Kakuakos Lodge | Established Campground

Angola

Details

Verified:
2 days ago
Altitude:
34.7 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
+244926722772
Contributor:
Africatraveller

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

A practical and quiet campsite close to Luanda ( 9 KMS). The owner is also an Overlander and knows the needs of someone who is traveling .

Accommodation is in cabin containers with toilet, wi-fi, air conditioning, car parking, gym, barber, swimming pool, bar, horse riding, with a hotel for pets, It is possible to make small repairs or maintenance of vehicles if necessary.
If a guest doesn't want to use the rooms, he/she can put up a ground or roof rack tent, and use the facilities.

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The lodge offers everything an overlander can wish for: spotless clean pool, perfect camping facilities, various lounges to hang out, a bar and restaurant, a workshop with tools to fix your vehicle and a newly opened game area with pool, pingpong, darts, table football and airhockey!! Apart from that the lodge is perfectly situated to reach Luanda without getting stuck in the traffic. Juliette and Luis have been very helpful with everything we needed! Highly recommended!

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If you want a place to stop in Luanda you are at the right place...paradise for overlander.Luis and Julieta creat this place with their heart and do
everything to make you feel at
home.
They are very friendly and hep full.They know very well WhatsApp an overlander needs

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Luis and Juliet make us feel very welcome, thanks to them. Here there is everything for overlanders (wifi, electricity, swimming pool, mechanic, workshop, toilets, shower, bungalows and air conditioning and fridge...). You can eat in or make your own meals. You can also sleep in you vehicule.

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A fantastic place for overlanders. Getting there is easy, you don't have to wait more than a few minutes in front of the gate to receive a very warm welcome from Luis or Juliet. You will be looked after very nicely. There is always something to drink or something to eat at very low prices. We paid 12,000 kwanza for a large vehicle with three people for a great space, with benches, chairs, hammock, grill and cooking facilities, clean shower and toilet, electricity and a pool with towels. A fantastic breakfast costs 5,000 kwanza. Luis and Juliet run this little paradise out of their hearts and to help overlanders. we felt very welcome. Luis and Juliet helped us in everything. It's really nice that people like that exist. absolute recommendation.

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Amazing place, with very warm and welcoming host. It’s a beautiful escape from the city, traffic is a little too close and loud.Juliet did a great job with the laundry and prices for drinks and food are very reasonable. Luis number is 926722772, we called him when we got to the gate to open up. Take the exit at the highway right in front of the lodge. We took the route our GPS showed us and it was very bad with potholes

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10.000 Kwanza for 4x4, 12.000 per Truck per night. Laundry 1 machine 7.000Kwanza. We didn’t feel welcome at all. There was no food available and Juliette made washing the laundry a big deal. In addition they are breeding shepards and keep them in tiny crates, like every other animal they own. The dogs are very reactive and aggressive. As we had our dog with us, they told us it is save and that their dogs are in the crates - in the middle of the night 5 of them approached our dog, growling. If we wanted to leave the campsite for a walk or shopping, we had to wait til they opened the locked gate, sometimes up to one hour.
The pool is nice though, showers are good, the area in front of the parking lot is good to sit together with other overlanders.

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What a fantastic sanctuary Luis and Juliet run here! They are legends!!!

The perfect oasis after a traumatic DRC. He also has quite a few overland things for sale in case you need!
Thanks Luis for all your help and advise.

