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Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei & Sesriem, Namibia

Our rating: Medium

Sossus Dune Lodge is part of  the Namibian Wildlife Resorts collection. Situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, close to Sesriem Canyon, the lodge comprises 25 thatched chalets with large en suite shower rooms and wooden decks with stunning views.

Each spacious chalet is canvas sided, with wood floors and fronted by large glass windows to make the most of the stunning views of the dunes. There is a thatched main dining area, bar and comfortable lounge plus a swimming pool and sun deck.

As it is within the park, guests on lodge activities can benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise and stay after sunset, giving the opportunity to experience the splendour of the dunes with few other tourists. The lodge offers guided drives to Sossusvlei, nature drives and walks to Sesriem Canyon.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Desert Homestead, Sossusvlei

      Desert Homestead Lodge


      Close to some of Namibia’s greatest desert scenery, Desert Homestead Lodge is a welcoming, characterful option surrounded by rugged mountains. Combining African style and Western comforts, the lodge makes an excellent base for exploring the towering dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

    • Accommodation at Desert Quiver Camp

      Desert Quiver Camp


      Desert Quiver offers simple but modern self-catering accommodation, situated just five kilometres from the entrance to Sossusvlei.

    • Hoodia Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Hoodia Desert Lodge

      First Class

      A warm greeting, a cool towel and a cold drink welcome guests at this lodge after a dusty day on the road. The lodge enjoys a beautiful location conveniently close to the national park entrance for Sossusvlei at Sesriem.

    • Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Kulala Desert Lodge

      First Class

      Offering a wealth of activities that allow you to explore the vast desert landscape and its wildlife, Kulala Desert Lodge is the closest lodge to Sossusvlei, boasting its own private entrance to Namib Nauklift National Park. It provides characterful, comfortable accommodation with a traditional atmosphere.

    • Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

      Little Kulala


      Little Kulala is very arty and stylish. The rooms have been carefully designed and have dramatic desert views. We highly recommend it as somewhere totally unique to stay in the desert.

    • Little Sossus Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Little Sossus Lodge


      This is a fairly simple, eco-friendly lodge. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff are warm and friendly.

    • Junior suite at Sossusvlei Lodge

      Sossusvlei Lodge

      First Class

      This lodge is located at the National Park entrance to Sesriem, the perfect base from which to explore the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei.

    • Desert Camp, Sesriem

      The Desert Camp


      This affordable accommodation comprises twenty units, each with en-suite bathroom, twin beds, shaded verandah with outside cooking facilities including a small zipped away kitchenette and bbq.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Climbing the sand dunes at Sossusvlei

      Sossusvlei Dune Excursion

      Sossusvlei & Sesriem

      Enjoy the amazing scenery of Sossusvlei, and maybe take a short walk to Dead Vlei, a bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees, or climb the nearby dunes.

    • Sunset ride from Desert Homestead

      Sunset Horse Riding

      Sossusvlei & Sesriem

      Riders wind their way across the grassy plains and through ancient water courses and eventually up a steep mountain track, where a friendly barman with a selection of cocktails awaits them.