Majestically dramatic, vast open spaces, endless horizons and jagged mountain heights make the views of the NamibRand Nature Reserve a truly spectacular sight never to be witnessed in quite the same way again. Sossusvlei Desert Reserve is set within the far northern portion of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, home to over 18 000 hectares (444 800 acres) of endless dune fields, jagged mountains, rocky outcrops, as well as a variety of desert habitats.
A secluded and serene oasis overlooking the magnificent hues of orange, buttermilk, pumpkin and sienna coloured dunes and stony outcrops in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert. A place inspiring a reconnection of self and nature, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is unpretentiously luxurious, indulgently comfortable and exclusively private.
Ten air–conditioned desert villas constructed of stone and glass set against a backdrop of majestic mountains make for a breathtaking luxurious accommodation experience. Warm fires keep the chill of the evenings at bay; whilst cool air conditioning provides refreshment from the searing heat of the day. Complimenting the awe–inspiring drama of the landscapes outside, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge’s interiors are luxuriously minimalist with massive windows, split – level bedrooms and sitting rooms, ensuite bathrooms, private wraparound verandas, outdoor showers, king sized beds, a personal spotting scope, as well as a lodge swimming pool, walk in wine cellar and open dining decks in the guest areas.
Discover unique desert adapted wildlife in open vehicles, accompanied by an expert guide with nature drives offered twice daily. Varied terrain, desert fauna and flora, mysterious fairy circles and a diverse array of incredible wildlife can be explored and experienced with this incredible adventure.
Explore the magnificent lodge surroundings on foot with a fascinating guided dune walk. Tranquil desert surroundings teeming with exceptional plant life and the ways of the smaller animals who spend the day burrowing themselves beneath the sand to keep cool, out of the blazing sun. Set out on an adventure and explore the desert on established quad bike trails. Headed by an expert guide, feel the adrenaline of the desert on an exciting expedition, learning as much as there is fun to be had!
Beneath such an awe–inspiring canopy of stars, it would almost be sinful not to explore the fascinating constellations that watch over you each and every night spent at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. A resident astronomer provides a fascinating star gazing presentation each night within a specially designed observatory, complete with a powerful telescope.
Accompanied by an expert guide specialising in photography, enjoy a photographic safari to remember at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Safely inside your safari vehicle, track all that your heart desires within the wilderness of the Namib Desert, capturing memories to last a lifetime.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE
Some extraordinary additional activities on offer include:
“From unbelievable beauty, interesting game sightings and ancient rock paintings to the most wonderful culinary experience.”
The accommodation is the best we have stayed in, and it is wonderful to lie on your bed at night and gaze through the “star–gazer” in each lodge’s roof.
– Mark Murray
Awake to the quiet splendour of the NamibRand Nature Reserve and embark on a scenic morning nature drive, learning all there is to discover about the unique desert adapted plant and wildlife. Return to the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge for a scrumptious breakfast spread of fruit and cheese platters, as well as delicious hot breakfast dishes.
Take a short walk, accompanied by your guide around the lodge after breakfast and share in his invaluable insights into the vegetation and smaller species of the area. Upon your return to the lodge, enjoy a delicious lunch served on wraparound verandas overlooking the spectacular views of the scenery around you.
Indulge in a refreshingly cool dip in the pool or treat yourself to a blissful afternoon siesta before a delightful selection of afternoon tea treats are served. With renewed energy and an eagerness for adventure, explore the dune sand rocky outcrops on a guided quad biking trail before a mouth–watering dinner is served. Star gaze the remainder of the evening away after dinner with the expert knowledge of a resident astronomer and through the skylight positioned above your kind size bed.
A world of vast spaces, dramatic desertscapes and endless horizons
Breathtaking views enjoyed during the guided four–wheel motorbike excursions
Dining areas overlook the
expansive Namib grass plain
Romantic intimate dinners
in the wine cellar
Cool refreshments are always welcome after the days desert adventures
Enjoy the solitude and serenity of the desert in quiet hideaways at the lodge
Experience the unspoilt desert wilderness on guided nature walks
Interpretive guided nature walks enjoyed at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Leisurely lunches enjoyed overlooking the expansive Namib grass plains
Pre–dinner refreshments enjoyed by the fireplace with expansive views
|Sossusvlei Desert Lodge|
|07 Jan - 31 May, 01 Nov - 20 Dec||$ 517|
|01 - 06 Jan, 01 Jun - 31 Oct, 21 - 31 Dec||$ 830|
By air, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is easily accessed by scheduled charter flights landing at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge airstrip. You will be warmly welcomed by &Beyond representatives who will transfer you to the lodge, a mere 6 minutes away.
By road, a self driven 2 wheel drive vehicle travelling along good gravel roads will also see you safely to the lodge. From Swakopmund, your travelling distance is 380 km (235 miles) and 360 km (2 20 miles) from Windhoek.
|Route||Approximate Time||Distance||GPS co-ordinates|
|Flight - Swakopmund to Sossusvlei||1h 15 min||390 km||S 24˚48'.17 E 15˚53'.49|
|Road - Swakopmund to Sossusvlei||5 hours||390 km||S 24˚48'.17 E 15˚53'.49|
|Flight - Windhoek to Sossusvlei||1h 15 min||375 km||S 24˚48'.17 E 15˚53'.49|
|Road - Windhoek to Sossusvlei||5 hours||375 km||S 24˚48'.17 E 15˚53'.49|
CHEETAH IN THE NAMIB RAND - 8 May 2013
On my way to the opes safari vehicle I spotted two cheetahs about 300m away! We spent about 15 minutes watching them before they went up a dune. It was a good sighting around the lodge.
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DESERT ZEBRA - 10 April 2013
A dry, barren desert in the heart of Namibia still manages to play host to a number of spectacular animals, including this lonesome Zebra, caught in the morning sunlight.
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LEOPARD AND CHEETAH - 24 February 2013
On our late afternoon drive in the Draaihoek area we were quite lucky to see two cats in one drive! This is one of the most seldom seen cats in the desert. It is nice to see that cats are still around in this very dry raining season in the Namibia.
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