Great place to stay for visiting the area. Close enough but far from the crowds.
Michael Feldmann 04.05.2022
Cossy place …. the campsite has an immaculate ablution house with hot water. Very quite, car park with shade…..unfortunately there is no light at campsite….the water is so nice. Wi-fi only available at reception. The host is warm and welcoming….absolutely enjoyed my stay there.
Ndangi Iyambo 04.07.2021
Friendly reception, beautiful garden and landscape,wildlife sightings lovely campsite bathroom and we’ll maintained campsite
Soretha Visser 04.07.2021
The lodge is under a new management. We stayed here late December 2016. We were the only guests in the lodge. The food was marginal – mostly can food, frozen game meat, basic breakfast selection. Pool was unusable. Temperatures were reaching 35c/100F but rooms have no AC, not even a fan. Location of the lodge is scenic but over 1,5 hr drive to the dunes. Would not stay here again.
Jacaranda Twin 04.07.2020
Very nicely rooms on a top spot, very nice place to stay
Willem Veldhuis 04.07.2020
Super nice lodge in the middle of nowhere. Very nice people helping you in everything. Internet available only at the reception.
Beautiful place only thier so called guide room must be done away with.
Njabulo Sibindi 04.07.2019
It is very nice there. Lovely place to stop on your way to the Walvis.
Elma Lubbe 04.07.2018
Lovely rooms, zebra visit the waterhole in the evening. Nice evening meal
rae rendell 04.07.2017
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Zebra River Lodge is a very special place which won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s in a remote spot in the Tsaris mountains but when we travelled there the… read more roads were actually very good. Beautiful gardens have been developed around the lodge and there’s a small swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds. We stayed in a rock chalet which was very large and spacious with lots of storage. There was table and chairs to sit outside. There is no aircon or fan but the windows open and have mosquito nets across. There’s hot water for showers after 4pm. It was very hot when we were there but I guess it would be a lot more comfortable in cooler weather. Be prepared for mosquitos. There’s limited wifi in reception.
Come to Zebra River Lodge if you like walking, mountain biking or exploring the countryside. However, just sat in the gardens you could watch a huge array of birds and we saw kudu at the waterhole. All activities could be done independently (trails are clearly marked) but we went out with guide Jobi who took us on a double sundowner scenic drive and an early morning walk. The views were stunning and the information Jobi shared was fascinating. It’s a particularly good area for geology and we saw stromatolites and namacalathus hermanastras.
The staff and Jeanette the manager are all excellent. Food was served on the veranda at reception, with a buffet breakfast and set menu evening meal – all good.
H W 21.10.2022
Never mind how laborious the road might be, it is worth every km. Nestled in a breathtaking landscape, what awaits, can only be described as an oasis for body and… read more mind. Friendly attentive staff, neat clean accomodation and warm Namibian hospitality. The perfect place to go on hikes and to explore the fascinating landscape and flora, or just relax and watch birds get there pic on a feeding station. You will not regret booking here
If you wanted to really get away from it all then this is the place! It is situated miles from anywhere in a dramatic mountainous setting. You can really feel… read more the silence. The lodges are lovely… with big comfortable beds and lovely views from the verandas. It feels like you’re staying in the castle with all the stone and decor. WiFi is practically non existent so bring a good book! The ladies who run it are just lovely.. very warm and friendly. The staff are also delightful; the best staff we had look after us in the whole of Namibia. Food is really good and the restaurant set up fabulous. Be aware though that it is a set meal; there is no choice. If you have special meal requirements make absolutely sure you liaise with the owners before you arrive. I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate you if given notice. Breakfast is included but lunches must be booked in advance. Packed breakfasts/ lunches are available if booked in advance. Sossusvlei is quite a trek from here on some pretty bad roads. It’s approx 2 hours. It made for a very tiring day. The pool is small but very clean and in a nice setting. Plenty of sun beds to relax on. There are activities to be done here such as hiking trails and sunset drives. Also trips to Sossusvlei. Email in advance. In all though a very tranquil and… If you wanted to really get away from it all then this is the place! It is situated miles from anywhere in a dramatic mountainous setting. You can really feel the silence. The lodges are lovely… with big comfortable beds and lovely views from the verandas. It feels like you’re staying in the castle with all the stone and decor. WiFi is practically non existent so bring a good book! The ladies who run it are just lovely.. very warm and friendly. The staff are also delightful; the best staff we had look after us in the whole of Namibia. Food is really good and the restaurant set up fabulous. Be aware though that it is a set meal; there is no choice. If you have special meal requirements make absolutely sure you liaise with the owners before you arrive. I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate you if given notice. Breakfast is included but lunches must be booked in advance. Packed breakfasts/ lunches are available if booked in advance. Sossusvlei is quite a trek from here on some pretty bad roads. It’s approx 2 hours. It made for a very tiring day. The pool is small but very clean and in a nice setting. Plenty of sun beds to relax on. There are activities to be done here such as hiking trails and sunset drives. Also trips to Sossusvlei. Email in advance. In all though a very tranquil and beautiful place to stay. More
We came to this lodge very late. We saw, that it is beautiful spot. But we didn’t have chance to see more. Because of darkness. The dinner was very good.… read more I had birthday and the chef prepared great cake. Very delicious. Thank you.
