Sossusvlei Lodge | Sossusvlei
Luxury right at the entrance gate to Sesriem Canyon and the famous Sossusvlei Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.
The Superior Units at Sossusvlei Lodge features a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and a spacious air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds. In addition there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. Each of the stylish en-suite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet and double vanity.
Two of the Superior Rooms are designed to be handicapped and wheelchair friendly featuring no steps and are equipped with wider doors. Handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.
The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. Each unit consist of a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes and an air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds, corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower, vanity and toilet.
The Junior Suite ensures privacy and tranquillity with a fantastic view of the surrounding desert plains.
The Suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious queen-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace boasting a small splash pool and comfortable seating to fully take advantage of the unsurpassed views extending over the Desert landscapes.
In addition there is an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath.
Amenities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.
Activity Desk, Bar, Conference Centre, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fridge, Laundry Service (Available), Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
ATM, Credit Card, Travel Desk
Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge's private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special...
An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.
Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.
A wonderful and different way to experience the spectacular local surrounds.
We depart from the Lodge in the late afternoon with our Quad Buggies for a slow nature drive on our private lodge reserve. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Desert grass plains with occasional photo stops where our knowledgeable guides explain the Desert fauna and flora.
We go higher up to the foothills to watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying non-alcoholic sundowner drinks and then make our way back to the lodge just before dark.
Compulsory: All guests wishing to participate and drive a buggy must have a valid driver's licence.
Child Policy: Children aged 6 – 18 can accompany an adult in the passenger seat.
The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt.
Our knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.
Experience the remarkable depths of Sesriem Canyon. Our experienced guides will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.
Archery is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly. Our instructors will be on hand to teach you age old art of the bow and arrow.
This is a more relaxed activity where archers can compete against each other or have a shoot out to see who the master archer is.
Discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter!
Our Pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight.
We offer a range of scenic flights over the breath-taking grass plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the hidden mysteries of Deadvlei. Exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom built flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.
Desert Air have a well-maintained 6-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained "aerial" desert guide.
A number of routes are available on request, including:
A 40 minute trip to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon will provide you with wonderful aerial photographs of the Vlei and Canyon.
A longer hour trip to the forbidden coast (Sperrgebiet) and the area known as Lange Wand, which is the coastal area of the Namib Desert, will provide you incredible views where a 'sea of desert dunes' meet the Atlantic ocean.
An hour and a half trip over the Sossusvlei area will include Conception Bay, a seal colony, shipwreaks and even old diamond miners camps.
"Up, up and away" as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert.
The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. The Breakfast is followed by a Nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge.
Special group rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax.
Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are collected at the lodge ½ hour before sunrise. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.
Host you special function or bush dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert!
With views of towering red sand dunes amidst the vast desert plains, this is the most awe-inspiring venue nature has on offer.
Sossusvlei Lodge have perfected the art of outdoor catering enthusing guests with delightful bush dinners, breakfasts at Sossusvlei, special events and even private intimate dinners.
Each function will be planned according to your requirements. You can be assured this will be a function that will be talked about and remembered for a lifetime!
Host you special breakfast function in Sossusvlei with views of the towering red sand dunes under the shade of the age-old acacias.
Sossusvlei Lodge can provide a full English or Continental Breakfast complete with a table and chair setup.
Each function will be planned according to your requirements.
Sossusvlei Lodge Restaurant
Sossusvlei Lodge is well known for sensational cuisine and many guests have praised especially the delectable buffet dinner experience.
The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine.
You can start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favourite delectable breakfast foods and treats.
For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day accompanied by a variety of salads and side dishes. An a 'la carte menu is available at the Sossusvlei Lodge Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.
The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries - all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, German
No. Rooms: 51
Special Interests: Adventure, Nature, Relaxation
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge | NamibRand Nature Reserve
The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. Building style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond. The lodge reflects the ambience of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms sports a private verandah, which connects you to vast stretches of untouched sand. Sleeping with your canvas blinds open is just like sleeping under the stars. The main complex - which has completely been rebuilt during 2003 - consists of two lounges, a number of sundowner decks, a fireplace, a tea deck, a library, the wine cellar and two dining rooms. The lodge also has a swimming pool, which is suspended above the sand. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views.
Your roomy tented chalet rests on an elevated deck on top of a dune plateau and sleeps two adults comfortably in either a king-size bed or two twin beds. The en-suite bathroom consists of double vanity, shower and toilet facilities.
Your two bedroom roomy tented chalet rests on an elevated deck on top of a dune plateau and sleeps four adults comfortably in a king-size and double bed. The en-suite bathroom consists of double vanity, shower and toilet facilities.
The Suite, capturing memorable vistas in all directions, is ideal for honeymooners or those seeking complete privacy. Comes with a private chef and has an outside bed for sleeping under the stars. Included is a generous lounge, bar cabinet and dining area
Bar, Library, Pool, Restaurant
En-Suite, Lounge Area, Shower, Verandah
Credit Card, Laundry Service