Greenfire Desert Lodge offers relaxation, remoteness and game viewing (by day and night) for self-drive tourists in Namibia. The lodge is placed alongside a private 20,000ha wilderness reserve which forms part of the much larger NamibRand Nature Reserve. Tranquility and comfortable accommodation are rated highly here and many guests enjoy a stay of several days.
Greenfire Desert Lodge also provides the perfect stopover between the dunes at Sossusvlei (the lodge is often used as a base from which to visit the dunes) and further afield to Fish River Canyon and coastal Luderitz. Although 'just' off the beaten track, you can access Greenfire by 2x4 sedan car as well as a 4x4 rental vehicle.
Today many species of game can be observed here including giraffe, oryx, mountain and plains zebra, red hartebeest, Cape fox, springbok, spotted hyena and the African wild cat. Kudu, baboon, leopard and klipspringer can be found in the more rocky regions of the reserve. Many reptiles species thrive throughout and the rich variety of birds which number over 100 species are a draw-card for many.
All of the main buildings and rooms at Greenfire Desert Lodge are built from local stone. Warmth in the winter and cool temperatures in the summer are assured. Freshly prepared meals are served on the terrace or the inside dining area, weather permitting. After a day's activities or long, dusty drive guests can jump into the sparkling pool to escape the hot Namibian sunshine. Solar power is used for electricity throughout.
Guests stay in 6 spacious well-appointed rooms each with an en-suite bathroom. The west facing views of the surrounding desert add to that feeling of seclusion.
During activities you will be accompanied on guides trips by the lodges' ranger, who has an excellent knowledge of all things desert-adapted flora and fauna on the reserve. This includes resident and some migratory species.
Walking: The opportunity to take a game walk around the reserve offers the opportunity to see game and plants closer up than in a vehicle.
Game Drives: Cruise around the desert in open-sided vehicle during the day and/or at night. Your guide/ranger knows all the animal 'hot spots' and can lead you to a respectable and safe distance to observe and photograph mammals, birds and the beautiful scenery.
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.
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.
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.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
A lot of natural beauty and time to relax in a spectacular end very beautiful area. Too far away from Sesriem though for us, as our purpose was visiting the Sossusvlei area
Etienne and his wife were perfect! We loved the meals, the game drive, going for a walk up to the dunes, the great vue from the lodge. They helped with the flat tyre. Everything was very very nice!
Immediately after Betta, turn west onto the C27. From Betta it is approximately 24 km's to the turnoff to the Greenfire Desert Lodge, on your left hand side and well signposted. On entering, please close the gate behind you and adhere to the 40 km/h speed limit. It is then 7 km's to the main house and reception area, which is 1 km from the Greenfire Desert Lodge.Download Map
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