Take a breather from your hectic schedule and reconnect with yourself and with nature at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is currently closed for refurbishments
Surrounded by the mountains and sand dunes of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an escape to the world as it should be. Sheer silence, total tranquillity and romantic luxury. From stargazing to intimate picnics in the desert, this is an extraordinary desert wilderness.
Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia`s ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the 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 Africas most compelling landscapes.
In this spectacularly beautiful location, spacious and serene suites envelope guests in pure indulgence, complete with an outdoor shower and a dramatic skylight over the bed for late night star gazing.
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.
Why visit Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
- Unforgettable dune dining, guided nature walks and hiking trails
- Scenic Nature drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles, 4-wheel all terrain motorbike excursions and San rock paintings
- Excursions to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in closed air conditioned vehicles
- Stargazing at a sophisticated observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer, early morning hot air ballooning and scenic flights
- Perfect for honeymooners, couples, photographers and families
Accommodation at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge:
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, our resident astronomer reveals the mysteries of the stars in our state of the art observatory.
Elements of bone, slate and stone create a dramatic, yet entirely natural, look, while rough timberwork, twiggy chandeliers and wooden sculptures call to mind the craggy mountains. Massive windows in the split-level bedroom and sitting room, as well as the ensuite bathroom, open onto the wide plains where you cant help but lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the desert from the comfort of your private veranda. The dusky pink colours of the natural rose quartz that Namibia is known for provide a fresh contrast to the creams and greys of the interiors.
Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life. With just ten villas constructed of stone and glass, guests can enjoy the solitary splendour of this remote landscape in privacy. Suites are air conditioned against the searing heat of day and cosy fireplaces ward off the chill of winter nights.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: All year round
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN: Children are welcome at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
GUEST SAFETY: The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
LODGE AMENITIES: 10 air-conditioned stone and glass desert villas, outdoor showers, star-viewing skylights above the beds, lodge swimming pool, safari shop, observatory with professional astronomer
WILDLIFE: Oryx, mountain zebra, burchells zebra, springbok, ostrich, leopard
Enhance your stay at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge:
- Sossusvlei hot air ballooning
- Scenic flights
- Nature drives
- Excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei
- Guided nature walks
- Hiking trails
- Quad bike excursions
- View San rock paintings and petrified dunes
- Stargazing at a state-of-the-art observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer
Family Travel at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge:
Should parents wish to share a room with younger children, the lodge is able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms, where an additional bed is set up in the parents room for children 16 years or younger. Children aged six to 11 can participate in most lodge activities at the lodge managers discretion, although quad bike (ATV) excursions are limited to those over the age of 16. While children younger than six cannot participate in scheduled lodge activities, childminders can be arranged during activities and at meal times at an additional cost.
WILDCHILD PROGRAM: Designed especially for children visiting &Beyonds lodges, WILDchild is a filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. On arrival at &Beyond Sossusvlei Derert Lodge, each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalised welcome note for every child, with those under three getting an African-themed soft toy as well.
From Windhoek to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge:
- Leave Windhoek on the main tar road heading south to Rehoboth, Mariental, Keetmanshoop and South Africa.
- After 85 km you reach Rehoboth. Drive through the town staying on the main road. There is a good petrol station on the left hand side to fill up and buy water and food. The next gas station is only in Sesriem, near the lodge.
- A few km past Rehoboth turn right at the first signposted turn-off to Klein Aub. The tar road becomes a very good, wide, gravel road within a hundred metres.
- After about 58km drive through the very small village of Kobos.
- After about 38km drive through a very small village called Klein Aub.
- After about 29km drive through a very small village called Rietoog. Follow signs to Naukluft National Park.
- After about 28km you will reach a T-junction after going over a bridge. Turn left at the junction. This road takes you immediately past a sign on the left hand side advertising Bullspoort Guest Farm. A few metres after the Bullspoort sign you will see a turn-off on the right, to Naukluft National Park. Take this road. This Zebra Bites Signpost on your left as you turn.
- The next 70km needs to be handled with care. There are numerous dips in the road where small rivers cross from left to right, and some of them are quite sharp. You will drive past signs to farms including Neu Onis, which makes bottled water.
- After you have travelled those 70 km you will come to a T-junction. A Little Sossus Lodge is on the corner. Turn left here onto the C19. Drive for about 5 km.
- Turn right onto the D845. Drive for about 13km.
- Turn left onto the C27. Drive for about 8 kilometres.
- After about 8 kilometres you will see the entrance gate for Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge. Turn right through the -gate and travel straight through a four way junction over a hill and you are at the lodge.
The total distance is about 340km. It should take between 5 and 5.5 hours to drive. Speeds in excess of 100km/hour are not advisable. Always carry drinking water in the car when traveling in Namibia. When meeting approaching vehicles always get as far to the left as possible and slow down, to avoid windscreen damage from flying stones.