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.
Little Sossus Lodge
Little Sossus Lodge, Sossusvlei & Sesriem, Namibia
Little Sossus Lodge is located 35km southeast of Sesriem, surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with views of the distant dunes in the west.
The main area of the lodge is an old farmhouse converted into a homely communal area where you will experience a friendly and welcoming ambience. All areas are open plan inviting you to wander around freely. On the shaded veranda you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cosy lounge is decorated with ethnic African decor and comfortable leather sofas.
The sixteen homely chalets, all built from local rock and blending in with the environment are simple yet very comfortable. All have standing fans, and mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms with showers. Four of the rooms are family units with two sets of twin beds and one shared bathroom. As the lodge has an eco-friendly emphasis all the bathroom products are environmental friendly and where possible the lodge is run with assistance from a wind generator.
The main activity from Little Sossus Lodge is the popular trip to the giant dunes at Sossusvlei. Sundowner drives/nature drives are also a delight with some spectacular mountain scenery as your back drop, and those wanting to explore the Naukluft Mountains can also arrange guided trips to this area.
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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 Quiver offers simple but modern self-catering accommodation, situated just five kilometres from the entrance to Sossusvlei.
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.
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 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.
Sossus Dune Lodge is in a very convenient location to visit Sossusvlei, with the added benefit of being very close to Sesriem Canyon. It is also a great lodge from which to access the dunes at first light.
This lodge is located at the National Park entrance to Sesriem, the perfect base from which to explore the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei.
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.
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.
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.