Highlight was the staff but otherwise food was basic (strange menu), accommodation and lodge was basic and could be greatly improved upon, overpriced - Mowani was far superior
Nice welcome and lively atmosphere!
Probably the nicest place we stayed, family unit was excellent as well as service, staff, etc...
Absolutely amazing stay - the rooms/tents are perfect with wonderful views and luxurious interiors. We loved every minute. The bush dinner was also a highlight!
Absolutely fantastic experience - the lodge is "quirky" and very well designed and the chalets are fabulous - especially with the opportunity to wheel the beds out on the verandah and sleep under the stars! Great food and very friendly, lovely staff. We had a wonderful experience on the elephant-tracking drive, being able to get so close to the group.
Wonderful accommodation, including that they arranged a (great!) elephant drive just to accommodate our tight schedule!
Amazing looking place. The highlight was the outdoor dinner in the desert. A bit pricy and the $1100R for a 3 hr drive was high. Paid $675R for a 3 hr drive in Sossusvlei
Unforgettable dinner by the fire pit.
Doro Nawas was one of the best Lodges we stayed at! The staff was so friendly and happy, the accommodation was perfect :)
Accommodation was a bit more basic than some camps, and it was very hot, and only had a ceiling fan, we loved rolling the bed out at night and sleeping under the stars, the staff were lovely, and on the game drives we met some beautiful lions, which was a highlight.
Doro !Nawas is a great lodge. It suits its desert setting, and sits in a spot with great 360 degree views of the surrounding desert and mountains. It definitely has a unique look and design, which was a fun change from the many safari lodges we`ve visited. The main lodge sits atop a hill, with the individual chalets arranged below. The chalets are huge and comfortable. We took the lodge`s trip to look for desert elephants, and though we did find the elephants, it was really more of an opportunity to enjoy the area`s scenery. We would recommend that excursion, but don`t go expecting to see lots of wildlife. We drove ourselves to visit the nearby rock art site.
This was our favourite; we loved it. Amazing staff, beautiful lodge, loved dining and sleeping under the stars.
Incredibly beautiful setting. Very good food. Very comfortable lodging. Extremely friendly staff.
The service here was very scattered. We told the Manager, Maureen, we would like to hike but no services were explained or offered. She seemed more interested in her phone than the guests the entire time we were there. Over dinner several people asked us what we would like to eat. In retrospect, would have preferred to spend another night at Erongo or Etendeka
Beautiful location. Very large and comfortable rooms with large deck. Breakfast good. Dinner portions small and service somewhat unprofessional at dinner, but the help eager to do the right thing. Pleasant stay.
Excellent. Good attention to detail. Aircon would help
Nice chalets, very nice location on the top of the hill in the middle of desert. Nice restaurant.
Outstanding. The best of all the places. Location out of the way but fantastic drive in. Damaraland is beautiful and accommodation and service excellent. Revised our trip and stayed another night to enjoy the lodge and location. Sleeping outside on the verandah a great plus.
Very nice indeed, also the game drive was fun, saw the elephants and we loved the cabins
I loved this place. A bit quirky but the staff were fantastic, the location really splendid and the guides were very good. Attention to detail was spot on and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation itself was fantatically comfortable, shady and spacious. The best outdoor shower of the trip!
stuff very welcoming and good fun - it was the only place we had the evening meal memu sung to us in two languages (English and local). Plus staff gave an impromptu concert! Again wonderful accommodation and stunning location. Great Elephants
We had our concerns as we drove up to this place, it looked rather forbidding at first sight. But it was fantastic! Amazing room with heartstopping view, friendly staff, good food. Would like to have stayed longer.
A beautiful lodge, another location where we wish we had spent 2 nights.
Amazing location and lodge
Fantastic lodge, incredible view from the lunch deck and fantastic guide who took us on an elephant trekking tour although we booked it last minute.
Worth it`s price ! Employees always smiling and helpful. Big nice rooms with sight on the bush. Very good food. Tours organisation excellent. Excellent atmosphere. Very good food. Everything excellent, you have for your money.
Nice rooms and views, but food was not as good as other lodges.
Wonderful location! The welcoming was a bit less professional than in Ongava (they did not explain that we could sleep outside the first night), but this might explain why it is less expensive. Food was very good as well.
A great lodge. The room was beautifully designed and laid out and had a brilliant view. Staff were pleasant, facilities were good and views were stunning. What a stunning location and beautiful environment!! Could have done with an air conditioner - it was close to 40 deg. C when we arrived and had no way of cooling down. There was however a fan above the bed but it was too hot to lie down on the bed. Would not go to DN during summer months. Also one of the top 3 lodges we stayed at.
The best in our trip. Willderness Safaris has a good feed-back and it`s real. Outstanding and upmarket lodge. Kind reception, comfortable chalet with view, safaris, excellent cooking. Worth for the price.
They might clean out the pool? a tad slimy on the sides. Sleeping outdoors was a delight. Theodore and Fiona amazing waitresses and hostesses
the staff is very friendly and helpfull. you really feel `at home` at doro nawas. thank you.
