This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines open now

User menu
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.

Elizabeth Chapman

Elizabeth Chapman

Namibia expert

Geographics

Location
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2–3 nights
Directions
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
Half Board
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.

Children

Attitude towards children
Children of all ages are welcome.
Property’s age restrictions
None
Special activities & services
None
Equipment
None
Generally recommended for children
Yes
Notes
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.

Communications

Communications
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
None
Water supply
Borehole

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
No
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.

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Self-guided walking

    Self-guided walking

Extras

Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money
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.

Other lodges in Namib-Naukluft National Park

Alternative places to stay in this same area.


Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge offers comfortable rooms with fantastic views of the Namib and a private gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park - a bonus on guided excursions.


92% (328 reviews)
BullsPort Lodge & Farm

BullsPort Lodge & Farm

Bullsport is a cattle and game farm with thoroughbred horses offering warm hospitality and a genuine rural experience.


89% (176 reviews)
Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge offers a high standard of accommodation, delicious food and excellent service in a stunning, peaceful setting just 22km from Sesriem.


97% (154 reviews)
Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge

One of only two properties inside the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossus Dune Lodge has a superb location, for visiting the dunes.


89% (138 reviews)
Desert Homestead

Desert Homestead

With great-value accommodation in a lovely setting, Desert Homestead is a great base for exploring Sossusvlei.


91% (98 reviews)
Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River Lodge offers a range of hikes around the Tsaris Mountains from a comfortable and homely base.


91% (94 reviews)
Little Kulala

Little Kulala

A high-end lodge with spectacular views, Little Kulala, makes a great base for visits to Sossusvlei or a balloon ride over the Desert.


98% (62 reviews)
Rostock Ritz

Rostock Ritz

The igloo-style chalets at Rostock Ritz offer exceptional desert views and make a convenient stopover between Swakopmund & Sossusvlei.


90% (41 reviews)
Barkhan Dune Retreat

Barkhan Dune Retreat

Barkhan Dune Retreat is a welcoming lodge close to the impressive Spreetshoogte Pass, majors on hiking and relaxation.


93% (37 reviews)
Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge is one of the larger options in this area. However, it occupies a convenient location next to the Sesriem gate into the Namib-Naukluft Park.


92% (34 reviews)
Desert Homestead Outpost

Desert H-stead Outpost

About 30km from the gate to Sossusveli, Desert Homestead Outpost is a great base for exploring the dunes and surrounding attractions.


97% (19 reviews)
Desert Camp

Desert Camp

Desert Camp is an economical option for independent travellers who want to self-cater, and is well situated for access to Sossusvlei.


93% (14 reviews)
Corona Guest Farm

Corona Guest Farm

In central Namibia, north-east of the Namib-Naukluft, Corona Guest Farm offers a traditional farm stay and rugged hiking.


97% (7 reviews)
Elegant Desert Lodge

Elegant Desert Lodge

Elegant Desert Lodge can be used as a base to visit Sossusvlei. It offers comfortable accommodation and facilities in the desert.


70% (6 reviews)
Desert Quiver Camp

Desert Quiver Camp

Desert Quiver Camp is an economical option self-catering, well located for access to Sossusvlei.


100% (5 reviews)
Namib Desert Lodge

Namib Desert Lodge

Namib Desert Lodge is a good budget option in the Namib-Naukluft although, it is further from Sossusvlei than we'd typically suggest.


100% (2 reviews)
Le Mirage Lodge

Le Mirage Lodge

Le Mirage Resort and Spa offers accommodation and a range of massage and beauty treatments in a Moroccan-style building in the desert.


80% (2 reviews)
Solitaire Country Lodge

Solitaire Country Lodge

Solitaire Country Lodge is a good stop-off on the way to Sossusvlei and can be used as a base to explore the Naukluft Mountains.


70% (2 reviews)
Desert Hills Glamping Camp

Desert Hills Camp

Conveniently located for the renowned dunes of Sossusvlei Desert Hills Glamping Camp offers a simple but comfortable tents in picturesque surroundings.


90% (2 reviews)
Dead Valley Lodge

Dead Valley Lodge

Dead Valley Lodge is inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park, affording guests almost unprecedented access to the dunes.


100% (1 review)
Desert Grace

Desert Grace

A stylish offering giving access to the famous dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park as well as to activities on a private nature reserve.


100% (1 review)
The Nest at Sossus

The Nest

Designed to emulate the appearance of a sociable weaver nest the opulent Nest at Sossus is arguably the most exclusive private property in the Sossuvlei area.


No reviews yet
Sonop

Sonop

Away from the hustle and bustle of the area immediately surrounding Sossussvlei, Sonop offers a luxurious stay in a remote part of the Namib Desert.


No reviews yet
Camp Sossus

Camp Sossus

Camp Sossus is a offers top notch guiding in a remote wilderness area of the Naukluft Mountains with easy access to the famous dunes of Sossusvlei.


No reviews yet

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Order a brochure
  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa