You don’t expect game lodges in this part of the country just off the C road to be picturesque, and this is in the style of a roadside Travelodge rather than anything more inspiring. But you know that when choosing the place. Layout is very formalised with individual bungalows in a large circle looking inwards towards the swimming pool. So front rows get the pool view, next row, pool between the buildings, third and fourth rows get the back of the building in front. Why not face the outer ring of bungalows away from the pool to an uninterrupted view of the bush? Oh well. Apart from that it was well run with a pleasant team of staff. Breakfast is buffet, good choice. Dinner is usually served starter at the table, buffet main choice and dessert served at table, always well cooked and very satisfying. Pool is large and well kept, cold and refreshing in September and surprisingly quiet given the number of rooms.
Rooms are reasonably sized, always important though, clean room and bed, the bed being hard but very comfortable.
Go for a walk to their viewing platform, it does show the lodge in a really nice setting at sunset with long views to the horizon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the wattle and daub style under Mopane trees and connected by a labyrinth of paths, the main building and chalets of the lodge look like an African village. The walls are adorned by copies of the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Each of the 60 double room chalets (with air conditioning) sits in a vegetable and herb garden surrounded by a low wall. The gardens supply fresh ingredients for supper, which consists of a starter followed by a delicious buffet. There is a swimming pool for chilling out and a viewing point for relishing sunsets. The lodge at the gates of Damaraland is ideally suited for excursions to Twyfelfontein (130 km), the Petrified Forest (70 km) and the Vingerklip rock pillar (50 km). ... more less
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