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Desert Whisper

Exclusive accommodation near Sossusvlei

Desert Whisper is an upmarket spacious, single storey suite located close to the world-famous dunes of Sossusvlei. This remarkable exclusive retreat affords sublime desert views which enhances the solitude and magnificence of the Namib Desert. To add to the privacy of your stay, Desert Whisper is designed especially for just two people. Ideal for honeymooners, that special anniversary or a once-in-a-lifetime break.

The stunning red sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Desert, these towering sand dunes are just one excellent reason to visit the country.  However, the name 'Sossusvlei' applies in reality to the pan that lies at the place where the dunes close in, a natural dam which prevents the waters of the Tsauchab River from flowing any further on the rare occasions the river does flow this far. However, the name 'Sossusvlei' nowadays applies to the whole area, dunes and river alike. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset. Strong colours constantly change, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.

Guests arrive and follow en-route signage to the Desert Whisper's private reception. You will be met by your dedicated host. Your spacious single storey luxury suite awaits. Chill and relax around the open-plan lounge and dining area. During your stay, guests have radio contact with their host at all times who will deliver pre-arranged hot meals and/or cold platters from a very comprehensive menu to your fully equipped kitchen. A private chef can be arranged upon request to prepare and serve dinner. Your dietary preferences will be of great importance. Braai facilities are also available.

Enjoy a thirst quenching drink, day or night from the well-stocked bar. Facilities include air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout Desert Whisper. USB charging ports are provided.

The invigorating feeling of the golden expanse of the Namib Desert can be sensed perfectly on a leisurely stroll along the wooden walkway to your personal plunge pool. A late afternoon dip in the desert is hard to beat, followed by a cool, refreshing glass of wine as you relax on your sun-lounger. Alternatively you could unwind and read a book on comfortable seating, take a nap on an interior day bed or just hang out for a while on a swing chair.

Your comfortable bed and luxury bedding afford fabulous views of the immediate desert landscape. No need to miss out on the stunning desert vistas when you need to clean up after a long dusty road trip or early morning activity. Your glass-fronted en-suite bathroom with shower is especially designed so you can literally 'soak up the scenery' at the same time. 

Head to the terrace day or night to revel in that special Namib Desert atmosphere. A bedtime drink while admiring the clear, starry Namibian night sky offers the perfect ending to the most exciting and romantic day any tourist to this country could imagine.

Accommodation in Namibia

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  • Desert Whisper: Pool Area
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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 Seert Whisper shares an entrance with Namib Desert Lodge & the Desert Grace it is situated 60 km north of Sesriem on the C19. The turn off is well marked and the lodge is several 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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