Located in the Namib desert, along the eastern borders of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, on the NamibRand Nature Reserve, on the Vreemdelings-poorte farm, and once known as Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, Sossusvlei Desert Camp is a first class, design conscious luxury lodge.
Pressed into the side of a Nubib foothill, and 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. The food is African, the service excellent.
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 verandah, a lounge, bedroom and separate bathroom. The front patio’s sliding doors open onto the lounge (woodburner, comfortable seating, cream carpeting), which in turn leads up to the bedroom – double bed, sidetables and lighting. To the back and outside are the bathroom facilities – showers, 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.