Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Good(89%) From 90 travellers
Excellent
54
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 90 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 C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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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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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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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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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

We booked here to be inside the park for access to the dunes at sunrise and sunset, which was a huge advantage. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the lodge was. Excellent food and friendly staff. Good rooms, although ours was a tediously long walk from the central facilities.

Sossus Dune Lodge could however benefit from better management. While the staff were helpful, they did not appear well managed, as we found on several occasions, including when trying to find somebody to let us check out when we left.

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Dr & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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A very peaceful camp inside the National Park

Although there are 24 rooms, there were only four occupied during our three night stay, which meant it was very peaceful.

Comfortable large room with great views towards the dunes. Food was good and cheerfully presented. We felt that a bit more attention to detail would have made our stay even better.

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The B Party - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Another great stay at Sossus Dune Lodge

Our second visit and it was nice to see that standards hadn't dropped in the last 4 years.

All staff were friendly and helpful and, as is common in Namibia, very proud of their hotel.

The food was excellent with all meat dishes very tender.

The rooms are spacious and nicely designed and there is lots of hot water for the shower. Great view over the empty desert.

The complex must be well built as there was a tremendous gale on our first night with the wind howling all night - bit scary but we and the room survived !

there is a lovely lounge to sit in after dinner - but no one did so !

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

Marvellous place to stay. Being within the park is a big advantage in terms of seeing the dunes at dawn and dusk. The rooms were lovely, and so were the staff.

We also very much enjoyed the food.although because of the number of rooms, the restaurant was a bit of a barn. They have tea and coffee on tap continuously, but they (and others on our trip) didn't keep replacing it as often as they should to ensure it was hot.

We drove ourselves to see the dunes at dawn and dusk, feeling that the trip at sunrise was rather expensive for four people. In fact, by doing our own thing we were able to stay more isolated which enhanced the experience.

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Mr S & Mrs S - Washington
Arrived on: 5-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

When we were planning our trip we debated about staying inside the park or outside the park. We are very glad we stayed inside the park so that we could be at the dunes at sunrise before most people got there.

The hike up the dune was energizing and the views were terrific. We went with the lodge's jeep and were happy to have someone else do the driving.

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Mr P & Ms H and Mr R and Ms S - Nottingham
Arrived on: 1-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Service:
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Sossus Dune fab location in the national park

We stayed here for two nights after travelling from Mariental. The location is fantastic being inside the national park with the advantage of early access to the Sossusvlei area. The rooms are huge and beautifully furnished with amazing views and a deck on which it's nice to have a drink and watch the sun go down.

Paul had his 50th here and the staff made a very nice (and big) birthday cake, what a surprise! The food was good and the service was excellent.

Tip - put your toe into the pool before jumping in to test the temperature it's freezing! Highly recommend is the local hot air balloon trip which was amazing.

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