Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

This lodge is situated in over 2,000 km² of private reserve, where various activities are possible, including the possibility of a day excursion to the Sossusvlei dunes. The lodge is built into the edge of the rugged Nubib Mountains, and overlooks a vast sandy plain, often sparsely inhabited with springbok, oryx, ostrich and Ludwig’s bustard, and looking onto a massive red dune, which is the eastern fringe of the vast Southern Dune Field of the Namib Desert. The dune is a great location for dune buggy rides, or a walk along its edge at sunset.

The lodge has only ten luxury climate-controlled villas, situated on either side of a cleverly designed main building incorporating a dining room, lounge, bar, shop and games room, and an outdoor hidden swimming pool, all with views across the vast desert plain below. Above the main lodge is an observatory and telescope. There is a resident astronomer at the lodge, and evenings are often spent star-gazing, or marveling at the rings of Saturn.

Each of the elegant villas consists of a bedroom, sitting room with mini bar, and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, decorated with elements of bone, slate and stone.

They have air conditioning for the warm days, and a fireplace, allowing for cozy evenings. The suites are built of stone, which blends with the surroundings, and glass, maximizing the magnificent views.