Desert Quiver Camp is situated on a private reserve around 5km from the Sesriem Gate entrance to the Namib-Naukluft Park and the famous desert dunes at Sossusvlei. The clay pan known as Sossusvlei (the gathering place of water) is Namibia's main geographical draw card. Huge red sand dunes dwarf the pan itself and the immediate desert surrounds come
alive on rare occasions the Tsauchab River flows to Sossusvlei itself. Desert-adapted wildlife can survive, existing on sparse vegetation that pepper the dunes. Visitors to Namibia and Desert Quiver Camp marvel at the sheer size and beauty of the Sossusvlei region which includes the much-photographed Deadvlei, Hiddenvlei and the more secluded Nara Vlei.
Desert Quiver Camp is a new self-catering accommodation establishment in the area, it is part of the same group of lodges, and situated close to, the well established and very popular Desert Camp. The swimming pool provides welcome respite from the hot desert sunshine and overlooks both Elim Dune and the immediate grasslands. There are 2 communal bomas which can be booked in advance, both equipped with cooking and wash-up facilities, ideal for large groups who wish to dine outside together. The lodge offers a big-screen television in the bar where current news events and the latest major sporting events can be viewed. Coupons can be bought at reception for those who need a Wi-Fi connection and order forms for self-catering food are also available. There is a private chef on site who can prepare braaied (barbequed) meals on request. Alternatively the restaurant and facilities at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge can be used although meals must be booked in advance.
Guests stay in 24 uniquely designed, stylish self-catering chalets. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a hand basin, toilet and shower. The large air-conditioned bedroom is equipped with twin beds, a fold-out sleeper couch accommodating 2 small children (under 12) and ample shelves and clothes hanging space. The small but well-appointed kitchenette has a 2-plate hob, 'under counter' fridge and a wash up area, opposite a seating and dining area for 4. Be amazed by the star-studded night sky which adds to the romance and ambience of your stay.
Great views of granite outcrops, the immediate environment and wandering wildlife can be enjoyed from the shaded veranda, braai and wooden bench. Private parking is available next to the unit. To assist self-catering guests 'Utility Boxes' can be collected from the reception at Desert Quiver Camp. They are filled with a decent selection of cooking and eating utensils at a fully refundable deposit. Order fresh food and supplies here as well.
A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated free of charge on the fold-out sleeper couch if accompanying and sharing a room with 2 adults.
(Guided activities are only available from Sossusvlei Lodge.)
Sossusvlei: Self-drive to the dunes at Sossusvlei. You will be able to get to the Sesriem Gate entrance to the Namib-Naukluft Park in good time as Desert Quiver Camp is only a few kilometers from the gate. Enjoy the stunning changing colours of the landscape en-route. Climb Dune 45 on the way down or head straight to Sossusvlei, Hiddenvlei and Deadvlei in search of superb scenery and desert-adapted animals and birds.
Sesriem Canyon: After your dune trip head to Sesriem Canyon in the late afternoon for a short walk down and along the canyon. Pools of water attract all sorts of life here.
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.
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.
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.
Unique in every way, this property offers a new insight into the rhythms of the mighty Namib. The Desert Grace is the result of a daring architectural feat, with each building constructed entirely from sandbags instead of bricks. Facing the west, this lodge offers unparallel views of the sunset from the comfort of a private plunge pool. Pink Gin and Tonic’s and indulgence is the language in this iconic location. A place where the pulse of the desert comes alive as the setting sun dips into the western horizon. Guests have the opportunity to join a Sossusvlei Excursion, guided and inclusive of a champagne brunch. Or hop on board a Dune Drive in the Gondwana Namib Park, where sunset are celebrated on true Namibian fashion.
Situated a mere 45km from Sesriem, the sky melts into endless plains in a vista so vast it will take your breath away.
Desert Quiver Camp is situated in Southern Namibia amidst the Namib Desert - only 5km before the entrance gate to the famous Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Nauklauft Park. Sesriem is situated at the intersection of the C27 road from Helmeringhausen and the D826 which brings traffic in from Solitaire in the north and Maltahöhe in the south when it joins with the C19. The entrance gate to Desert Quiver Camp is located on the left-hand side of the D826 road, ±8 kilometres from the T-junction intersection with the C19.Download Map
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