Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge
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Sossus Dune Lodge review
The only place to stay if you want to catch the sunrise at the dunes early and take photos of Dead Vlei without the crowds. We did the sunrise tour with Sharpaka, a very helpful, knowledgeable guide. It had been very windy overnight and remained so which meant we came back for breakfast rather than having it on the dunes.
Trips to Elim dune, Sesriem Gorge and Dune 40 and 45 at sunset were easy to do on our own.
We parked in the 2wd car park and never had a problem with being taken in their vehicle to or from the car park.
Have rated food as average in comparison to other places we stayed, oryx steak excellent though.
There is no internet access here but there is an internet cafe at Oasis Garage outside the park.
Sossus Dune Lodge review
The Sossus Dune Lodge is just beautiful with each cabin having incredible views. The staff were very helpful.Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.
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.
Very Good Stay Inside Namib-Naukluft Park
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.
Sossus Dune Lodge review
More shade by pool as very hotRead more about the whole safari
Sossus Dune Lodge
Great location to be in the Dunes for Sunrise. Good packed breakfasts.Read more about the whole safari
Amazing place. Great service.
We loved that place. The rooms are excelent, in a unique location.
Very nice personnel.
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.