Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Good(89%) From 91 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 91 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.
Devin & Willow from California
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

The Sossus Dune Lodge is just beautiful with each cabin having incredible views. The staff were very helpful.

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Mr M & Ms B - Brussels
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay at Sossus Dune Lodge

Our stay at Sossus Dune Lodge was very memorable. The staff in the lodge were very polite and friendly. The guest facilities were very well laid out with stunning views over the surrounding desert and dunes. The cottages were very cosy inside.

The nearby Sesriem Canyon located just 15 min. walk from the lodge is a great place for a relaxing stroll. The lodge is a great staging place for visiting the Sossusvlei. The meals were very tasty, although the portions could be slightly bigger.

We did not take part in the activities offered by the lodge, therefore we cannot comment on this aspect of the accommodation.

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic desert location in the park

The lodge was very nice. We have seen some comments about the distance of some rooms from reception. We were in the penultimate lodge, and it really is not an issue (unless you are infirm or very lazy).

It was very windy when we were there, and one minor grumble was that the restaurant door was constantly being opened for staff to bring and clear food, resulting in cold draughts and quite a cold room - it was June and temperatures outside were low single figures in the evenings.

That was the only grumble we had over the two nights we were there.

Being in the park was a great advantage, as we could be at Sossusvlei at sunrise, and also be out at the dunes at sunset - not possible if you stay outside the park.

We did the sunrise trip to Sossusvlei, which was brilliant - the strong winds and blowing sand added positively to the experience! Paulus, our guide, was very knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humour.

Sesreim Canyon was well worth an hour or two.

Finally, being out at the dunes at sunset was delightful.

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Ms B & Mr L - New South Wales
Arrived on: 15-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus dune lodge

Although expensive this is the place to stay if you want to get to sand dunes for early morning photographs as inside the park. Fantastic setting with wonderful views.

Very luxurious accommodation in separate cabins with restaurant int he middle. As other reviewers have mentioned it is a long walk from end to end - nearly a KM on wooden walkway, but could be an issue if you have mobility issues. No real communal area, but you could sit on restaurant terrace, but we found rooms very comfortable to relax in for a few hours in the middle of the day, with nice terrace. Shower is fantastic and very spacious.

Food is good, but heavy on the sauces. Second night we asked for no gravy and that worked well. Service adequate. We drove ourself to dunes, but our friends did morning trip with lodge which they thought was very good. A lot of driving as still 60km to main dune area, although corridor in is also fantastic. We did this twice a day - early morning and mid afternoon. Very comfortable beds and large shower.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 14-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very Good Stay Inside Namib-Naukluft Park

Much improved.

We stayed here six years ago and returned because it is the only lodge inside the park gates, but based on our previous visit our expectations of the food and service were low. So we were very pleasantly surprised to find that the Sossus Dune Lodge has really got its act together and our stay was very enjoyable.

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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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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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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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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
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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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