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Khorixas Rest Camp
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Best ignored”
Reviewed September 29, 2008

This establishment was unquestionably the worst place we stayed during a small-group tour of Namibia. The only good thing about it was that the money the tour organizers saved by staying here was doubtless put to good use by staying at better places on other days.
Although the place is "acceptable", it has a somewhat depressing atmosphere, with the barbed-wire perimeter fence and utilitarian nature of the 2-room huts making it feel more like a prison camp than a holiday camp. Comparing notes with other members of our group, we discovered that different rooms had randomly different features. For example, our bathroom was separated from the bedroom by a vinyl accordion door, others had a curtain, and yet others had nothing!
There appeared to be a handful of more up-market cabins/huts, but we didn't get to see the inside of these, so can't comment.
Our room featured tea/coffee-making equipment, but no fridge (although there was space for one). Other than the beds, furnishings were random and minimal. The showers were barely hot enough and had poor water pressure. The beds were comfortable, however.
Knowing how the place operated, our guide encouraged us to lodge our orders for that night's dinners on arrival (around 4pm), as the kitchen was "slow". What we got was a mixed bag, with reviews from our group ranging from "not bad" to "appalling". Service levels were "well-meaning amateur". At least we managed to find a decent red on the wine-list. Breakfast was barely adequate.
Given the number of other, better places in the area, and in consideration of the camp's location, I can't think of any reason why one would choose to stay here. Not that far away, Brandberg Rest Camp in Uis is similarly cheap, similarly basic, but far far nicer.

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  • Stayed August 2008
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Khorixas: Khorixas Restcamp
angi139
October 2006

Khorixas Restcamp is one of the government rest camps in Nambia.
It might well have been nice when it was built.
Today, the little bungalows lack some care.
Ours was not dirty, but it felt like you might any time discover some dirt, trash or left overs in any corner.
It was simply never modernized.
The surrounding is pretty trist and together with the dorn fences you kind of get the feeling to be in a jail or so.
The employees clearly are not very much in favour of their work.

The alcohol free beer we got was outdated by more than one year.
The wine that was also not good any more was rebottled by the bar man.

I suggest to leave out his place.
Also, Khorixas the town does not offer anything interesting.

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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Khorixas Rest Camp
Address: Khorixas, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Kunene Region > Khorixas
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Ranked #5 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Khorixas
Number of rooms: 88

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