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Damara Mopane Lodge
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
“A wonderful surprise!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had just one night at this fabulous lodge. The little houses in their very own gardens were too sweet, the pool was beautiful and the supper was delicious.
A spectacular sunset from the viewing deck was the cherry on top!! Daniela and her staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely review about Damara Mopane lodge. We appreciate your positive words and that you have taken the time to write about your stay and how much you enjoyed the scenery, the food and off course nature itself. We will forward you compliments to the staff so they know how much their hard work is appreciated. Please visit us again soon.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fabulous stay- made every effort to ensure I had a great birthday
Staff went out of their way with baking a cake and singing celebrations....
Layout of units and gardens really quite remarkable.
Only gripe was toasters took a bit of a while to toast bread in the am...but otherwise great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are very glad we had the opportunity to make your birthday special and filled with great memories to treasure. Thank you for writing a review and we hope we get the chance to welcome you back for even more celebrations.
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The dinner at the Lodge were not worth the money. You get all your vegies from the farm and vegies is a very expensive product in Namibia. To pay NS1 044.00 for 4 people and the tip were N$80.00 is yust to much for that menu. Hope you understand

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at our establishment. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about the prices, and please know that we take criticism very serious. We will look into this matter of concern. Please visit us again in the near future.
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Bathrooms were very Dirty, should be checked before guest arrive
Personell very friendly and Food was good
Lodge is very buitefull!
Would come again . Hope this will be taken into consideration. Thanks

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for giving us feedback. Our utmost regrets of this bad experience and we would like to apologise. We have forwarded it to lodge management and will definitely improve on this. But despite the fact that the bathroom was dirty, we are glad to hear you still enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This lodge is part of a chain and what you get is reliable basic standard and very clean rooms. The individual vegetable gardens are charming and give the whole place a lovely look. Beware though that some of the chalets are a considerable distance from the main lodge but staff are very good at bringing luggage with a small trolley. Compared to private lodges the complex is also quite large and gets used for large tour groups which may put off individual travellers.
Staff are really helpful and eager to help like when we wanted to eat outside they immediately laid a table. In the evening they arrange for a sundowner up the hill which has a wonderful wooden structure from where stunning photos can be taken. When you come down again, there is a fire roaring in front of the lodge.
My constructive criticism concerns the food and I think it may be worthwhile to introduce an a la carte aspect in the evening. I thought the three course meal was overpriced for the food received and there was no opportunity to opt out of first course and dessert. All in all, the food element of the bill was too high compared to the accommodation bit.
The artistically folded towel on the bed was a wonderful surprise !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for giving us your positive feedback and criticism. We appreciate it and have sent it to the relevant lodge manager to pass on to the staff. At Gondwana we want to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. With regards to the food, thank you for your suggestion, we will look into this and work on a new idea to only improve our lodge. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Rooms clean and interanally fine but for similar money or less you can stay at numerous luxury lodges around and it is worth doing the research and book in advance. We checked out a day early and went to Palmawag which is really beautiful with an amazing game drive for scenery and wildlife. Palmwag is perfect if you intend to drive down the Skeleton coast road. There are other lodges as alternatives very close to Damara Mophane around the 'Finger rock' desert destination very smart and luxurious which are stunning for less money. Damara Mophane is also a very long drive back and forth from Petrified forest and rock paintings. The place must have lacked something for us to give up a nights paid accommodation. Staff were very nice and basic food ok. It is just not good value and I feel many travel companies book there for convenience to them less work and management informed me they give offers stay two nights get one free which sometimes is not passed on to the client. We traveled in Namibia for 4 weeks in a vatiety of lodges and Damara Mophane was sady our worst experience and value for money.
Once again the Staff were very pleasant and helpful considering the sparten surroundings and facilities at their disposal.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mannfred G, Managin Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for writing a review on our establishment. It is always a good thing to receive feedback whether it is good or bad. We are sorry to hear that you have had such a bad experience while staying at Gondwana. Most destinations in Namibia require driving quite far stretches to reach destinations and attractions. We believe that this is exactly what makes our country such a jewel to visit, but driving for long periods of time is definitely not for all and we understand that. The team at Gondwana really hope that we can accommodate you in the near future to give you an unforgettable experience. We have forwarded the positive feedback about our staff to the lodge manager.
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very quite place with a beautiful view. Food is good, people working there is very friendly and fast. They are very well organized. You have the possibility to do a nice walk around the lodge by yourself. Rooms are spacious and clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Damara Mopane Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you firstly for visiting one of the Gondwana destinations but also for giving us feedback. We will inform the staff about this positive review and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Property: Damara Mopane Lodge
Address: C39 | 20 km east of Khorixas, Khorixas, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Kunene Region > Khorixas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Khorixas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Damara Mopane Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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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