Soft Adventure Camp welcomes groups, families and individual travellers who are looking for an affordable alternative to other more luxurious lodges in the region. Great service and tasty food are combined with a relaxed atmosphere close to one of the most beautiful destinations in Namibia.
The camp is set in a 23,000ha private nature reserve in the Namib Naukluft Park built amongst the rocky outcrops of a granite hill. Soft Adventure Camp is a sister establishment to Namib Naukluft Lodge a short drive away.
Various landscape types dominate Namib-Naukluft Park. The most famous are the wind driven, star-shaped dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia's 2nd most popular tourist attraction. There are many interesting day or overnight trails in the park, taking hikers along dry riverbeds and following zebra trails up mountains. An adventure by vehicle along a 4x4 trail tests the most capable of driver.
The open-sided dining area is situated on a hill above the rooms and is fitted with drop-down canvas flaps used in cooler or windier climes. The central cooking area and corner bar counter are kitted out with solid wooden tables and chairs, ideal for wining and dining whilst enjoying sunsets and the immediate scenery. The camp looks out to a small hill range where the sun sets. The absence of bright lights enhances stargazing. Next to the dining area is a small rock pool.
Accommodation is in 15 spacious chalets, these are permanganate structures with canvas window partitions (giving the camp its 'adventurous' feel). Each unit is set near and blends in with the bright red granite boulder backdrop. En-suite bathrooms (shower and toilet), ceiling fan, air-conditioning, 2 camping chairs and private verandah are standard. Every chalet sleeps 2 or 3 on request. A water hole in front of the chalets attracts a variety of antelope and ostriches.
All activities operate from Namib Naukluft Lodge, but Soft Adventure Camp guests are welcome to join in.
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 4x4 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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
We found the Camp nicer than the main lodge. Not a great location for Sossusvlei. Basic but comfortable.
Only 2 stars as they mixed up our booking and stuck us down in soft adventure camp (we were given multiple room keys and told to check if they were clean / made up) - not a great first impression for our honeymoon stay! Complete lack of personal service and below par of other camps and lodges.
All Soft Adventure Camp guests are required to dive to Namib Naukluft Lodge, where they will receive instructions of how to find the camp. 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.Download Map
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