Sossusvlei
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Set on the edge of a rocky escarpment, in one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers exquisite accommodation in surroundings so tranquil and hauntingly beautiful, you feel as though you have entered a different world.

By day there’s ample opportunity for adventures; take a desert safari, explore the sand dunes with quad bikes, or cool off in the stunning spring-fed pool. End your day watching the sunset over spectacular vistas, and by night dine by the light of a lantern, enjoying delicious cuisine and fine wines. Complete your evening with some stargazing through the wonderful starlight over your king-sized bed; the endless African night sky is a visual delight. The wildlife, the endless horizons, the serenity of the desert and its extraordinary light make this an awe inspiring holiday

Facilities & Activities

With its incredible setting in the vast Namib Nature Reserve, which spans 440,000 acres, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a luxurious oasis in this desolate yet beautiful wilderness.  Being amongst the famed Sossusvlei dunes and rocky outcrops, with their magnificent hues of orange, sienna and ochre is an experience in itself, with its unusual plant life and fascinating wildlife that has evolved and adapted to survive in this ancient desert; oryxes, springboks, zebras and ostriches are regulars at the nearby watering hole.

Back at the split-level lodge there are plenty of opportunities to unwind; you can enjoy a drink in the fire-lit bar, borrow a book from the mezzanine library and relax in the sitting room, browse the African gift shop, or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool with its fantastic views across the plains to the mountains beyond.  The wraparound verandas are a great place for a sundowner, watch the changing colours of sunset and contemplate the natural wonders that lay before you.  After night falls there is the opportunity for star gazing in the lodge’s own state-of-the-art observatory where you’ll find the resident astrologer on hand to guide you through the night skies.

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Dining

Breakfasts at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge are a lavish affair with delicious platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes, including eggs, oats, and waffles.  Lunch can be enjoyed on the wraparound verandas whilst marvelling in the dramatic desert landscape.  Afternoon tea is also available.

Dinner is a very special experience and is served by lantern light on the open dining deck, the glass fronted dining room, or can be taken in a surprise location in the nearby dunes.  There are a selection of fine wines from the walk-in wine cellar to complement the delicious Pan-African cuisine.

Rooms

There are 10 luxurious Desert Villas spread out along the curve of the escarpment.  The stone and glass structures have been designed to enhance the solitary magnificence of this stark yet enchanting landscape in complete privacy.  Each villa has air conditioning, a split-level bedroom with en suite bathroom, sitting room with fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private veranda.

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Family

Children are made to feel very welcome at the Lodge.  Those aged 6 to 11 can take part in most of the scheduled safari activities.  Kids will love the swimming pool, enjoy wildlife spotting from the lodge and exploring the sand dunes in one of the many excursions on offer.

Triple rooms are available for families, where an additional bed can be set up for children 16 years or under. Childminders are also available

Sustainability

The lodge has put extensive thought into the aspect of sustainability within its design,  well thought out roof design provides optimal shade while allowing expansive areas for solar panels, which play a crucial element in the running of the lodge. The lodge also boasts a fully independent hot water system, a grey water recycling system for each suite and rainwater harvesting tanks, all of which being powered by the harnessing of solar energy, with the objective to provide guests with absolute luxury at minimal cost to the hauntingly beautiful environment observable from their windows.

Location

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert in the northern section of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, on the eastern boundary of the Namib Naukluft National Park.

There are daily charter flights to the Lodge from Windhoek International Airport that take about an hour, and it is approximately a 5 hour drive away by gravel road.

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