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Namibia Hotels

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Fantastic service
  • Lodge observatory with resident astronomers
  • More than the usual activities available including guided or unguided nature walks, a game drive to a petrified dune, expeditions to San caves to view paintings, the highly recommended quad biking tour to see the thousands of mysterious, unexplained fairy circles as the sun sets and even a day trip to visit the famous Sossusvlei

Cons

  • The dressing room/area is in the hallway of the suites
  • No coffee or tea appliances in the rooms

Updated 12/03/2014

Fodor's Review

This gorgeous glass and stone lodge has a spectacular setting in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Its ultraluxurious desert villas, facing a vast golden-yellow plain with misty mountains on the horizon, are built of natural rock and look out over a plain ringed by peaks. Huge desert-facing suites have private patios and sundecks and big open fireplaces to keep you warm on chilly desert nights. Shower in your megasize bathroom (even your toilet has an incomparable view) or

outside in your own little walled garden. You can lie in bed and watch the stars through the skylight overhead or climb up to the observatory behind the lodge. In 2012 the area was awarded the coveted International Dark Sky Reserve status and with the observatory's state-of-the-art telescope and the lodge's resident astronomer you can experience an enthralling tour through the heavens. The food is as creative as the lodge itself; and you can enjoy the experience of dining on fresh, succulent seafood such as mahi mahi under the stars. You can explore the area on an eco-friendly quad bike, go for guided nature walks or drives, spot some native desert birds and animals, or just sit and gaze at the incredible views.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Phone:

2711-809–4300

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 10 villas
  • All-inclusive

Updated 12/03/2014

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