Desert homestead outpost

Desert Homestead Outpost is located in the same 7,000ha nature reserve as the popular and well established Desert Homestead Lodge. It is set at the base of a mountain looking out to a vast grassland valley with stunning views of the Naukluft Mountains and rocky desert landscapes. This is a good base for trips to the dunes of Sossusvlei (90km) and to Sesriem Canyon (30km).

Sossusvlei is a distinct vlei (pan) which is located at the end point of the ephemeral Tsauchab River. Surrounding this feature are a collection of dunes with other vleis situated nearby. From the top of the highest dune you have excellent views of Naravlei, Cessna Pan and the rocky ridges of Witberg. To the south sits one of the region's most notable landmarks Deadvlei, with its white floor and much-photographed dead camelthorn trees.

The main house at the Desert Homestead Outpost has a restaurant and bar & guests can relax and unwind on the viewing deck or at the shaded areas around the swimming pool. Facilities include a safety deposit box at reception and a laundry service. There is also mobile phone connectivity at Desert Homestead Outpost.

Various accommodation options are available at the Outpost:

Rooms: There are 11 well-appointed rooms each with en-suite bathroom with shower and twin basins, luxury 4-poster twin/double beds with fitted mosquito nets, ceiling fan, writing desk and chair and a private shaded sun deck with director chair seating affording great views of the impressive surrounding plains and mountains.

Family apartment: This unit sleeps a family of 4. It has similar facilities to the rooms with its excellent panoramic views of endless grasslands and distant mountains.

Whether you are interested in a trip by foot or by horseback or from the air, Desert Homestead Outpost can organize your desert adventure. Guests are welcome to take advantage of all the activities offered by Desert Homestead Lodge as well.

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Namib Mountain Trail: This is a guided hike which starts at Desert Homestead Lodge and crosses mountains, canyons before enjoying a sunrise over the red Namib dunes. Follow a dry river course through a savannah before following ancient animal trails up a small mountain. Desert Homestead Outpost and refreshments await after your descent.

Horse trails: Guided rides are conducted from Desert Homestead Lodge in the early morning and in the late afternoon. Longer horse riding safaris of a couple of days must be booked at least a week in advance. Beginners to experienced riders are welcome on all excursions.

Jogging: Guests can stretch their legs in the cool of the morning by jogging around a 'level and well-marked 10km track'.

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.

Agama River Camp

Agama River Camp

Lovely rooms with rooftop terraces or a choice of campsites around 45km north of Sesriem.

Desert Camp

Desert Camp

Competitively priced self catering lodge - very close to the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park.

Desert Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Camp is situated only 5 km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Naukluft Park.

Desert Hills Glamping Camp

Desert Hills Glamping Camp

Set on a ridge, Desert Hills Glamping Camp offers amazing views over the valley beneath.

Desert Homestead

Desert Homestead

Mid-range accommodation offering some of the best value for money in the area. Horse riding an added activity.

Desert Quiver Camp

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 Quiver Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Quiver Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style.

Desert Whisper

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

Elegant Desert Lodge

A budget choice, catering for both larger groups and individual travellers.

Greenfire Desert Lodge

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

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Mid-range lodge located only 22km from the Sesriem gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park.

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

Up-market lodge with private entrance to the dunes at Sossusvlei.

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

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

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

Little Sossus Lodge

Reasonable value for money - on the main route to Sossusvlei.

Moon Mountain Lodge

Moon Mountain Lodge

A new hotel with raised rooms built on wooden platforms 40km from Sesriem.

Namib Desert Camping2Go

Namib Desert Camping2Go

Indulge in a sweet escape to the Sossusvlei area and enjoy the vastness of the Namib Desert in all its glory, with our fully equipped Camping2Go self-catering tents.

Namib Desert Lodge

Namib Desert Lodge

Budget choice, fairly far from the dunes and next to the fossil dune cliffs.

Namib Dune Star Camp

Namib Dune Star Camp

Rustic wooden cabins are equipped with a double bed that can be wheeled out for a night under the Namibian skies.

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Good solid choice, on a beautiful property some distance from the park entrance.

Sesfontein Guesthouse

Sesfontein Guesthouse

Sesfontein Guesthouse is situated right at the heart of the village of Sesfontein, about 110 km north of Palmwag.

Sesriem Campsite

Sesriem Campsite

This campsite offer the closest place to stay to the dunes - camping only.

Soft Adventure Camp

Soft Adventure Camp

A combination of permanent structures and canvas make this an interesting choice for the budget conscious traveller.

Sossus Dune Lodge

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

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Most luxurious lodge in the area, air-conditioned rooms and top of the range guiding.

Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge

Large establishment right next to the Sesriem Campsite, best for keeping driving to a minimum.

Sossusvlei Lodge - Taleni Africa

Sossusvlei Lodge - Taleni Africa

Situated adjacent to the oldest Desert in the world, Sossusvlei Lodge is a luxurious retreat in this premier tourist attraction area in Namibia.

The Desert Grace

The Desert Grace

A stylish, luxurious and ultra-modern lodge, situated on a property with petrified dunes - rooms have private plunge pools.

The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

Situated a mere 45km from Sesriem, the sky melts into endless plains in a vista so vast it will take your breath away.

Weltevrede Rest Camp

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.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Dueck, Karin

28 Sep 2016

Great. Overpriced for what you get. Great customer service. The horseback sundowner trip was not worth it.

Poreda, Jackie

12 Jun 2016

Beautiful place. It is a little far from the park, but we didn't mind the distance because we liked the hotel so much.

Locher, Nici

13 Nov 2016

A wonderful place to stay and unwind. Lisa and her husband were great and so were the staff. A personal touch goes a long way.

Van Leeuwen, Leo

7 Apr 2017

Great place with a good fibe. Very nice staff. Great view. We were unlucky with a sudden locus-plague but that was not their fault.

Desrosiers, Luc

25 Feb 2017

Very very nice but again far from Sossuvlei. Just to get out of the lodge and reach the road, you can count almost 15 to 20 Minutes.

Holden, Wendy

5 Aug 2016

Another special place - the provide five course meals where 3 decent courses would be better. Love the solar water heating and power

Adcock, Kelley & Ryan

3 Sep 2016

Stunning! We loved it. The staff were also amazing, staying up late to welcome and make us dinner when we got a flat tire and were delayed.

Kinahan, Jackie

21 Jul 2017

Exceptional in every way - the setting was stunning, the hosts were incredibly helpful and welcoming. Pool area beautiful - we didn't want to leave.

Bartosik, Karen

5 Jun 2016

Beautiful lodge. Could have stayed another night or two here. Food was good, rooms were quite large and lovely. Loved the remoteness and privacy of the lodge.

Mccomiskey,shelagh

14 Oct 2015

Fantastic place. Beautiful place to rest up for a couple of days and see the sights. Food and service excellent. (Note: to go south from there it is easier to turn right as you leave and go on the D845(?) - quicker than going to Seriem.)

Duys, Henk

14 May 2016

This was our first highlight, amazing place, excellent service, great food. We also saw the Desert Homestead Lodge which didn't look nearly as nice as the Outpost. They organised a most impressive excursion to Sossousvlei, Sesriem Canyon and Deathvlei

Directions

The Desert Homestead Outpost is 18 km north-west of the crossing of the C19 & D854 roads, the entrance is from the C19.

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