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.
Mr P & Ms H and Mr R and Ms S - Nottingham
Arrived on: 1-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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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Mr J & Mrs A and Mr D & Ms M - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A small refuge in a vast wilderness

Expert Africas warnihg re needing to pay a deposit and take an inventory of room contants proved not correct. This is apparently only required in Chobe. Staff were wonderful and so friendly. Scenery spectacular especially sun sets. Dune 45 wonderful.

Birdlife in Sossusvlei Pan wonderful and very tame. Feeding from hand. Many problems with our vehicle. Our Budget Hire 4 x 4 not a good vehicle at all and totally unsuitable for soft sand. See later comments. Rangers needed to tow us out.

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Mr O and Ms L from Singapore
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

Beautiful Location, and very helpful staff.

Sossusvlei was one of the highlights of our trip, and getting there before the 'rush' is a real advantage.

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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

Great location but a government camp and that showed in the odd service!!

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Ms J & Mr S - California, USA
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

After a rough start when we had trouble finding the reception area from the parking lot and encountering a unhelpful employee, our experience improved.

We signed up for an early morning guided trip to Dead Vlei lead by Paul. We had a very enjoyable morning despite the fog that obscured sunrise. Paul helped arrange for early shuttle service for us the following morning so that we could have another chance of seeing Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei in the sunlight.

Being inside the gates was essential for early morning photography. (People with 4 x 4 vehicles have the best access to the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei areas.)

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Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An Unexpected Oasis

Having read previous reviews I did not have very high expectations, and only chose this place as I wanted to experience sunrise and sunset in the park.

However, the accommodation was excellent, the chalets were huge and offered all the amenities one could wish for. The verandah was a real bonus and it was lovely being able to watch the springbok wander past at such close proximity. The food was more than adequate; plenty of it and a good variety of dishes were served. It definitely surpassed my expectations.

It was great being able to stay in the park itself; you really felt a part of it, rather than just visiting for the day.

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Mr & Mrs LN - London
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

The location in the park is superb and allowed us a memorable (and very early) start down to Big Daddy and Dead Vlei so we arrived before anyone else. A fantastic moment on the trip!

The huts are on raised platforms and are surprisingly lovely with views over the open plain with the dunes in the distance.

The bar and sitting area are spacious; the pool very welcoming. The large dining room lacks atmosphere and can be very stuffy and hot. It is a shame you are not allowed to eat at the tables out on the deck surrounding the dining room.

The staff are efficient and most are friendly although a little reserved..

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Family L from Sevenoaks
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

Excellent location inside the park.
Excellent rooms with desert views.
Welcoming & friendly staff.

They could have arranged to set off slightly earlier for sunrise & be at/near the top of the dunes at sunrise

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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sossus Dune Lodge review

If you wanna reach the sand dunes before everyone else this is the place to stay. It was a magical feeling to see the sunrise form Big Daddy!

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Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great to be in the park

Surprised at no air conditioning in such a new camp. However very good overall and being within the park is really worthwhile. Did not use their activities.

Staff very helpful and friendly especially regarding the shuttle service.

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