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6 Tage habe ich hier gechillt, lecker gegessen, im Pool und auf der Couch gelegen. Das war sehr gut und erholsam. Das Camp in Luanda ist echt toll, der Besitzer Luis und seine Frau Juliette eine Seele von Mensch. Ein super Anlaufpunkt für alle Overlander. Hier trifft man 20 Tonnen Expeditionsfahrzeuge, Rucksackreisende, Fahrrad und Motorradfahrer. Das Essen, die Küche von Frühstück bis Abendessen, alles sehr lecker und Hausgemacht. Ausflüge mit dem Taxi in die Stadtmitte kosten etwa 5000 Kwanza. Das Memorial vom Staatsgründer Antonio Augustino. Das Fort Fortaleza mit dem historischen Museum, natürlich auch das gleichnamige Shopping Center in dem es alles gibt was man vermisst.
Luis und seine Frau Juliette sind tolle Gastgeber und Overlander.
Für die Zukunft ist auch gesorgt, der Sohn Manuel wird in die Fusstapfen von Luis treten, in 10-15 Jahren.

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Spectacular place arriving in Luanda. The owners, Julieta and Luis, are incredible people, friendly and willing to solve anything you need. I really recommend it 100%

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Enough info below. This is a must stay. Absolutely fantastic. Don’t miss out and help support the like minded owner who supports all of us. 👍

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Based on the reviews I came to this place with high expectations, but my expectations were still exceeded. Nice room, wifi, laundry service, internet charge for phone, amazing food, workshop, pool, many animals, and most importantly: extremely high level of hospitality and helpfulness by Louis and Juliette. Everything here is very obviously well thought out to cater to overlanders, at good prices. Come here if you are in Luanda!

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Don’t miss to stopp here!
We only stayed for one night, but we got lots of information about Angola from Luis.
Great food too, Juliett is a marvelous cook!

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Absolute oasis for travellers, regardless of mode of transport. We were 2 guys travelling by motorbikes and we stayed in the single tents for a week. No need to go into further details about this place, its a gem for travellers. We also serviced our motorbikes here.

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Luis and Juliet are great hosts. I arrived very exhausted, stayed for a few days. They did their best to bring me back to full energy.
Thank You!

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Perfect place for a Rest after Kongo.Luis&Juliet super host ,help for everything, Best place after a long,long time!!

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The previous reviews explain it really well but it is such a special place that I couldn't resist doing my own review. We have felt at home. Both Luis and Juliette are wonderful and have helped us with everything. Without a doubt, it is where we have felt most comfortable since we left Barcelona, 8 months before.

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I arrived at this place with malaria (from DRC) and I have to say that it was the best place to have it ! Juliet and Luiz are the really lovely owners of the place. Juliet took care of me like my mum also all the team was really friendly. I enjoyed à lot the place around the swiming pool, with really confortable sofas and a lot of flowers. It was a perfect place to rest. Also the facilities are really good : really clean and good bathrooms, laundry service, swimming pool, bar and food, différents places that you can use to eat, work or rest. Luiz knows a lot about overlanding in Angola and can help you and advice about your trip. It's also a good place to meet others overlanders. There are différents supermarkets around so easy to shop before leaving Luanda. You can drive or take taxi to go in Luanda it's really easy. Thanks a lot Julieta and Luiz and all the team, hope to meet you again !

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I stayed at Kakuakos Lodge on the recommendations of previous overlanders and the good reviews.

Reaching this place is fantastic especially if you are coming from the north and haven’t seen a campsite in months. It is a welcoming oasis. The owners Luis and Julieta are keen overlanders themselves and have built this place specifically for overlanders. It’s got a lovely pool and a couple of bars and relaxing areas and has a well stocked overlander shop which is an Aladdin’s Cave full of useful items. The food is great and it’s a very friendly and secure environment and I met up with several overlanders whilst staying there.

I had to go back to the UK for a couple of weeks and they looked after my camper truck and my dog Daisy who had the time of her life 🙂

Luis has an extensive network of contacts throughout Angola and helped me find mechanics and parts and is a fountain of useful knowledge and can help with trip planning and roads etc.
Highly recommended

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The best place in West Coast Africa ! It is like an oasis of peace and tranquility. Luis and Juliet do everything possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Everything is said before. We were invited for a family party, always good to learn about different cultures. Hospitality without limits!

