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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples and stayed two nights. The setting is absolutely wonderful and having a drink and watching animals come to the lake in front for a drink is spectacular. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished in African tradition and food is excellent. The guides are top class and know where to find the animals. One of the...

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose a mixture of luxury accommodations and of more standard accommodations for out trip to Namibia, depending on our priorities for each particular location. We stayed at Onguma The Fort for 2 nights after staying inside Etosha for 2 nights. The Entrance gate to the Onguma reserve is visible from the East entry gate into Etosha , very close....

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Lodge is really the summit of all places we visited in Namibia. The main area is stunning overlooking a waterhole with frequent visits of impala, wildebeest and zebra. In the evening you can spot the resident eagle owl parading in front of the lodge. Staff is very courteous and helpful. The rooms are very spacious with a hugh deck....

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Walnut Creek, CA
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a wonderful oasis for a few days. We originally planned to stay two nights at Tree tops nearby , and were very disappointed to find out we could only get one night. I was not happy about having to stay at some fancy place, but it was truly wonderful! Each room is actually its own little home. Each has...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great place to stay after a long drive ,we visited end of Feb so this resort was not very busy , the room was super , big and well appointed with its own private deck area and outside shower . Well run,with attentive staff and nothing too much trouble for any of them , with great standard...

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Plymouth
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our room wasn't ready when we arrived so enjoyed a beer on the deck watching the waterhole. It went on a little long though, way past the 1.00pm check in advertised on the web site. However, when we were shown to our room we were impressed. Beautiful big room and bathroom with wonderful full length picture windows which opened right...

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Wilna-Namibia, Guest Relations Manager at Onguma the Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are pleased you had such a good stay with us and especially pleased you managed to see Rhino and so many other animals on your wish list with David! We also appreciate your comments about shade, hide and service and will certainly look into these matters. I...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The most beautiful setting with unparalleled views! The staff is wonderful and helpful and the food was of the best we have ever had! Location is ideal, bordering Etosha National Park. Very large luxurious rooms - just wonderful

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London
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a beautiful property overlooking the Etosha park. Stunning lobby and restaurant area. The rooms are very big, have their own patio with loungers overlooking the parks and are totally private too with nothing but wildlife looking into the room. Service is very good. And the game drives into the Etosha park are great. Game drives in the Onguma...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. The lodge is beautiful with lots of privacy. Food is amazing and staff very helpful. If you go ona game drive make sure you ask for Justin. Last but least we loved the interior of the place.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed at the Fort as part of our honeymoon. It was AMAZING! We could not recommend this place enough. The rooms and grounds were clean, beautiful, and so comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful (even changed a flat tire for us), and the food was delicious. The view from the main area is stunning, with the most beautiful...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia, built in exactly the right spot to give our guests probably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia. Overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, decorated only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees that dot the landscape. Accommodation consists of twelve Bush Suites with fire places for the winter months and air coolers for the summer months. Each suite has an indoor and outdoor shower. The one and only Fort Suite is situated inside the Main Tower of the main complex. It has a large beautifully designed bedroom that leads into a lounge area and out onto a private viewing deck. ... more   less 

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Address: Onguma Private Reserve | Near Etosha National Park, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Oshikoto Region > Etosha National Park
Price Range: RM4,923 - RM10,440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Onguma the Fort 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a room close to reception or be prepared to travel a little longer in the golf buggies, which is not a hassle.”
gfromoz, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is particularly decadent --even though we have had 43 years of honeymooning”
travelgal5050, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Aim for a room as part of the main lodge to avoid the back-and-forth to the separate lodges/rooms.”
JohnH214, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get one close to the main reception area so you have a view of the waterhole”
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orkeyinga, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all exceptionnal”
Lovebug1701, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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