Set within a 7,000-acre private nature reserve on the edge of the Namib Sand Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Desert Homestead Outpost has a relaxed feel in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of twelve houses set on the base of the terracotta-colored mountain. Each elegant, free-standing house comes with a detached, private bathroom decorated in tile and stone and featuring a shower, double sinks, and a flush toilet. Guests can relax and take in the elevated, panoramic views from their private, shaded veranda. Other amenities include air conditioning, fridge, mini safe, coffee machine, and ceiling fans. The superior unit is designed as a hideaway. The beautiful African décor incorporates colors and materials from the its natural setting. This superior room boasts a large living space with comfortable window seats for grazing at the red-dunes of Sossusvlei as well as a wide sky bed in the spacious bedroom. It’s secluded from the rest of the property and has a private shaded veranda and pool.
The lodge is situated within the Namib, the world’s oldest desert. While its name means empty place, this barren wilderness is home to not only spectacular scenery but several unique varieties of plants and animals specially adapted to their desert home. The Welwitschia or tree tumbo is endemic to the desert, a strange shrub-like plant, it grows two long strap-shaped leaves continuously throughout its lifetime that gnarl and twist with winds. Most of the animals here are arthropods and other small wildlife that can live on little water. But antelopes, ostriches, jackals, and elephants roam here too. Even, the adorable meerkats and their families make their home in the desert.