&Beyond Desert Lodge
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 Africa’s 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.
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.
MORNING NATURE DRIVE
Explore the NamibRand Nature Reserve on a scenic nature drive, which concentrates on unique desert-adapted plants and wildlife, as well as the starkly beautiful desert landscapes.
Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.
If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near the lodge. It is safe for you to walk alone, but you can ask your guide to accompany you on a longer walk to a cave with San Bushman paintings, sharing his invaluable insight into the smaller animals and vegetation of the area en route. Return to the lodge in time for lunch, served on the wraparound verandas.
Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in a siesta before afternoon tea.
QUAD BIKE TRAIL
If you're feeling adventurous enough, venture out on a quad bike trail, led by an experienced guide. Well established trails lead over the dunes and rocky outcrops.
A mouthwatering dinner awaits back at the lodge or in a dramatic desert location. After dinner, a resident astronomer unlocks the secrets of the southern skies at the lodge's observatory. End your night looking up into African stars through the skylight positioned above your king sized bed.