WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO GO?
Kwessi Dunes opened on the 1 March 2020 and is surrounded by hyper arid desert and is great all year round (and the air conditioning will keep you cool!) In the dry winter months of April to October, the desert is pleasant and dry (with chilly mornings), whilst November to March brings thunderstorms and hotter temperatures.
Dry Season: April - October
Green Season: November - March
Please see our rates sheet for detailedinformation on seasons & pricing
HOW DO I GET THERE?
There are direct flights to Windhoek from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Addis Ababa and Doha. Fly to Windhoek and then switch to a light aircraft to fly to our airstrip in the Namib Rand. Alternatively, you may drive and the lodge is between 5 and 6 hours’ drive from Swakopmund or 4 and 5 hours’ drive from Windhoek. Self-drive directions are available.
WHERE WILL I STAY?
There are 12 thatch-and-canvas rooms at Kwessi
2 family units with 1 kingsize bed and 2 single beds (NB the two bedrooms in each family unit share a bathroom).
All are air-conditioned and have an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and a shaded veranda at the front.
Each room also has a separate ‘star gazer’ room at the back, which is completely open to the skies for the ultimate celestial experience.
WHAT WILL I EAT?
Our wonderful chefs have a reputation for good, wholesome meals.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements prior to arrival
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Laundry services Flights
Some activities (trips to Sossusvlei; hot air ballooning; horse riding; heli flights)
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES?
At the heart of the lodge is a cool and comfortable main area. With high thatched ceilings, a well-stocked bar, small library area and plenty of sofas and armchairs, it’s the perfect spot to relax, any time of day. Outside, there is a shaded veranda with more seating and a large fire pit area and a swimming pool – ideal for the Namibian heat.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
We welcome children of all ages. Please refer to our rates for child policies.
Wifi is available at the lodge.
Charging facilities are available.
The tents have 24 hour electricity (100% solar powered).
The lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 people
WHAT WILL I DO HERE?
Morning and afternoon scenic drives.
Skybeds experience and star gazing.
Day trips to Sossusvlei.
Hot air ballooning (1 hour flight; early morning start required; 50% discount on stays of 3 nights or more).
Horse riding (2-3 hour rides).
Scenic helicopter flights.
This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
On the scenic D707 road and bordering on the Namib Naukluft park, lies this spectacular property. Accommodation is offered in a small tented camp or en-suite rooms at the old farmhouse.
Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.
Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service.
An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge.
Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more.
WHERE IS KWESSI DUNES? 15° 54.120’EKwessi Dunes is situated in 15,000 hectares of exclusive desert with access to Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve, just south of the dunes of Sossusvlei. The NamibRand is an extraordinary private nature reserve of over 200,000 hectares (one of the largest in southern Africa) and was established to protect and conserve the wildlife of the Namib Desert. The landscape is compelling, with vast swathes of arid desert, gravel plains and pockets of green vegetation backed by mountains and distinct reddish dunes that have undoubtedly made the area famousDownload Map
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