The location alone makes Sossusvlei Lodge very attractive, add to this beautiful views of the Naukluft mountains, and stylish 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 linked to the main area by pathways lined with large pebbles and succulent aloe plants. There are 51 units in total, each with its own patio where you can sit and take in views of the desert. The spacious bedrooms have adobe-style plaster walls, tiled floors and are decorated in soothing neutral shades. All are air conditioned and each has a sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. The en-suite shower rooms and bathrooms are contemporary in style, with tiles and marble surfaces. Interconnecting units are ideal for families, and the junior suite is exceptionally spacious, has a bathroom with both bath and shower, and a deck with a plunge pool.
The main area is cleverly designed and is a welcoming, friendly and relaxing environment. Meals are usually served out on the deck allowing you to enjoy the far-reaching views, and there is also an indoor restuarant. The breakfast buffet is excellent and evening meals consist of a choice of tasty buffet dishes. The well-stocked bar leads out to a shady garden and a firepit. Come late afternoon you can head up to the expansive sundowner terrace, the perfect spot for a drink with a view. The lodge has aninviting swimming pool set in lawned courtyard, with covered areas where you can laze on a lounger.
The on-site Adventure Centre arranges activities, which range from scenic flights by plane and helicopter to guided dune walks. You can explore by quad bike, try your hand at archery, enjoy a guided tour into Sossosvlei and take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Desert sundowners and bush meals can also be organised. There is certainly no shortage of things to do at Sossusvlei Lodge.
Open: Sossusvlei Lodge is open all year round.
Location: The lodge is in a 40,000 hectare private nature reserve that borders Namib-Naukluft National Park and is near the Sesriem gate into the park. Flights from Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay all take about an hour. The lodge is on a gravel road and can be accessed by selfdrivers. It is 330km from Windhoek, 360km from Swakopmund, 506kms from Luderitz and 750kms from Etosha.
Rooms: The units at Sossusvlei Lodge number 51: 44 superior units, 6 standard units and 1 junior suite. All superior units have a large, air conditioned bedroom with twin beds, a sofa, tea and coffee maker, fridge, safe, en-suite bedroom with a bath, separate shower, dual hand basins and toilet. Outside there's a deck overlooking the desert. Standard units are similarly equipped, have an en-suite shower room with a single hand basin, and a patio. Thery include interconnecting units that can be used as family accommodation. The junior suite has a bedroom with queen size bed, living room opening on to a terrace with a plunge pool, and bathroom with a shower cubicle, large bathtub, twin basins and separate toilet. The refreshment area has a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, sofa and a safe. Complimentary toiletries are provided in all units.
Activities: The lodge's Adventure Centre arranges a variety of activities including guided excursions into Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon, guided walks on Elm Dune, quad bike rides, bush breakfasts and dinners, sundowner trips, archery, scenic flights by plane and helicopter and hot air balloon rides, all to be booked and paid for locally. It is also possible to self-drive and explore the park yourself.
Facilities: The main area at Sossusvlei Lodge houses the reception, adventure centre, a cosy lounge, restaurant and bar. with an upstairs sundowner deck. There are plenty of areas to sit and relax both inside and outside. The outside deck overlooks a small waterhole which is lit at night, and there's a beer garden shaded by acacia trees. The swimming pool has a sun-lounge area and manicured lawns. The hotel has a well-stocked curio shop.
Dining: Meals are served at individual tables, indoors (air conditioned) or outdoors as you prefer. Excellent buffet breakfasts and candle-lit dinners.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a low risk malaria area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi in the main lodge building. Therev is a mobile phone signal available.
Notes: The lodge accepts visa and mastercard and cash in Namibian dollars and most major currencies.
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