The Desert Grace

Private Area 40kms from Sossussvlei

Luxury

From US$200

Lodge Description

Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace!

Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the expansive desert scenery from one of the 24 bungalows, each with its own plunge pool.

Outdoors, ancient golden desert; indoors, pure love.

Desert Grace or The Desert Grace is located within a private reserve north of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. As well as the scenic and remote location of the lodge itself it should be easy to visit the famous dunes around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei from here.

Around 45km north of the gate to the Namib-Naukluft National Park the lodge has 24 individual rooms set out in a linear fashion either side of a central main area. There are both four family room and 20 twin rooms available and they look to be designed in neutral fashion with flashes of soft pastel, marble and striking black and white photography adorning the walls. In addition to this there is air-conditioning/heating in each room for those scorching desert days but chilly nights. There is also a private verandah and plunge pool to really add to the feel of luxury.

The central main area is arranged around a large water feature and sculpture termed "The Arch" which is said to symbolise the four elements of earth, water, air and fire. Either side of this are modern, primarily stone structures with large glass frontages to make the most of the desert outlook. These consist of the dining room, a lounge area, curio shop and the "One Night in Namibia" bar. The design looks contemporary and well-thought through with lots of pleasing natural touches, from feather lamp shades to woven basket wall hangings.

As you would expect from a lodge in this area, the activities focus on trips to the national park to experience the famous dunes and Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. But it is also possible to participate in a drive or walk on the private Gondwana Namib Park or even to explore via E-bike. What sounds like another interesting activity on offer, is being to do a 3km night walk with a guide a UV light to search for some of the desert's nocturnal invertebrates especially scorpions.

• Walking Trails (self-guided)
• Experience the Namib Desert on foot on our self-guided walks of 3km, 5km and 7km. Please enquire at the reception.
• Morning/Afternoon E-bike Excursion (guided)
• You don't have to be fit to enjoy this 10 km guided excursion on an electric bicycle. It is a great way to explore the beautiful Namib and its inhabitants. May only be booked directly at the lodge. Rates available at the lodge.
• Scorpion Night Walk (guided)
• Prepare to be amazed by the sight of scorpions glowing in the dark under UV light on a short guided night walk (3km) after dinner. May only be booked directly at the lodge.
• E-Bike Excursion (self-guided)
• Explore the splendours of the Namib Desert in your own time (morning or afternoon) with minimal effort on an electric bicycle. May only be booked directly at the lodge. Rates and trail map available at the lodge.

Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the expansive desert scenery from one of the 24 bungalows, each with its own plunge pool.

Twin Room
(20 ROOMS)
Enjoy the elegance of this Namib Desert oasis, built from desert sand, and punctuated with turquoise pools and modern architecture. Rooms have a mini bar, air conditioner, mini fridge, bathroom facilities and twin beds.

Family Room
(4 ROOMS)
Enjoy the elegance of this Namib Desert oasis, built from desert sand, and punctuated with turquoise pools and modern architecture. Rooms have a mini bar, air conditioner, mini fridge, bathroom facilities and 4 beds.

Operator

Gondwana Collection

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge

Access

Self-Drive/Privately Guided

Bedrooms

24

Max. clients in vehicle

N/A

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Walking Trails (self-guided), Experience the Namib Desert on foot on our self-guided walks of 3km, 5km and 7km, Morning/Afternoon E-bike Excursion (guided), You don't have to be fit to enjoy this 10 km guided excursion on an electric bicycle. It is a great way to explore the beautiful Namib and its inhabitants, Scorpion Night Walk (guided), Prepare to be amazed by the sight of scorpions glowing in the dark under UV light on a short guided night walk (3km) after dinner, E-Bike Excursion (self-guided), explore the splendours of the Namib Desert in your own time (morning or afternoon) with minimal effort on an electric bicycle. May only be booked directly at the lodge. Rates and trail map available at the lodge.

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