Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (Sossusvlei)

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Experience the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert at &Beyond’s Sossusvlei Desert Lodge; in the foothills of the private NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. A calm oasis of peace and comfort in the midst of Sossusvlei; the world’s oldest desert; Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a cozy and comfortable refuge in the vastness of this strange and beautiful land.

Glass, rock, and steel combine to create an amazing masterpiece in the split-level guest area; with a central island bar, comfy sitting area, walk-in wine cellar, interactive kitchen, and rim-flow pool. Large glass panels fold down to provide panoramic views of the desert. Numerous shaded, secluded places; a gym that faces the sunrise; and a sunset facing wellness center; with both a treatment room with a private spa bath and a separate wetroom spa; are among the other signature features. The Safari Shop at the lodge features Namibia’s finest handcrafted goods. In order to minimize as much light pollution as possible; Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has installed red lights that light the exterior at night.

The Namib or ‘The Living Desert’ is a world of vast space, endless horizons, dramatic desert-scapes, and jagged mountain heights. Led by Sossusvlei’s expert rangers and naturalists; explore the desert by quad bikes (all-terrain four-wheeled motorcycles), open 4×4 vehicles; even by hot air balloon. Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand; Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes; as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life. Excursions to the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes, and Sesriem Canyon will add to this unforgettable desert safari experience.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge wildlife
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge wildlife

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Accommodation

Designed to capture the splendor and solitude of the desert, 10 x beautifully appointed stone, and glass suites; spread out along the curve of the escarpment, open onto the ever-changing outlooks. Each spacious, airconditioned, suite offers a secluded, shaded wraparound veranda; complete with a private plunge pool, a living room with a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor rain shower offering 180º desert views. The suites also have a large retractable skylight for stargazing from your bed.

All suites include discrete music systems and customized personal bars. Each suite is like its own solar power plant; producing enough energy to not only power the air conditioning, and all the super-comforts of a luxury lodge; but also the water treatment and recycling systems.

Sustainability and uncompromised luxury go hand in hand at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends. The Star Dune Suite consists of two suites that are linked by a covered walkway. Along this walkway are an indoor lounge and an outdoor sunken lounge for get-togethers. The combined amenities of this extended accommodation provide the perfect space for all to enjoy. For those family groups, the &Beyond guides and lodge team will provide a host of fun and interactive children’s activities. The Star Dune Suite sleeps a maximum of 4 x adults or 2 x adults and 2 x children; (3 children may be possible on request).

Star Dune Suite - Sossusvlei family holiday
Star Dune Suite – Sossusvlei family holiday
Sossusvlei Lodge Activities

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Included Activities

Let loose your inner child in this ultimate private playground; with its sandy dunes and surreal landscape; as you indulge in dune dinners and picnics in fairy circles.

Sossusvlei Excursion

This half-day adventure takes you into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Learn about the ecosystem, Aeolian geological processes, walk to Deadvlei; perhaps climb a sand dune, and for the fit and adventurous; conquer the towering ‘Big Daddy’.

Living Dunes Experience

Set out to the dunes on the Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve; where the story of the desert’s ecology is written in the sand. Explore the dunes on foot or by quad bike with a specialist guide who’ll uncover the secrets of the dunes.
By quad bike: 16 years and older
On foot: 8 years and older if joining other guests; if possible we can try to do it on a private basis; however; this is dependant on how busy the camp is. If on a private basis any age is allowed.

Desert People Experience

Step back in time and bring to life the history of the area and its people. Follow your expert guide into the untamed Namib Desert scattered with San rock art. Explore heritage sites and gain insight into the San people. For children 8 years and older.

Desert Rock Experience

Explore the unique landscape on this fascinating geological excursion, in a vehicle, and on foot. View the varied topography; exposed due to the upliftment events after the continent of Gondwana split into Africa and South America. Observe young geology ‘in action’ as the dunes shape this awe-inspiring landscape. For children 8 years and older.

Desert Drive

Be mesmerized by the magnificence of the desert; on morning or late afternoon desert drives that continue after nightfall. Explore four different habitat types and ecosystems. Learn all about deserts; from how they are formed to how they function; the fascinating fairy circles, and how animals have adapted to this desolate environment. For children of all ages.

Sossusvlei Desert Drive
Sossusvlei Desert Drive

Big Dune Walk

Enjoy this exclusive experience at &Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, the only private reserve featuring the iconic star dunes of Namibia. Take the time to appreciate your surroundings and tuck into a delicious picnic breakfast. For children 8 years and older if joining other guests; if possible we can try to do it on a private basis; however; this is dependant on how busy the camp is. If on a private basis any age is allowed.


Sossusvlei neighbors Africa’s only International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) and the NamibRand Nature Reserve has the prestigious Gold Tier status; which celebrates nighttime environments that have little to no impact from light pollution and artificial light. Get a closer look at the night sky from our sophisticated observatory with the resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope. Astronomer is subject to availability; however; stargazing is available to the naked eye.


Traverse the stark beauty and vast expanse on an e-bike. These nifty bicycles are fitted with a battery-powered ‘assist’; that gives a boost when pedaling; therefore easy to ride and super fun. There are two different options: an 11km (6.8mi) or a 19km (11.8mi) route. For children 16 years and older.


Explore the lodge surroundings on foot and take the time to sit in the stillness; while being enchanted by the views. There are two defined hiking trails: a 2.2km (1.4mi) or a 3.4km (2.1mi) route waiting to be explored. For children 12 years and older.