This place was a great surprise in the middle of nowhere after a long day of driving. The desert setting is amazing with beautiful layered hills all around and it’s… read more about a 2 hour drive out to Sossusvlei. The verdant grounds and gardens were a welcome relief from the dust and desert. We had a warm reception and immediately got checked into our rooms. Our room was nice and big situated in a block of adjacent rooms. There was no heat, no AC, and no TV, but fortunately we were there in winter and didn’t have to cope with the extreme heat. The room was clean and well-maintained, however we did have trouble with the hot water – it seemed to cut out halfway through a shower and never came back on. There is Wifi in the main lodge, however it is so slow that it is unusable except for small emails and Whatapp. We liked the self serve bar, and we had an amazing 4-course meal of zebra steaks. The surrounding area is awesome for hiking and there are many trails around to explore on your own or with a guide. We brought our mountain bikes and had a great ride around the area. Overall we really loved this place and would definitely recommend it to other travelers.
We stayed for 1 night. More is not needed. The trails and nature are very nice. When we were there it was extremely dry and they told us that they… read more did not have real rain in 7 years. You can see zebras and kudus but in general the valley is pretty dead.
We did the jeep and hike tour to the end of the canyon to the spring which was great. You need to hike for 3 hours across tough terrain though.
The lodge is odd. They are polite and everything is clean – but decoration, rooms and architecture are not close as nice as it shows on the pictures. Furniture is old and does not combine. 3 star standard. No luxury. No mini-bar, no heater, no air condition… which is not necessarily needed but it was sold to us as a luxury retreat which it is for sure not.
Dinner is good. No bar, no lounge to sit – which in the cold winter was an issue in the afternoon / night.
It is a difficult road to the lodges, but well worth it. A fantastic view from our lodge nr.6 and a lovely pool. A nice place to relax after a… read more day in the Sossusvlei. The staff was friendly. Despite what I read in other reviews; the dinner was good. They even had a birthday cake baked for someone in our group! More
It is a difficult road to the lodges, but well worth it. A fantastic view from our lodge nr.6 and a lovely pool. A nice place to relax after a… read more day in the Sossusvlei. The staff was friendly. Despite what I read in other reviews; the dinner was good. They even had a birthday cake baked for someone in our group!
pWe visited the Zebra River Lodge for 2 nights recently,it takes a while to get there on gravelly roads but it is well worth it as it is in an… read more idyllic setting in its own canyon,rooms are nice,food and staff all very agreeable and after long trip visiting the sand dunes was a welcome retreat
Lovely setting with views of the scenery from the rooms and the small pool. A few sunloungers scattered about too.
Rooms are also lovely and the beds are… read more comfortable. Bathroom is basic, but plenty of hot water.
Wifi is very slow and difficult to do anything other than a simple text communication.
There is a set menu dinner each evening and breakfast is cooked to order.
Opportunities for wildlife spotting – including the zebra.
Relaxing and peaceful.
Our first stop after a night in Windhoek. A very long drive to get there and it wasn’t really worth it.
The manageress (Jeanette?) is very cold, unfriendly and… read more treats her staff like dirt. We were met by a charming young man who was doing a good job of politely welcoming us. The manageress suddenly appeared, dismissed him in a high handed way and proceeded to repeat everything he’d just told us – I took pleasure in advising her of this point. We were told our room was 15 ‘over there’ and then left to get on with it ourselves. Not impressed at all.
The room was a new build and seemed unfinished. No nets over the beds, no fan. A large room but tiny cramped bathroom with the door about 18" from one side of the bed. No shelves or anywhere to hang clothes. Despite repeatedly telling people, we had no hot water for the 2 nights we stayed there which was very annoying.
The setting is stark and the scenery interesting. We did a walk with a guide on our first evening and he was very friendly. In fact, he saw us at the dunes a few days later and came over to say hello as if we were old friends which was nice. We also did 2 walks on our own. Signage is a bit hit and miss!
The staff were generally friendly but not really on the ball. When we checked out they told us the total of our bill. I asked to see the breakdown and it was totally wrong with several drinks etc that were not ours.
Food was pretty basic but ok.
Wifi was very poor and only available in the restaurant area.
This was my least favourite place of our whole trip and I would suggest finding somewhere else to stay.
Nice-ish, clean, wholesome. But disappointing especially in retrospect because we stayed in much better places later on. The food was so-so, the rooms just about passable. Our guide Jobi was… read more friendly and keen to help with information but he’s clearly a bit of a novice.
We’ve been in the Zebra River Lodge for two nights. We’ve been welcomed friendly with a nice drink and the staff helped us with the bags.
The rooms are looking… read more good. Comfortable beds and a mosquito net were available. Unfortunately there was no air condition so that it was very hot in the bedroom. Sleeping was almost impossible…
The bathroom is small and under the shower you only have less water and because of the changing temperature of hot and cold it was a challenge to shower.
