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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Private Reserve


From US$560

Lodge Description

The lodge is situated within &BEYOND Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, a vast 12 715 hectare (31 419 acre) expanse deep in the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert.
Set amidst an ocean of dunes, rocky outcrops and gravel plains, the utter tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light makes this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes. The night skies are heavenly, with the concession bordering the International Dark Sky Reserve of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. A canvas of beauty that invites reconnection with yourself and nature.

Sustainability and uncompromised luxury go hand in hand at Sossusvlei. 10 beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread out along the curve of the escarpment, open onto ever-changing outlooks. Each spacious air conditioned suite offers a secluded, shaded veranda complete with private plunge pool, a living room with a fireplace, a large retractable skylight above the bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º desert views. The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends.

The split-level guest area is an inspired masterpiece of glass, rock and steel. Large glass panels fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. Inviting amenities include a central-island bar, comfortable sitting room, walk-in cellar, interactive kitchen and rim-flow pool. Other signature features include numerous shaded, private spaces; a sunrise-view gym and sunset-facing wellness centre which offers both a treatment room with a private spa-bath, and a separate wet-room spa. The lodge’s Signature Shop showcases Namibia’s finest craft offerings.

A star feast – each and every night – complete with a resident astronomer, sophisticated on-site observatory, state-of-the-art telescope and a large stargazing skylight above your bed. The lodge borders an International Dark Sky Reserve, so you are assured of phenomenal stargazing.

To ensure you get the most out of your desert adventure, our team will assist you in planning a range of exciting, specialist-guided experiences for the duration of your stay. These small-group activities will be shaped around your personal interests and abilities.

Take to the sky to get a bird’s-eye view of the vast desert expanses surrounding the lodge in either a helicopter or hot air balloon. Enjoy awe-inspiring views as you soar over an ocean of jagged mountain tops and dune fields – a landscape that has remained unchanged for millions of years.

Walk across ancient sands and hike ‘Long Dune’s’ winding tailbone of a crest all the way which has been sculpted by prevailing winds. As you reach the top without any other people in sight, look out over Sossusvlei’s sensational views. Tuck into a delicious picnic breakfast to celebrate.



Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airstrip/Self Drive



Activities Included

Included Guided Activities: Sossusvlei Excursion, Desert Spirit Experience, Desert People Experience, Desert Rock Experience, Desert Drive, Big Dune Walk, Stargazing
Excluded optional extras: Healing Earth Wellness Treatments, Hot Air Ballooning

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