Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Two swimming pools (one shallow for children)
- Walking and mountain bike trails within the reserve
- Spend a night at "Namib Dune Star Camp"
- 40 Kilometres away from Sesriem's main gate
- The fossilised sand dunes are within a 2-minute walk from the lodge
- Rooms are the perfect size, all with air-conditioning
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Desert Safari Lodge
- Location; Namib Desert, Namibia
- Lodge size; 65 Rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Namib Desert Lodge Photo Gallery
Experience The Beauty Of The Namib Desert While Staying At This More Affordable Lodge Option
Namib Desert Lodge sits at the very foot of the 'fossilised' sand dunes from the protomorphic Namib period. The lodge is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, the gateway to the famous Sossusvlei, and not far from the main road, the lodge is an ideal starting point for an excursion to the highest dunes in the world.
Sossusvlei is situated right in the middle of the dune Namib, the sand sea which covers south-western Namibia between the Kuiseb River east of Walvis Bay and the tar road from Aus to Lüderitz. The entire area is part of the national Namib Naukluft Park. Visitor access is limited to a few places only.
The Namib Desert Lodge is set among tall trees and palms, a restaurant (with indoor and outdoor dining areas) and two swimming pools, all of which invite you to linger and relax. Join a drive through the magnificent scenery or just enjoy the thrill of Gemsbok and Springbok, frequenting the illuminated watering hole after dusk.
And if you want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert at night, you can spend a night at "Namib Dune Star Camp", both part of the Gondwana Collection.
Rooms And Suites
There are 65 rooms with en-suite bathrooms and semi-private verandas, allowing you to sit outside your room and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset.
All rooms offer an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and a verandah. There are no TVs in any of the rooms.
- The 57x twin rooms are perfect for couples or friends, twin beds or queen-sized beds.
- The 3x family rooms can accommodate up to four guests.
- The 4x triple rooms have three single beds and an en-suite bathroom.
- There is also 1x room suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Cuisine And Wine
The thatched restaurant is generously appointed and also includes a cosy bar and a cellar well-stocked with excellent South African wines.
Dinners are, in general, a buffet-style affair, with three courses on offer. A light lunch menu offers up the likes of hamburgers, pizzas and salads.
A wide selection of beer, cool drinks, and wine is available from the bar or service staff.
The Namib Desert Lodge offers a range of excellent facilities for guests, which include:
Secure parking is available onsite for those who wish to bring their own vehicles. There is also mobile connectivity, so guests can stay in touch with the outside world, as well as 24-hour security to ensure their safety and peace of mind. Wi-Fi (100 MB free) is available.
There are also two swimming pools – one for adults and one for children – as well as a bar and a restaurant (both indoor and outdoor dining areas), so guests will never go hungry or thirsty.
The Namib Desert Lodge offers a variety of safari activities for guests to enjoy, although it has to be noted that none of the below activities are included in the nightly rates.
One of the most popular attractions is the chance to view some of the highest dunes on earth around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Visitors can also explore the fossilized dunes and sand sea of the Namib, as well as take scenic drives and walking trails through the Gondwana Nature Reserve.
There are also opportunities to drive to Sesriem Canyon and the Naukluft Mountains.
Guests can also expect to see an array of desert birds and wildlife during their stay within the Gondwana Namib Nature Reserve.
Children and families are, of course, most welcome. Child activities and a shallow swimming pool (separate from the main pool), and three family room options are available.
If you're looking for an affordable lodge option with a Namib Desert experience, this classic lodge is a great choice.
This desert safari lodge is set among the shade of Acacia and palm trees, with 65 rooms, two swimming pools and a restaurant.
The lodge is also just 40 km away from Sesriem, making it the perfect starting point for an excursion to the famous Sossusvlei dunes.
So if you're looking to explore the beauty of the Namib Desert, be sure to check out the wonderful Namib Desert Lodge as an option for your next Namibia safari.
Rates from NAD$ 2 019.00 per person
Namib Desert Lodge Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- VAT and applicable taxes
- All other meals
- All drinks
- All activities
- Travel insurance
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