SOSSUSVLEI LODGE – SOSSUSVLEI

Sossusvlei Lodge is perched very close the entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park and offers direct access to the red sand dunes, the pan, Dead Vlei and the depths of the Sesriem Canyon – all are within easy reach of the lodge.

Facilities at Sossusvlei Lodge include a large, sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where you can enjoy good food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.

The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including guided excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, sundowner trips, quad buggy nature drives, tot air ballooning and scenic fights to really explore the area’s natural beauty.

LOCATION

Sossusvlei Lodge is situated on a 40, 000-hectare private reserve and is directly adjacent to the Sesriem gate of the Namib Naukluft Park.

The best way to access the lodge is self-drive which takes around 4 hours from Windhoek.

LODGE

There are 44 superior rooms, 6 standard family rooms and a junior suite at Sossusvlei Lodge.

The superior rooms feature a patio to enjoy the stunning views over the desert and a spacious air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds. In addition, there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. Each of the stylish ensuite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet and double vanity.

Two of the superior rooms are designed to be accessible, being wheelchair friendly and featuring no steps. They are equipped with wider doors, handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.

The standard family rooms are two rooms back-to-back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. Each family room has a patio and an air-conditioned bedroom featuring twin beds, a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower, vanity and toilet.

The junior suite ensures privacy with a fantastic view of the surrounding desert plains. The suite offers a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious queen-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace with a small splash pool and comfortable seating to fully enjoy the views over the desert.

Facilities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.

The suite has an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight so you can soak in the stars whilst soaking in the tub!

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ACTIVITIES

Sundowner / Nature Drive – depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on 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.

Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Excursion – 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 an all-terrain URI Gameviewer vehicle custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge with your own specially trained guide who will share his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life.

At Dune 45 make a stop to view the world’s most photographed dune and enjoy a gradual 2.6 km guided walk up to Dead Vlei. The more energetic have the opportunity to climb to the upper ridge of Big Daddy Dune, one of the highest dunes in this area! Spend time exploring Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge approximately 5½ hours later in time for lunch.

Quad Buggy Nature Trail – a wonderful and different way to experience the spectacular area around the lodge. You depart in the late afternoon for a slow nature drive on the private lodge reserve. Enjoy breath-taking views over the desert grass plains with occasional photo stops where your guide will explain the desert fauna and flora. Go higher up to the foothills to watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying non-alcoholic sundowner drinks and then make your way back to the lodge just before dark.

Compulsory: All guests wishing to participate and drive a buggy must have a valid driver’s licence. Child Policy: Children aged 6 – 18 can accompany an adult in the passenger seat.

Elim Dune Nature Walk – the guided nature walk starts at sunrise and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt. Your guide focuses on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.

Sesriem Canyon Excursion – experience the depths of Sesriem Canyon. Your experienced guide will share the history behind this magnificent natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab River.

Archery – is a fun but challenging activity that can be mastered fairly quickly and instructors will be on hand to teach you.

Helicopter Flights – discover the majesty of the Namib Desert by Helicopter. The pilots are well experienced and will guide you through the scenery on an adventurous and informative flight. The lodge offers a range of scenic flights over the plains to the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, exciting flips over the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Elim Dune as well as custom flights for photographers that wish to focus on specific areas of the Namib.

Scenic Flights – Desert Air have a well-maintained 6-seater Cessna 210 light aircraft permanently based at Sossusvlei Lodge along with an experienced pilot who also doubles as a trained aerial desert guide. A number of routes are available on request.

Hot Air Ballooning – sail silently over the reddish dune sea of the Namib. The duration of the excursion is approximately 3½ hours. The Hot Air Balloon flight itself takes about one hour and ends with an exclusive Champagne Breakfast at the landing spot followed by a nature drive back to Sossusvlei Lodge.

Bush Breakfast or Dinner – enjoy a special bush breakfast or dinner in the heart of the Namib Desert with views of red sand dunes amidst the vast desert plains.

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GIVING BACK

Support the Little Bug Kindergarten – the only kindergarten in our area where our children receive proper education. We provide assistance in terms of food, materials as well as visits to our Lodges for the children when teaching appropriate topics.

Support the Little Bug Kindergarten parents – purchasing items from their collection for our curio shops. Collecting bottle caps and other recyclables for them to use for the making of their curio products.

We assist with the servicing and upkeep of emergency vehicles (ambulances) of the Maete Clinic in Sesriem as well as Police vehicles

Members of Taleni Management are enlisted as police reservists and regularly assist the Namibian Police Force with duties in the Sesriem community.

All Taleni properties have their own fire brigade with fire cruisers and serve the immediate community with assistance if fires break out.

We have the only airstrip in the area authorised for night landing and constantly assist E-Mmed, Lifelink and the MVA fund when guests and staff of the entire area must receive medical assistance or immediate evacuation.

Assist Raptors Namibia with their yearly survey of Lapped Faced Vultures in our area by providing accommodation and joining them if and when possible.

Regular joint ventures with M.E.T (Ministry of Environment and Tourism) pertaining to maintenance projects in the National Park like the upgrade of the entrance gate to the Namib Naukluft Park; projects regarding signage, fence repairs and route markings and also doing regular waste removal and cleaning-up projects inside the Park.

SOSSUSVLEI LODGE IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

THE LODGE WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

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Call +44 1386 830264 or Email [email protected]

Our expert staff are on-hand, happy to assist with any enquiry you have.

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