Moon Mountain Lodge
Lodges near Sossusvlei - Namibia
Moon Mountain Lodge is situated about 50km from Sesriem, the main entrance gate to the Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib Desert. The beautiful Naukluft Mountain setting, stunning scenery, warm atmosphere and attention to detail provide the perfect break for a couple of days either side of your desert adventure. Time spent here more than makes up for the extra drive on to the worlds highest dunes at Sossusvlei and on to Sesriem Canyon.
Sossusvlei is home to the highest, most spectacular and beautiful dunes in the world. They have to be seen to be believed, and the energetic climb to the top can be rewarded with a fun run down! Sossusvlei, 'the gathering place of water', is more defined by the lack of it. It is a huge clay pan, enclosed by enormous mountains of sand that are home to barking geckos, sabre-horned gemsbok, and 'thermal dancing' lizards! Sossusvlei is the highlight of any trip to the Namib Desert!
Moon Mountain Lodge's striking environment makes it an ingenious location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They can cater for up to 60 guests, with the lodge staff taking on the bulk of the arrangements, removing the usual pre-wedding dramas and anxieties.
Traditional cuisine is served from the lodge’s Nebula Restaurant, which offers seating for 46 people. Pre and after-dinner drinks can be ordered from the fully-licensed Cosmos Bar and enjoyed on the raised, adjoining sun deck. This is the perfect spot for watching a beautiful sunset, or star-gazing on a clear Namibian night. The same venue provides a sensational view of the petrified dunes of the Namib Desert.
Guest relaxation is a Moon Mountain Lodge priority, so therefore rooms are not fitted with televisions. The lodge does have, however, a small cinema, complete with large flat screen TV, surround sound system, DVD player and satellite TV channels. The television room is also suitable for small conferences, seminars and meetings, for a maximum of 17 people.
Accommodation is in 'fixed' units that have all the comfort and luxury of rooms, but retain the airy and outside ambiance of a tent. They are elevated above the surroundings by stiltz, constructed on wooden platforms, and especially designed so you can admire the sensational Namib Naukluft outlook. Apart from dramatic mountains and dunes scenery, springbok, oryx, mountain zebra and a variety of species of birds fly-in or pass by. Stopover for a few nights in:
- Luxury Tented Rooms: 11 Luxury Tented Rooms have an en-suite shower, toilet, twin wash basin, fridge and telephone. Head for an afternoon nap and a dip on your private deck with splash pool, also the perfect position for a romantic sundowners. Shaded parking is available.
- Suites: 6 suites with an en-suite bathrooms and bidet, telephone, fridge, lounge, private deck and splash pool and facilities similar to the Luxury Tented Rooms.
Those on Honeymoon in Namibia, or the romantically inclined, can arrange to have dinner served in the privacy of their own room.
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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