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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Greenfire for one night on October on our self-drive around Namibia. Of all the over a dozen lodges we stayed we liked Greenfire the best. The owners were very nice and have over 20,000 hectares cattle-free and they had a complimentary sundown drive looking for wild game. It was the only time we actually saw an Aardwolf.... More 

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Ettienne R, Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,319 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early afternoon. We could not believe the sheer starkness and beauty of a six unit Lodge in the desert. The room, patio and bathroom was beyond comfortable. Once you adjust to the heat. The managers and staff are fabulous. The chef is quite talented and cooked us up fabulous food. The only thing lacking was the Desert tour... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

After a long dusty drive from Luderitz, it was so nice to be greeted with a warm welcome from hosts Sanet and Etienne and their staff. The location is simply breathtaking, and the lodge and accommodation is perfect. We just sat back relaxed and drank in the 'sounds of silence'. A welcome break from the road. We had a great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had no idea what to expect but this place was really magical. We arrived late after a long drive and the proprietors were waiting for us, concerned. We were really taken care of but also had the place to ourselves for hours at a time. We took our small children - which was ok - but I'd love to... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I came here with a tour and we stayed in the campsite area, not the lodge. The campground is more established in that there is a platform and wooden canopy for each tent. Bathroom is basic, cold water (to be expected for camping). There was a pool by the tent area, but no water in it when we were there,... More 

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Ettienne R, Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Andrea F, thank you for your feedback. On response to you comments about the pool and the Scenic drive. You visited the campsite in the middle of winter, the temperature very often drops to nearly freezing at this time. We found that no one utilized the pool in winter because of the extreme cold temperature of the water in... More 

London
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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be simply incredible. Went with my girlfriend after a long drive from Luderitz and arrived just as the sun was beginning to set for the most spectacular red scenery as far as the eye can see. The management were extremely welcoming and the food and service were impeccable. We... More 

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Ettienne R, Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for the kind words, much appreciated! More 

Roosdaal, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016

we arrived a bit late in the day but were welcomed with a big smile and a delicious meal. the lodge offers a superb view over the valley. the watrehole attracks plenty of animals.. More impotantly Sanet and Etienne and their staf make you feel at home in their lodge. a great place that made us decide to go back... More 

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Ettienne R, General Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Than you very much for your review! Greatly appreciated. More 

South Africa
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98 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We made a last minute, impromptu booking and didn't know what to expect. What a pleasant surprise! The small lodge (6 rooms) is well hidden on a rocky hillside with a stunning view over the desert landscape. Our hosts were very charming and knowledgeable about the area. We also had a very good dinner and breakfast at the lodge. Our... More 

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erossouw50, Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Hi CoolRamblings, thank you for your great review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, we try our utmost to make each guest feel welcome and at home at our special property and Lodge. Kind Regards More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

WE stayed there for two nights. It was wonderful. The new managers are so friendly and are really taking care of their customers. Game drive is organized for free and it takes you to the most hidden places of that region at Sunset. Incredible!

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erossouw50, Manager at Greenfire Desert Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Emilie, thank you for the great review! it was only a pleasure to have you and your family at the Lodge. Hope you will visit again in the near future. More 

Lenzburg, Switzerland
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77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We were there for two nights with a Drifters Tour in Southern Africa. The campground is behind the hill of the lodge. Facilities are great, yet cold water only in the campsite. The place is far from "civilization" but you have everything you need. The lodge owns quite an amount of land around it, where they offer game drives -... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small intimate lodge in the South of Namibia, we border the NamibRand Nature Reserve. It is set away from the road, so as to ensure no car noises, no passers by and no interruptions. The lodge itself is small, comfortable and perfectly suited for some relaxing, downtime from travelling, catching up on travel journals, stargazing and simply watching the view. As we endeavor to offer a very natural, unspoilt experience we do not have wifi/internet or TVs in lodge. We also largely depend on Solar power meaning we are aware of our eco footprint as well as using the energy we do get wisely. We have a central charging facility in the lounge/dining room area where guest are welcome to charge any gadgets that need it. The overall experience we wish to give guests is memorable, fun, homely and one where a new appreciation for Nature is taken back home.We do offer Game Drives and Walks. These traverse the property and give our guests an impression of the vastness of the land and the incredible adaption the resident animals here make. We do our best to ensure the whole stay is a more than good one. The meals are prepared freshly and largely home made or using home grown produce when seasons allow it, there is a well stocked bar with a small but versatile selection of wines, beers and cooldrinks. ... more   less 

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Address: Farm Excelsior | C27, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Number of rooms: 6
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