Sossusvlei lodge - taleni africa

Sossusvlei Lodge is situated adjacent to Sesriem, on a private reserve just outside the entrances to both the Namib Naukluft Park and the dunes at Sossusvlei. This setting makes it the ideal destination for visitors wanting to explore this section of the Namib Desert, without having the longer early morning drive, associated with accommodation located further away.

The lodge blends in perfectly with the spectacular desert surrounds which bears testament to the outstanding eco-friendly design.

In the main complex area there is the reception, (with courtesy beverage bar) adventure centre, observation tower, dining and grill areas, a swimming pool, (with pool towels), air-conditioned bar and a sundowner deck from where the beautiful surrounds can be enjoyed. . The curio shop's stock includes books of the area, postcards, African art jewelry, lodge branded clothing and caps, films, camera batteries, sunglasses and sunscreen.

There is also a laundry facility here and all of the lights are powered by solar energy. At the adjacentSossus Oasis Camp Site, there is a small general dealer type shop, selling basic necessities, and a petrol station.

Sossusvlei Lodge offers a unique destination for both indoor and outdoor conferencing in Namibia. The conference centre has a seating capacity of 60, and is fully equipped with all the modern audio-visual aids. It is also proving to be a popular venue for product launches, team building workshops, not to mention weddings and other special functions.

Sossusvlei Lodge serves a continental or full English breakfast, a buffet luncheon and a sumptuous buffet dinner, including soup of the day, cold meats, fresh salads, a variety of breads and side dishes as well as stations where grilled meats, poultry, fish and stir-fries are prepared to the guest’s taste in front of them. . The evening meal is rounded off with an extensive selection of puddings, desserts, tarts, cheese/biscuits and hot/cold beverages. The bar serves an extensive range of Southern African wines, well-known Namibian and German beers and schnapps.

Accommodation at the lodge is in:

Rooms: 44 x individual units with the same standard layout. Each of the units has a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and ridges of the Naukluft Mountains, The spacious air-conditioned bedroom features twin beds, luggage racks, shelves and hanging space, an in-room safe and a refreshment station with a fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. The large en-suite bathrooms are equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet, double vanity and signature amenities.

Family Rooms: 3 x Family Units are available with similar features to the superior units, but with inter-leading doors between the two bathrooms connecting the two units. Each unit has a private bathroom featuring a shower and toilet.

Junior Suite: 1 x Luxurious Suite ensuring privacy and reanquility with fantastic views of the surrounding Desert plains. The suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with king-size bed, and adjacent living area with refreshment area and a private terrace boasting a small splah pool. The XL bathroom features a wal-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity amd a feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath.

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Many of their guests marvel at the desert beauty from a bird's eye view in a hot air balloon or by aircraft. A visit to The Adventure Centre is recommended. There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy in the area including Sossusvlei excursions, desert scenic flights, bush dinners, nature drives, sundowners, guided sunset walks, hot-air balloon flights and eco-quad biking.

Airstrip transfers to and from the lodge are available for guests of Sossusvlei Lodge.

Walking: It is perfectly safe to walk freely around Sossusvlei Lodge, provided that contact with wild animals, snakes, scorpions and other reptiles is avoided.

Waterhole: Antelope, scavengers and other mammals frequently visit the waterhole which is in view from the open air restaurant terrace.

Sossusvlei Excursions: An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib-Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of our all-terrain URI Game viewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, the animals, the plant life and much more with you. Regular stops are made on the 60 kilometre drive down to the Vlei to gain information or take in the vistas. At Dune 45, the more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of the world's most photographed dune. Further along, a gradual 2,6 kilometre round-trip walk up to Dead Vlei is a must for the healthy visitors. Spend time in Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5 hours later in time for luncheon. Refreshments are provided on the trip.

Sundowners: Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive out onto the Lodge's private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset.

Quad Buggy Nature Trail: A wonderful and different way to view the local surrounds. Exhilarating yet eco-friendly, the fixed quad buggy trials have been meticulously laid out on the Lodge's private reserve so as not to interfere with the indigenous plant and animal life. Enjoy breath-taking views over the grass plains with occasional phot stops where our knowledgeable guides explain the Desert fauna and flora. Visitors follow the guide and may not deviate off the trails. Desert Scenic Flights: A Cessna 210 light aircraft is permanently based on the Sossusvlei Lodge property along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained "aerial" desert guide. A number of routes are available on request and include 40 minute trips to Sossusvlei and longer round-trip flights down to the coast. The latter excursion provides wonderful aerial photographs of the desert with its 'sea of dunes' as well as unforgettable views of the numerous shipwrecks along the "Skeleton Coast" of Namibia.

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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Directions

Sossusvlei Lodge is situated in Southern Namibia amidst the Namib Desert - at the entrance gate to the famous Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Nauklauft Park. Sesriem is situated at the intersection of the C27 road from Helmeringhausen and the D826 which brings traffic in from Solitaire in the north and Maltahöhe in the south when it joins with the C19.

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