&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Uniquely stunning lodge in the Sossusvlei region of the Namib Desert
Special SADC Rate
per person sharing per night. Book within 21 Days of Travel, valid until 31 October 2023
Rates are subject to currency fluctuations.
per person sharing per night.
&BEYOND Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, a vast 12,715 hectare expanse deep in the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert situated in Namibia.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is situated within &BEYOND Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, a vast 12,715 hectare (31,419 acre) expanse deep in the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert.
Set amidst an ocean of dunes, rocky outcrops and gravel plains, the utter tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light makes this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes. The night skies are heavenly, with the concession bordering the International Dark Sky Reserve of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. A canvas of beauty that invites reconnection with yourself and nature.
Sustainability and uncompromised luxury go hand in hand at Sossusvlei. 10 beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread out along the curve of the escarpment, open onto ever-changing outlooks. Each spacious air conditioned suite offers a secluded, shaded veranda complete with private plunge pool, a living room with a fireplace, a large retractable skylight above the bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º desert views. The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends.
The split-level guest area is an inspired masterpiece of glass, rock and steel. Large glass panels fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. Inviting amenities include a central-island bar, comfortable sitting room, walk-in cellar, interactive kitchen and rim-flow pool. Other signature features include numerous shaded, private spaces; a sunrise-view gym and sunset-facing wellness centre which offers both a treatment room with a private spa-bath, and a separate wet-room spa. The lodge’s Signature Shop showcases Namibia’s finest craft offerings.
The lodge is ideally situated within the &Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, which boasts numerous distinct habitats and microhabitats, as well as a backdrop of awe-inspiriting vistas, plains, and bushland. This reserve lies east of and adjacent to the gigantic Namib-Naukluft National Park and within the so-called pro-Namib, an ecotone region sandwiched between the endless dune fields of the Namib Desert and the jagged mountain ranges of the Namibian escarpment.
Be mesmerised by the magnificence of the desert and the way the light illuminated the dunes on morning or late afternoon desert drives that continue after nightfall. Explore four different habitat types and ecosystems. Learn about fairy circles and how deserts are formed and function, and how animals have adapted to this desolate environment. Traverse rocky mountains, dunes, vast sand and gravel plains, tapping into the fascinating and ancient formations that shape this landscape. This experience allows you to traverse the desert and truly appreciate the vast expanse. As the sun sets over the horizon, toast to a wonderful day spent in the desert with a well-deserved sundowner, and drink in the sight of towering red dunes, infinite space and sublime stillness.
Scenic drives in open 4×4 on NamibRand Reserve
Closed air conditioned vehicle excursions to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon
Star gazing from the lodge’s sophisticated observatory
Guided four-wheel motorbike (ATV) excursions into the dunes (Children aged 16 and older)
Guided nature walks and hiking trails
Hot air ballooning (additional cost)
- All meals, local brand drinks (soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers), 2 scheduled activities daily, return airstrip transfers, laundry and emergency medical evacuation insurance. Lodge activities include: One morning Sossusvlei excursion, Living Dunes, Desert People, Desert Rock, Desert Drive, Big Dune Walk, Stargazing and Self Exploration (E-biking and Hiking) - activities are guided and subject to availability
To ensure you get the most out of your desert adventure, the team will assist you in planning a range of exciting, specialist-guided experiences for the duration of your stay. These small-group activities will be shaped around your personal interests and abilities.