Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a sophisticated and luxurious lodge located in the beautiful Namib Desert. 10 stunning glass and brick villas offer privacy and magnificent views across the red, arid landscape towards the majestic mountains beyond.
At a Glance
Epic star gazing from the observatory
Ten luxury stone and glass villas
Explore the reserve on all terrain motorbikes
Find ancient San rock art in hidden caves
Beautiful hiking trails through the dramatic landscape
Sit on the deck with a drink and watch the mountains change color as the sun sets.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Lie on your bed and soak up the endless African night sky through your skylight.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Experience the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, situated in the foothills of the private NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Ten spacious, air-conditioned, desert villas are encased in glass and stone to dramatic effect. Each features a shaded private veranda, a split-level bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a living room with fireplace, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, each villa is set along the curve of the escarpment.
There is a walk-in wine cellar and dinner is served in a glass-fronted dining room. The split-level main lodge features a fire-lit bar, comfortable sitting room, mezzanine library with CD and book collection, swimming pool, wraparound verandas and African gift shop. The lodge is also renowned for its exciting bush breakfasts and dinners in dramatic desert locations.
The NamibRand spans 180,000 hectares of pristine desert wilderness, and is the largest private nature reserve in southern Africa. Home to the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes, the landscape here is vast with endless horizons, jagged mountain peaks and dramatic desertscapes. Explore it all by quad bike, open 4x4 vehicle, on foot or hot-air balloon.
Ten stone and glass villas are positioned to make the most of the endless views and even have an outdoor shower and a dramatic skylight over the bed for late night star gazing.
Children are welcome at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and those aged 6 and above may participate in scheduled safari activities. Childminders are available.
Swimming pool, star-viewing skylights above the beds, quad bikes and a curio shop.
Activities included: Desert excursions, game and quad drives in the NamibRand reserve, nature walks, star gazing, Sossusvlei dune visits, dune climbing
Activities including Hot air balloon flights are available at an additional cost.
Location & Directions
NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namib Desert, Namibia.
When to go
If you're visiting Sossusvlei, the best thing to do is avoid the summer, which is extremely hot. Therefore, the best time to visit southern Namibia is in winter (May and September) but bear in mind that the desert regions can be bitterly cold at this time of year. The climate of the southern coast is hospitable from February to May, but quite cool and misty year-round, and particularly windy in August.