Namib naukluft lodge

Namib Naukluft Lodge is situated between Solitaire and Sesriem. It is located on a private 13,000ha farm, which has been a private nature reserve since 1999. It is set against a backdrop of amazing granite hills.

The Tsauchab is a dry riverbed that fills in times of heavy rain. Approximately 100kms long, it is known especially for the portion in which it flows through Sesriem Canyon. As it is in the Namib desert, the Tsauchab carries water only when rain falls in the Naukluft Mountains and runs off into the riverbed. During these rains, the Tsauchab becomes a rapid-running, strong river within a matter of hours.

Namib Naukluft Lodge has a main building, with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Breakfast is served buffet style, and both lunch and a 3 course dinner can be ordered from set menu. Traditional meals are also served in the 'boma,' around an open-fire. Valuables can be locked up in the safe at office/reception area. Guests can take a welcome splash or a dip in the lodge's swimming pool, before or after a day's activities or a long drive.

Accommodation is in 16 tastefully furnished rooms, including 2 family rooms. They all have en-suite bathrooms, a telephone and a fan. Each unit has a private, spacious patio with a spectacular views of the surrounding areas.

There are 2 main activities. The Sossusvlei Excursion and the Naukluft Hiking Trail. The Sossusvlei trips run on a daily basis if required. The tour is conducted by an English speaking driver /guide in a 4x4 vehicle and after an early morning snack, the tour will arrive at Sesriem and the Park's gate before sunrise. Guests can climb a dune over 200m high. The star-shaped dunes are ideal for photographing as the sun rises. A full breakfast will then be served under shady Camelthorn trees, before moving on to Sesriem Canyon and then back to the Lodge for lunch.

There is a 2 hr hike into the mountains from the lodge, guided or if preferred, guests can trek by themselves. The trail is marked and a map and a radio will be provided for safety purposes.

In the late afternoon, the lodge has a sundowner drive to the natural marble mountains near the lodge. In the evening guests can listen to the sounds of the barking gecko and gaze at the fascinating star-lite night skies.

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Sossusvlei Excursion: On a daily basis, an excursion to the popular dunes at Sossusvlei is offered. The tour is conducted by an English speaking driver / guide in a 4 x 4 overland vehicle. Secure your seat and book in advance. An early morning rise, with a snack before leaving, enables you to arrive at Sesriem, the Park's gate, at around sunrise. Enjoy this unique desert scenery with some of the highest dunes in the world. The dynamic and star-shaped dunes are ideal for the keen photographer. Climb one of the over 300 m high dunes and you will be overwhelmed by the view. A full breakfast is served under shady Camelthorn trees. Visit the Sesriem Canyon before returning to the Lodge for lunch.

Naukluft Hiking Trail: If you are fit and active, we offer a 2 hour hiking trail in the mountains of this 13,000 ha private nature reserve. Your can be accompanied by a guide or walk it by yourself. The trail is accurately laid out, a map and a radio will ensure your safety during the hike.

Sundowner Drives: In the late afternoon you may decide to join a drive to the natural marble mountains on the farm - in true Namibian style sunset is enjoyed with a refreshing drink.

Ballooning over Sossusvlei: Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you.

Scenic Flight: Light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings.

Agama River Camp

Agama River Camp

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Desert Camp

Desert Camp

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Desert Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Camp - Taleni Africa

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Desert Hills Glamping Camp

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Desert Homestead Outpost

Desert Homestead Outpost

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Desert Quiver Camp

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Desert Quiver Camp - Taleni Africa

Desert Quiver Camp - Taleni Africa

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Desert Whisper

Desert Whisper

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Elegant Desert Lodge

Elegant Desert Lodge

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

Greenfire Desert Lodge

Greenfire Desert Lodge

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Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge

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Kulala Desert Lodge

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Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

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Little Kulala

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Little Sossus Lodge

Little Sossus Lodge

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Moon Mountain Lodge

Moon Mountain Lodge

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Namib Desert Camping2Go

Namib Desert Camping2Go

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Namib Desert Lodge

Namib Desert Lodge

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Namib Dune Star Camp

Namib Dune Star Camp

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Sesfontein Guesthouse

Sesfontein Guesthouse

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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

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Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge

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Sossusvlei Lodge - Taleni Africa

Sossusvlei Lodge - Taleni Africa

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The Desert Grace

The Desert Grace

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The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

The Elegant Desert Eco Camp

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Weltevrede Rest Camp

Weltevrede Rest Camp

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Traveller Reviews

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

Knight, Sophie

6 May 2011

Very nice lodge with basic comfort. Too far from Sossussvlei but great views and enjoyable walks around the hotel.

Steinhaus, Rolf

18 Aug 2013

Wonderful setting and comfortable accommodation. The manager and HENCE some staff service was poor .eg Chef drinks beer while serving and braaing in the boma.

Mccarthy, Peter

12 Sep 2009

Good spot, nice welcome and very personable manager. Excellent braai, very good wine list, and the place is well laid out, wish we could have stayed a little longer.

Faulkner, Jason

20 May 2012

We were very impressed with this lodge mainly because the manager made such a point to introduce himself, tell us about the area, and answer any and all questions we had.

Deklerk, Sonja

7 Nov 2010

Beautiful place, very comfortable and good food. We drove there after a day in Sossusvlei and had dinner (set menu) at the lodge. It was an perfect stop over on our way to Windhoek - we had all the comfort as well as the peace and quiet of the desert.

Directions

Namib Naukluft Lodge is situated between Solitaire and Sesriem. Turn west of the C19 about 20 km south of Solitaire and 80 km north of Sesriem. Landing strip - Co-ordinates S23 59 74 E15 56 0

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