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What a great place! Luis and Julliete are lovely people and they are very welcoming. There are a lot of facilities available. Most things are said before. I want to add that there is free WiFi (the reception is okay for Angolese standards).
Beside that, Unitel reception is very reasonable.

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Luís & Julieta are definitely super hosts!! Super friendly and very helpful.
The very best part is that Kakuakos it's more than a place to rest, they can help with your car, or basically with anything you need.

A dream for overlanders!

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Luis and Juliet are truly wonderful hosts, and their lodge is a haven for travelers. From the moment I arrived, I felt like a valued guest. The cozy atmosphere and their genuine kindness made my stay truly memorable. Without a doubt, Luis and Juliet Lodge is the perfect place for every traveler visiting Luanda.

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As other visitors have already reported this is an excellent place to stay with many services, good location close to shopping areas, Luis and Julieta are wonderful hosts, the food is delicious and not expensive, there is plenty of space even for our big truck, good environment , very clean pool, we came to stay one day and ended up spending 3 days.

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Luis and Julieta are very friendly. They had a good net of contacts so they will find any solution for any problem. I felt like home!

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Luis and his wife are really, really nice & helpful, it’s all perfectly clean, but to be honest the place is pretty noisy (only 50m next to highway) and hence this is a dog breeder, too, there are many dogs who naturally bark a lot, also during the night. The plot is big, but lots of buildings on it, hence it is confined space. Also, it’s sad to see so many animals being caged.

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We had a great stay here. We had to go back home for 2 weeks and could leave our car here without any issues. Luis was super helpful with everything! Even got some things welded at his workshop.

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i arrived after a long drive and the first thing Luis did was take a beer to me.
i have been there 2 times, amazing place, clean, and wonderfoul service.
i could speek some spanish with Luis.
he is a overlander too so he understand very well what we need.
actualy he make some contacts to help me with some mechanical issues.
if you are in Luanda this is the place to be.

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We had a great stay at Luis's place. It's a good place to relax in the lounge, enjoy the animals, the garden, the pool, play ping-pong, drink something at the bar or eat. There is a repair shop and so much more. Just like a little village.
The price if you stay in a room with AC is 10EUR (due to inflation, it's in EUR at the moment) per person including all the facilities.If you stay in the glamping tent(with fridge and bed) it's 5EUR per person. No wifi. It 's a lovely place you will like it. Or you sleep in your car.
Luis is such a very nice, helpful and relaxed person, we haven't met Juliet yet as she was on holiday.

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The Kakuako Lodge is a fantastic place to stop, mainly because of Luis and Juliet who are wonderful. Juliet opened the door with a warm welcome, and prepared delicious food. Luis was able to give me valuable information about the country and its recent history. Both of them made me feel very welcome.

There are many animals (ostrich, crocodile...) that have been rescued here, as well as a pool. Its an ideal place to hang out for a few days. Only trouble is unitel signal is weak, but then again thats the case for the entire country.

Highly recommend!

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We loved our stay at Luis & Julieta! They made us feel right at home, Juliette's food is very tasty!! And Louis is a wealth of knowledge on Angola and beyond. We camped in our RTT, felt very safe and well looked after.

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Luis and Julieta are awesome hosts! If you have a Nissan Patrol that's the place to be! Luis has been Overlanding for more than 40 years & he's an active member of many Overlanding communities in Angola. We had some troubles with our patrol and Luis stepped out with his network.Thanks to him, we had everything fixed in no time! We stayed in one of the containers for 20€, it has a/c with a confortable mattress and private toilets. Everything was clean! They have a laundry service on premises, a bar, a pool, cold clean showers, a gym and a barber shop!!! The location is very good, we were about 2 km from ShopRite. I recommend you ordering a nice grilled fish from Julieta, one the best dinners we've had on this trip!

This is definitely a place to be when overlanding Angola 👍👍👍

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A place not to be missed !
Luis and Julieta are the best host in Angola. We spent our time here with very happy and safety.
The facilities are cleaned. It’s the best place to stay after the long road.

