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Namib Naukluft Lodge

Namib Naukluft Lodge

24°1’0.7"S 15°56’47.5"E

Namib Naukluft Lodge: Our full report

Namib Naukluft Lodge is located 60km from Sesriem, just south of Solitaire.

Backed by granite hills, the lodge is a little more modern than some others in the area, but is still a good base for trips to Sossusvlei.

Namib Naukluft Lodge has 16 rooms all built in a row. These rooms are built of brick, and quite modern in design, unlike many of the tented lodges nearer to Sesriem. Each room is comfortably furnished with twin beds, a table and a couple of chairs. The rooms are painted in terracotta and earthy colours, which matches the wooden furniture. All rooms have air conditioning, a fridge and a telephone, and all are en-suite.

Out the back of the room is a small veranda with a table and chairs. From here guests can gaze out over the plains or watch the resident ground squirrels scampering about.

The lodge's main area is all located around the reception. There's a comfortable lounge decorated with local paintings, prints and hand woven carpets. Nearby is the well-stocked bar, which somewhat bizarrely has a giant birds nest above it.

Traditional meals can be prepared by the chef in front of the guests on an open fire in the lapa, or sometimes they are served on the veranda. Outside the front of the lodge is a braai area with a lot of seating. Sometimes a braai is served here for the guests. Along a little path from the seating area is a turquoise swimming pool.

Activities offered from Namib Naukluft Lodge include a selection of well marked walking trails leading to a granite hill, around a mountain and to a nearby hide where you might see some birds. Guests can participate on desert drives, sundowner drives, and for those without a car, the lodge offers a 4x4 Sossusvlei trip including a picnic breakfast.

Our view

Namib Naukluft Lodge is located reasonably far from Sesriem, but for those that do stay here, there's some lovely scenery and comfortable and clean rooms.

Sabina Hekandjo

Sabina Hekandjo

Namibia expert


Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2–3 nights
Namib Naukluft Lodge is located 60km from the Sesriem Gate, south of Solitaire on the C19.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Food quality
The lodge serves a buffet breakfast with hot food on offer and a varied dinner menu. There's also the possibility of a braai, with the chef cooking the meat for the guests in the braai area.
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
Drinks included
Not included; to be paid for locally.


Attitude towards children
Children of all ages are welcome.
Property’s age restrictions
Special activities & services
Generally recommended for children
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.


There is a central phone in the main area and phones in the rooms which guests can use and pay for locally. There is mobile reception at the lodge.
TV & radio
Water supply

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
The nearest doctor is Windhoek or Swakopmund. In emergency cases patients would be flown to Windhoek.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Security measures
Not necessary, the lodge is protected by its remote location.
Fire safety
There is a fire extinguisher in each room.


  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Self-guided walking

    Self-guided walking


Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Currency exchange is available.
Accepted payment on location
Visa and MasterCard are accepted as a method of payment. No commission is charged on credit-card payments.

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