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Sossusvlei Lodge

Namibia Coast

Rating: Mid-range    

Sossusvlei Lodge overview

The location alone makes Sossusvlei Lodge very attractive, add to this beautiful views of the Naukluft mountains, and delightful tented accommodation and we think you will agree. Shaded by camelthorn trees, the eco-friendly design of the lodge allows it to blend into the landscape.  The tented accommodation units are all separate and linked to the main area by pathways lined with large pebbles and succulent aloe plants.  There are 45 units in total, each with its own patio with seating so you can enjoy the outdoors. The spacious bedrooms are under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls which gives the visitor a distinctive sense of being close to nature but with the added bonus of air-conditioning. The bedrooms have twin beds, a seating area and vanity unit with power points. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower (no baths here on account of water conservation), toilet and wash basin. The entrance hall of each unit has space for suitcases, hanging space, shelves and a small electronic safe.  The same shades of red and brown that you might see outside, amongst the scenery have been continued inside and accented with local artwork.

The main area is cleverly designed and does not give the feeling of a large resort, but a welcoming, friendly and relaxing environment. Meals are often served out on the deck but also in the main restuarant.  The breakfast buffet is excellent and evening meals are also an array of tasty dishes to choose from. The bar has its own small veranda which looks out over a small waterhole which is a haven for birds and smaller wildlife. 

The Sossusvlei Lodge has a refreshing and inviting swimming pool, with a terrace and green manicured lawns surrounding it.  The views here are great, or you could opt for the viewing deck atop the nearby water tower  - a simply stunning sunset spot.  


Open: Sossusvlei Lodge is open all year round.

Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Rooms:  The units at Sossusvlei Lodge number 45.  Each one a unique combination of tent and adobe walls, offering a more permanent structure.  All have welcome air-conditioning, simple but tasteful furnishings, the wwin beds have wrought iron headboards, crisp white linnen finished with African patterns in the colours as the surrounding desert. You will also find a small table, chars and a vanity unit.  The units all have a private shaded veranda with seating so you can enjoy the view. The en-suite shower has a walk-in shower, wash basin and flush toilet. Small safes are provided for your valuables.

Activities: It is possible to self-drive and explore the park yourself however, the lodge has an adventure centre where activities can be booked on arrival. Sundowner drives, nature drives, excursions to Sesriem Canyon or into Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, quad biking and scenic flights by light plave, helicopter and hot air balloon are amongst the activities that can be booked. 

Facilities:  The main area at Sossusvlei Lodge houses the reception area, adventure centre, a cozy lounge, breakfast room, restaurant and bar. There are plenty of areas to sit and relax both inside and outside, the outside deck overlooks a small waterhole. The swimming pool has a sun-lounge area and manicured lawns and the water tower nearby has a viewing deck, perfect for sunsets!

Dining: Meals are served at individual tables, indoors or outdoors as you prefer. Excellent buffet breakfasts.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a low risk malaria area. 

Communication: Mobile phone signal is available, there is also a telephone in the main building that guests can use.

Notes: The lodge accepts visa and mastercard and cash in Namibian dollars and most major currencies.

Amanda Marks
Sinead Bailey
Tracy Edwards
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