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&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei and The Namib Desert, Namibia


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Luxury Holidays At &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Step into a mesmerising, other-worldly landscape in the Namib Desert, where the &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits in the shadow of towering sand dunes surrounded by rugged natural beauty. An enthralling fusion of glass, rock and steel, the lodge's architecture is undeniably sophisticated, a celebration of modern luxury amid one of Namibia's most renowned natural wonders. Twelve beautifully appointed suites offer unparalleled comfort, with one-off design touches including retractable skylights for in-bed stargazing and glass-encased rain showers with 180º views ensuring a stay here will be one to remember. Complemented by spacious interiors with separate living space, an al fresco veranda and your own private plunge pool, the serene suites are the perfect base for unforgettable adventures. An array of exciting activities are on offer in the lodge's private desert reserve and beyond, accompanied by expert, local guides who love nothing more than to introduce the wonders of the land to you - explore the impressive sand dunes on foot or quad bike, ride across the awesome terrain on one of the lodge's e-bikes, learn about the area's history and heritage, and journey to the Namib Naukluft National Park, where the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Namib Sand Sea, awaits in all its ethereal glory. Scenic helicopter and hot air balloon rides offer a birds-eye view across the magical landscape and a remarkable perspective on the vastness of the untouched terrain. After the excitement of exploring, it's time to relax, perhaps with a therapeutic spa treatment, over a delicious private dinner at your suite, or by gazing up at the carpet of stars above from the lodge's own observatory.

  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: An enchanting luxury oasis deep in the Namib Desert
  • Feature: Fascinating excursions and an immersive desert experience
  • Rooms: 12 suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Windhoek Airport
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Location and transfer

It's a 1 hour 15 minute plane ride or 1 hour 30 minute helicopter ride from Windhoek to the lodge's private airstrip. It is approximately five hours drive from Windhoek Airport.


Suites are spread along the curve of the escarpment, giving each one the perfect position from which to take in the sweeping desert views through the floor-to-ceiling windows that are so key to their modern design. Spacious interiors exude luxury and sophistication and feature plush beds, sitting areas with fireplace, and a deluxe en suite bathroom, whilst outside a private veranda with comfortable seating, a dining space and firepit ensure there's is no shortage of places to relax, and a refreshing plunge pool is a tempting escape from the desert climate. The Star Dune Suite consists of two one-bedroom suites connected by covered walkways to an exquisite communal lounge and dining space, and is ideal for families or groups of friends. Suites are air-conditioned and come with a personal coffee station, mini-bar, Bose music player, telephone, internet access and in-room safe, as well as a complimentary pair of binoculars to use throughout your stay.

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  • Rooms: 10
  • Size: 130m²
  • Room View: Desert view
  • Facilities: 130m² of pure luxury, the 10 one-bedroom suites sleep two adults, with the option of another bed for a child aged 16 or younger.
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  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 267m²
  • Room View: Desert view
  • Facilities: A vast abode consisting of two linked one-bedroom suites connected by covered walkways to a communal lounge and dining space, the Star Dune Suite is the perfect retreat for families or groups of friends travelling together.

World-class chefs prepare exquisite cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complemented by a range of included alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Whether savouring light bites for lunch, or sitting down to an indulgent multi-course dinner, a variety of locations are available to dine in. The impressive main pavilion with its unique modern architecture is home to a communal dining area, and with vast glass panels that fold away to reveal the mesmerising desert views, it's hard to imagine a more breathtaking backdrop to your meal. A walk-in wine cellar in the same building offers a selection of fine wines, and staff will be happy to suggest pairings for your food, and a chic bar built from giant slabs of locally-sourced granite promises to entice you with carefully-crafted cocktails and local craft beer, not to mention the spectacular views that are ever-present throughout the lodge. Private dining experiences can be arranged - enjoying sumptuous cuisine under the star-speckled desert sky with the vast, untouched desert scenery all around will certainly be an experience to remember.

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Hotel Experiences

Embark on a journey of adventure and exploration at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, where an array of captivating excursions promise to inform and amaze. Located within a vast 12,715 hectare private desert reserve deep in the Namib, the world's oldest desert, the landscape around the lodge is beautiful and fascinating in equal measures. Wonder at the dramatic landscape of giant dunes and mountains, and experience the thrill of scaling 'the big one' as the sun rises and the light dances on the shifting sands. Discover the otherworldly site of Deadvlei, where ancient trees stand as if frozen in time in a sea of cracked clay. Uncover the secrets of the desert's unique flora and fauna on a guided nature walk, or delve into the history and traditions of the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, the San people. Soar above the untouched desert landscape in a hot air balloon or on a scenic helicopter flight to enjoy spellbinding, far-reaching vistas. Every carefully curated excursion is an opportunity to connect with the soul-stirring beauty of the Namib Desert.

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&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert lodge sets the scene for an enchanting and romantic escape, where the tranquillity of the surroundings and luxurious accommodation is perfect for uninterrupted time together and creating cherished moments. Share intimate breakfasts on your private deck, with only the gentle whispers of the desert breeze for company, explore the untouched desert landscape hand in hand, marvelling at the beauty all around, or take to the skies on a memorable hot air balloon ride, contemplating the beauty of the vast, untouched land you're floating above. Later, delectable cuisine served al fresco under the night sky is the perfect time to chat about the day's adventures, before snuggling up around your private firepit, gazing out at the moonlit desert beyond the lodge.

Luxury Family Holidays

Children visiting the desert lodge will love the WILDchild programme, which offers a variety of interesting activities to engage young minds, as well as teaching them about the local area. Crafts using desert sands are a fun way to introduce dune ecology, rock painting opens up a conversation about the culture and customs of the San people, and stargazing can be combined with traditional African tribe stories about the night skies. The luxurious suites are a comfortable retreat for families, with private plunge pools always popular with young visitors, and the larger Star Dune Suite ideal for larger groups.


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