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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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Sossusvlei / Namibia

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a spectacular masterpiece of glass, rock and steel pavilions with a bold geometric structure at the centre. The lodge extends over an ocean of dunes and gravel plains, in perfect harmony with its elemental surrounds. The guest area features floor to ceiling frameless glass panels that fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. The interactive kitchen design allows for guests to create their own dishes and menu should they wish to. A range of singular interior and exterior dining spaces ensures guests never dine in the same place twice.

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Check In: 2:00PM - Check Out 11:00AM
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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Certified
Sustainable
Sossusvlei / Namibia

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a spectacular masterpiece of glass, rock and steel pavilions with a bold geometric structure at the centre. The lodge extends over an ocean of dunes and gravel plains, in perfect harmony with its elemental surrounds. The guest area features floor to ceiling frameless glass panels that fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. The interactive kitchen design allows for guests to create their own dishes and menu should they wish to. A range of singular interior and exterior dining spaces ensures guests never dine in the same place twice.

Check In: 2:00PM - Check Out 11:00AM
1 Restaurant
10 Glass Desert Suites / 1 Star Dune Suite
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Three meals daily

Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees

Refreshments on scenic nature drives

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

10 air-conditioned glass desert suites

1 Star Dune Suite (two bedrooms, private lounge and dining area)

Private Pool

Observatory with professional astronomer

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Activities

The Namib Desert in Namibia is a wonderful year-round destination to explore, which offers many attractions in every season including Namib dune and desert adventure, hot air ballooning, stargazing at a state-of-the-art observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer, quad biking, excursions to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei and many more.

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Location

1hr 15min flight from Windhoek, followed by a 10min road transfer to the lodge.

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 NamibRand Nature Reserve, Southern Africa’s largest private nature reserve, consists of 215 000 hectares (530 300 acres) of unspoiled desert wilderness. The spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, arrayed in magnificent hues of orange, buttermilk, pumpkin and sienna, are part of the Namib Sand Seawhich is the biggest dune field south of the Sahara. Towering over a vast, dry pan, these towering dunes, shaped by sands millions of years old, are among the highest in the world. Known as the Living Desert, the dunes of the Namib abound with specially adapted wildlife and over 114bird species. A landscape of seemingly endless spaces, profound tranquillity, and extraordinary light, make this one of Africa’s most compelling natural regions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?

Private Lodge Airstrip: 1hr 15min flight from Windhoek, followed by a 10min road transfer to the lodge. There are scheduled daily charter flights to the lodge’s private airstrip. By Car: The lodge is a 400km / 248mi. drive from Windhoek and a 380km / 236mi. drive from Swakopmund on good quality gravel roads. It is advisable to use a 4x4 vehicle during the rainy season, from November to May.

What should I bring with me?

As a general guide, comfortable and casual clothing that you can wash and wear is recommended while on safari. Muted colours are best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and the late afternoon, which can be cold, especially in winter. The temperature often warms up during the day, so it is best to dress in layers. The luggage allowance on small flights is usually limited to a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs), which includes hand luggage, so please bear this in mind when packing. Most lodges provide a same-day laundry service for your clothes.

What do I need to know about Namibia?

Namibia is a safe and stable country boasting modern infrastructure and facilities and one of the cleanest and neatest African capitals. Still, be careful, remain alert and keep a close watch over your belongings. Although most parts of Namibia are malaria-free, travellers heading north of Windhoek (and towards the Caprivi) need to consult their doctors about anti-malaria medication.

Are drones allowed in Namibia?

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas andBeyond manages until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as other lodges in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

Passports & Visa Requirements

Guests visiting Namibia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport. Visitors who intend travelling to Namibia’s neighbouring countries and back are advised to apply for multiple entry visas.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation - 100% of total reserved value if cancellations made within 45 days before arrival. 20% of total reserved value if cancellations made between confirmation and 46 days prior to arrival. Payment-Valid credit card is required at the time of booking. Deposit of 100% total reserved value is required 45 days before arrival.

