Reviews of Sossusvlei Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
34 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Sossusvlei Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Comfortable lodge, good food, great location"
There ws a lot of lodges here - ours was very spacious, clean and comfortable. No problem at all with mosquitos. Food was pretty good quality - served outside, and dinner main course choice included a broad selection of freshly grilled game meats cooked to order. All aspects of the service was good here.
We also took the early morning dunes trip through the on site adventure centre, which although quite pricey still worth the outlay, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and was able to accommodate all the requests of the group throughout the morning. We were also booked for the balloon trip, and disappointed this was cancelled due to the windy conditions. We did feel the communication of this cancellation could have been better, but decided the best thing to do was speak directly to balloon company themselves by phone and would advise others to do the same.
A great feature here was the telescope which was out on one of the 2 evenings we were staying - star gazing was incredible (clearer than in the north in Etosha) and use of the telescope made this even better. We would recommend staying here." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
"Sossusvlei Lodge review"
We were disappointed to realise that we couldn't reach the dunes by sun rise, so we decided to take a guided tour from the lodge. We were very pleased that we had done so, as our knowledgeable guide left us feeling that we had seen things (a black chested eagle, a vulture, a white dancing spider) and learnt facts that we would otherwise not have done. We also felt confident climbing a dune other than Dune 45 which was covered in people!
However, the people selling the trip should have warned us about the freezing temperatures in the morning, made even more intense by the wind chill factor of driving in an open jeep - by the time we came back, it was warm enough for a dip in the pool. But all 6 of us were frozen, in spite of the blankets, on the way out." See all these reviews: 24n in Namibia; 11n in South Africa
"Great food and wine in a spectacular setting"
Make sure you are out bright and early (5.45) for the journey to Sossusvlei, as big queues for the entry tickets form shortly after this. Sesriem Canyon was a slight let-down." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Sossusvlei Lodge review"
we took a sundowner drive one evening which was ok - but apart from the sunset please do not take it to see wildlife of any note." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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