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&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Namib Desert

Surrounded by the mountains and sand dunes of the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an escape to the world as it should be.

 

Sheer silence, total tranquillity and romantic luxury.

Overview

From ZAR 5,250 pppn
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From stargazing to intimate picnics in the desert, this is an extraordinary desert wilderness Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia's ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. 
 
 

A world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights, the utter tranquillity and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.

In this spectacularly beautiful location, spacious and serene suites envelope guests in pure indulgence, complete with an outdoor shower and a dramatic skylight over the bed for late night star gazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is set in the far northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast area of over 440 000 acres that lies between the endless dune fields of the Namib Desert and the jagged mountains of the escarpment.

 

Offering an experience that encompasses both sandy dunes and rocky outcrops, guests to the NamibRand are guaranteed to view a variety of desert habitats.

 

The harsh environmental conditions that exist here have led to the evolution of numerous plant and animal species that are specially adapted to survive in the desert. 

 
 

Accommodation

 

Elements of bone, slate and stone create a dramatic, yet entirely natural, look, while rough timberwork, twiggy chandeliers and wooden sculptures call to mind the craggy mountains. Massive windows in the split-level bedroom and sitting room, as well as the ensuite bathroom, open onto the wide plains where you can’t help but lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the desert from the comfort of your private veranda. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand, &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene.

 

Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life.

 

With just ten villas constructed of stone and glass, guests can enjoy the solitary splendour of this remote landscape in privacy. Suites are air conditioned against the searing heat of day and cosy fireplaces ward off the chill of winter nights. 

 

 

 

Activities at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

SOSSUSVLEI HOT AIR BALLOONING

As the sun’s first rays peek over scarlet sand dunes, the hot air balloon drifts slowly upward revealing the undulating landscapes of Sossusvlei. This soul-satisfying journey offers excellent photographic opportunities and lifelong memories!

 

 

QUAD BIKING

Set out on a quad bike trail through the dunes, led by an experienced guide. Enjoy the solitude and majesty of the desert as the trail winds over the dunes and rocky outcrops. As the day winds to a close, stop to enjoy a chilled sundowner as a dazzle of stars slowly comes to full, blazing life in the velvety night sky.

 

 

DESERT ACTIVITIES

Scenic drives in open 4x4x safari vehicles on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Closed air conditioned vehcile excurisons to Sossusvlei and the Sesrien Canyon (at an additional cost). Guided nature walks and marked hiking trails. Stargazing from the lodge's sophisticated observatory and hot air ballooning and scenic flights over the desert (at an additional cost) are all examples of some of the activities available.

 

 

SCENIC DRIVES

Set off on a scenic drive to the fascinating petrified dunes, a frozen landscape of endless undulating waves or choose to explore the massive boulders of Bushman’s Koppies, haphazardly strewn one on top of the other like a giant’s building blocks. Stop to admire the thousand hues of a desert sunset before returning to the lodge in the evening. Scenic drives offer an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal.

 

 

STAR GAZING

The lodge’s observatory provides the ideal place to gaze in awe at the wonders of the clear desert sky, with the resident astronomer on hand to point out the brightest and most beautiful constellations.

 

 

Rates 

All rates are inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand (ZAR) .

 

Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing.

Single Supplement: 1 - 6 Jan; Jul - Oct; 21 - 31 Dec: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room.

Rest of year: 50% supplement is only charged from the third single room per booking.

 

Children under the age of 16 sharing with 1 or 2 adult are charged 50% of the adult rate. This is subject to the availability of triple rooms. 

1 June 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

ZAR 8,430pp

1 November 2015 - 20 December 2015

ZAR 5,250pp

21 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

ZAR 5,250pp

1 Jan 2016 - 6 Jan 2016

TBC

7 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016

TBC

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What's Included

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation

  • Three meals daily

  • Soft drinks, house wines

  • Local brand spirits and beers

  • Teas and coffees

  • Refreshments on game drives

  • Laundry

  • Safari activities

  • Guided nature walks

  • Quad bike excursions in Namib Rand

  • 1 excursion to Sossusvlei

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • VAT

  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

 

 

  • Additional Optional Activities

  • Telephone calls

  • Safari shop purchases

  • Gratuities

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Champagne

  • Cognacs

  • Fine wines

  • Premium brand spirits and cigars

  • Park fees

  • Landing fees and airport taxes