&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

A desertscape of sand, stones, stars, sustainability & silence

Highlights

EXCEPTIONAL STARGAZING

Observatory with resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope

NAMIBIA STAR DUNES

The only private reserve featuring the iconic star dunes of Namibia

A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

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

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sophisticated, environment-friendly, sustainable design

SUBLIME TRANQUILITY

Reconnect with yourself and nature in the Namib Desert

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A Tranquil Oasis Where Time Stands Still

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia

Travel deep into Namibia’s Namib Desert, to a seemingly endless and ethereal landscape of towering sand dunes and mysterious fairy circles. Here, under an impossibly starry night sky, you’ll find the luxurious Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – a serene oasis where time stands still.

Location

&Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve

Access to the lodge:

Private lodge airstrip

A 1hr 15min fixed-wing or a 1hr 30min helicopter flight from Windhoek, followed by a short 10min road transfer to the lodge.

– There are also 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

Accommodation

LUXURIOUS SUITES

Twelve air-conditioned stone & glass suites

SPACIOUS FAMILY SUITE

Two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite ideal for families or friends

STAR-VIEWING SKYLIGHTS

Retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing

PRIVATE LAP POOLS

Cold pools to refresh on hot days with incredible desert views

WIFI
AVAILABLE

Available in guest suites only

Amenities

MODERN OBSERVATORY

Resident astronomer with state-of-the-art telescope

SIGNATURE SHOP

Authentic, handcrafted items from the region

VINTAGE WINE CELLAR

A fine selection of wines complements sublime meals

WELLNESS CENTRE

A treatment room and gym with desert views

SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

Complimentary use for the duration of your stay, one pair per suite

Rates

SUITE

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

STAR DUNE SUITE

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

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Welcome to the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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.

Why we love it

STARGAZING EXTRAVAGANZA

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.

SPECIALIST-LED EXPERIENCES

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.

SOAR OVER SOSSUSVLEI

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.

BIG DUNE WALK EXPERIENCE

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.

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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