Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.
The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom.
The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views.
Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.
The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.
The Junior Suite ensures privacy and tranquillity with a fantastic view of the surrounding Desert plains. The Suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious king-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace boasting a small splash pool.
In addition there is an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath. Amenities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.
The 44 individual Superior Units at Sossusvlei Lodge are uniquely designed to blend in perfectly with the natural surrounding environment. Each of the Superior Units boasts a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and ridges of the Naukluft Mountains.
The spacious air-conditioned bedroom features twin beds, comfortable corner couch, luggage racks, shelves, hanging space and an in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. In addition there is a refreshment area with a fridge and tea / coffee making facilities.
Each of the stylish en-suite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet, double vanity and signature amenities. Two of the Superior Rooms are designed to be handicapped and wheelchair friendly featuring no steps and are equipped with wider doors. Handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.
One infant and/or child under 12 years can be accommodated free of charge in a Superior Unit shared with two full paying adults. This is subject to availability and payment of applicable meal rates.
STANDARD FAMILY UNITS
The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. Each room still features a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes.
The interiors and décor are the same as the Superior Units with fully air-conditioned twin-bedded bedrooms. In addition there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage rack, shelves, hanging space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service.
Each private en-suite bathroom features a double vanity, toilet, spacious walk-in shower and signature amenities. Please note that these rooms are located furthest away from the main reception building, pool and restaurant (approx. 250 m) – not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Sossusvlei Lodge is well known for sensational cuisine and many guests have praised our famous buffet dinner experience. The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and ostrich, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine.
Start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favourite delectable breakfast foods and treats. For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day accompanied by a variety of salads and side dishes. An a ‘la carte menu is available at the Sossusvlei Lodge Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.
The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries – all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits. Indulge in an unforgettable culinary experience at Sossusvlei Lodge!
The air-conditioned Bar at Sossusvlei Lodge is the perfect place to quench a ‘Desert thirst’ with their wide variety of soft-drinks, mineral waters, alcoholic beverages and cocktails. An impressive collection of the best South African wines can be found here as well as well-known Namibian and German beers and schnapps.
Refreshments and cocktails can be enjoyed whilst cooling off in the sparkling swimming pool adjacent to the bar area or whilst experiencing spectacular views from the upstairs Sundowner Deck.
At the Acacia Beer Garden one can appreciate the relaxing atmosphere under centuries old trees with an ice cold lager on tap and in the evening you can enjoy the views towards the floodlit waterhole next to a cozy fire pit. An a ‘la carte menu is available at the Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.
THE SUNDOWNER DECK
The Sossusvlei Lodge Sundowner Deck is situated above the Bar area with stairs leading from the Lookout Tower. Enjoy inspiring views towards Elim dune and the ridges of the Naukluft Mountains whilst sipping some delicious cocktails or refreshments.
Guests can also enjoy lounging on the comfortable patio furniture underneath a unique semi-shaded canopy overlooking the pool area. The sunsets from this Sundowner Deck promise to amaze!
ACACIA BEER GARDEN
Shaded by centuries old trees, the Acacia Beer Garden creates a relaxing atmosphere where one can sit back and enjoy an ice cold lager on tap or any other refreshments from the fully stocked Bar. The Beer Garden features ample shaded seating. In the evening one can enjoy the views towards the floodlit waterhole next to a cozy fire pit that forms part of the Beer Garden.
Host you special function or bush dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert! Shortly after sunset we depart on a brief drive on our private reserve to a secret location where you will enjoy a full dinner buffet served under the Namibian star studded skies!
Sossusvlei Lodge have perfected the art of outdoor catering enthusing guests with delightful bush dinners, breakfasts at Sossusvlei, special events and even private intimate dinners. With views of towering red sand dunes or amidst the vast desert plains, this is the most awe-inspiring venues nature has on offer.
Each function will be planned according to your requirements. You can be assured this will be a function that will be talked about and remembered for a lifetime!
Host you special breakfast function in Sossusvlei with views of the towering red sand dunes under the shade of the age-old acacias. Sossusvlei Lodge can provide a full English or Continental Breakfast complete with a table and chair setup. Each function will be planned according to your requirements. Minimum of 10 paying pax
THE SWIMMING POOL
A refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool at Sossusvlei Lodge will go a long way after a hot day of sightseeing in the Sossusvlei area. This unique pool is inspired by the constellation of the Southern Cross and features underwater seating areas where one can enjoy the breath-taking views over the Desert landscapes.
Guests can laze on the sunbeds provided underneath cabanas dotted around the pool and relax with a good book or enjoy a few beverages from the bar. Pool towels are available at reception.
There are quite a few books available to read from the bookshelf in the lounge area. The pool is only available to paying guests and is used at one’s own risk. Children must be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
Take you conference, seminar or launch on holiday! Sossusvlei Lodge offers a unique destination for conferencing in Namibia. The indoor Conference Centre is situated next to the curio shop at the main building and is fully equipped for conferences for up to 60 delegates. Comprehensive facilities, basic equipment and refreshments can be provided with tailor-made all-inclusive offers.
Explore the vastness of Namibia’s unspoiled natural environment with the Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre. Experience the beauty of the Desert from a bird’s eye view with Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Scenic Flights by light aircraft or exciting Helicopter flips!
Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei in a comfortable all-terrain vehicle is the ideal way to discover the secrets of the Namib and it’s natural splendour. Other exciting activities include guided sunrise Elim Dune Walks, Sesriem Canyon Excursions, laidback Sundowner Drives and Archery.
View our range of exciting activities here: Our experienced Activity Managers are ready to assist with planning your day of Adventure in the Desert!
SUNDOWNER & NATURE DRIVE
Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge’s private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special.
SOSSUSVLEI & DEADVLEI EXCURSION
An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best.
You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.
Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world’s most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors.
The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.
Discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter! Our Pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight.
We offer a range of scenic flights over the breath-taking grass plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the hidden mysteries of Deadvlei. Exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom built flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.
Desert Air have a well-maintained 5-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained “aerial” desert guide.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
“Up, up and away” as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert. The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature.
Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are required to depart from our Lodge to the Namib Sky ballooning base at least an ½ hour before sunrise with their own vehicles.
The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.
ELIM DUNE NATURE WALK
The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt. Our knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.
SESRIEM CANYON EXCURSION
Explore the remarkable depths of Sesriem Canyon. Our experienced guides will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.
Archery is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly. Our instructors will be on hand to teach you the age old art of the bow and arrow. This is a more relaxed activity where archers can compete against each other or have a shoot out to see who the master archer is.