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Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Lodge

Le Mirage Lodge: Our full report

About 20km south of Sesriem, so within relatively easy reach of the dunes of Sossusvlei, Le Mirage Resort ...

... and Spa is – as the name suggests – both a lodge and a spa. It’s a somewhat imposing sight, a castle-like building in the middle of the desert.

Le Mirage is decorated in a Moroccan style, with bright blue contrasting with the orange of the desert outside; in fact the building would be better suited to Morocco than Namibia, where it sticks out for being different.

There are 27 twin rooms, all en suite and the ‘Oasis Rooms’ have balconies that look over the lush garden or out to the distant mountains. The rooms are spread over two separate buildings, with eight rooms in one, which also has a courtyard full of plants and waterfalls (Camelthorn Rooms), and the rest in the larger building (Oasis Rooms). This is complete with a pool, shaded by colourful bougainvillea and tall palms. The rooms are laid out so that every second room is much bigger than the two either side of it.

Moroccan-style antiques furnish the stone-walled rooms, whose four-poster beds are covered by monogrammed sheets. All rooms have air conditioning, a safe, an empty minibar (for which guests must request drinks), and tea- and coffee-making facilities. There are also two star decks on the ‘castle’ turrets, each complete with its own shower and toilet, where guests can sleep under the night sky: a romantic experience for a honeymoon or an anniversary, perhaps.

The main facilities at Le Mirage include a turquoise outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a wine cellar. A choir sometimes performs at the sundowner spot, which also has a fire. Take a look at the cascading waterfall in reception, complete with fish and surrounded by tropical plants.

A decadent spa on the ground floor of the main building at Le Mirage Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of therapies. These include Thai and Indian massage and treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures, in five treatment rooms. Three of the rooms offer a 'massage with a view', and some are also suitable for couples.

Other activities at Le Mirage include a Sossusvlei drive with a dune breakfast, bush dinners, nature drives and quad bike tours. The lodge can also arrange scenic flights over the area. For those wishing to drive themselves to Sossusvlei, note that the Sesriem Gate is around 20km away. (NB: It's essential that you read the Quadbike warning in the 'Health & Safety' section below for our comments on insurance issues regarding this activity.)


Our view

While Le Mirage doesn't particularly blend in with its surroundings, it’s certainly different! If you don't mind staying in a larger lodge and you are looking for good spa facilities, it offers a comfortable base for trips to the dunes, although smaller lodges closer to the dunes are more convenient.

Elizabeth Chapman

Elizabeth Chapman

Namibia expert

Geographics

Location
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2 nights
Directions
Le Mirage Resort and Spa is located on the C27, around 20km south of Sesriem.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Half Board
Food quality
Although we did not stay here when we visited in October 2018, we did take a look at the light lunch menu. This included smoked game fillet, spicy mussels, Greek or chicken Caesar salad, various gourmet sandwiches, vegetable stir-fry and a range of pasta dishes.

We understand that dinner is a five-course set menu.
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
No

Special interests

Wellbeing
Le Mirage Resort and Spa offers a wide range of treatments and therapies, from massages and wraps to hydrotherapy and beauty treatments. Facilities also include a large pool and steam room. Combine a stay here with a visit to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei
See ideas for Wellbeing

Children

Attitude towards children
Children are welcome at Le Mirage Desert Lodge and Spa..
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions here.
Special activities & services
There are no special activities to cater for children.
Generally recommended for children
Although children of all ages are welcome at Le Mirage, there are no special activities to cater for children and because of the theme of the spa and relaxation, we believe it would be best for children aged 5+.
Notes
The pool is unfenced and children would require parental supervision.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Le Mirage Lodge

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Le Mirage Lodge have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Oryx

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Zebra

0% success

Communications

Power supply notes
There are power sockets in all rooms, however you will need to bring your own adaptor.
Communications
WiFi is available in public areas.
TV & radio
None
Water supply
Mains
Water supply notes
The showers are plumbed, the toilets are flush and there is plenty of hot water.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
No
Medical care
The nearest doctor is in Mariental, but in an emergnecy, patients would be flown to WIndhoek.



Quadbike warning: Quadbiking is sometimes available as an activity in this area. As with any potentially dangerous activity, it's vital that you ensure that you have adequate travel insurance prior to taking part. Be aware in particular that some insurances cover quadbike activities only for bikes with lower engine ratings; check such clauses particularly carefully before you get on a bike.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Security measures
The property is fenced and there is guard at night.
Fire safety
There is a fire extinguisher in each of the rooms and there are fire extinguishers in the main area.

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Helicopter

    Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

    Hot air ballooning

  • Quad-biking

    Quad-biking

Extras

Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
A laundry service is available for an extra charge.
Money
There is a safe in each room. Currency exchange is not possible.
Accepted payment on location
Visa and MasterCard are accepted here, as well as cash in Namibian dollars or South African rand.

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