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Free hot air balloon safari and honeymoon discounted deals at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Enjoy spectacular scenery, go quad biking or hot air balloon over the Sossusvlei Dunes.

 
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge vistas
 
Please note: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is closed for refurbishment until 15th October 2019.
 
Experience the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (ex Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge), situated in the foothills of the private NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.

A calm oasis of peace and comfort in the midst of the world’s oldest desert, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a cosy and comfortable refuge in the vastness of this strange and beautiful land.

Let lose your inner child in this ultimate private playground, with its sandy dunes and surreal landscape, as you indulge in dune dinners and picnics in fairy circles.

The Namib – known as ‘The Living Desert’ – is a world of vast space, endless horizons, dramatic desertscapes and jagged mountain heights. Led by Sossusvlei’s expert rangers and naturalists, explore the desert by quad bikes (all-terrain four-wheeled motorcycles), open 4x4 vehicles – even by hot-air balloon. Excursions to the famous Sossusvlei sand dunes, the highest in the world, and Sesriem Canyon will add to this unforgettable desert-safari experience.
 
Free hot air balloon safari:
Stay for 3 or more nights and receive a free hot air balloon safari over the Sossusvlei.
Weather-dependent, 1 balloon safari per full-paying adult per stay.
Ballooning is not available from 25th December.
Minimum 2 guests.
 
Valid 16 October 2019 - 10 January 2020

Plus Sossusvlei honeymoon discount: Bride only pays 50% for accommodation on safari
Valid at all &Beyond lodges in Africa, as well as at select partner accommodation in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zanzibar all year (obviously Sossusvlei Desert Lodge can only be used from 16 October 2019 - 10 January 2020).

Rates at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge 16 - 31 October 2019 & 21 December 2019 - 10 January 2020 1 November - 20 December 2019
Suites (per person sharing) N$14 875 N$9 265
Star Dune Suite (for the 2 bedroom Suite) N$66 950 N$41 700

Please note the Namibian Dollar (N$) is equivalent to the South African Rand.

Child policy:
Children 0 - 5 years old stay free of charge (subject to availability of cots/triple room).
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults: 50% of full adult rate (Triple rooms subject to availability).
6 – 16 years in own room: 1st child: adult rate, 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate. Max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)

Nature drives:
0 - 5 yrs: Not permitted on activities however; additional children's drives may be requested
6-12 yrs: At Lodge Manager's discretion

Children 12 years and older are permitted on nature walks.

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Sossusvlei Desert Reserve:
Thought to be one of the oldest deserts in existence, the Namib Desert is also one of the driest and most pristine regions on earth. The harsh environmental conditions have led to the evolution of numerous plant and animal species that are specially adapted to survive in the desert. In some parts of the Namib, the regular fog flowing in from the Atlantic Ocean condenses to sustain plants such as multicolored lichens and provide sufficient drinking water for some animal life. Vegetation in the Namib consists mainly of plants that can survive extended arid periods as seeds in order to flourish after rainfall.

The famous dunes of Sossusvlei have a reputation for being among the highest in the world and excursions to this spectacular spot are organized from the Lodge. Rising skywards around a shallow depression (the ‘vlei’), the dunes tower to heights of up to 200 meters (660 feet). The valley itself is lined with huge camel thorn trees, which provide refuge to many small creatures. Although it rarely occurs, in years of extreme rainfall, the Sossusvlei depression may fill up with water, creating a magical kaleidoscope of color as the surrounding dunes and gnarled trees reflect in the surface of the pool.

Cradled against ancient mountains, looking out onto a broad rocky plain that rises towards distant dunes of fiery sand, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge boasts a location that is at once dramatic and serene. Fantastically formed rock formations vie for attention with massive sand dunes as the shifting rays of the sun bring the landscape to life.
 
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge accommodation view
Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, beautifully appointed rooms spread out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy. Each air conditioned glass-fronted suite is designed to complement the expansive views of the different habitats, perfectly framed from the spacious internal areas. Featuring a private veranda, bedroom with retractable skylights for in-bed star-gazing, a living room with a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º views, and a perfectly-positioned private plunge pool for some sublime respite after a long day in the desert heat.

All suites include star-viewing skylights, discrete music systems and customised personal bars. One of the most innovative features of the accommodation design is the way in which the extremes of the natural environment are harnessed to create energy and recycle waste water. Each suite is like its own solar power plant, producing enough energy to not only power the air conditioning, and all the super-comforts of a luxury lodge, but also the water treatment and recycling systems.

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