Marvellous location! Bungalows magnificent out & in! Quality and chance of kind of the food sufficient(nearly!). Service & professionality of the staff so & so.
The resort was very nice and the welcome and check-in was very good. The rooms were very nice and our only criticism was the fact that the shower was not hot in the morning. We experienced this at 2 other lodges where they heated by Solar Energy. The approach road was also in a bad condition and made for a very uncomfortable ride. Overall we were pleased with the resort.
Another exceptional place. Poolside service needs attention. Local ranger exceptional but there could be a communication problem with foreigners. We are South African
unique lodge, unique experience, very high service quality, nice and friendly people
Fanatsic experience.Staff lovely; food excellent. Amazing outlook. Very special couple of days.
Wonderful place, great staff. Outstanding food! There is a small, intersting gift shop to visit. We were very surprised by the recital of local music the staff provide as an after dinner treat! Outstanding... and a complete surprise. We were so glad we did not miss that. Wonderful views; with some hiking available, via guide. Good location use as a base for visits to Organ Pipes, etc. The staff was very pleasant and friendly, and we want to visit here again. We (I) took advantage of the outside shower. We were about to roll our beds out and sleep under the stars, but..... we saw the cautionary note about scorpions, and decided not to.
Excellent service. Greeted with wet face towels and a welcome drink. Part tented rooms with thatch roof. Tasteful deco, simple yet comfortable and beautiful. I like the design of the room/bathroom. We went on a game drive. Tracked a family of desert elephants, found them just at sunset. Have to go on a game drive to see and appreciate the landscape properly. It changes dramatically and you can`t really see that from the views at the lodge. I would recommend staying here. One night or two nights is sufficient.
Even seeing photos of the lodge; we were pleasently surprised by the very care that has been taken to fit the lodge into the evironment with the little footpaths everywhere and no evidence of any earlier building activities. We are both getting on to 70 now and especially my wife found the rough paths a bit of a challange. Maybe they should enquire of any preferences for people who are not so mobile anymore. The main building has a nice layout and the courtyard will be much appreciated during the cold time of the year. The view from the balconies with the Brandberg in the background is absolutely fantastic esoecially at sunrise. The reception and service was exellent and staff was very helpfull. We enquired about the visit to Twyfelfontein offered by the lodge and declined because the cost is with N$ 875.00 totally over the top and unacceptable. However, the staff helped us and we visited the engravings with our own transport. Again people should be warned that even the tour for the "less mobile" is very difficult and needs some steep climbing. All in all a very good experience and to be recommended. My wife is born in South Africa and I came to SWA in 1969 - we are both old hands in this part of the world and my children cut their teeth on camping in this part of the country. Many thanks to everyone involved in this short stay.
very nice staff ; frustrated about Drives hours , missed everything I was interested in .
This was quite a drive to get here and given we stayed only 1 night seemed quite far out the way. The rooms were fantastic and we loved the beds that roled outside on the patio (unfortunately the wind was hectic on the night we were there, so we only rolled it out for a bit in the morning.) We probably in retrospect would have taken an extra day in Swakop. Timing was a bit tight between two days of driving to do any activities (twyfelfontein rock paintings hike etc). Interesting lodge, but the most expensive accommo on the trip by some way.
Great location! Beautiful rooms. The service was very friendly though a bit casual. We enjoyed this but some people might prefer a bit more professional. Too many groups for our liking, but the place makes a visit worth it despite this.
Nice lodge, nice people!
Wow! Accommodation, service, training & quality of staff, meals were stunning.
beautiful room very patchy service: a fantastic guide was provided, manager seemed helpful, waiting staff were poor and portions at dinner were small, we were told we could not have another helping lots of insects in dining room- more so than others reported not much atmosphere in communal areas
Excellent place, well thought through (except hot water, which not hot in the evening, when the sun is down), great food, very well presented. The whole place is just beautiful, which made it just worth driving 75 kilometers on the bad road.
Very nice accommodation with very friendly and helpful staff. Also very different. A very good experience.
Beautiful main restaurant/lounge area. Such gorgeous scenery and very relaxing hanging out on the porch and using the small pool. The villa was fair -- the water situation wasn't the best. Loved the excursion through the bush in search for the desert elephants -- we found them and it was really incredible.
Very nice location, activities overpriced or disapointing. Food ok.
Very nice, very attentive
great lodge, exceptional staff (singing after dinner), good game drive, delicious food. everything perfect! (we loved the outdoor shower!)
Beautiful lodge, very relaxed stay. A little disappointed about the almost too laid back atmosphere, especially concerning the staff, burnt eggs for breakfast...
probably the best quality lodge we stayed at but expensive and did not really cater for children. There's nothing really there except the desert elephants - that was fine for us as we hadn't seen any on our trip - if you'd come from Etosha then you might be a bit disappointed. Activities very expensive and no kids portions or menus for either lunch or dinner.
ask for a hut that faces the sunrise. You can just open the large doors and watch it from your bed. Loved it.
Very Beautiful and well managed, but expensive
the best without doubt and even two nights were too short!
Superb. Room and staff was superior.
Great location, beautiful chalets, unforgettable panoramas.