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“Good digs and great sundowner”

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Kalahari Anib Lodge
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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125 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Good digs and great sundowner”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This lodge is a great stopover on your way to Windhoek from Fish River Canyon. Comfortable rooms looking out to the desert. The sun downer drive is a feast with lots of great views, some wildlife and lots of drinks. Pool is great in the hot days and food is good.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and some have views direct out to the desert.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
I am pleased to know your stay was comfortable and that you enjoyed the sundowner drive. Please visit us again in the near future. Regards Bernd Grahl
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

it was the second time and it was a perfect start in our 3 week namibia tour, also for our friends
nice rooms, perfect dinner , with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
good breakfast, they gave us tips for our tour,


  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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berndg_11, Public Relations Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Its always great to welcome back loyal customers like yourself, and to know you enjoyed it yet again. Thank you for your review, and for visiting us. We hope this is not the last time we get to accommodate you at one of our many beautiful establishments.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

On arrival at the gate we are greeted by a man with a clip-board. He checks our reservation status and lets us pass. A pleasant anticipation grows as we wind our way along the red sandy road towards the lodge. We pull up and are welcomed by friendly staff with a welcoming drink. The place is 'magic'. We are allocated our rooms and everyone is 'abuzz'. The bar area is a pleasant place to sit back, chat and have refreshments. Dinner in the dining room that night is a real treat and the staff singing at the completion of the meal topped it all off beautifully. Game drives are available in the dunes and this is also a great experience on your first day in Namibia. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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berndg_11, Public Relations Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We are thankful for your review. The whole team appreciates your uplifting comments. Glad to hear that you experienced the magic of the Kalahari through every aspect of your stay. Visit us again for another enchanting Namibian experience.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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101 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed for one night. We had a very nice room, half of a bungalow. Clean room, good shower. The sundowner tour was great, we saw a great deal of animals and the driver/guide was good. The diner was a bit of a disappointment, food was ok, but was served at the same time to everyone, which created long waitings, chaos and at the end they even forgot to serve us desert. This could be improved. Nice breakfast. Wifi was not working when we were there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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berndg_11, Public Relations Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We are thankful for your review and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologise for the delay you experienced at dinner. Please be assured that this is not how we want guests to feel. It has been taken up with management. We hope you will visit us again in the near future.
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Hotel staff everywhere greet you with a welcome when you arrive but I felt at this lodge that they really meant it! The staff were all really friendly and efficient. The rooms were acceptable, except there was no soap in the shower room. The grounds were well kept and attractive, whilst the swimming pool was big enough to have a few strokes and to cool down in. The lunch served - chicken breast salad- was a good size and accompanied by a drinkable white wine. The 4 course set dinner was also very pleasant. The lodge ran local game drives to fill the time between eating. A very happy experience I would gladly return here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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berndg_11, Public Relations Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We are thankful you enjoyed the experience and for writing about it. I apologise that there was no soap in the shower. Be assured your compliments and comments have been forwarded to the lodge manager/s and they are looking forward to accommodate you again.
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windhoek
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The area around this lodge is beautiful and very interesting. It marks the border between the succulent karoo and the kalahari sand dunes; the latter of which is stunning from a scenic point of view. The amount of wildlife we saw was fabulous - big herds of springbok, gemsbok, eland and a few giraffe. Visitors to this lodge can make the most of this aspect by taking the game dives on offer and/or sundowner options which will take you to fabulous look out spots over the beautiful Kalahari.

The food at this lodge was the most disappointing aspect of our overnight stay. Breakfast was great but the lunches and dinner were unimaginative and, pretty disappointing. Such a pity that the fresh produce, which at other Gondwana lodges is really fresh and a great attraction point, was so unappetizing.

This lodge is a bit tired but the staff are relaxed and friendly. I would give it 4 stars if the food was better and the overall appearance of the lodge was more inspiring.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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berndg_11, Public Relations Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
We are thankful you have taken the time to write a review and are pleased you enjoyed the wildlife, beautiful nature and surroundings so much, especially the sun downer drive. I am sorry you felt the food was not up to standard and dull. We have forwarded your comments to the manager/s who will see where necessary adjustments can be made. Visit us again soon.
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Swakopmund
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The service was very good, the rooms exellent. The location is not special and the amenities very nice and of high standard.
Dinner was however not up to the standard I hjave experienced in the Ngodwana Lodge Group's other lodges.

Lothar Backes, Swakopmund Namibia

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Mannfred G, Managing Director at Kalahari Anib Lodge, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment on Tripadvisor. We are glad you found the rooms to be excellent but would also like to apologise if you felt the food was not up to standard and to your liking. We will assess where we can improve in this area. Hope to see you again very soon.
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Additional Information about Kalahari Anib Lodge

Property: Kalahari Anib Lodge
Address: About 30 Km Northeast of Mariental, Mariental, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Hardap Region > Mariental
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Mariental
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Kalahari Anib Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kalahari Anib Lodge lies like a lush green oasis in the midst of red Kalahari dunes. The restaurant and chalets are arranged around a shaded courtyard with a large swimming pool. 52 rooms(30 Twin Standard, 17 Twin Comfort and 5 Family Comfort Rooms) with a private veranda are available for tour groups. Located about 30 km northeast of Mariental the lodge makes for a perfect stopover on the way south. ... more   less 
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