Desert Quiver Camp
Lodges near Sossusvlei - Namibia
Desert Quiver Camp is situated on a private reserve around 5km from the Sesriem Gate entrance to the Namib-Naukluft Park and the famous desert dunes at Sossusvlei. The clay pan known as Sossusvlei (the gathering place of water) is Namibia's main geographical drawcard. Huge red sand dunes dwarf the pan itself and the immediate desert surrounds come alive on rare occasions the Tsauchab River flows to Sossusvlei itself. Desert-adapted wildlife can survive, existing on sparse vegetation that pepper the dunes. Visitors to Namibia and Desert Quiver Camp marvel at the sheer size and beauty of the Sossusvlei region which includes the much-photographed Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei and the more secluded Nara Vlei.
Desert Quiver Camp is a new self-catering accommodation establishment in the area, it is part of the same group of lodges, and situated close to, the well established and very popular Desert Camp. The swimming pool provides welcome respite from the hot desert sunshine and overlooks both Elim Dune and the immediate grasslands. There are 2 communal bomas which can be booked in advance, both equipped with cooking and wash-up facilities, ideal for large groups who wish to dine outside together. The lodge offers a big-screen television in the bar where current news events and the latest major sporting events can be viewed. Coupons can be bought at reception for those who need a Wi-Fi connection and order forms for self-catering food are also availbale. There is a private chef on site who can prepare braaied (barbequed) meals on request. Alternatively the restaurant and facilities at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge can be used although meals must be booked in advance.
Guests stay in 24 uniquely designed, stylish self-catering chalets. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, toilet and shower. The large bedroom is equipped with twin beds, a fold-out sleeper couch accommodating 2 small children (under 12) and ample shelves and clothes hanging space. The small but well-appointed kitchenette has a 2-plate stove, 'under counter' fridge and a wash up area, opposite a seating and dining area for 4.
Great views of granite outcrops, the immediate environment and wandering wildlife can be enjoyed from the shaded verandah, braai and wooden bench. Private parking is available. To assist self-catering guests 'Utility Boxes' can be collected from the reception at Desert Quiver Camp. They are filled with a decent selection of cooking and eating utensils. Order fresh food and supplies here as well.
A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated free of charge on the fold-out sleeper couch if accompanying and sharing a room with 2 adults.
Guided activities are only available from Sossusvlei Lodge
- Self-drive to the dunes at Sossusvlei. You will be able to get to the Sesriem Gate entrance to the Namib-Naukluft Park in good time as Desert Quiver Camp is only a few kilometers from the gate. Enjoy the stunning changing colours of the landscape en-route. Climb Dune 45 on the way down or head straight to Sossusvlei, Hiddenvlei and Deadvlei in search of superb scenery and desert-adapted animals and birds.
- Sesriem Canyon:
- After your dune trip head to Sesriem Canyon in the late afternoon for a short walk down and along the canyon. Pools of water attract all sorts of life here.
- Gazing into pollution-free skies adds to the romance and ambience of your stay.
Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you
light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings
Lovely rooms with rooftop terraces or a choice of campsites around 45km north of Sesriem
Budget choice, catering for both larger groups and individual travellers
Competitively priced self catering lodge - very close to the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park
Mid-range accommodation offering some of the best value for money in the area. Horse riding an added activity
A new addition on the same property as the Desert Homestead. Hiking & riding are popular activities here
Well equipped rooms with self catering kitchens only 5 kilometers from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei. Kitchen utensils can be rented on site
These rustic wooden cabins can only be reached as part of a guided walking trail originating at Namib Desert Lodge. perfect for those wanting to explore the desert on foot
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
Mid range lodge located only 22km from the Sesriem gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park
Up-market lodge with private entrance to the dunes at Sossusvlei
Moroccan inspired architecture seems strangely out of place in Namibia. The location, spa and general amenities are good.
Luxury lodge with guided tour to the dunes using the lodges own private entrance, excellent choice for those looking for a little extra luxury
Reasonable value for money - on the main route to Sossusvlei
A new hotel with raised rooms built on wooden platforms 40km from Sesriem
Budget choice, fairly far from the dunes and next to the fossil dune cliffs
Good solid choice, on a beautiful property some distance from the park entrance
This campsite offer the closest place to stay to the dunes - camping only
A combination of permanent structures and canvas make this an interesting choice for the budget conscious traveller
The only lodge inside the borders of the national park. Allows for extra early visits to the Sossusvlei dunes
Most luxurious lodge in the area, air-conditioned rooms and top of the range guiding
Large establishment right next to the Sesriem Campsite, best for keeping driving to a minimum
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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