&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

A DESERTSCAPE OF SAND, STONES, STARS, SUSTAINABILITY & SILENCE

Location

In the Namib Rand Nature Reserve

Private lodge airstrip
1hr 15min flight from Windhoek, followed by a 10min road transfer to the lodge.
– There are scheduled daily charter flights to the lodge’s private airstrip

Self-drive
It is advisable to use a 4×4 vehicle during the rainy season, from November to May.
– The lodge is a 400km (248mi.) drive from Windhoek and a 380km (236mi.) drive from Swakopmund on good quality gravel roads

Highlights

Astronomer

STARGAZING

Resident astronomer with state-of-the-art telescope

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HOT AIR BALLOONING

Float over a landscape that has remained unchanged for millions of years

Suite

STAR DUNES

The only private reserve featuring the iconic star dunes of Namibia

Safari

DESERT DRIVES

Iconic wildlife encounters

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BIG DUNE WALKS

Connect with the African desert

Accommodation

Suite

SUITES

Twelve air-conditioned suites

Family

FAMILY SUITE

Two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite

Teenagers

CHILD POLICY

Children of all ages are welcome

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PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS

With incredible vast desert views

Wifi

WIFI

Available in guest suites

Amenities

Astronomer

OBSERVATORY

Resident astronomer with state-of-the-art telescope

Shop

SIGNATURE SHOP

Authentic, handcrafted items from the region

Food&Wine

WINE CELLAR

Fine selection of wines complements sublime meals

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WELLNESS

A treatment room and gym with desert views

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SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

Complimentary use for the duration of your stay

Rates

SUITE: PER PERSON PER NIGHT

2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From NAD 9,265 per person per night

STAR DUNE SUITE: PER SUITE PER NIGHT

2020: JANUARY - DECEMBER
From NAD 41,700 per person per night

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Welcome to the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

The lodge is situated on a private concession of just over 150 km² (57 mi.²) 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.

Why we love it

STARGAZING EXTRAVAGANZA

A star feast- each and every night – complete with 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 a phenomenal stargazing environment.

SPECIALIST-LED EXPERIENCES

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

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Take to the air, and get a bird’s eye view of the vast desert expanses surrounding the lodge. You and your fellow guests will be treated to awe-inspiring views as you float over an ocean of jagged mountain tops and dune fields – a landscape that has remained unchanged for millions of years.

BIG DUNE EXCURSION

Walk across ancient sands and climb the heights of ‘Long Dune’. Look out over Sossusvlei’s sea of star-shaped dunes, sculpted by prevailing winds – a desert landscape that mirrors the popular Deadvlei region, but is defined by its privacy and tranquility. Tuck into a delicious picnic breakfast.

Going Beyond the Expected

Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.

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