- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Namib Desert
- Lodge size; 10 safari suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Twice-daily nature drives
- Quad biking trail
- Dune walks
- Gaze at the stars
Currently closed for a rebuild | Re-opening 16 October 2019
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is surrounded by rocky outcrops that form the foothills of the Nubib Mountains, which are visible to the east.
A variety of different rock types occurs in the area, creating spectacular formations with different textures and colours as far as the eye can see. Vast plains and valley floors extend to the south of the Lodge, where caves and petrified dunes created from sandstone can be viewed.
Further south lies vast stretches of distinctive red dunes, extending for thousands of square kilometres into the heart of the Namib.
Whether rocky hillside, sandy plain, dry river bed or dune, each of the habitats found around the Lodge form a home for native plants and animals.
Minimalist interiors, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, echoes the stark elegance of the outdoors. Massive windows in the split-level bedroom and sitting room, as well as the ensuite bathroom, open onto the wide plains.
Lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the desert from the comfort of your private veranda or experience the unaccustomed luxury of an outdoor shower with a view.
A glazed glass skylight above the king sized bed lets in the blazing beauty of a clear night sky crammed with stars, and your own personal spotting scope reveals clear details of both stars and wildlife.
Breakfast - Return to your lodge for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or some other options.
Lunch - If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near the lodge. If you wish, your guide can accompany you, sharing his invaluable insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area. However, it is also safe for guests to walk alone. Return to the lodge in time for lunch served on wraparound verandas.
Afternoon Tea - Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in an afternoon siesta before afternoon tea.
Dinner - A mouthwatering dinner awaits back at the lodge or in a dramatic desert location. After dinner, a resident astronomer unlocks the secrets of the southern skies at the Lodge observatory. End your night looking up into African stars through the skylight positioned above your king size bed.
Guest areas flow into vast desert views, as the stone and glass structure of the Lodge melts into wraparound verandas. Cool water gushes from an underground spring into the refreshing lodge pool, while an extensive walk-in wine cellar provides refreshment of a different sort.
When night falls, our resident astronomer reveals the mysteries of the stars in our state of the art observatory.
Twice-daily nature drives - track down unique desert-adapted wildlife in open vehicles, accompanied by an expert guide. Admire the fascinating and varied terrain, and learn more about the desert fauna and flora. Explore the mysterious fairy circles, where vegetation refuses to grow, and find out how the desert oryx can live without drinking water.
Dune walks - guests are free to explore the areas surrounding the Lodge on foot. Experience the tranquillity of the desert and marvel at the exceptional plant life, such as the quiver tree, with its attractive yellow flowers. Guided dune walks introduce guests to life below the sands, where many small animals spend the day in cooler burrows. Expeditions to the nearby San caves to view cave paintings can be arranged.
Quad biking - explore the desert on already established trails on a quad bike. These exciting expeditions, headed by an expert guide, add a thrill of adrenalin to desert exploration.
Gaze at the stars - each evening resident astronomers give a fascinating presentation on the stars and constellations in the southern African sky at our specially designed observatory, complete with powerful telescope.
Picnic excursions - guided tours of the famous Sossusvlei dunes and the fascinating Sesriem Canyon, as well as other places of interest in the area, can be arranged.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is most certainly family and child-friend with suitable accommodation and activity options.
Rates from NAD$ 9 265.00 pp
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