Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Good(89%) From 86 travellers
Excellent
51
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Below are independent comments from 86 of our travellers who have visited Sossus Dune Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

More shade by pool as very hot

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Mr & Mrs T - Hampshire
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Sossus Dune Lodge

Great location to be in the Dunes for Sunrise. Good packed breakfasts.

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Ms G and Mr M from Spain
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Amazing place. Great service.

We loved that place. The rooms are excelent, in a unique location.

Very nice personnel.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Breakfast in the Dunes brilliant!

Could not have a better location and being able to see the sunrise before other people in the dunes was a privilege.

The guide for the Sunrise tour was excellent and the breakfast amongst the dunes an experience never to be forgotten.
Also went to Dune 45 for sunset - spectacular!

The staff generally could not have been more helpful and friendly. Luckily all our luggage was taken to our room as it was a bit of a hike on the boardwalks as we were in one of the furthest rooms. The room itself was a joy and the stars at night spectacular.

A very special place, would have liked to stay longer.

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Ms S & Mr B - Charlotte
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

This is the only place to stay if you want to get to the dunes early. That is all I need to say in this review. If you want to get the shot of the Deadvlei in the shade and the dune lit like the Franz Lanting shot...then put off the trip until you can stay here.

We loved our room. The meals were excellent. The thing we disliked the most was the parking area was below the lodge. You were dependent on walking or having someone come down and pick you up by car and take you up. THe problem was that the person picking you up also took people's luggage to the room. So if you were unlucky to arrive at the wrong time...no one was there to pick you up. So we had to hike up with all our luggage. I think 50% of the time we had to hike the distance. That is really unacceptable. They desperately need a dedicated person.

We saw Oryx on the way into this lodge but never saw any animals at the watering hole here...but this is not why you are here. I wish they had a better map. I am very good with maps and assume they are accurate in orientation. Their map was not and I made some decisions based on it that were not accurate that cost us valuable time. I think something more organized to reference that described the hikes nearby and options of things to do would have been nice.

In the area, we enjoyed the hike at the Ses Reim Canyon very much. We hiked up Dune 45 and loved Hidden vlei and its serious hike and Dead vlei. Elium Dune was ok but we didn't hike to the top ...so maybe I didn't give it enough. I strongly recommend the helicopter ride to deadvlei for serious photographers. Our hot air balloon ride was cancelled but after some discussion we decided the helicopter was really the better option for us anyway. If you have a car, there seems to me no reason to do any activities with this lodge.

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Poor
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

Pricey for the value, but travelers have no other choice! We had two wheel drive car, so we had to depend on the shuttle to take us to the dunes.

They told us to park at the 2wd car park and wait for the shuttle which will come by around 6:15am, in time for the sunrise. They didn't come till 6:45am, way AFTER the sun rose by the time we get to the dunes! The shuttle driver claimed that he was not contacted by the Dune lodge to take us up there. Who knows what's the truth. It is annoying to spend that much money and stay in the park, THEN MISS THE SUNRISE.

We were also given a room stuck behind a pile of rocks, while there were other empty rooms in the lodge.

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Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Sossus Dune Lodge in the National Park

Superbly designed and constructed spacious and clean chalets, very private with stunning views and game wandering past the deck. We sat for many hours on the deck with binoculars just watching. The lounge/bar/restaurant were excellent as was the food. The staff were very friendly and helpful although the bar service was sometimes a little slow.

We went on a sundowner drive to the dunes with a really good guide, who was extremely informative in respect of the location and also in respect of Namibian life. The three of us were lucky enough to have the desert to ourselves that evening! This enthused us to get up early and make our own trip to watch sunrise the next day.

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Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Perfect location and ambiance

Relaxing and very spiritual. Guides were excellent and whole experience a great joy

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Mr J & friends from Bristol
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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sossus Dune Lodge

Ideally placed to visit dunes before dawn. We did this each morning twice in our own vehicle and once using the Lodge tour. We also had a lodge tour in the afternoon to Sossus Vlei when it is much quieter.

The Lodge vehicles work out at about £45 per person but I felt they were worth it for a hassle free ride through deep sand. Service in the Lodge was much improved from when the Lodge opened and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We had packed breakfasts each day which were fine..

The only inconvenience is the long journey from the farthest rooms to the main buildings.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

The lodge was beautiful, nice big spacious rooms and lovely setting. Location was stunning, and meant we could come back after sunset. We were a little chilly at night, and some extra blankets would have been good.

The restaurant staff were very slow, and the food wasn't very special, but nor was it inedible.

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