Budget and luxury hotels, lodges, camps, bed and breakfast establishments, make up Sossusvlei accommodations. Most of them are located near the Sossusvlei and the Sesriem which are the highlights of the Namib Desert. In order to make travel arrangements it is imperative to know exactly what one’s needs and expectations are so that it will be easier to pick one’s accommodation. The region offers a wide range of tourist activities and this aspect too plays an important role in a tourist’s choice of accommodation. There is a healthy balance of low-priced as well as high end accommodation; therefore budget is also a deciding factor.
To find suitable Sossusvlei accommodations is very easy. Tourists have to keep in mind that the cost of the hotel or lodge depends on its proximity to the Sossusvlei itself. The closer it is to the sand dunes, the more expensive the accommodation gets. Therefore, to make it more convenient for tourists to pick a place to stay, the accommodation has been divided into four regions. The first area is at the Sossusvlei and Sesriem itself. The most famous type of accommodation in this area is camps and lodges. The highly recommended places to stay include the Betesda Rest Camp, Desert Camp, Desert Homestead, Kulala Desert Lodge, Le Mirage Desert Lodge and Spa, Little Sossus Lodge, Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei Lodge and many more.
The Solitaire and the surrounding hamlets are second closest to the Sossusvlei and Sesriem. It is 80 km away from the Sesriem itself. Here tourists can take their pick from Sossusvlei accommodations like Ababis Guest Farm, Rostock Ritz, Solitaire Country Lodge and Solitaire Guest Farm. These places are known for spotting wildlife, which is Africa’s speciality and are just a few hours’ drive away from the Sossusvlei and Sesriem.
At the southern border of the Sossusvlei lies the NamibRand Reserve. It is the world’s largest privately owned reserve. A visit to this natural reserve is a must, first timers generally get bowled over by its beauty that sometimes they miss out on the Sossusvlei. Travellers can stay at the Boulders Camp Wolvedans, Wolvedans Dunes Camp, Wolvedans Dunes Lodge, Wolvedans Mountain View Suite, and Wolvedans Private Camp.
The Naukluft and Bullsport are just an hour away from the Sesriem. This area too has settlements for tourists which provide attractions like hiking and riding trails and at the same time staying in the lap of nature. It is not uncommon to spot wildlife and because of the accommodation’s proximity to the Sossusvlei, tourists can follow the course of the river on its way to the Vlei. The Bullsport Guest Farm, the Naukluft Campsite – Kudus Rus, Tsauchab River Camp, and the Zebra River Lodge are ideal places of stay for tourists.
Sossusvlei accommodations have one thing in common. They all provide a spectacular view of the Sossusvlei, which is a sight to die for. Be it a hotel or a desert lodge, they all provide easy access to most tourist attractions. They also turn into a quiet retreat because of their scenic locales, plush ambience, superior facilities and culinary delights. The accommodations promise tourists of exclusive treatment, making their trip to Africa even more memorable.