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Location:NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is in a league of its own for its elegance, unique features and activity offerings. It is modestly over the top. Yes that is possible. Every detail has been thought out, then topped with more and finished with a little extra. You’ll be left wanting for nothing except to stay longer.

On a private reserve bordering the Namib Rand Reserve, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits against an outcrop with an endless view onto open plains, distant mountains and sand dunes. It’s a view that looks as though it could only be photo shopped, it’s that surreal.

The architectural design of the lodge blends into the background when looking from afar, but as you near, its interesting angular design catches the eye. It’s elegant and sophisticated in its palette of neutrals, rust and ochres and finished with subtle nuances of varied textures in shades of pale greys and creams. It’s inviting in its rich opulence, so understated.

Your suite, extravagant and immaculate as you look out onto the seamlessly never ending vista ahead. Everything about your stay here is indulgent, but we’ll leave that up to you to discover before we divulge any further. It’s not a five star lodge, it’s worthy of a millions stars and you can see them all from the observatory, guided by a professional astronomer or laying in bed from your stargazing skylight.

What can we say? This is a place you have to experience to know what we are talking about. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s beyond grand. There’s simply is nothing quite like that view from your private pool, sipping on your sundowner in revered silence. Overlooking a landscape that is frankly, out of this world, it seems far-fetched that a place like this even exists and there you have it, it’s the And Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.


Fully inclusive; 10 air conditioned suites with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower; private terrace with a view, private plunge pool, loungers and seating; stargazing skylight; writing desk; WiFi; safe; telephone; hairdryer; personal bar; Nespresso machine; coffee & tea facilities; overhead fan; indoor fire place; bath robes; laundry service (included)

1 Star Dune Suite with all the same facilities as the suites. This suite is two bedroomed with a private lounge, outside sunken lounge with fire pit and a private dining area.

Lodge swimming pool; dining area; interactive kitchen and island bar; wellness spa; gym; curio shop; walk-in wine cellar; telescopes and observatory with resident astronomer.

Children of all ages welcome.


Scenic nature drives on the private reserve; experience the surrounding desert by quad bike or on foot; guided nature walks; fatbiking; San rock paintings; petrified dunes; dune ecology experience; stargazing in the observatory (a must with the local astronomer) and day trip excursions to Sossusvlei; Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei

Stay for 3 or more nights and receive a free hot air balloon safari or helicopter flip over Sossusvlei (seasonal and subject to availability for a minimum of 2 guests).

For the children they offer their WILDchild programme. Fun and interactive activities to delight the kids and spark in them a new found passion and understanding of the depths of their surroundings. Sand painting, ostrich shell art and jewellery making, San rock painting, stargazing and storytelling. By the time they leave, the kids will be telling you about the wonders of the Namib Desert.

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