Little sossus lodge

A Little Sossus Lodge is situated 35km south-east of Sesriem. They offer a value-for-money Namib Desert location not too far from the entrance to Namib Naukluft Park and on to the dunes at Sossusvlei. The lodge is surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains, with views of the dunes to the west. The lodge is particularly popular on budget and mid range self drive itineraries around Namibia.

The main area of the lodge is an old farmhouse converted into a homely meeting place. Many of their guests comment on the hearty welcome and friendly ambiance of the place. They are also welcome to wander around the open plan area at their pleasure. There is also a lovely garden, set amongst succulents and a few palm trees, where guests can sit and enjoy the clear blue Namibian skies, whilst wining and dining as the beautiful sun sets on the horizon.

A Little Sossus Lodge pride themselves on their 'scrumptious African cuisine.' They use fresh produce from their own gardens and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the well-sheltered verandah. There is a cozy lounge, decorated with ethnic African dècor and furnished with comfortable leather sofas. The swimming pool is in front of the main building, where guests can have a dip and unwind after a hard day's drive.

Accommodation is in 16 well-furnished chalets built from local rock and stone.

Double Rooms: 12 Double Rooms have double or twin beds. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower/toilet. The lights and fans are powered by solar energy or a generator. Complimentary soaps, shampoo, body lotion etc. are environmental friendly.

Family Rooms: 4 Family Rooms sleep 3/4 people with facilities similar to the Double Rooms.

From A Little Sossus Lodge, guests can self-drive to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. There are and some hiking trails within 1km of the lodge, and a variety of birds in and around the area for the ornithologists and twitchers to spot.

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Sossusvlei Excursion: This half day excursion requires an early start to the day. After enjoying home baked rusks with coffee, you will be whisked off in our 4x4 to admire the majestic sand dunes of the Namib Desert. Our experienced guide will treat you to a day that you will not forget and at the same time will satisfy your curiosity. A scrumptious brunch is held under the camelthorn trees before your return to the Lodge.

Naukluft Excursion: After a hearty farm breakfast you will depart for the Naukluft Park and the gorgeous rock pools which are found there. Our guide will provide you with a picnic lunch and refreshments at one of the rock pools, whilst admiring the bird and wildlife of the area. Several hiking trails can be followed and return to the Lodge is in the late afternoon in time for sundowners.

Sundowner Drive: An evening drive which includes a leisurely nature drive, slowly winding up a side of a mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy the spectacular sunset while having a drink of your choice and some appetizing snacks. After sunset it is time to venture home again and prepare for the evening meal.

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.

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Traveller Reviews

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

Lopez, Pedro

14 Nov 2017

Far away from Sesriem, but all the rest of accomodation was fully booked. i would improve the dinner.

Martin, Willy

6 Oct 2011

Excellent, greatly appreciated welcome (drinks) by the exploiter (the only place where this was done).

Cui, Anne

16 Jun 2017

This was an absolute gem and we will tell all of our friends about it! Food and service were outstanding.

Venter, Naas

9 Jul 2013

Had a very nice reception. Facilities has a lot of character. Service is good and they understand their target market.

Blazer, Benoit

5 Nov 2009

Very nice lodge, good location between Namib desert (sossusvlei) and Naukluft mountains. Friendly team and comfortable room.

Robinson, Colin

16 Dec 2017

Very simple chalet accommodation, but good food and excellent advice on local area. Swimming pool too small to be of any use.

Krige, Skip

4 Nov 2013

Price for dinner shock at R230 for what you get. Also price per night quite steep in comparison with other lodges we have stayed.

Greenwood, Stusar

29 Aug 2014

Lovely rooms in this lodge. Excellent food and good service. The owners spent time chatting with guests which made it very personal.

Yan, Jessie

8 Jun 2016

Although little Sossus Lodge is a bit far, we had great experience there and the owner Pierre is a very responsible and friendly guy.

Fernandez, Luisa

8 Oct 2009

Very welcoming and charming lodge. Our chalet had an amazing view. The lodge also provides a brekfast pack before heading out to the dunes.

