Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Lodges

Rock & desert dominate the landscape

You’ll sit back to some of the most astonishing views of your life at our Sossusvlei lodges. Primal scenes of element-blasted rock and desert dominate the landscape; sunsets are extravagant, and the night sky crammed with stars.

Sossusvlei lodges are designed to take advantage of their privileged setting, allowing you to explore the dunes at Sossusvlei as well as the wider area. Activities revolve around nature drives and walks; some lodges offer quad-biking, hot-air ballooning and under-the-stars sleep outs. There are honeymoon hideaways as well as family-friendly lodges; several accommodations will suit self-drivers.

Note that some Sossusvlei lodges are located relatively close to the dunes (though still requiring a drive to see them) while others are an hour’s drive away. These further-away lodges usually lie in private nature reserves, giving their guests an exclusive corner of the Namib to explore. Browse our recommended Sossusvlei lodges below or simply contact us for advice.

Little Kulala
Little Kulala
In Short: Our top luxury lodge & very romantic
Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia
There’s a wide range of activities at this stylish camp plus private access to the famous Sossusvlei dunes. Your generously sized suite comes with private plunge pool & a flat rooftop designed for stargazing.
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USD 415p/p sharing
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Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge
In Short: Closest lodge to dunes & good value
Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia
The wide range of room types will suit all travellers – families, couples & those who like adventure: you can sleep under the stars on your rooftop. Game drives & nature walks on the lodge’s private reserve are recommended.
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USD 145p/p sharing
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Sossusvlei Lodge
Sossusvlei Lodge
In Short: Recommended for self-drivers & families
Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia
Set at the entrance gate to the Sossusveli dunes gives this lodge prime position. It’s a larger lodge than others in the area & has air-conditioned rooms plus family units. The in-house Adventure Centre is a useful feature to help plan activities.
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USD 110p/p sharing
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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
In Short: Luxurious camp in private reserve setting
Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia
Such are the starry nights here that this lodge has its own observatory & astronomer. By day you’ll be treated to amazing scenery, wildlife secrets & a trip to the famous dunes. There are 10 stone villas, each air-conditioned & with a ‘moon roof’.
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USD 375p/p sharing
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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
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What To Do

Activities to Look Forward to

1. Visit the Dunes

Sossusvlei’s dramatic dunes are best seen at dawn; their sweeping shapes & shifting colours make for fantastic photography. Kick off your shoes at Dune 45 & walk to the top for sunrise over the Namib.

2. Fly High

Whether it’s by light aircraft or hot-air balloon, a flight over Sossusvlei is the best way to grasp the scale of this ocean of red sand. Dawn balloon safaris end with a champagne breakfast!

3. Discover the Wildlife

Expert guides reveal what lies just out of sight; jackals in the shade, hidden birds & secretive reptiles plus bizarre plants. Several lodges lie on private reserves, adding antelope, zebra, hyena & ostrich to the list.

4. Sit Back & Stargaze

The night skies above the Namib deliver world-class stargazing. There’s no light pollution, barely a sound & the stars stretch between the horizons. Some lodges have telescopes & ‘star guides’ to steer you through the cosmos.

5. Hike, Bike or Ride

Lodges on private reserves offer opportunities to lace up your hiking boots or settle back & let horse power do the rest: with reins & saddle or from behind the handlebars of a quad bike.

6. Visit Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei

World-famous Sossusvlei is the name of an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun. Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but now all that remains are the skeletons of trees reach up out of the cracked earth.

7. Sleep under starry skies

Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Namib and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof or your unit. The Namib is known for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot to enjoy the stars and planets.

8. Search for Critters

After dark, another realm of the Namib Desert awakes. Night walks around the lodges reveal some of these captivating critters such as dancing white lady spiders and scorpions which fluoresce under UV lights.

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