Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Desert landscape vistas from all areas of the lodge
- An amazing walk-in wine cellar
- Twice-daily drives in the greater Namib Naukluft Park
- Quad biking, e-biking, dune walks and star gazing
- Views from the main sitting room and swimming pool
- Air conditioning in all suites and lodge areas
- Optional helicopter, hot air balloon and Sossusvlei safaris
- Resident astronomer and those dark desert night skies
- Interactive kitchen
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
- Lodge size; 10 safari suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
A True Desert Lodge That offers Absolute Privacy And Luxury Not Far From The Namib's Sossusvlei Region
For those looking for the very best in luxury and privacy when in the central Namib region of Namibia, look no further than the andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
Located in the private NamibRand Nature Reserve that offers guests amazing views of the surrounding rocky hills and mountains, vast desert plains, and red sand dune fields of the Namib, within easy reach of the world’s highest dunes surrounding Sossusvlei.
Desert Lodge offers twice-daily nature drives, quad biking trails, dune walks, star gazing, and helicopter and hot air balloon safaris.
It must be noted, though, to avoid confusion, that this lodge is nowhere near Sossusvlei itself, and the distance between the lodge and the Sesriem gate is around 40 kilometres (73 kilometres to Sossusvlei itself).
Rooms And Suites
The suites at Desert Lodge are simply stunning with those large floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Each of the eleven suites at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a unique and luxurious with incredible vistas out of the Namib Desert and private NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Spread out along the escarpment, the stone and glass suites open up onto ever-changing views of the desert landscape below.
Each air-conditioned open plan suite offers up a writing desk, a small lounge area, a king-sized bed, a well-stocked minibar and coffee station and an extraordinary en-suite bathroom. The suites are furnished with only the finest of furniture and materials.
Outdoors, a private viewing deck with a small plunge swimming pool, sun loungers, and a sitting area await; the views from here are incredible day or night.
The Star Dune Suite is a particularly great option for families or groups of friends, as it features two separate en-suite bedrooms (each with private plunge pools) connected via a shared lounge and living room with a fireplace, dining area, viewing deck and outdoor fire pit.
Cuisine And Wine
Cuisine and wine options are nothing short of amazing, varied and delicious.
The lodge's cuisine is truly impressive by all international standards, with a variety of delicious dishes to choose from. The chef and their team in the kitchen are some of the best in Namibia, and this shows whether it be breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea or that three-course dinner.
Whether you're in the mood for a traditional African meal or something a little more international, you're sure to find something to satisfy your appetite at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
When it comes to wine, Desert Lodge has one of the best cellars in all of Namibia, featuring the best of South Africa and famed international brands. A sommelier is always on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle to pair with your meal. So whether you're a red wine lover or a white wine enthusiast, the lodge has a wine to suit your taste.
Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice,
The andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers guests a variety of different amenities and facilities to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Highlights of these include a large rim flow swimming pool, a wine cellar, an observatory, an open kitchen, a beautiful lounge and a viewing deck that offers up those extraordinary views out of the sands of the Namib.
The split-level guest area is perfect for enjoying the incredible desert views, with large glass panels that can be opened to let in the breeze.
The lodge's Boutique Shop showcases some of Namibia's finest craft offerings, the perfect option for those last-minute purchases for family and friends back home.
Wi-Fi and internet are available throughout the central guest areas.
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers guests a variety of safari activities to enjoy while staying at the lodge. These activities include nature drives, dune walks, quad biking, helicopter flights, e-biking, hot air balloon safari, desert people and rock experience and gazing at the stars.
Twice-daily nature drives are a great way to see the unique desert-adapted wildlife in the area, accompanied by an expert guide. The drives offer a fascinating look at the varied terrain of the desert, as well as information on flora and fauna.
Desert and dune walks are a great way to explore the desert on foot and experience the tranquillity of the area.
Guests can also go quad biking on "pre-established" trails or gaze at the stars in the observatory each evening.
Additionally, guided tours of Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon can be arranged at additional costs.
Spa And Wellness
The lodge offers a unique spa and wellness experience that is perfect for rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul. The lodge gym provides stunning sunrise views, while the wellness centre faces the beautiful desert sunset.
The lodge has partnered with Healing Earth, a leading natural, eco-friendly, and holistic spa and skincare company, to create an authentic African spa experience. This partnership has resulted in a truly unique spa experience that is perfect for rejuvenating and healing the mind, body, and soul.
Some of the treatments offered at the lodge spa include massages, facials, and body wraps.
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge located in the private NamibRand Nature Reserve.
The lodge offers guests amazing views of the surrounding rocky hills and mountains, vast desert plains, and red dunes of the NamibRand Nature Reserve from its 11 suites spread out along the escarpment.
The safari activities available offer guests a unique and memorable experience while staying at the lodge; we would suggest a minimum of a three-night stay to experience all that is on offer.
The perfect destination for those who are looking for the best of the best when on safari in the Namib Desert of Namibia.
Rates from NAD$ 16 790.00 per person
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- Three meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and refreshments on scenic nature drives
- Safari activities
- Guided nature walks
- Quad bike excursions in the NamibRand Nature Reserve (subject to availability)
- Stargazing with astronomer
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
- 1 excursion to Sossusvlei
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- All items of a personal nature
- Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
- Administration fee
- Optional activities
- Local and international Flights
- Travel insurance
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
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Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
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Best Places To Go In Namibia
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Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.