andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert
Lodge (NamibRand Nature Reserve) Namibia
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (formerly Sossusvlei Mountain
Lodge) is an extraordinary safari lodge renowned for its
luxurious and private accommodation. It's set at the foot of
a mountain overlooking the stark, yet beautiful Namib
Desert. Designed to capture the splendor and solitude of
the desert, each stone and glass desert villa is set along
the curve of the escarpment, affording absolute privacy.
Each villa features a shaded private veranda, split-level
bedroom and living room with fireplace, fully-stocked
personal bar, compact spotting scope and a service-intercom
to the main lodge.
A fine selection of wines from the walk-in wine cellar
complements delicious Pan-African cuisine, which is served
in the glass-fronted dining room. The split-level main lodge
features a fire-lit bar, comfortable sitting room, mezzanine
library with CD and book collection, swimming pool,
wraparound verandas and African gift shop. The pool is fed
by water from an underground spring. At sunset, animals are
drawn to a nearby waterhole, providing added enjoyment to a
sundowner drink. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (formerly
Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge)is renowned for its exciting bush
breakfasts and dinners in dramatic desert locations.
The lodge is situated in the foothills of the private
NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Thanks to conservation
efforts, the NamibRand spans 180,000 hectares (445,000
acres) of pristine desert wilderness, and is the largest
private nature reserve in Southern Africa. The Namib – known
as ‘The Living Desert’ – is a world of vast space, endless
horizons, dramatic desert scapes and jagged mountain
Led by Sossusvlei’s expert rangers and naturalists,
explore the desert by quadbikes (all-terrain four-wheeled
motorcycles), open 4x4 vehicles – even by hot-air balloon.
Excursions to the famous Namibian Sossusvlei sand dunes, the
highest in the world, and Sesriem Canyon will add to this
unforgettable desert-safari experience.
Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a
broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery
sand, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at
once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock
formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the
shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life. With
just ten villas constructed of stone and glass, guests can
enjoy the solitary splendor of this remote landscape in
privacy. Suites are air conditioned against the searing heat
of day and cozy fireplaces ward off the chill of winter
Elements of bone, slate and stone create a dramatic, yet
entirely natural, look, while rough timberwork, twiggy
chandeliers and wooden sculptures call to mind the craggy
mountains. Massive windows in the split-level bedroom and
sitting room, as well as the ensuite bathroom, open onto the
wide plains where you can’t help but lose yourself in the
breathtaking beauty of the desert from the comfort of your
private veranda. The dusky pink colours of the natural rose
quartz that Namibia is known for provide a fresh contrast to
the creams and greys of the interiors.
Tucked into a sandy socket at the base of the foothills
surrounding the NambiRand Nature Reserve, &Beyond-Sossusvlei
is a contemporary oasis of ten stone and glass villas
overlooking towering sand dunes and seemingly endless desert
terrain. Minimalist interiors open to a private veranda
designed to protect you from the hot sun; at night you can
stargaze through the huge skylight above your king size bed.
The 445,000 acre NambiRand Nature Reserve is private
property, and only guests are allowed to explore the region
on foot, ATV, or hot air balloon. During the summer the
opportunity to enjoy a gourmet picnic on the shoulder of a
1000 ft. high sand dune is not to be missed.
Your days here will end watching the sunset from the
spring-fed pool, and your evenings will begin in the cool,
underground wine cellar were you'll select a vintage to bid
you sweet dreams.
Accommodation Rates:- From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.