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a spectacular masterpiece of glass, rock and steel pavilions with a bold geometric structure at the centre. The lodge extends over an ocean of dunes and gravel plains, in perfect harmony with its elemental surrounds. The guest area features floor to ceiling frameless glass panels that fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. The interactive kitchen design allows for guests to create their own dishes and menu should they wish to. A range of singular interior and exterior dining spaces ensures guests never dine in the same place twice.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check In: 2:00PM - Check Out 11:00AM
Family Friendly
Namibia's Leading Safari Lodge (World Travel Awards 2019)
10 Glass Desert Suites / 1 Star Dune Suite
1 Restaurant
Wheelchair Accessible
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Accommodation

The Star Dune Suite

Creating an ideal family environment, or an ideal option for groups of friends, the Star Dune Suite consists of two suites linked by a covered walkway, with a private lounge and dining space. The combined amenities of this extended accommodation provide the perfect space for one and all to enjoy. For those family groups, &Beyond guides and lodge team will provide a host of fun and interactive children’s activities. All suites include star-viewing skylights, discrete music systems and customised personal bars. From £2140 Per Night

Suites

Each air-conditioned glass-fronted suite is designed to complement the expansive views of the different habitats, perfectly framed from the spacious internal areas. Featuring a private veranda, bedroom with retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing, a living room with a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º views, and a perfectly-positioned private plunge pool for some sublime respite after a long day in the desert heat. Each suite is like its own solar power plant, producing enough energy to not only power the air conditioning, and all the super-comforts of a luxury lodge, but also the water treatment and recycling systems. From £950 Per Night

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The Star Dune Suite

The Star Dune Suite

Creating an ideal family environment, or an ideal option for groups of friends, the Star Dune Suite consists of two suites linked by a covered walkway, with a private lounge and dining space. The combined amenities of this extended accommodation provide the perfect space for one and all to enjoy. For those family groups, &Beyond guides and lodge team will provide a host of fun and interactive children’s activities. All suites include star-viewing skylights, discrete music systems and customised personal bars. From £2140 Per Night

Suites

Each air-conditioned glass-fronted suite is designed to complement the expansive views of the different habitats, perfectly framed from the spacious internal areas. Featuring a private veranda, bedroom with retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing, a living room with a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º views, and a perfectly-positioned private plunge pool for some sublime respite after a long day in the desert heat. Each suite is like its own solar power plant, producing enough energy to not only power the air conditioning, and all the super-comforts of a luxury lodge, but also the water treatment and recycling systems. From £950 Per Night
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Activities
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Hot-air ballooning

As the sun’s first rays peek over scarlet sand dunes, the hot air balloon drifts slowly upward revealing the undulating landscapes of Sossusvlei. This soul-satisfying journey offers excellent photographic opportunities and lifelong memories! Price: £380 Per Person. Champagne breakfast and park fees included.

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Scenic Desert Flight

Take off from nearby the lodge and soar over the vast expanse of the desert for an approximately 60 min helicopter flight. Hover over jagged mountain tops that emerge from the iconic Namib dunes, white mineral pans, rocky outcrops and unique fauna and flora. Be captivated as you fly over a landscape that has remained unchanged for millions of years. Price: £405 Per Person.

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Stargazing

Sossusvlei neighbours Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, which has also been awarded Gold Tier status, declaring it an environment with little to no impact from artificial light. Get a closer look at the night sky from our sophisticated observatory with resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope. Price: Complimentary

04
Sossusvlei Excursion

This half day adventure takes you into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Learn about the ecosystem, Aeolian geological processes, walk to Deadvlei, perhaps climb a sand dune, and for the fit and adventurous, conquer the towering ‘Big Daddy’. Price: Complimentary

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Living Dunes

Set out to the dunes on our reserve, where the story of the deserts ecology is written in the sand. Explore the dunes on foot or by quad bike with a specialist guide who’ll uncover the secrets of the dunes. Price: Complimentary

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E-biking

Traverse the stark beauty and vast expanse on an e-bike. Easy to ride and super fun, these nifty bicycles are fitted with a battery-powered ‘assist’ that gives a boost when pedalling. There are two different options, an 11km (6.8mi) or a 19km (11.8mi) route. Price: Complimentary

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Restaurant

The dinner menu works on a five-day rotation; one night there’s a hibachi grill where guests cook their own barbecue chicken and Namibian lamb skewers

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Breakfast

From an omelette/crepe station to a delicious array of fruits, yogurt, pastries and cereals and made-to-order hot dishes breakfasts at Sossusvei ...

