&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
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
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
Sophisticated, environment-friendly, sustainable design
Reconnect with yourself and nature in the Namib Desert
Twelve air-conditioned stone & glass suites
SPACIOUS FAMILY SUITE
Two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite ideal for families or friends
Retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing
PRIVATE LAP POOLS
Cold pools to refresh on hot days with incredible desert views
Available in guest suites only
Resident astronomer with state-of-the-art telescope
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
VINTAGE WINE CELLAR
A fine selection of wines complements sublime meals
A treatment room and gym with desert views
Complimentary use for the duration of your stay, one pair per suite
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
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.
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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