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Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossus Dune Lodge

Reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

136 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Sossus Dune Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2019, 5 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Sossus Dune Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

100% success

Giraffe

67% success

Wildebeest

67% success

Zebra

67% success

Meerkat

33% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 91-100 of 136
Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs S
T Wells

"Dramatic desert plain scenery"

3 nights Arrived 17 May 2009
"Memorable location and good early morning trip right into the largest sandunes area (discussions with other tourists later revealed that, being in minibuses etc. as opposed to our 4-wd, they had only travelled half way in, stopping at a 'model' large dune).

Rustic accommodation and amenities excellent and characterful. Fantastic view across a 15km desert plain to the distant dunes. Plenty of springbok all around but not much else. Not to be missed but two nights enough as activity opportunities very limited in number.

Staff polite but not very knowledgeable." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr J & Mr H
Dublin

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 3 May 2009
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr M & Mrs P
UK

"Even hotter."

2 nights Arrived 18 Jan 2009
"Very helpful in overcoming tyre problem.

Management and staff of a high standard.
We believe patio furniture problems being addressed.

Room fans need augmentation.
Even staff suffer from heat.

Again tour costs overpriced." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs N
Billericay

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 3 Nov 2008
"Nice place to stay, staff excellent apart from management team who did not appear to be clear about local site seeing, advised us that at Elan Dune trip we would see the same as Sousevilli Dune trip which is extremley not the case." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mrs B & friend
Bodmin

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 31 Oct 2008
"This camp is really first class and I would have no hesitation in giving it five stars.

The staff without exception were all so friendly and helpful from the first moment we arrived until we finally left feeling that we had struck gold.

This camp is inside the park, and has the advantage that you can go out very early and stay late. Our guide, Rambo, was incredibly knowledgeable and went to endless trouble to ensure we had a great time.

This was one of our highlights." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L
Berkshire

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 27 Oct 2008
"A great location and very spacious accommodation. The pool area needed some shade but the pool was very warm and in a lovley setting.

The lounge and dining room were welcoming, although we had all our meals on the terrace overlooking the small waterhole.

We had booked to do a balloon flight through Expert Africa while we were staying here. It was a wonderful experience watching the sun come up and then having a champagne breakfast in the desert. Eric the owner of the company gave us a superb flight - an expensive trip but worth every penny." See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mrs & Mr C
Chelmsford

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Oct 2008
"This was a flaw in our programme, both because of its proximity to Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge (less than an hour by road) and the lodge per se.

NWR, government sponsored, had poured a lot of money into building this lodge, but the staffing was appalling - the majority of the staff seemed to have been there only a couple of weeks, having been recruited from unrelated jobs such as parking attendant, and were lacking in training.

The activities of the two lodges were the same, and having done the dune excursion at Sossus Dune, Sossuvlei Mtn Lodge had to put on a drive they don't normally do, to entertain us. It would have been better to have done the dune excursion with Sossusvlei, as they have an air conditioned closed vehicle for this drive, whereas we endured Sossus Dune open jeep for over an hour, at speed, on the 'main' road.

The rooms were incredibly hot - we and all our products liquified - and the outlook not scenic. The 'desert' chalets looked out on a pile of shale, put there to hide the parking area." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Poor
Service:
Terrible
Activities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs W
Chipstead

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 23 Oct 2008
"What a disappointment! Although the lodge may technically within the boundaries of the park, in fact it's 5 kms from the entrance and thus is further from Sossusvlei than Sossusvlei Lodge.

The chalets stand below a high basalt cliff and, since they face west, get unbearably hot. There are no ceiling fans. Moreover, unlike the chalets at Doro Nawas with their wide sliding doors, the bedrooms at SDL have no less than nine narrow tilting windows (see photo in brochure) and the only access to the rear shadeless deck is via the central back door. Whoever designed this accommodation should be shot!

The food too was unimpressive. The only choice at dinner was between two different meats and this was brought to the table already plated with the vegetables. And for this they have the gall to charge N$1775.5 per person per day HB.

Quite frankly, we think Expert Africa should abandon this place." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Poor
Mr & Mrs G
Carshalton

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 20 Oct 2008
"A superb lodge. Very new, huge room with excellent facilities, including large fridge. Excellent food and service. Ask for a higher numbered chalet near to waterhole - ours (number 3) was remote from that view.

Lodge was less than half full so it is to be hoped that service levels can be maintained when it is full. Chalets are nicley arranged for reasonably good privacy. Pre-dawn (because lodge is inside park) trip to Sossuvlei well worth while but you need a good fleece as well as supplied warm poncho - it is COLD!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 9n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr P & Mrs E
E Sussex

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 19 Oct 2008
"Wonderful setting; very friendly service which was not always very efficient.
Fantastic situation for visiting Sossusflei, but travelling in the early morning in an open Land Rover, we were as cold as we have been in years." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Showing 91-100 of 136
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136 reviews of Sossus Dune Lodge by travellers since August 2007
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