The Sossusvlei is a sight to behold in any season. The landscape is lush green when there are rains and a kaleidoscope of colours in dry seasons. The sand dunes offer optical illusions with their varied hues of red, orange, pink, mauve and many more. To witness this beauty as well as the Sesriem, the Sossusvlei Lodge is the best place to stay.
The Sossusvlei Lodge is located at Sesriem in the region of Southern Namibia in the midst of the Namib Desert. It is built in adobe bricks and resembles Arabian villages typical to the Bedouins of that region. The lodge offers luxury accommodation with traditionally designed interiors and private balconies adjoining the suites. The 45 rooms of the lodge have comfortable three-quarter beds and regal-looking bathroom fixtures and facilities. The roofs of the lodge are flat and the personalized balconies which offer stunning views of the Sossusvlei dunes are furnished with comfortable tables and chairs. The floors are completely tiled, keeping the rooms cool at all times of the day. The Lodge is completely eco friendly as the electricity here is powered solely by the abundant solar energy. One cannot forget the laundry facilities, private safes, telephone for guests and a gas station which is a stone’s throw away.
The restaurant at the Sossusvlei Lodge provides a variety of cuisines as well as traditional Namibian culinary delights. Tourists can take their pick from Continental or English breakfasts, a buffet or a la carte luncheons and a fine dining experience in the evening. People staying at the lodge can choose from the wide spread of poultry, seafood and dark meats, delectable soufflés, dainty pastries as well as opulent cakes from the dessert table and wash down the fine meal with wines from the Lodge’s very own cellar. The wine collection includes the Southern African variety as well as the Namibian and German beers and schnapps.
The Sossusvlei Lodge has a sparkling swimming pool. Tourists can not only beat the heat during the day, but also can relax in peace in the evenings. In short, the pool is open round the clock. Other facilities include a grill area, a souvenir store and indoor and outdoor convention areas. Travelers can also avail themselves of activities like nature drives, sunset drives, quad bike excursions, hot air ballooning and scenic flights. They are all organized tours provided by the Lodge’s Adventure Centre. People can also spot wildlife like antelope, scavengers and several other mammals at the watering hole, making this a thrilling experience.
The Sossusvlei Lodge is an ideal place to hold events, meetings and conferences because of its beautiful surroundings. Since it provides luxury and peace at the same time, the Sossusvlei Lodge is a great favourite for weddings and of course honeymoons. The Lodge also has an airstrip which is equipped for emergency landings. Guests can avail themselves of air transfers to and from the Sossusvlei Lodge.
Other famous lodges around the Sossusvlei are the Desert Dune Lodge, Namib Desert Lodge, Betesda Lodge, Solitaire Lodge and many more. These are located a few kilometers away from the sand dunes and offer first rate facilities and ambience.