Activities at an additional cost

Scenic Helicopter Flights

The ideal way to capture the beauty of the surroundings is with a scenic helicopter flight; over the breathtaking vast expanse of the desert. From your birdseye perspective, be captivated by rolling sand dunes, craggy mountain tops, solidified rock formations, and enchanting fairy circles. Doors can be removed for keen photographers.

This adventure is ideal for honeymooners as you both experience Namibia’s brilliant vista and get your hearts beating. As if this was not euphoric enough; land in a romantic spot and enjoy a glass of Champagne and a picnic.

Sossusvlei Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon adventures in Sossusvlei promise a truly unique way to experience Namibia’s brilliant vista. This soul-satisfying journey offers excellent photographic opportunities and lifelong memories.

Awaken before dawn and set out in the early morning moonlight to a designated launch site; where you can watch excitedly as the balloons are brought to life. Giant, hot bursts of flame slowly inflate the brightly colored nylon, strung to robust baskets that rest on their side. As the sun’s first rays peek over the scarlet sand dunes, the hot air balloon drifts slowly upward; revealing the undulating landscapes of Sossusvlei.

Watch as mighty herds of oryx shrink in size below you and spot the enigmatic fairy circles; which stand out as indented circular patches devoid of vegetation; an intriguing phenomenon of the Namib Desert.

The balloon soars at varying heights and gradually rotates with the morning breeze; constantly giving you a new perspective of the desert. Many animals gaze up at the neon ball in surprise and curiosity as it passes overhead. The seasoned pilot will eventually select the perfect landing spot; just in time for a grand celebratory bubbly breakfast; where you can recap the morning’s bucket list moment as you savor a delicious morning meal.

Sossusvlei Hot Air Balloon
Sossusvlei Hot Air Balloon

Spa and Wellness Center at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Indulge in one of the many relaxing treatments for a truly authentic African spa experience; that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Dining

Stay at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge for a 5-star dining experience. The interactive kitchen serves fresh and innovative dishes that will satisfy even the most discerning travelers; even allowing guests to create their own dishes and menus if so desired.

Alternatively, other dining spaces are in different locations inside and outside the lodge; therefore guests can dine in different spaces. Before sitting down for dinner; you are welcome to visit the walk-in wine cellar and pick out a bottle of wine to accompany your meal.

Namibia 5* cuisine accommodation
Namibia 5* cuisine

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Accommodation Rates

Rates Per Person sharing a Suite:
11th January to 31st May 2022 and 1st November till 20th December 2022: N$11 500
1st June to 31st October 2022 and 21st December 2022 till 10th January 2023: N$19 850

Single Supplement

11th January until 31st May 2022 and 1st November till 20th December 2022:
A single supplement of 50% is only charged from the third single room per booking.
1st May until 31st October 2022 and 21st December 2022 till 10th January 2023:
A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.

Rates per Star Dune Suite (2-Bedroom Suite):
11th January until 31st May 2022 and 1st November till 20th December 2022: N$51 750
1st June until 31st October 2022 and 21st December 2022 till 10th January 2023: N$89 325

Please note the Namibian Dollar (N$) is equivalent to the South African Rand.

Rates Include / Exclude

Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas, and coffees. It also includes refreshments on scenic nature drives, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip. All guests also get a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars; for use during your stay.

Activities included:
One morning Sossusvlei excursion, Living Dunes, Desert People, Desert Rock, Desert Drive, Big Dune Walk, Stargazing, and Self Exploration; E-biking and Hiking; activities are guided and subject to availability.

Rate Excludes:
Telephone calls, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits, and cigars.

Child Policy at &Beyond Sossusvlei Lodge

Rates and Activities for Children

Children up to 5 years old stay free of charge (subject to availability of cots/triple room).
From 6 – 16 years, kids sharing with 1 or 2 adults: Pay 50% of the full adult rate (Triple rooms are subject to availability).
From 6 – 16 years in own room: The 1st child pays the adult rate, while the 2nd & 3rd child pays 50% of the adult rate. A maximum of 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)

Child Activities Policy

Children up to 5 years old are not permitted on activities, however; scenic nature drives may be requested for children from 3 to 5 years old
Kids aged 6 to 15 years can enjoy lodge activities excluding quad bike excursions (from 6 to 12 years is at the lodge manager’s discretion)
Anyone child over 16 years and older are allowed to do all activities
Childminding is available at an additional cost

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Accommodation Specials

Free helicopter safari

Stay for 3 or more nights and receive a free 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Sossusvlei*.
The helicopter flight over Sossusvlei is weather-dependent.
The offer applies to 2 full paying adults in the suites, or; 2 x adults and 2x children staying in the Star Dune Suite
A minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 5 guests per helicopter flight.

The free helicopter safari is valid until 30th June 2022 & again from 1st September 2022 until 10th January 2023.

Long Stay Offer

Stay 6 nights or more at any &Beyond Lodge in Africa and get up to a 15% discount on your accommodation. Not valid in July and August in Namibia. Each country has different exclusion dates but we will assist to get the best rates.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Honeymoon Discount:

The Bride gets a 50% off accommodation on safari at &Beyond lodges
The honeymoon offer is valid all year at all &Beyond lodges in Africa.

Valid for travel within 6 months of the date of marriage; however; due to the impact of COVID 19 travel restrictions; guests who were married between 1st March 2020 to 31st December 2021; now qualify for our honeymoon offer if they travel before 15th December 2022.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (Sossusvlei)
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
C27, Namib-Naukluft Park
Sossusvlei Namibia

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