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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

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Arrival date
Ms A
Cambridgeshire

"An Unexpected Oasis"

2 nights Arrived 16 Sep 2011
"Having read previous reviews I did not have very high expectations, and only chose this place as I wanted to experience sunrise and sunset in the park.

However, the accommodation was excellent, the chalets were huge and offered all the amenities one could wish for. The verandah was a real bonus and it was lovely being able to watch the springbok wander past at such close proximity. The food was more than adequate; plenty of it and a good variety of dishes were served. It definitely surpassed my expectations.

It was great being able to stay in the park itself; you really felt a part of it, rather than just visiting for the day." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs LN
London

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Sep 2011
"The location in the park is superb and allowed us a memorable (and very early) start down to Big Daddy and Dead Vlei so we arrived before anyone else. A fantastic moment on the trip!

The huts are on raised platforms and are surprisingly lovely with views over the open plain with the dunes in the distance.

The bar and sitting area are spacious; the pool very welcoming. The large dining room lacks atmosphere and can be very stuffy and hot. It is a shame you are not allowed to eat at the tables out on the deck surrounding the dining room.

The staff are efficient and most are friendly although a little reserved.." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Family L
Sevenoaks

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2011
"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" See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms H & B &Mr B
Norway

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2011
"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!" See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia; 2n in Zambia; 1n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr C & Mrs M
Cheshire

"Great to be in the park"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 6n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mrs A x 5
Oxon

"Sossus Dune Lodge for the dunes"

2 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Co Durham

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 21 Apr 2011
"Fantastic place to stay, room was excellent, difficult to find any fault with this place." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Surrey

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 8 May 2010
"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." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs C
Edinburgh

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Nov 2009
"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." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia; 6n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs W
Kensington

"Sossus Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 15 Oct 2009
"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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Terrible
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
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