Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 51
Last updated 1-Jun-2017

Main description of Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Laundry Service (Available)
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Laundry Service (Available), Electrical Outlets, Fridge
Available services ATM, Credit Card, Travel Desk
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) High Tea, Safaris, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided), General Sightseeing, Hot-air Ballooning

Room types at Sossusvlei Lodge

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite ensures privacy and tranquillity with a fantastic view of the surrounding desert plains. The Suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious queen-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace boasting a small splash pool and comfortable seating to fully take advantage of the unsurpassed views extending over the Desert landscapes. In addition there is an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath. Amenities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.

Standard Family Units

Standard Family Units

The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. Each unit consist of a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes and an air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds, corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower, vanity and toilet.

Superior Units

Superior Units

The Superior Units at Sossusvlei Lodge features a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and a spacious air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds. In addition there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. Each of the stylish en-suite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet and double vanity. Two of the Superior Rooms are designed to be handicapped and wheelchair friendly featuring no steps and are equipped with wider doors. Handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.

Activities at Sossusvlei Lodge

Archery

Archery

Archery is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly. Our instructors will be on hand to teach you age old art of the bow and arrow.

This is a more relaxed activity where archers can compete against each other or have a shoot out to see who the master archer is.

Breakfast at Sossusvlei

Breakfast at Sossusvlei

Host you special breakfast function in Sossusvlei with views of the towering red sand dunes under the shade of the age-old acacias.

Sossusvlei Lodge can provide a full English or Continental Breakfast complete with a table and chair setup.

Each function will be planned according to your requirements.

Bush Dinner

Bush Dinner

Host you special function or bush dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert!

With views of towering red sand dunes amidst the vast desert plains, this is the most awe-inspiring venue nature has on offer.

Sossusvlei Lodge have perfected the art of outdoor catering enthusing guests with delightful bush dinners, breakfasts at Sossusvlei, special events and even private intimate dinners.

Each function will be planned according to your requirements. You can be assured this will be a function that will be talked about and remembered for a lifetime!

Elim Dune Nature Walk

Elim Dune Nature Walk

The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt.

Our knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Flights

Discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter!

Our Pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight.

We offer a range of scenic flights over the breath-taking grass plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and the hidden mysteries of Deadvlei. Exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom built flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

"Up, up and away" as you sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. Add an exhilarating dimension to your visit to the desert.

The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot in scenic nature. The Breakfast is followed by a Nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge.

Special group rates apply for groups of min 24 pax, max 110 pax.

Due to the desert temperatures this activity is offered in the mornings only. Guests are collected at the lodge ½ hour before sunrise. The balloon rises as the sun rises. The first light hour of the day is known to be the most spectacular, especially in the desert with the rich contrast of colour and shape on the towering sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Area, on the vast desert plains and surrounding mountain ranges.

Quad Buggy Nature Trail

Quad Buggy Nature Trail

A wonderful and different way to experience the spectacular local surrounds.

We depart from the Lodge in the late afternoon with our Quad Buggies for a slow nature drive on our private lodge reserve. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Desert grass plains with occasional photo stops where our knowledgeable guides explain the Desert fauna and flora.

We go higher up to the foothills to watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying non-alcoholic sundowner drinks and then make our way back to the lodge just before dark.

Compulsory: All guests wishing to participate and drive a buggy must have a valid driver's licence.

Child Policy: Children aged 6 – 18 can accompany an adult in the passenger seat.

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights

Desert Air have a well-maintained 6-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained "aerial" desert guide.

A number of routes are available on request, including:
A 40 minute trip to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon will provide you with wonderful aerial photographs of the Vlei and Canyon.
A longer hour trip to the forbidden coast (Sperrgebiet) and the area known as Lange Wand, which is the coastal area of the Namib Desert, will provide you incredible views where a 'sea of desert dunes' meet the Atlantic ocean.
An hour and a half trip over the Sossusvlei area will include Conception Bay, a seal colony, shipwreaks and even old diamond miners camps.

Sesriem Canyon Excursion

Sesriem Canyon Excursion

Experience the remarkable depths of Sesriem Canyon. Our experienced guides will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.

Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion

Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion

An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.

Regular stops are made on the spectacular ±60 kilometre drive through the dune corridor down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, we make a stop to view the the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometer round-trip guided walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! We spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.

Sundowner / Nature Drive

Sundowner / Nature Drive

Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge's private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset. The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special...

Restaurants at Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge Restaurant

Sossusvlei Lodge is well known for sensational cuisine and many guests have praised especially the delectable buffet dinner experience. The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine. You can start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favourite delectable breakfast foods and treats. For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day or you can order from the a'la carte menu. The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries - all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.

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