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Hammerstein Lodge Namib Desert

2.0 out of 5.0

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This review is not about the lodge but about the attraction it offers. Our guide was showing us the area on our second day and we ended up in the vicinity of the Hammerstein cat sanctuary. Hearing that rescued Cheetahs, a Leopard and Caracals were kept there we decided to visit, despite not being fans of zoos. The very conscientious guide there showed us around and it was obvious that the cats felt very comfortable with him. Besides having the big cats, there was also a single hyena recently captured from the wild. It was racing back and forth along the fence which showed its distress. To top it all off, the place also had an oryx captured from the wild and placed in an enclosure for the pleasure of tourists sitting by the pool. This animal was also showing signs of distress. There is no need to keep this animal since they are plentiful in the country in the wild. This made us wonder what was going on. By adding animals the government apparently issues licenses for more land. Worrying.

well established; little bit of far distance to sossusvlei but realy fine lodge, rooms little on the small side but still great with all facilities. great outdoor stoep with free coffy and tea available. dining very good with friendly and helpful staff. very nice bar and lounge area with evething available. outdoor swimming pool with deck chairs around pool. also offers a cheetah walk and rooikat as well. recommend to anyone out there

Small but very comfortable rooms. Very good service from all staff. Also offer an accompanied cheetah walk where you can experience these cats up close and personal. Very good dinners. It is a pleasure to spend a lazy afternoon around the vet inviting swimming pool after a warm morning at the Sossusvlei dunes. Great bar too.

Really enjoyed our stay here. Great value for money. I will do a simple point by point summary: Service was good - helpful introductions by the one host, Good bar selection & well priced, Supper is a bit expensive but we enjoyed it, Room was basic but spacious, equipped with AC!, WiFi is limited to the main lounge area, Great pool area to unwind & relax with a nice cold beer! Watch out for the Spingboks!

Pretty good lodge with detached cottages and a central dining and meeting place. Good food with friendly service. Nice bar and an outdoor swimming pool with sitting area. This was our staging point to see and climb the sand dunes and view the granite outcrops with bushmen rock paintings.

We were three couples that stayed for two nights in the self-catering units at the lodge when visiting Sossusvlei. Quick and efficient check in process with friendly staff. The Lodge is about 60km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. If you are considering accommodation for a visit to Sossusvlei this is a great choice. On the day of your visit to Sossusvlei you need to leave the lodge by not later than 6 to be at Sossusvlei entrance gate when they open at 6:30. It is a gravel road to Sossusvlei in excellent condition and well maintained. The lodge has a great pool where we spent a lot of time to cool-off after our Sossusvlei visit. There was no Wi-Fi during our visit but that did not really matter as it was a really relaxing stopover. There are a few large trees next to the pool where you can relax with a drink in the cool shade. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds and good shower. It is nothing spectacular and probably a bit dated but taking into account where you are it did not bother us. I think there was an aircon in the room, which we did not make use thereof as you can sleep with open windows. The early mornings were surprisingly cool. Inside the lodge is a large lounge with tv, great bar and very large dinning-room. You can have breakfast and a buffet dinner at the Lodge, but make sure that you get to the dinning-room in time as it is very busy and you may be disappointed if you pitch late. Breakfast is NAD130 and Dinner NAD260, they also have a very limited menu for lunch. Good choice to stay and a definite recommendation

A very nice place, although the camping spot was a little remote and barren at the back of the lodge. This was compensated by the excellent showers / toilets, pool and garden area. The bar area is a nice place to relax (with wi-fi) and they have a restaurant (which we didn't use). Nice helpful staff, they also had a pet springbok and oryx!!

This lodge is famous for its leopard ,cheetahs and caracals. The animals are introduced by a very dedicated ranger who is clearly devoted to the well being of these animals. The cats are all in pens on the premises so there is a little bit of "zoo" atmosphere but well worth the 100NAD charged. The evening buffet offers some interesting local dishes which were excellent. The dining room staff also provide a small rendition of local dance and song - very well done! A great lodge!

Off the main gravel road so you better know about it before hand - but it is a great place in all respects. Nice rooms, grounds, staff and beautiful surroundings. Plenty to do on-site like hike, swim, cat walk, etc.

We had two nights here and enjoyed the walks with wildlife, the pool, the lovely outdoor areas. Our room was comfortable and clean, quite well appointed. Wifi was patchy in public areas. Meals were very good. A pleasant stay.

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Standard Double or Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 107 reviews