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&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Set amidst the awe-inspiring scenery – jagged mountains, rocky outcrops and sand dunes – of the Namib Desert, this distinguished lodge is a true oasis of sustainable tranquillity.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has an appeal for everyone, whether you are a couple looking for a unique getaway or a keen photographer wishing to capture Sossusvlei’s iconic red dunes and white salt pans. Families searching for fun desert adventures will find an array of activities at their fingertips, from quad biking over the dunes to guided walks and nature drives. You can even take to the skies in a hot air balloon – a great way to come to terms with the vastness of the world’s oldest living desert.  

Inspired by the colours and shapes of the surrounding landscape, the lodge uses elements of glass, slate, stone and timber to create a natural look that perfectly complements the surroundings. Entirely solar-powered, each of the 10 standalone villas is beautifully appointed and spacious, with the addition of retractable skylights above the beds for watching the stars. Sliding glass doors open onto a beautiful pool terrace where you can take in uninterrupted desert views. 

Bordering the International Dark Sky Reserve of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the night skies here are divine. The lodge has its very own state-of-the-art observatory where guests can enjoy exceptional stargazing alongside the resident astronomer. 

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, at a glance

  • Luxury, modern lodge set on a private 37-acre reserve in the Namib Desert
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable design 
  • Wraparound veranda opening onto infinite desert views
  • 10 standalone stone and glass villas with private verandas, large ensuite bathrooms and outdoor showers
  • Private plunge pools with sweeping desert views 
  • Split-level bedroom and living area with a fireplace 
  • Dine in the dunes or al fresco on the lantern-lit veranda
  • Interactive kitchen 
  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Observatory with resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope
  • Cool off in the spring-fed rim-flow swimming pool
  • Picnics in the desert
  • Gym and wellness centre, with the option for in-room massages
  • Quad biking and motorbike excursions
  • Hikes and guided nature walks
  • Nature drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, a chance to encounter oryx, springbok, Burchell's & Hartmann’s zebra and bat-eared foxes
  • Excursions to the Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon, San rock art sites and the desert’s intriguing “fairy circles”
  • Hot air ballooning and scenic flights
  • We have just returned from what was a holiday of a lifetime. I can't thank you enough. The organisation was meticulous and made our lives so much easier. When we plan another holiday we'll be sure to speak with Ultimate Travel first.

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