Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Good(89%) From 94 travellers
Excellent
56
Good
28
Average
6
Poor
4
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 94 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.
Family L from Sevenoaks
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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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
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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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Mr & Mrs C - County Durham
Arrived on: 21-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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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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Mr & Mrs W - 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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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Sossus Dune Lodge review

Sossus Dune Lodge was better than I expected as it was a NWR property, even though it is their flagship lodge.

The chalets were huge and even had bathrobes, fridge and a hairdyer. The only thing missing was a safe. Downsides were that the rooms got hot in the afternoon (talking to the manager he said he did realise this and that they were hoping to put air-con into the main lounge area in the future so that people could at least go there to read etc in the cool).

I would probably think seriously about this if travelling here in the summer and secondly, that there was no shade at the pool (manager also said this was being done imminently so perhaps worth checking if this bothers you). Staff were all very helpful and friendly and food very good.

Do ask the way across to the dunes if driving yourself rather than go back to the gate as they did not volunteer this info on check-in.

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Sossus Dune Lodge review

Being unable to have 2 nights at Kulala Desert Lodge, we moved 10kilometres to Sossus Dune Lodge which was a good experience and the rooms were fantastic - the bungalows were very large and very comfortable. However we found the atmosphere quite lacking and very down beat - the food was good but the service was very stiff.

The dining room was spacious with great views but again very formal - it was memorable for the luxurious living but not for the atmosphere.

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