&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namibia

At a Glance

  • The sustainably built lodge made of rock, glass and steel blend in to the harsh, ever changing landscape. Once inside you are enveloped in magnificent rooms which open up to give spellbinding panoramic views.

  • Bordering the Dark Sky Reserve, the 12,715 hectare private concession the lodge occupies will give unparalleled views of the night sky Namibia is famous for. Even your bed has a retractable sky roof for you to watch the night sky from the comfort of your bed.

  • Spend time exploring the red dunes of the Namib with your experienced guide so you can avoid the crowds. 

  • Spend an evening tasting with the sommelier in the wine cellar to have a really special night.

  • Have a candle lit dinner in the desert under the stars for a really memorable evening.

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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.

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Insider's View

Sit on the deck with a drink and watch the mountains change colour as the sun sets.

Lie on your bed and soak up the endless African night sky through your skylight.

Take advantage of the crystal clear desert sky and spend an evening with the in house astronomer.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Namibia


Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a sophisticated and luxurious lodge located in the beautiful Namib Desert. Ten stunning glass and brick villas offer privacy and magnificent views across the red, arid landscape towards the majestic mountains beyond.

After extensive redesign and refurbishment, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a truly luxurious lodge in the heart of the Namib Desert situated in the northern stretches of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Ten spacious, air-conditioned, desert suites are encased in glass and stone to dramatic effect each with a spacious indoor and outdoor living space to relax and enjoy the incredible views.  Each suite has been designed with sumptuous luxury at the forefront with no detail spared while the natural tones and hues compliment the surrounding environment.  Each suite boasts its own private veranda with plunge pool as well as indoor and outdoor showers.  On cooler nights guests can unwind in the comfort of their suite each with built in fire place and star gazing skylight over the bed.  Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, each suite is set along the curve of the escarpment.  For families or friends travelling together the two bedroom Star Dune Suite offers the ultimate privacy.  Two separate suites, each with their own pool, are joined by glass walk ways to a central lounge, dinning area and sunken deck with fire pit.

There is a walk-in wine cellar and dinner is served in a glass-fronted dining room. The main lodge features a long bar, beautiful open lounge area with uninterrupted views of the desert beyond.  Guests can cool off in the swimming pool, or simply relax on the wraparound verandas and take it all in.   The lodge is also renowned for its excellent cuisine with wine-pairing, as well as 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, 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.

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Ten stone and glass villas and one two bedroom family suite 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.


Spacious open plan suites with indoor and outdoor showers, stocked mini bar, a/c, wifi (in suites only) and private plunge pool.

Star Dune Suite

A beautifully designed and spacious two bedroom suite.  Each bedroom is independent of one another with own private pool and linked by glass walk ways to a central shared living space with outdoor veranda.


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, dune climbing as well as hot air balloon flights, which are available at an additional cost.



Miles McConnell (Staff)

Possibly my favourite camp that I visited on my last trip to Namibia. Sossuslvei Desert Lodge is set at the base of a small hill giving you a wonderful panoramic view out over the desert and to the dune in the distance. The staff however are what really made the trip that bit better with nothing to much trouble and unbelievable attention to detail paid to every aspect of your stay.

The rooms are all very private with views out over the desert and a skylight above the bed that looks out to the crystal clear sky that make the Namib desert such a hotspot for astronomers.

It is also perfectly positioned for those wishing to go on a early morning balloon flight over the desert (which is included in a 4 night stay).


  • &Beyond Wild Child programme

    Specially designed activities ensure your children get the most out of their safari experience, with activities such as tracking footprints and making traditional bows and arrows to add to game drives with their parents.

  • Activities at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

    &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a wide range of activities on their private reserve as well as guided half day trip to Sossusvlei.

  • Hot Air Ballooning - Sossusvlei

    Enjoy the rocky landscape and sand dunes of Sossusvlei from above, soar over the Namib Desert as the landscape changes colour as the sun rises. What better way to view them than from above, drifting gently in a hot air balloon?

  • Red Dunes and Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei

    On the edge of the Namib-Naukluft are the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei, a dune sea slowly marching towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Location & directions

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sossusvlei, Namibia

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namib Desert, Namibia.

How to get there

10-hour international flight followed by a 1-hour chartered flight.

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