Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Good(89%) From 86 travellers
Excellent
51
Good
25
Average
6
Poor
4
Terrible
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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.
Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

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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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Sossus Dune Lodge for the dunes

We all loved it. The rooms, food and staff were faultless. helpfull and welcoming. Our guide for the early morning trip to the sand dunes was very informative, and quickly assessed our abilities for climbing up the dunes! ( 1 of us had recently had a hip replacement so high dunes were out of the question !)

We had thought we would take a baloon flight over the dunes but the cost was prohibitive, our morning guide told us we should try a flight over the dunes, as this was less expensive, which we did and I can thoroughly recommend, we went as far as the coast, and for 5 of us it was approx £125 a head.

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Ruth&Dave
Arrived on: 21-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Sossus Dune Lodge review

Fantastic place to stay, room was excellent, difficult to find any fault with this place.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 8-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

Sossus Dune Lodge review

We were in Room 14. There were only 5 or 6 sets of people staying in the hotel. There were more people asking if everything was OK than were staying there! A case of too many chiefs and not enough indians.

Seems such a shame as the location and rooms are wonderful. They have also built a lovely shaded area around the swimming pool.

No problem using credit card to pay.

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Mr and Mrs C - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Sossus Dune Lodge review

We loved Sossus Dune lodge - the individual huts were very well decorated and very clean. The location also cannot be beat for being able to get to the dunes for sunrise.

The food was great and the staff were helpful in giving us a packed breakfast the morning that we got up early to see sunrise. The staff were all very young and although very friendly and attentive they were perhaps lacking in knowledge slightly and when we asked questions about time of sunrise, best place to see sunrise etc nobody seemed to be able to answer our questions.

If the staff could perhaps be briefed on local knowledge (or indeed an information folder be put in the rooms) and this would perfect this otherwise great accommodation.

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Ms M & Mr C - London
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Terrible
Terrible

Sossus Dune Lodge review

Great location and a good room but badly run: We experienced difficulty with:

1. Check in
2. Not having enough 4x4's for the morning activity and they ended up renting a small vehicle which had to accommodate 6 of us - a party of 4 and us two and when your Clive's size of 6'4" this is not fun for him or anyone else
3. The Guide had been seconded from Fish River Canyon - we joined him on his second day and therefore we were given no guiding to speak of which was a real shame
4. Unable to accommodate us for an evening sundowner in the Dunes due to lack of vehicles
5. Breakfast in the dune was a very poor affair
6. Shaded area round the pool is not finished
7. Difficulty in them arranging a transfer for us on the morning of departure to get us to Sesriem Gate to meet the balloon transportation.
8. Only four wines were available from the list

It is great to be in Sossusvlei first to climb the dunes first but not worth the stay at this place.

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