The price is £46
Price available on 7/11/2022

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Overall score and ratings

7.6

Good

7.5/10

Cleanliness

7.7/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

7.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Could really use a good cleaning
It is the oldest private game preserve, and it shows. Wrinkled pictures in frames filled with dead bugs, the yard needs a serious clean. That being said the bar/dinner area is quite lovely. Game drive vehicles are ancient. (One hour drive is R450, which seems really steep). I stayed at one of the ‘chalets’. As basic as it gets. Choose between sweltering or being devoured by mosquitoes (how about a net?). These are about 3km from the reception along atrocious ‘roads’ and (maybe just me….) the handrawn map got me disturbingly lost.
James, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The staff are friendly . The charges are misleading, no Wi-Fi in guest rooms. Can say the place
2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Arrived at around 1:30 pm expecting to be able to get a bar snack to tie us over till dinner based on experience from a visit 15 years previously. But no food available till 7:30 pm. The logical thing to do was to drive 18km back up the road, cross the B1 and visit Okapuka Ranch which offers excellent food, drinks and accommodation at reasonable prices. And superior game drives. I won't be revisiting Dusternbrook again. There is a much better option if you turn right instead of left as you travel north from Windhoek.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

We stayed there for one night and got the hippo 1 as a closer alternative to the chalet we had booked. The nature was really nice and we enjoyed the game drive in the evening with a nice guide. All in all, the farm and its accomodations/ facilities are a bit rundown. The pool for example is not clean and the loungers pretty old and uncomfortable. Dinner and breakfast were okay but not more. Staff is barely seen and we missed real hospitality. All in all, it is close to the airport but we know much better lodges.
A., 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a lovely place. The staff is extremely accommodating and helpful The room was made up with a flourish. The towel was shaped like an elephant to emphasize the ambiance.
james, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice, historical setting with a wonderful, helpful staff. Lovely rooms with towel on bed shaped like an elephant, as an extra touch. Very nice tours,, and very reasonably priced.
James, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

good well located quiet chalet
We have used Duesternbrook lodge at the first and last night of our stay in Namibia. We did not use the lodge but a chalet, a few km.s away. The Chalet Hippo 2 is simple but really very good. Clean, good warm water, solar lighting and an excellent fire pit and bbq spot with view over the lake. One can even sit on the roof. No complaints about the chalet. The lodge was used by us for dinner and breakfast. Both are quite pricey. The dinner is a common dinner and you basically share table. Be one time! The service during breakfast and dinner is very bad. All staff seem to hide in the kitchen, so if for instance bread runs out, you have to go and find them! Food is good, but not excellent. On the last night we decided better not to join the shared dinner and make dinner ourselves, while w could hear, but not see, that the five hippos were coming around us to shore to have their vegetarian dinner. Summarized: Chalets recommended, restaurant not recommended.
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10/10 Exceptional

Not close to beach but recommenable
I no bad experience the people are good very friendly and accommodative
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2/10 Poor

Complete disregard for our safety
Before flying to Windhoek I called Dustenbrook to advise we would arrive late and to ask directions. Nobody could help me over the phone. On arrival Bidvest, Wilderness and I tried calling, no answer, it was late and I was travelling on my own with 2 children aged 6 and 10, I set the GPS for Okhandja hoping I would see a sign. After 70km, in pitch darkness and heavy road works, I was about to turn back to Windhoek I saw the Dusternbrook sign, in through a Poultry Farm. The security guard opened the gate, I could not see any signs, it was total darkness and he told me to go straight. New to Namibian roads, been in the country for 2 hours, I headed off on the gravel road, for what seemed like ages. I arrived at a closed gate, no sign for Dusternbrook, so I kept on the road as it bore right. After a few minutes of the road narrowing and getting sandy, I decided I will turn around, and couldnt, I was stuck in Sand. Tried calling, no answer, my children crying. Around 9.30pm I got through and advised Dustenbrook I was stuck. I was picked up around 11pm. In the morning, in front of guests, Johan the very rude owner advised me it was my fault I got stuck and I must find my own way out the sand. I called Zenia at Bidvest who was shocked no-one would help me, she called Johan, he told her he called his lawyer and will not help us. Bidvest came from Okhandja to push us out the sand. At dinner that night Johan never asked if we were ok. They charged us for rescuing us at nite.
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