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Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossusvlei - Namibia

Sossus Dune Lodge lies just 4km from the Sesriem gate, at the base of a mountain. There are magnificent views of the distant dunes to the west. It is the first, and currently only, lodge to be built in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Guests can walk directly from the lodge into the nearby Sesriem Canyon,

The main central areas of Sossus Dune Lodge are raised on wooden decking. There is a small reception room, large open-plan restaurant with separate lounge/bar areas, all fitted with large sliding doors. There is also a swimming pool, with a few lazy-loungers, but guests should bring suntan lotion, as the pool area is not shaded. Self-drive vehicles are parked in a shaded parking area, and guests are transferred by electric golf cart!

Each of the 25 Sossus Dune Lodge chalets has been erected using a wooden frame with orange/yellow canvas for walls, capped with a thatched roof. They are loosely modelled on traditional Ovambo homes.

  • Dune Chalet: Dune Chalets to the left of the main area have dune views. The chalets sited to the right of the main area present mountain/canyon views. Each chalet is linked by raised wooden walkways constructed from local rock and stone. A large en-suite bathroom complete with a hot shower, double basin and a flush toilet, twin beds, brightly-coloured mosquito nets, solar powered lights and fans, with complementary and environmentally friendly soaps, shampoo, body lotion etc. are standard. Leather and dark wood furniture complimented with suede loungers complete the furnishings. Superb views of the surrounding desert are obtained through frontal floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Open the top of the glass windows to generate additional air flow through the chalet. Step outside onto a large verandah.
  • Honeymoon Chalet: The last chalet on either side of the main lodge is a 'honeymoon suite,' which have an additional small open-air lounge. The views, facilities and furnishings are similar to the Dune Chalets.

Guests benefit from staying at Sossus Dune Lodge, because as it is situated within the park, they will be able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, and stay until after sunset. Activities include a Sossusvlei sunset drive, guided nature drive, and a guided after-dinner stargazing stroll! Guided walks to the Sesriem Canyon can also be organized here.

Sossus Dune Lodge is an ideal destination to admire and photograph the stunning scenery of the Naukluft Park's high red/orange sand dunes.

Children of all ages are welcome at this lodge.

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activities at the lodge
Guided Sossusvlei Trip
An early start on your guided trip from the lodge to the dunes at Sossusvlei enables you to climb Big Daddy and walk around Dead Vlei before anyone else arrives. Getting there before the rush is a huge advantage that the location of this lodge offers.
Sesriem Canyon
As the canyon in not far from the lodge it is possible to walk there. The canyon is an interesting add-on to your Sossusvlei trip.
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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Map of Sossus Dune Lodge

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Directions to the lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge is situated south of Sesriem in the Namib Naukluft Park. Head south from the main entrance to Sesriem Canyon and drive around the hill to the lodge.

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