The dinner was only average, the breakfast less than that.
The wifi was extremely slow and interrupted the whole day. Mailing was impossible, you couldn’t open any newspaper websites and messaging took very long.
The pool needs to be cleaned, there have been swimming more flies, other insects and frogs than guests.
But the big issue why I couldn’t really enjoy the days: there have been so many flies and insects around. The complete day we heard the buzzing insects and the flies sit somewhere on your body. It was a pest! Luckily we had the mosquito net over the bed. Please try to do something against it!
We stayed in the Zebra River Lodge to go to the Sossusvlei but it is a very long journey and one road was closed so that we had to turn again. The other way took more than three hours.
I know the lodge is somewhere in the dessert and the next city is far away but I spent a much better time in different lodges with same conditions.
But the staff, especially Jooby, have been very friendly and gave the best that we enjoy our stay.
I think it is to expansive for what they offer… next time I will stay at an other place.
The Zebra River Lodge was a great stop for one night after visiting Sossusvlei. It is very calm and offers walking opportunities. Despite the heat and thanks to the breeze,… read more we enjoyed a nice walk before going on a sunset tour (accompanied with wine and biltong) with the friendly manager of the place, Philip. We have learned a lot from him; about Namibia, animals and many other things. The room was simple and clean. Only the mattress was not very comfortable. At night, we did observe zebras coming from the mountains in order to drink at the pond. The meals were excellent, much better than other higher rated lodges, and we were served 2 types of salads at dinner which is rare in Namibia.
After our first day of self drive driving on the gravel roads with the long final leg along the access road ( love the signage along the way) it… read more was lovely to reach Zebra River Lodge & be welcomed with a refreshing drink.
The style of the lodge is relaxed yet efficient service. The individual lodges are fabulous scattered up the hill with great views across the creek. Very clean & well maintained. The beds are super comfy. The rooms are built in the local rock & this includes the bathroom with the unique round shower space.
The evening meal is a set menu with a vegetarian option if required. The food was very good, delicious sou[, buffet salad then oryx steak with potatoes & vegetables followed by a lovely dessert. The evening meal was one of the best we had during our whole trip. Breakfast was good too if you take into account serving food hot is not the norm in Namibia
Zebra visited the waterhole in the evening & we heard them wander through the grounds next morning too.
There is a pool & terrace with comfy seating as well as a small table & chairs outside each lodge.
Recommended for total peace & quiet. After the gravel roads Geraldine & her staff will look after you.
An oasis between two canyons. The road from Sossusvlei is kind of terrible but totally worth it in the end.
We stayed in chalet 6 and had a very… read more nice view over the garden and to the waterhole. Clean chalet, comfy bed, large windows. No wifi in chalet but in the main building. No cell phone coverage. Didn’t miss it though.
Very delicious dinner, three courses and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Not many choices for breakfast though.
We spotted some kudus and zebras in the night, the zebras were also playing in the garden, so were in less than 5 meters distance from us – amazing experience.
There is a small pool, but when we were there the water was too cool for a swim.
Didn’t have time to go on a hike, but the other guests were telling great stories from their hikes, so definitely a must-do for the next stay. I recommend 2-3 days here.
Very friendly manager of the house – Geraldine.
We stayed for 2 nights on our Honeymoon in room 9 which is the highest in the venue with amazing views. The stonework in the building was beautiful and rustic.… read more A very relaxing place to stay with amazing views at sunrise and sunset. Breakfast and dinner were excellent and the staff were very friendly. We went on one of the walking routes while there which we’d also highly recommend (just make sure to do it in the morning or evening when it is not so hot!!)
My only negative is that the pool could be cleaner and some lounging chairs would be nice beside it.
All in all, a fantastic place which I’d definitely return to if back in Namibia one day.
A lovely scenic place nestled into the rock side. Beautiful evening walks in the canyon landscape, just be sure to take adorable Shadow the dog with you. With luck you’ll… read more spot baboons, antelope, various birds and even zebra at the lodge at night. Dinner was great, 3 courses served outside on the veranda. One of the greatest features of river lodge is Philip the general manager. He could not have been more welcoming. Zebra river was our first stop on our first trip to Namibia and Philip felt like a friend giving us guidance and recommendations for our trip ahead, just superb customer service. Don’t be put of by its distance from Sossuvlei, it’s an easy drive passing through beautiful scenery and plenty of animals especially if you leave early. The rooms are individual chalet style. Our room had a breathtaking view out over the canyon, large floor to ceiling windows and a cute little veranda. Book to stay – you won’t regret it!
I stayed one night on the 29th of august 2016. Beautiful location surrounded by Namibian bush and savana. I apreciated the Bushmen exibition and the four wheel tour around the… read more lodge to spot some animal.
Riccardo B 06.10.2016
Spacious, well-fitted bedroom, delicious food and relaxed ambience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Considerable amount of wildlife and interesting walks from lodge. You can go on local drives but we preferred… read more shanks pony. Great sundowner walk on hills behind lodge.