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.
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.
A variety of activities are offered:
A morning and/or sunset dune drive into the Gondwana Namib Park are a highlight at The Desert Grace. The oldest desert in the world holds many secrets with a surprisingly varied amount of interesting flora and fauna. Guided or unguided e-bike tours and walks are also available, among them the exciting Scorpion Night Walk.
A memorable guided half-day excursion to the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei is not to be missed.
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Lovely rooms with rooftop terraces or a choice of campsites around 45km north of Sesriem.
Desert Camp is situated only 5 km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Naukluft Park.
Set on a ridge, Desert Hills Glamping Camp offers amazing views over the valley beneath.
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.
Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style.
Have you ever seen the vast horizons of the Namib Desert from a point of pure solitude? A place where the whisper of the wind is the only sound that stirs the desert silence? The Desert Whisper is the ideal opportunity to embrace silence and solitude, to break away from the rush. Located on a small outcrop within the Gondwana Namib Park, this is an intimate experience where guests can enjoy solitude without compromising on luxury. Guests park their car at the base of the outcrop and are transported to the Desert Whisper by their Host. The kitchen is fully stocked with thought-through culinary delights, and access to a selection of wines, gins, whiskeys and rums to tickly any fancy. The afternoon can be spent lounging by the private plunge pool, with its own stocked pool-bar; are swinging in the floating chairs on the Desert Whisper’s terrace. A moment here offers serenity unparalleled, as the sun sinks into the western horizon.
A budget choice, catering for both larger groups and individual travellers.
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.
Take on the great outdoors, without the hassle of setting up a campsite. This is our version of glamorous camping. Show up and relax in style with this new self-catering experience. Tents are fully equipped with kitchen and en suite bathroom, and there is no need to bring any sleeping bags. Spend your evening looking out into the Namib Desert landscape, with the crackling fire to keep you company. For guests who wish to enjoy the best of camping and lodging – full lodge facilities are also available at this camping experience. Enjoy the activities on offer in the oldest Desert in the world.
The Namib Desert is an immense chronicle of time, offering a direct link to the ancient past, yet very much a living entity. Housed at the foot of 20-million-year-old petrified dunes, Namib Desert Lodge is one of Gondwana’s flagship properties. This property is a true oasis in the desert, with lush gardens offering shade over the lodge. Two glorious pools coax guests to enjoy the warm desert afternoon lounging and sipping icy cocktails. But fret not, adventure is close, with Sossusvlei just a short drive from the lodge. Join a Sossusvlei Excursion or travel at your own pace. Evenings are celebrated with Dune Drives to appreciate the sunset and view from atop the petrified dunes. Namib Desert Lodge provides a clear and uncluttered insight into the region’s past and present.
Face the horizon head on, from the crest of a dune where the stars are so clear they seem just beyond reach. A place where imagination becomes tangible. The Namib Dune Star Camp. A short drive from Namib Desert Lodge, guests are chauffeured to the camp. Dinner is served on a beautiful wooden deck with the horizon stretches into forever and delicious aromas float through the evening air. Each of the freestanding cabins are positioned along the crest of a dune to offer undisturbed views. What takes this experience into a class of its own, is that the bed in each chalet is on wheels. This offers guests the opportunity to wheel their bed onto the cabin’s private terrace where incomparable night-sky views await. Fall asleep to the silent sound of shooting starts and the whisper of the desert air.
Before sunrise, the hike will start after an early-bird-breakfast. The first leg consists of crossing the local landmark mountain. We will follow a canyon to the mountain saddle.
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.
Situated adjacent to the oldest Desert in the world, Sossusvlei Lodge is a luxurious retreat in this premier tourist attraction area in Namibia.
Situated a mere 45km from Sesriem, the sky melts into endless plains in a vista so vast it will take your breath away.
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 roadDownload Map
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