Fodor's Expert Review Dundi Lodge

4 Airport Blvd., Rooipad, Augrabies, Northern Cape, 8870, South Africa

Situated just 3 km (2 miles) from the falls, this stylish luxury lodge, which oozes hospitality, is a recent addition to this desert oasis. Cuisine is the best in the area, and the service is not far behind. The lodge has a swimming pool (really needed in summer) and its own airstrip if you are flying in on a charter straight from Cape Town or Johannesburg, and it provides an excellent base from which to explore this undiscovered-yet-fast-developing part of South Africa. The quality of the facilities and level of service at this lodge are surprising, and the menu for vegetarians is exceptional, considering the dearth of options in Upington and elsewhere in the region. Basic rates include breakfast, but other meals can be arranged.

PROS

  • phenomenal cuisine
  • beautiful rooms
  • dirt runway outside for that 4-km (2.5-mile) morning run
  • excellent dinner menu
  • dirt runway outside for that 4-km (2½-mile) morning run

CONS

  • unfortunately
  • you can't see Augrabies Falls from here
  • unfortunately, you can't see Augrabies Falls from here
  • bit of a drive to the falls
  • bathrooms are a little small
  • the restaurant also takes outside guests, so can get busy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
NewRomantic
Intimate
Countryside
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 054-451 9201 | 054-451–9201

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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