebra River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Zebra River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zebra River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.