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Great campsite, nice meals, clean shower and toilets, bar, restaurent, pool, camping gear shop, mechanic workshop, a mini zoo, etc…
This place is incredible.
Luis helped us a lot to find parts and mechanic for our car, and is a very nice person to hang with.

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Warm welcome on arrival, Luis and Julieta are great hosts. Food is wonderful and not at all expensive. Can’t recommend enough

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Kakuakos lodge is a MUST GO 😄 Luís and Julieta are the best hosts you can imagine, and they really take pleasure out of our satisfaction and feeling at home ! We already miss them.
double room 15k with AC, shared shower really really clean
Meals and breakfasts sooooo good thanks to Julieta 🥰

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Hands down the most hospitable owners (Luis and Juliette) we’ve met in Angola and possibly on our 10 month trip of Africa so far! Sadly, Luis was in Europe when we visited but he was still incredibly helpful over WhatsApp. Juliette is absolutely lovely and cooked us a wonderful meal after we arrived tired and late. We were having trouble with our landrover and Luis was full of awesome tips and gave us the contact details of Alexander a mechanic in Southern Luanda. He messaged him on our behalf and the next day we were fixed up, Alexander was an awesome recommendation from Luis. Good facilities at camp, female and male shower and toilet block, clean with towels and toiletries. Fully equipped kitchen too. Luis also helped us with our invitation / accommodation letter for our visa requirements. Highly recommend a visit here 😀

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great place to stay as described. unfortunately Luis wasn't around buthelped a lot on WhatsApp, and Julietta looked after us really well, even helping us when the police wanted to arrest us for not having driving licence with us! Luis helped us get the evisa by sending us letters of invitation, absolutely essential. he really does know what travellers want. sadly we were there alone, there would be a great vibe with a group for sure. cold beer on tap!

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Since we entered África through Morocco until we arrive here in Angola, this is the only real campsite truly built thinking about Overlanders and their basic needs, here we have everything we need at low prices for Angola reality.
It is in fact not only the best campsite in Angola, but also the best campsite in all West Africa that we have seen so far.

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Fantastic campsite, with loads of facilities (workshop, barbers, laundry, clean pool, gym). Very tasty home cooked meals. Kind and warm hosts. Great base for Luanda as a city campsite.

Can stay in rooftent, in a cabin or in tents provided by the site.

P.s. they even have an ostrich.

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Really well thought out place, and super welcoming to overlanders. We took a room for the night to enjoy some good rest and AC, but sadly there are at least 15 dogs and as many roosters on the site so even with earplugs we were up most of the night. Once the dogs stopped barking, the roosters started. AC worked well, but the wifi in our room didn't. Good wifi at the pool area. Excellent apéro snacks (olives, nuts, chorizo) and our chicken dinner was the best we'd had since leaving Europe. Cheap beer on tap, great showers, laundry service done by the next morning. We paid 15k for the room, 5k for a load of laundry washed, dried, folded, and 7k for our chicken dinner for two. If it weren't for the noise we would have stayed longer, really a nice place.

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O Kakuako lodge e um lugar super especial para mim, conheco o Luis O Fundador que me levou aos sitios mais lindos de Angola nos seus Nissam Patrol que ate hoje fiquei fan do iOverland, ontem passei para almoçar com ele e a mulher a Julieta que recebe aos pessoas como so ela o sabe mais os sabores deliciosos da gastronomia africana , que ficamos a saborear desde as 15.00 ate as 21.00, que momento marcate nas nossas vidas, vou voltar em breve e desde ja deixo a minha recomendaçao pra todos overlandes que passarem por luanda a conhecerem. Recomendo o Espaço tudo esta TOP.

