A free-spirited lodge oasis in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge overlooks spectacular sand dunes and stony outcroppings.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of just ten glass and stone suites spread along the curve of the escarpment for added privacy and panoramic views of the desert. Each air-conditioned suite features a split-level bedroom and living room with a cozy fireplace and is decorated in natural colors and fabrics with elements of bone, slate, and stone meant to compliment the landscape. Twiggy chandeliers, large windows, and skylights over the bed provide perfect lighting. Even the en suite bathroom is encased in glass and includes an outdoor shower for open views. A private veranda provides the ideal spot to relax and take in the unique beauties of the red dunes.
The lodge is located in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the largest in South Africa consisting of 445, 000 acres of unspoiled desert wilderness. This area is known as Namib Sand Sea and contains the widely photographed red and orange dunes and white salt and clay pans at Sossusvlei. Many animals have adapted to this arid desert including Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, gemsbok, oryx, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, leopard, baboon, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, caracal, and aardwolf. Predators living here include leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape and bat-eared foxes, termite-eating aardwolf, and African wildcat. While more than 114 bird species can be spotted in the desert skies.