Each air conditioned suite is furnished to complement the majestic hues of the desert and features a private veranda, split-level bedroom and living room with replace, ensuite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. The suites are equipped with a star-viewing skylight, discrete music system and custom-stocked personal bar. 

Cradled against the ancient mountains, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for
its luxurious accommodation overlooking the starkly beautiful Namib Desert.
Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, just ten stone and glass suites spread
out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy. 

 Located in the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, the NamibRand Nature Reserve

consists of 180 000 hectares (445 000 acres) of this unspoiled desert wilderness. 

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Spoil yourself with an unforgettable Masai Mara wildlife experience and enjoy complimentary flights between Wilson Airport and the Masai Mara.
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One of the most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights. The largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, the NamibRand Nature Reserve consists of 180 000 hectares (445 000 acres) of this unspoiled desert wilderness. Part of the biggest dune field south of the Sahara, an area known as the Namib Sand Sea, the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, arrayed in magnificent hues of orange, buttermilk, pumpkin and sienna, tower over a vast, dry pan.

Over 230 metres (750 feet) high and constantly twisted and shaped by the wind, these breathtaking dunes are among the highest in the world. Known as the Living Desert, the dunes of the Namib abound with specially adapted beetles, spiders, lizards, gerbils, golden moles and other creatures, all leaving their tell-tale tracks in the fine sand. The plains and dry watercourses are home to oryx, springbok, Burchell’s and Hartmann’s zebra, kudu, ostrich and giraffe. Predators include leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape and bat-eared foxes, termite-eating aardwolf and African wildcat. More than 114 bird species can be seen in the desert skies. The fascinating wildlife, combined with the endless spaces, utter tranquillity and extraordinary light, make this one of Africa’s most compelling natural regions.


​Nature drives, Excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei, Guided nature walks, Hiking trails, Quad bike excursions, San rock paintings, Stargazing at a state-of-the-art observatory accompanied by a resident astronomer  & Petrified dunes 


The Camp

The guest area, where walls have become windows that fold away completely, boasts unimpeded desert vistas. The split-level lodge boasts a re-lit bar, comfortable sitting room, wraparound veranda and Safari Shop. A fine selection of wines from an impressive walk-in wine cellar complements the delicious meals. Guests can escape the desert heat with a revitalising midday dip in the pool, fed by water from an underground spring. At sunset, animals are drawn to a nearby waterhole, enhancing desert sundowner drinks. A state-of-the-art observatory and resident astronomer provide insight into the magnificent constellations of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. 

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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