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High Tea

High Tea is the perfect way to prepare for either afternoon guided nature walk or afternoon drives/petrified dunes.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

10 air-conditioned glass desert suites

1 Star Dune Suite (two bedrooms, private lounge and dining area)

Private Pool

Observatory with professional astronomer

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Three meals daily

Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees

Refreshments on scenic nature drives

Laundry

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Desert experiences:

Desert Drive

Stargazing at a state-of-the-art observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer

Excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei

Big Dune Walk

Living Dunes

Desert People

Desert Rock

Fat biking

Dune ecology activity

Hiking Tours


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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?

Private Lodge Airstrip: 1hr 15min flight from Windhoek, followed by a 10min road transfer to the lodge. There are scheduled daily charter flights to the lodge’s private airstrip. By Car: The lodge is a 400km / 248mi. drive from Windhoek and a 380km / 236mi. drive from Swakopmund on good quality gravel roads. It is advisable to use a 4x4 vehicle during the rainy season, from November to May.

What should I bring with me?

As a general guide, comfortable and casual clothing that you can wash and wear is recommended while on safari. Muted colours are best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and the late afternoon, which can be cold, especially in winter. The temperature often warms up during the day, so it is best to dress in layers. The luggage allowance on small flights is usually limited to a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs), which includes hand luggage, so please bear this in mind when packing. Most lodges provide a same-day laundry service for your clothes.

What do I need to know about Namibia?

Namibia is a safe and stable country boasting modern infrastructure and facilities and one of the cleanest and neatest African capitals. Still, be careful, remain alert and keep a close watch over your belongings. Although most parts of Namibia are malaria-free, travellers heading north of Windhoek (and towards the Caprivi) need to consult their doctors about anti-malaria medication.

Are drones allowed in Namibia?

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas andBeyond manages until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as other lodges in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

Passports & Visa Requirements

Guests visiting Namibia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport. Visitors who intend travelling to Namibia’s neighbouring countries and back are advised to apply for multiple entry visas.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation - 100% of total reserved value if cancellations made within 45 days before arrival. 20% of total reserved value if cancellations made between confirmation and 46 days prior to arrival. Payment-Valid credit card is required at the time of booking. Deposit of 100% total reserved value is required 45 days before arrival.

Location
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 NamibRand Nature Reserve, Southern Africa’s largest private nature reserve, consists of 215 000 hectares (530 300 acres) of unspoiled desert wilderness. The spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, arrayed in magnificent hues of orange, buttermilk, pumpkin and sienna, are part of the Namib Sand Seawhich is the biggest dune field south of the Sahara. Towering over a vast, dry pan, these towering dunes, shaped by sands millions of years old, are among the highest in the world. Known as the Living Desert, the dunes of the Namib abound with specially adapted wildlife and over 114bird species. A landscape of seemingly endless spaces, profound tranquillity, and extraordinary light, make this one of Africa’s most compelling natural regions.

1hr 15min flight from Windhoek, followed by a 10min road transfer to the lodge.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Suites

Each air-conditioned glass-fronted suite is designed to complement the expansive views of the different habitats, perfectly framed from the spacious internal areas. Featuring a private veranda, bedroom with retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing, a living room with a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º views, and a perfectly-positioned private plunge pool for some sublime respite after a long day in the desert heat. Each suite is like its own solar power plant, producing enough energy to not only power the air conditioning, and all the super-comforts of a luxury lodge, but also the water treatment and recycling systems. From £950 Per Night

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