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Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge

Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge

View from the dining area

Experience the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge, situated in the foothills of the private Namib Rand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Thanks to conservation efforts, the Namib Rand 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 desertscapes and jagged mountain heights.  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 Sossusvlei sand dunes, the highest in the world, and Sesriem Canyon will add to this unforgettable desert-safari experience.

This extraordinary safari lodge is renowned for its luxurious and private accommodation set at the foot of a mountain overlooking the stark, yet beautiful Namib Desert. The lodge boasts:

  • 10 spacious, air-conditioned desert villas
  • Glass-encased ensuite bathrooms
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Star-viewing skylights
  • Swimming pool
  • Elegant sitting and dining areas
  • Viewing decks with panoramic desert views

Designed to capture the splendour 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 telescope (pictured left) and a service-intercom to the main lodge.

The lodge offers a delicious Pan-African cuisine, 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 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 is renowned for its exciting bush breakfasts and dinners in dramatic desert locations.