Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is situated alongside to the oldest desert in history: the Namib Desert, also known as “the living desert”. The Namib Desert is famous for its dramatic displays, untouched wilderness and out-of-view horizons. The Sossusvlei Lodge is located in the Northern foothills of the privately owned Namib Rand Nature Reserve, which extends on 184 000 ha.
The natural design of the buildings correlates harmoniously with the views. A wooden deck gives the perfect setting for meals, disregarding the vast plains, far mountains, and vacant wildlife. Ten opulent glass villas and stone are put against the Rocky Mountains, facing the stark desert areas. A fireplace for unwinding evenings and air-conditioning system for fiery days guarantee a pleasant stay in the extreme desert setting. Modest décor and massive windows append to the elegant experience of the rooms. Each unit stars a split-level bedroom with a king- sized bed, repleted with a fanlight for star-gazing and a powerful telescope. The glass-encased en-suite shower has both an indoor and an outdoor shower. A private balcony is perfect to lie back and watch the passing wildlife.
Meals are saved at both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The fine Pan-African fare is entirely made up of a walk-in cellar. The outdoor dining compartment is set on a convex deck facing the desert and mountains far. On-demand, dinners, and branches can be tasted in a dramatic desert location, away from amenities. The milieu plains, dunes and mountains beckon explorers to experience the silent tranquility of the desert where inmates can escape the searing heat of the day in the beautiful pool, which is fed by a natural spring. A charming and wellness therapists are available for a surplus dose of recreation for fans of a massage. On sunset, a frizzling fireplace warms the balcony. Guests can be told more about the night sky from the resident experts at the lodge’s observatory area, which highlights the country’s second-most powerful electronic telescope.
Game drives and guided nature walks are organized late afternoon and early in the morning. For those who like adventure so much, the desert can be explored using a hot-air balloon or on quad bikes. In addition to that, visits to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei dunes are some of the bonuses offered. For photo lovers, experts photographers are available.
The desert hosts a rare set of fauna and flora uniquely adapted to the desert. A large diversity of animals live there. This includes more than 115 bird species, such as black and martial eagles, sociable weavers and the dune lark. Mammals include Cape fox, aardwolf, ostrich, Oryx, springbok, hyena, bat-eared fox, Burchell’s Zebra and Hartman’s Mountain Zebra.
Children are welcome at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
An surplus bed for children can be added on request
However, children under five cannot participate in safari activities