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5 stars for room no 9 and 2 stars for room no 10
We stayed in 2 standard view rooms, number 9 and 10. Room number 9 was perfect. It was slightly above ground on stilts, airy with amazing views. Our other room, number 10, however, was not up to the mark. It was filled with mosquitoes and got extremely hot. The best part of this lodge was their sunset point. We sat on their comfy chairs, nibbling the complimentary snacks and watched yet another picturesque African sunset. This lodge was more costly than other lodges we stayed at, but they took special care to provide little things that make the stay memorable. They even had free coffee and cake during afternoons. In all, I would recommend this lodge but get any room other than room no 10. They also took great care and prepared delicious veg food for us. We also did a guided desert elephant safari tour, which was the highlight. We saw a heard of 14 elephants and admired them for hours. Our guide was friendly and made it a fun tour. For all details - 4holidaymaniacs. com
We had booked to stay at the camp sites, but upon arrival were informed that there’s no electricity for our camper van. As such, we upgraded to the lodge at Mowani Mountain Camp. Not only were we welcomed, but also stunned by the amazing views at the lodge, the hospitality and friendliness of the team and the uniqueness of the position, but were also blown away by another amazing African sunset on the top of the massive, weathered Africa landscape. We experienced yet another breathtaking African sunset, which is becoming difficult to improve on. The lodge also has a temporary bar to serve drinks to the guests as they watch the sunset, which again illustrates their attention to detail at this amazing lodge. The 4 course meal was tasty and prepared to perfection, with amazing attention to detail (and the food was served upon warm plates as per my request), and the breakfast was delicious. Don’t make the mistake of not tasting the home made muesli and bottled yoghurt and fruit compote. The rooms are clean, spacious and well positioned, to ensure that everyone has an awesome view of the landscape when waking up in the morning. The tents are well ventilated, and we decided to leave the vents open to ensure we had site of the landscape when waking up. We could quite easily have spent another night or 2 at the lodge, as the staff (particularly Rosie) were amazingly knowledgeable of the surroundings, wildlife and culture of the region, but we had to move on to our next venue. Specific thanks to Reuben (the assistant Manager) and Kevin, who were were absolutely awesome.
I would recommend
The journey from Swakopmund to the Mowani Mountain Camp was interesting. The road leading up to the camp (2612) was particularly rutted and involved, for our comfort, a little off-roading. All part of the experience. Such beautiful accomodation with a fabulous outlook. The food was delicious, Kevin (our waiter) attentive and the Manager (Gary) very welcoming. Dinner can be arranged outside by the firepit but it was a little windy when we visited. I would recommend admiring the view across the bush to the mountains beyond at sunset with a G&T or cold beer in hand. The excursion to see the elephant was wonderful, the guide knowledgeable. Sitting up close to around 8 Desert Elephant including young is such a lovely way to spend the morning and only one other vehicle in the area at the same time! It was cold first thing but blankets were provided along with refreshments and cake. An afternoon excursion was available but we opted to admire the camp views and spent a pleasurable hour watching the birds come down to the pond.
Great lodges but very bad atmosphere and staff!
We stayed there for two nights. Fantastic lodge but wow what a rude staff (especially Alex the porter). The place is fantastic, surrounded by big stones, it is unreal and so relaxing. The pool is very small. The lodges are beautiful and comfortable, the toilets should however be renovated. It is really worth taking a room with a view even though it is more expensive. The food was however very bad - the worst of our 2 week trip. One night they pretended serving us Oryx. But it was clearly beef!! Everyone noticed it was ridiculous. Also another negative note: they allow big groups. We had a group of around 20 German people.. very loud.. it is a pity as you want to enjoy the peaceful place. We would have rather chosen a more exclusive place than this factory!! Not recommended!
Great location, no atmosphere, busy restaurant
Stayed 2 nights in a mini suite, all inn. It was strange that you had to bring your wine from room to your table, or bring your gin tonic to the sundowner... Great location, secluded between the rocks. Mini suite was spacious , nice outside shower; Sitting areas gave enough privacy. Why people make a fuzz about tv, wifi or ac, we do not understand , enough the relaxing stay . Only a short walk from room to main area Restaurant is open and gives a nice panorama; Can get crowded what we don't like. No real cosy feeling, especially when there are groups around. We asked to eat outside by the fireplace, and that was fine . Food was good and the service fine. Trip to desert elephants is worth it, but trip to Twyfelfontein is not that great. For is it was a nice stay, but the place is too big, too busy in the restaurant, as we prefer smaller lodges who offer more the out of Africa feeling.
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