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Desert Grace

Accommodation near Sossusvlei - Namibia

The Desert Grace is set just 60kms away from the towering dunes at Sossusvlei. This stunning, ultra modern, luxury lodge is an ideal location for self-drive and individual travellers who wish to enjoy a true Namibian holiday experience and introduction to the desert before heading on to one of Namibia's top tourist attractions.

Sossusvlei is a clay pan fed by the ephemeral Tsauchab River. This pan is set amongst a huge piles of sand known as star dunes. It is set in the central Namib Desert and lies within the Namib-Naukluft National Park. High, red sand dunes surround Sossusvlei which forms part of the sand sea that stretches just north of Luderitz to the Kuiseb River. Some of these dunes reach as high as 220m. Camelthorn trees and other vegetation are watered by infrequent floods of the Tsauchab River, which slowly soak into the underlying clay.

Guests at the desert grace can easily visit both Sossusvlei and the other clay pans in the area. The others are Dead Vlei, Hidden Vlei and Nara Vlei. A 60km tarred road runs along the Tsauchab valley, and access to the valley is from Sesriem. The road ends 4kms short of Sossusvlei, but 4x4 vehicles can go further. There is a shuttle transport service where the road ends or if visitors prefer, it is safe to walk. For those not wanting to self drive the 'Grace' offers a guided activity into the dunes.

All the rooms are luxuriously appointed with all modern amenities, including a private plunge pool. Scrumptious meals and a decent selection of wines and spirits are served in the dining room and bar at Desert Grace. Relax and unwind in the lounge which offers the opportunity to chat to fellow travellers about your day's activities and adventures.

Connect to complimentary Wi-Fi at reception when you can contact friends and families, keeping them up-to-date with exciting news about your current location and future plans. Other facilities include a laundry service, 24hr security, safe parking and mobile connectivity.

Guests stay in:

  • Bungalows: There are 20 bungalows each equipped with en-suite bathrooms with showers, air-conditioning/heating, tea/coffee station, mini-bar, fridge and an in-room safe. Enjoy the outdoor atmosphere from the comfort of your own veranda whilst admiring the expanse of the beautiful Namib Desert at the same time. A relaxing dip in a private plunge pool adds to the comfort and appeal of your Desert Grace luxury accommodation.
  • Family Bungalows: The 4 family bungalows are fitted with facilities similar to the bungalows.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Evening Bungalow
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Sundown Trip
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: The Lodge
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Bar
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Bungalow
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Bunglaow Interior
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Hiking In The Namib
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Interior Fixtures
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Plunge Pool
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Reception
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Restaurant
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: The Pink Bar
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Restaurant Views
  • Desert Grace Lodge Lodge: Room
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activities at the lodge
Dune Drives:
A morning and/or Sunset Dune Drive into the Gondwana Namib Park are a highlight at Desert Grace. The oldest desert in the world holds many secrets with a surprisingly varied amount of interesting flora and fauna.
Walking Trails:
Enjoy the superb scenery of the park on a leisurely yet still amazingly informative walk into the desert.
E-Bike Trails:
Whether you take a guided tour or decide to ride an E-bike on a well-worn trail at your own speed, excitement and adventure are guaranteed.
Scorpion Night Walk:
The legendary inactivity and nocturnal habits of the secretive world of scorpions make them almost impossible to observe either easily or regularly. So join a short guided walk after dinner and see what their up to under a UV light.
Sossusvlei Excursion:
A memorable guided half-day excursion to the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei is not to be missed.
Airstrip Transfer:
Request a return trip to the airstrip if required. Distance: 14km each way.
activities in the area

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you

Scenic Flights

light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings

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Directions to the lodge

The Desert Grace is situated 60 km north of Sesriem on the C19. The turn off is well marked and the lodge is a further 5 kilometers from the main road

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Agama River Camp

Lovely rooms with rooftop terraces or a choice of campsites around 45km north of Sesriem

Desert Camp

Competitively priced self catering lodge - very close to the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park

Desert Grace

A stylish, luxurious and ultra-modern lodge, situated on a property with petrified dunes- rooms have private plunge pools

Desert Homestead

Mid-range accommodation offering some of the best value for money in the area. Horse riding an added activity

Desert Homestead Outpost

A new addition on the same property as the Desert Homestead. Hiking & riding are popular activities here

Desert Quiver Camp

Well equipped rooms with self catering kitchens only 5 kilometers from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei. Kitchen utensils can be rented on site

Desert Whisper

Well equipped rooms with self catering kitchens only 5 kilometers from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei. Kitchen utensils can be rented on site

Elegant Desert Lodge

A budget choice, catering for both larger groups and individual travellers

Dune Star Camp | Hiking

Rustic wooden cabins are equipped with a double bed that can be wheeled out for a night under the Namibian skies

Greenfire Desert Lodge

A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Mid range lodge located only 22km from the Sesriem gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park

Kulala Desert Lodge

Up-market lodge with private entrance to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Moroccan inspired architecture seems strangely out of place in Namibia. The location, spa and general amenities are good.

Little Kulala

Luxury lodge with guided tour to the dunes using the lodges own private entrance, excellent choice for those looking for a little extra luxury

Little Sossus Lodge

Reasonable value for money - on the main route to Sossusvlei

Moon Mountain Lodge

A new hotel with raised rooms built on wooden platforms 40km from Sesriem

Namib Desert Lodge

Budget choice, fairly far from the dunes and next to the fossil dune cliffs

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Good solid choice, on a beautiful property some distance from the park entrance

Sesriem Campsite

This campsite offer the closest place to stay to the dunes - camping only

Soft Adventure Camp

A combination of permanent structures and canvas make this an interesting choice for the budget conscious traveller

Sossus Dune Lodge

The only lodge inside the borders of the national park. Allows for extra early visits to the Sossusvlei dunes

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Most luxurious lodge in the area, air-conditioned rooms and top of the range guiding

Sossusvlei Lodge

Large establishment right next to the Sesriem Campsite, best for keeping driving to a minimum

Weltevrede Rest Camp

A friendly owner run lodge offering excellent value for money. Rooms have private veranda's offering views of sunsets over the Namib Desert dunes & spot-lit waterhole.

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