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Very nice place to stay for a few days and relax! Wifi, Pool, good food. Juliette cooks amazing, also vegetarian/vegan and the fruits and veggies all grow in their garden. Everyone here is super friendly and the place is beautiful and very clean. Lots of place for all kinds of vehicles. We could do oil change here. Luis is a full blood Overlander and has a lot of precious tips about Angola. He has a great network as well. In case you need help somewhere else in Angola, Luis probably knows someone there to help you out. He had a well equipped Overlander shop. His neighbour produces delicious fry fruit and chillies!

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One of the best campsites we have been to. Owner Luis and Wife Juliette treat you like family. They have top notch facilities, you name it the lodge has it: gated secure compound for parking, ac rooms( you can hire a tent or use your own RTT/ tent if you like) good shower/ toilet facilities, washing machine/ dryer, swimming pool, shop with overlanding supplies and gadgets, nice bar, even a gym and salon for hair cuts and such if you are in need. Himself a keen overlander, Luis is always ready to help and even arranged his trusted mechanic to do some vehicle repairs for us. Juliette is a great cook and they use local produce, much of it from their own farm. We really enjoyed our time here. Highly recommended.

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You feel like at home there. First real overlanders spot since Senegal. Luis and Juliette are great hosts and will help you with everything. On top of that Juliette is awesome cook. Aa and be careful, bacause it is hard to leave this place. I have stayed one week 😂

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Very nice place for overlanders. You'll find everything you need and Luis and his wife will make you very confortable. We arrived with a mechanical problem on our land rover discovery and Luis managed to find us a solution in less than 2 days.
Also good wifi, nice bar and very clean bathroom.
Very clean swimming pool.

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Best place for Overlanders
Wi-Fi
Clean bungalows, tents , electricity
Shop for Overlanders
Mechanic place

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What a wonderful place never imagined a campsite to be like this. Really impressed with the personality of Luis such a great guy with a true passion for overlanders and especially their wellbeing.
The site is great have rooms, tents and can also stay in your RTT. Great parking space. Clean showers, a great bar area.
Certainly is a a beautiful place and one of the best i have seen on my travels London to Cape Town to Cairo

A must visit place in my opinion

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Great place to stay and chill out! swimming pool, very clean ➡️ toilet (toiletpaper) and shower (shampoo and douchegel is there!) with cabine inside there is air conditioning and bed and TV and is nice and outside chill out in hangmat! Is very feeling holiday and at home! 2 nice people are so friendly and kindness, Luanda beautiful city very new! and you can look shipwreck (Praia do Santiago) 1.5 hour driving from the lodge and see the memorial Agostinho neto (first president of 🇦🇴)

many animals you see at the lodge, horses, ducks, dogs, ostrich, crocodile

This men from the lodge he knows alot because he was 40 years himself overlander! please come to this place and chill and rest! they love overlanders coming to this place it is a good place to go! Recommend it! there is good WIFI very important! You can rent a tent too it looks good! :)

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Seriously the best "official campground" in all Angola. Like the previous people commented Luis and his Wife are super friendly and after a few days there it already feels like home. They go above and beyond to make you comfortable and try to get you the best help possible. There is also a Garage with a pit and tools so its possible to do some repairs here. Im pretty sure Luis would help you when you have questions.
Go there to refuel. You won't regret it.

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Superfriendly owner Luiz, himself a real african overlander with well prepared off road vehicles. He mades his best to get you comfortable. Availabilty of rooms with A/C and also a small area to camp in your camper vehicle. 5000 kw. 11 euro. Electricity, swimming pool, shower and toilet. Fruits of their own garden. Extremely helpful staff. A real paradise on busy Luanda. Pay attention while in front of the campsite gate, only market with a legend "PASTORES D'AFRICA"

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Very friendly owner, lots of services. We stay 3 nights, practical if you need to go to Luanda. You can sleep on rooftent or nice rooms.

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a practical and quiet place close to Luanda ( 9 KMS.) accomodation on home containers , with security, car parking, gym, swimming pool, horse ridding, with a hotel for pets, the owner is also a overlander

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