Located in the Namib Desert, along the eastern borders of the Namib-Naukluft National Park on the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (once known as Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge) is a first class, design conscious luxury lodge.
Pressed into the side of a Nubib foothill on the Vreemdelings-poorte farm overlooking gravel plains that eventually give way to Sossusvlei’s dunes, it is a stone build characterised by flat roofing, semi-circular concrete edging and an extensive use of glass. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge consists of a main area and 10 suites. The shared areas include a lounge, bar, library, dining area, outdoor terrace, shop, swimming pool and observatory. Split across 2 levels, and characterised by great glass fronts, a muted colour scheme, flagstone floors and a mix of slumber and plastic mould seating, the overall feel is one that is both welcoming and coolly appreciative of the finer things in life.
Food & service
The service is meticulous, and the delicious local cuisine is served by lantern light on the veranda or in a breathtaking spot in the nearby dunes.
Like the main lodge, the suites are split, overlook the gravel plains and designed with an eye for the modern. Each includes a side and front veranda, a lounge, bedroom and separate bathroom. The front patio’s sliding doors open onto the lounge (which contains a wood burner, comfortable seating, and cream carpeting), which in turn leads up to the bedroom. To the back and outside are the bathroom facilities, complete with showers, a sink, flush toilet and bath. Minimalist, open plan and marked by curved walls, clever lighting and a host of cutting edge amenities, the suites are comfortable and consciously forward looking.
Activities at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge include nature walks, quad biking, star gazing, dune walks, desert picnics, ballooning and scenic flights.