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3KM Northwest C19 Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
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The wide grassy valley in which the lodge is situated is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. In this exquisite position, the lodge offers stylish accommodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. Desert Homestead Lodge will ensure an unrivalled respite from the desert extremes. Tranquil surroundings, al fresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are the basic pleasures at the lodge. And meandering across endless plains or discovering ancient water courses on a beautifully groomed steed is a magical and alternative way to appreciate the surroundings. The final remnants of each day see nature at her most profound. Rugged landscapes bathed in hues of pastel ... a truly humbling experience.
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3KM Northwest C19 Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
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This was one of the nicest lodges we stayed in during our holiday. The environment is unique, and the view from your room is amazing and breathtaking. Food was also very good and everyone is very friendly. We did the horseback riding, which was a lot of fun. The rooms are very cosy, have a large bathroom, and are very clean.
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After a drive from Windhoek this place was perfect. The staff were very friendly, our chalet was lovely and looked out into the waterhole which is visited by Orxy and other animals. A very lovely setting to sit and enjoy the peace. That evening was enjoyed with a sundowner ride to a spot and have cold drinks and snacks watching the sunset then a lovely ride back in time for dinner. The food was lovely and setting perfect. The next day we drove down to the desert and the lodge made us the perfect packed lunch. If you wanted a walk around the area there are walks you can take. The place was perfect for our trip and would recommend it to our friends and family visiting the country.
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We arrived after a nice drive through the desert and after seeing the wild horses. The roads around this area are very poor and bumpy but the lodge stay itself was very enjoyable. It was nice to be on the desert and to gaze at the wonderful night time skies. The quality of the food was excellent together with the service received from our hosts. It is an early morning start to the dunes and a stay at the parke entrance for half an hour until it opens but once you get there it is all worth it. The rooms are clean and tidy and offer enough for a two nights stay. Good pool area.
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For a sparsely populated country there are quite a few tourist destinations like Desert Homestead. You reach it along a single track scrapped road lined with very pointy rocks - not one you want to travel in the dark. Single accommodation bungalows are strung along a line facing the desert. The bungalows as nicely done up with large beds, over-head fans and an all concrete bath room. The lighting in the room is very poor due to the dark decor and small covered widows. We needed torches just to find our way around the room after dark. And as much as we would have liked to leave the double doors open at night to enjoy the desert we were hesitant because of the level access and the presence of jackals. The staff don’t seem to know quite what they are able to offer guests which makes it rather confusing to know what to expect. Desert Homestead needs better management and better trained staff. On our first night we had dinner at the main dining room. The staff seemed overstretched and ill prepared to handle guests. There was much waiting between courses and as seems to happen regularly near the end of the meal the staff all disappear. Our reservation was for two nights one of which is described on their activities notice board as ‘Horse ride sleep out’. We were most looking forward to this. Unfortunately on the same day we were scheduled to visit Soussusvlei Park which meant we were up at 5.30 and left our room by 6 am. We had to fully pack our belongings as well as our overnight ruck sacks before we left as we were not allowed back in to our room. Our cases were taken to reception and once we returned to the lodge after a very long day we had to sit around the lounge for several hours to wait for our guide at 4.30 who would take us to the desert camp for the sleep out. Salmon our guide was an expert horseman and took us on a long winding slow ride around the base of a small hill along the desert floor. He wasn’t good at spotting the local wildlife we passed along the way or versed in the local flora. It just about sunset when we arrived at the camp. We hadn’t been told what to expect so were completely surprised at the extent of the camp. There was a platform set up with table and chairs, snacks and drinks ready for us to watch the sun go down. Once it was dark we were shown our tent which was fully equipped with two nicely made beds. There was a shower and toilet on another platform and our overnight ruck sacks were there ready for us in the tent. After a lovely outdoor shower, the cook began our meal on the brai. We had soup, steak and chocolate mousse along with wine, set on a table where we could enjoy the view of the desert floor. It was quite magical. It was also an early night for us after a very long day. We were up the following dawn with a cooked breakfast waiting. We needed it as we had a pleasant but long two hour ride back to Desert Homestead.
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Fabulous lodge. We stayed two nights on our trip and it was fantastic. We would have stayed longer if possible. Accommodation is in thatched cabins which look out over the waterhole and a very pleasant evening is passed with a glass of wine on the deck watching the animals coming in to drink and finally watching the spectacular sunsets. All of the cabins face the waterhole and do not overlook each other. You can have a refreshing dip in any of the two pools which have lots of space to lie around. We went on a safari with the guide Marcus to see the sand dunes and it is well worth the effort for a magical experience at Sossusvlei. Marcus was very knowlegable and helpful and made the trip. Evening meals are taken outside with a fantastic view of the mountains and desert. Food and wine were good. Would definitely recommend this lodge.
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the desert homestead and horse trails hotel namib-naukluft park
LOCATION
NamibiaKhomas RegionNamib-Naukluft Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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