Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia's ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the Sossusvlei lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. A world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights, the utter tranquillity and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.
UNLEASH IT: IN THIS SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATION WITH SPACIOUS AND SERENE SUITES.
Cradled against the ancient mountains Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its luxurious accommodation overlooking the starkly beautiful Namib Desert. Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert; there are just ten stone and glass villas spread out along the curve of an escarpment, allowing absolute privacy.
Over 230 metres (750 feet) high and constantly twisted and shaped by the wind, these breathtaking dunes are among the highest in the world. Known as the Living Desert, the dunes of the Namib abound with specially adapted beetles, spiders, lizards, gerbils, golden moles and other creatures, all leaving their tell-tale tracks in the fine sand.
The plains and dry watercourses are home to oryx, springbok, Burchell’s and Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, ostrich and giraffe. Predators include leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape and bat-eared foxes, termite-eating aardwolf and African wildcat. More than 114 bird species can be seen in the desert skies. The fascinating wildlife, combined with the endless spaces, utter tranquillity and extraordinary light, make this one of Africa’s most compelling natural regions.
Each air conditioned suite at the Sossusvlei lodge is furnished to complement the majestic hues of the desert and features a private veranda, split-level bedroom and living room with fireplace, ensuite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. The villas are equipped with a star-viewing skylight, discrete music system and a custom-stocked personal bar.
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. Mouth watering dinners are served by lantern light on the open dining veranda or in a surprise location in the nearby dunes. When night falls, a resident astronomer reveals the mysteries of the stars in the state of the art observatory.
Spend your day exploring the NamibRand Nature Reserve on a scenic nature drive, which concentrates on unique desert-adapted plants and wildlife, as well as the starkly beautiful desert landscapes. After lunch take a walk to a cave with San Bushman painting, cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in a siesta before afternoon tea. If you're up for something more active, quad biking adventures, hikes and walks will let you explore the surrounding scenery and satisfy your sense of adventure.
Air Namibia flies routes within southern Africa as well as some international flights to London and Frankfurt. With daily flights from neighbouring South Africa and Botswana, it incorporates easily into any Southern African itinerary.
Scheduled charter flights operate to the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge airstrip, where guests are greeted and transferred to the lodge, a mere six-minute drive away. The Lodge can also be reached by two wheel drive vehicle on good gravel roads. The travelling distance is 380 km (235 miles) from Swakopmund and 360 km (220 miles) from Windhoek.