Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located adjacent to the oldest desert in the world: the Namib, “the living desert”. The Namib is known for its dramatic landscapes, unspoilt wilderness and endless horizons. The lodge is situated in the Northern foothills of the privately owned NamibRand Nature Reserve, which spans 184 000 ha. It overlooks the rocky outcrops and magnificent dunes that characterise the Sossusvlei region.
• Guided nature walks and game drives are arranged in the early morning and late afternoon.
• The desert can be explored by quad bike or even hot-air balloon, and visits to the Sesriem canyon and Sossusvlei dunes are a must.
• Specialist photographic safaris are available for photography enthusiasts.
• Children are welcome at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
• An extra bed for a child can be arranged on request.
• However, children under five cannot participate in safari activities.
• Foreign visitors need passports valid for at least 6 months after date of entry.
• Visas required for most visitors, and guests are advised to check with the Namibian Embassy for exceptions.
• Visitors will be required to pay entry fees when crossing the border
The earthy but elegant design of the buildings blends in harmoniously with the landscape. Wraparound verandahs enclose the lodge, which boasts a fire-lit bar, seating area, and mezzanine library. A wooden deck provides the perfect setting for meals or sundowners, overlooking the vast plains, distant mountains, and wandering wildlife.
Ten luxurious stone and glass villas are set against rocky mountains, overlooking the stark desert plains. A fireplace for chilly evenings and air-conditioning for fiery days ensure a comfortable stay in the extreme desert environment. Minimalist décor and massive windows add to the earthy and elegant feel of the rooms. Each unit features a spilt-level bedroom with a king-sized bed, complete with a skylight for star-gazing and a powerful telescope. The glass encased en suite bathroom has both an indoor and an outdoor shower. A private balcony is the perfect spot to lie back and watch the passing wildlife.
Meals are served at both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Fine Pan-African fare is complemented by fine wines from the walk-in cellar. The outdoor dining area is set on a convex deck overlooking the desert and mountains beyond. By arrangement, brunches and dinners can be enjoyed in a dramatic desert location.
The surrounding plains, dunes and mountains beckon explorers to experience the silent tranquillity of the desert or guests can escape the searing heat of the day in the beautiful pool, which is fed by a natural spring. A beauty and wellness therapist is available for an extra dose of relaxation for those that love a massage. As the sun dips below the horizon, a crackling fireplace warms the bar area. Guests can choose to learn about the night sky from the resident astronomer at the lodge’s observatory, which features the country’s second-most powerful electronic telescope.
The desert features a unique array of fauna and flora specifically adapted for desert life. A surprising variety of animals live there, including over 115 species of bird, such as sociable weavers, black and martial eagles and the dune lark. Mammals include Oryx, springbok, aardwolf, ostrich, hyena, bat-eared fox, Cape fox, Burchell’s Zebra and Hartman's Mountain Zebra.
• Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on scenic nature drives, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
Activities included: Desert experiences: Living Dunes, Desert People, Desert Rock, Desert Drive, Big Dune Walk, Stargazing and Self Exploration (E-biking and Hiking) all subject to availability
Excludes: Administration fee, telephone calls, safari shop purchases, helicopter flights or transfers, 1 morning Sossusvlei excursion (NAD 500 per person), gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits, and cigars.
• Minimum 2 night stay required
These rates are applicable to Residents of SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Rates also applicable to Kenya residents.
SADC rates are valid only upon proof of residency or citizenship (work permit or passports).
Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Jan 27, 2023
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Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Nov 12, 2022
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What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
Apr 21, 2022
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