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Near Solitaire On the road C19, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
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#8 of 14 Specialty lodging in Sossusvlei
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Namib Naukluft Lodge The best spot to experience the living desert is on our 13,000 ha farm, which was pronounced as a private nature reserve in 1999 and hosts the upmarket Namib Naukluft Lodge. Stunning sceneries invite you to nature drives and walks. Enjoy your stay in unexpected comfort and friendly hospitality. The Lodge offers a variety of activities and we recommend a stay of two to three full days. Enjoy the ever-changing pastel colours of the beautiful Pro-Namib. Use the morning hours for an easy climb to the top of one of the adjacent granite hills or a walk in the vicinity. Explore the diverse flora and fauna, where the trees grow seemingly out of the stones. Relax at the crystal clear swimming pool during the heat of the day. In the late afternoon you may join a ‘sundowner’ – drive to the natural marble mountains on the farm. Listen to the evening sound of the barking gecko – a concert never to be forgotten. The clear night sky invites you to an unreal stargazing experience. Try to spot the Milky Way and the Southern Cross! We’ll show you the oldest desert on earth. Our friendly staff will make your stay unforgettable. Welcome to Namib Naukluft Lodge – your desert dream! Namib Naukluft Lodge offers 16 tastefully furnished rooms with en-suite facilities and a private, spacious patio with a striking view. Excellent traditional meals are served in the restaurant, on the adjacent verandah or in the boma from the open fire. The lounge and pool area offer a relaxed atmosphere after an active day in the desert. The Sossusvlei ExcursionOn a daily basis, an excursion to the popular dunes at Sossusvlei is offered. The tour is conducted by an Englishspeaking driver /guide in a 4 x 4 overland vehicle. Secure your seat and book in advance. An early morning rise, with a snack before leaving, enables you to arrive at Sesriem, the Park’s gate, at around sunrise. Enjoy this unique desert scenery with some of the highest dunes in the world. The dynamic and star-shaped dunes are ideal for the keen photographer. Climb one of the over 300 m high dunes and you will be overwhelmed by the view. A full breakfast is served under shady camelthorn trees. Visit the Sesriem Canyon before returning to the Lodge for lunch. The Naukluft Hiking TrailIf you are fit and active, we offer a 2 hour hiking trail in the mountains of this 13,000 ha private nature reserve. Your hike will be accompanied by one of our nature conscious guides. However, you may also walk it by yourself. The trail is accurately laid out, a map and a radio will ensure your safety during the hike. Extend your Sossusvlei Shuttle for another day to experience the Naukluft Mountains – the other side of the desert !
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Breakfast buffet
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Near Solitaire On the road C19, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
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David H wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions5 helpful votes
Namib Naukluft, located close enough to the dunes for a day trip has great accommodations and meals. We used the Sossusvlei Shuttle to get from Windhoek to and from the Naukluft property. They picked us up at our hotel and returned us there on the third day. Totally easy and we had adequate time to explore and experience Dead Vlei, the dunes and Sossusvlei. The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and wildlife so we felt we had an excellent exposure to this remarkable region. The meals were excellent, particularly the BBQ served out under the stars. If you are inclined, there is also great swimming pool overlooking the sparse landscape. If you want to be at the dunes as the sun rises you must stay inside the park gates but the experience, accommodations and food make this place special.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
TheCuta07 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA54 contributions9 helpful votes
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It is about a 3.5 to 4 hrs. drive from Windhoek to the lodge but give it more time to enjoy the birds and wildlife you will spot. We had never seen a minimalistic landscape such as this and stopped often. At the lodge we were first greeted by the resident springbok, which turned all of us into excited kids. Dinner is under the stars and Jupiter was shining bright. The next morning we had an early start after a continental breakfast and then it is a one hour drive to Sesriem – we got there when the gates opened around 7:30. By the time we returned to the lodge it was 4pm and they had kept our lunch waiting for us – I assume they are used to guests returning from the dunes at odd hours –I think that was very accommodating. The spot where we had lunch overlooks a small watering hole and attracted a herd of oryx. It was exciting to see them so close and they also keep an eye on you. If you try to maneuver for a better angle, they beat a hasty retreat. The grounds are also interesting with native trees that are named. We did a sun-downer drive to Marble Mountains which was about fifteen minutes from the lodge. The desert was still and silent as the sun went down. The white marble was awash in a pink glow. Savanna Dry never tasted better. I wish I had not rushed in and out of this lodge - had very little down time here to appreciate the peaceful setting. The single room was comfortable. Plenty of place to unpack. Bathroom was large. EU and South Africa type M plug points. Visited mid-June.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: Higher number rooms are further away from the main lodge and parking.
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Response from Barbara S, Owner at Namib Naukluft Lodge
Responded Oct 4, 2019
Good afternoon, thanking you for taking the time to review our establishment as well as our excursions. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you again in our peaceful Namib Desert. May be for a 3-night stay! We would still like to show you our beautiful hiking trail in the mountains and the Moringa Forest on the other side of the Nature Reserve. All the best - with kindest regards -
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David Fleming wrote a review Feb 2020
Darwin, Australia431 contributions123 helpful votes
This property is an hour's drive north of Sossusvlei National Park. Is set on 25000 hectare property with loads of wildlife - some of which comes right up to your room's terrace. The property itself is very very well maintained, with very amicable & professional staff. I had a pleasant walk around a small section of the property, before cooling off in the beautifully cool swimming pool.
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Date of stay: February 2020
thistle-do-nicely wrote a review Oct 2019
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom430 contributions187 helpful votes
This was the best overall lodge of the four we stayed in in Namibia (although Ai Aibas came a very close second). Food was excellent and varied and the trips were great. The guides (Nelson & Berron) had a lot more knowledge and experience than those we encountered elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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mokili wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington16 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at this lodge only 2 nights but wish we had stayed longer. The setting is stunning and very peaceful. There are a lot of animals that visit the hotel (large number of ground squirrels, birds and the occasional gemsbok and fox). The evening dinners were pricey but delicious. The rooms are nice and have large porches for enjoying a cool drink while watching the sunset. There is a beautiful small pool that is surprisingly cold.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Namib Naukluft Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Namib Naukluft Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.