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Elegant Desert Lodge

Private Area


From US$90

Lodge Description

The Elegant Desert Lodge

Soulful, liberating and elegant

Situated on the border of the World Heritage site of the Namib Desert and only 37 kilometers from the gate to Sossusvlei, the Elegant Desert Lodge offers accommodation in 29 tastefully furnished, air conditioned rooms. All en-suite, the stylish and comfortable rooms invite you to recline in the soulful yet liberating atmosphere of the world’s oldest desert.

A beautiful and tranquil garden offering various, innovative seating arrangements inspire an image of an oasis nestled in the Namib Desert. Alternatively, enjoy the vistas of the desert plains from the veranda of your room. We suggest you treat yourself to a casual lunch with a bottle of fine South African Wine, each handpicked by the owners. In the afternoon you can relax in one of our chic lounges in the gardens or at the sparkling pool, or you can participate in the Scenic drive with spectacular views overlooking the Namib Desert.

Twin Room
25 Double rooms & 4 x Four Bed Family Units, tastefully furnished with en-suite bathrooms, equipped with air-conditioning & Tea and Coffee Station

24 hour wireless internet access - free of charge! (Only available at Reception)

The Elegant Desert Eco Tented Camp
Surrounded by the majestic Tsaris Mountains, flat gravel plains and inselbergs in the Namib Desert and situated only 45km from Sesriem, the gate to Sossusvlei is The Elegant Desert Eco Tented Camp!

Comprising of only 10 individual en-suite tents in harmony with nature, this secluded little Eco Camp offers our Guest a world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights. The utter tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.

Custom build 85sqm Canvas Tents envelope guests in pure privacy, complete with an outside viewing deck, an indoor and outdoor shower, spacious bathroom and a Mini Bar provided by the Elegant Desert Lodge in the form of a cool box. Our Rock Pool on top of the mountain with a large sun downer deck offers the most exquisite views and scenery.

You have the option of moving your bed out to sleep under the stars. And wake up naturally to the most beautiful scenery! Eyry silence, tranquility, a sense of soulfulness and untouched landscapes make this Eco Camp especially unique! The camp is totally off the grid with its own water and power supplies.

Thoughtful touches in the tents and well-trained staff will contribute to a truly memorable experience at The Elegant Desert Eco Tented Camp!

Sossusvlei Excursions
The Elegant Desert Lodge also offers a variety of activities like the guided Sossusvlei Excursion, hot air ballooning, Quad bike Excursion with the option of a picnic breakfast in the Desert or our signature, must do Scenic Drive. Amongst the breath-taking setting of the Naukluft mountains roam desert adapted plains wildlife like Kudu, Springbok, Hartman Mountain Zebras and Oryx.

Various hiking trails via the open plains and Mountains can be explored on your own, either as a hike or a trail run. The trails will allow you to become intimate with nature as the blue skies, soulful silences and liberating, endless horizons engrave themselves into your soul.

Experience tranquility and elegance at The Elegant Desert Lodge.


The Elegant Collection

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge






Max. clients in vehicle


Self-Drive/Privately Guided



Activities Included

2 Hour Scenic Drive with Sundowner drinks included, 2 Hour Quad Bike Scenic Drive PM, 1.5 hour Quad Bike Scenic drive (AM) with Breakfast. Half Day Sossusvlei Excursion with Breakfast

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