Sweet, Jim

13 Dec 2011

Lovely location and views; well appointed bandas, good service. Not much to do (walking/driving) in the immediate vicinty compared to Weltevrede.

Chatham, Robert

31 Jul 2015

Very nice place with friendly staff. Pierre, the manager, was the nicest, most helpful manager of any of the lodge managers I interacted with. Good food.

Mckenzie, Celeste

28 Apr 2018

Beautiful and professional, please tell guests the cost for dinner as this is a set menu. Again you cannot braai , but have to move to the camping ground.

Adair, Brain

16 Oct 2009

Pleasant stay, friendly and helpful staff. Lighting a little too subdued in the dining room. Good food. Comfortable accommodation. A little oasis in the desert.

Fischer, Claudia

18 Oct 2017

We only stayed 1 night. The sun downer drive was exceptional, up a hill with a superb view of the valley and surrounding mountians. Very nice guide drove us up.

Dillion, Peter

30 Aug 2013

Stayed in a chalet. It was very good. The food was also very good. The staff asked about any food allergies when we arrived and catered for my wife`s gluten free diet.

Piljic, Bianca

26 Oct 2014

Wonderful time at this small family run lodge. Nice to have a set meal for a change and it was really appreciated. Also did have triple share room at a reasonable price.

Phillips, Nick

19 May 2018

Great stop off with the added plus of exceptional drives. We did a sundown drive and a day trip to Sossus Vlei and saw everything with our brilliant guide. Money well spent.

Koch, Heiner

27 Sep 2012

Toller Platz. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefahlt. Gigantische Aussicht von den Hauschen aus und klasse Essen. Auch nach Sossusvlei zu kommen war kein Problem. Das ist leicht zu machen.

Mac Gillivray, Emily

16 Oct 2015

Little Sossus had the best wi-fi connection of all the places I stayed, and the food was delicious. The room was charming with all of the stone work and I enjoyed the sundowner drive.

Sogne, Mauro

21 Nov 2016

Great location, nice chalet, Service very poor, food excellent but I had to ask a proper vegetarian meal even if they knew from your reservation. The second day the vegetarian meal was delicious.

Gray, Robert

13 Jul 2017

Great little place just outside Sossusvlei. Staff were excellent and provided us with a breakfast bag if you want to get up early to go to Sossusvlei. Rooms were very nice and dinner was top marks.

Cox, Joshua

29 Oct 2015

Service was great, but disappointed with the state of the lodge. Seemed outdated and the lack of air conditioning was a problem here. Days were extremely hot and the rooms held the heat into the night. Would not return.

Rosenfield, Kristen

12 Jan 2018

Delightful place. Very comfortable setting though the rooms were hot with only fans and no AC. The dinners here were excellent - a pleasant surprise. Kind service. After Le Mirage, this place had us feeling much more at home.

Lamb, Alistair

6 Nov 2016

Very good. Very welcoming hosts and a good package of accommodation and meals. Nice dinner, breakfast packs on offer for those wanting to leave early for Sossusvlei. We didn't do the local game drive as we'd been to Etosha already.

Schaller, Patrick

1 Nov 2016

To recommand; apartement good; turned out to be much better than we thought in the first moment; meals (bakery!) were super !! very friendly (a little bit far away from Sesriem); had problem with the internet connection; we could not pay with VISA

Tuytelaars, Tinne

29 Jul 2015

Service at Little Sossus lodge was fine. On arrival, receptionist said we could easily do all of Sossusvlei in one day, so no need to already go their for sunset on the first day. We followed his advice and relaxed, but later felt sorry about this decision.

Brink, Willie

12 Sep 2013

Despite the appearance of the chalets from the outside the rooms are big, cool and well appointed. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Reception on arrival was very good. Food was expensive and not quite up to the level of most other lodges. Wi-Fi working, but very slow.

George, Emily

16 May 2018

A lovely family run lodge. Very comfortable spacious room. Friendly staff with good advice and information about local attractions as well as Sossuvlei. Perfectly situated for exploring the dunes and the staff help you plan your itinerary for your visit. Lovely lodge - if a little pricey


Little Sossus Lodge is situated south east of Sesriem. The lodge is at the junction of the C19 and the D854.

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