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#4 of 13 Specialty lodging in Sesriem
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Safe
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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Sesriem Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport177 miSee all flights
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Jos & Wendy wrote a review Sep 22
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We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay in this delightful lodge that blended so well with the Namibian surrounds. We enjoyed the combination of thatched bungalows, al fresco dining area and pleasant spaces to lounge around the pools. We were impressed by the confident and friendly style of commodification of the staff at the lodge. Our tip to Sossusvlei with Johnny as our guide and driver was excellent. He was delightful and informative company and laid on a lavish lunch under the trees at Sossus and especially attentive to our physical needs.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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GJen_12 wrote a review Sep 17
London, United Kingdom66 contributions37 helpful votes
A comfortable lodge offering trips to the Dunes. Our guide here was knowledgeable and pleasant. The lodge is on different levels so not particularly suitable for people with mobility problems. The food was good and made even more so by being served under huge starlit skies. A small watering hole frequented by a lone zebra was an added bonus. Great views from the small terrace outside the chalet.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Carsten von Luttwitz, Agency / Consultant at Desert Homestead Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your rating and review. Thank you for advising about the levels at the main area. Those starry nights in the Namib are amazing. Regards Carsten
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P85 wrote a review Sep 6
Diekirch, Luxembourg150 contributions37 helpful votes
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a good lodge offering different activities, sundowners or horse riding (people below 90kg) The lodge is good to go for a daytrip to Sossusvlei. The food is served by the tables, its a fix menu but you can always as for an alternative. Nice cabins. AND: the have a zebra they saved as a baby, Spotty now thinks he is a horse an makes great selfies
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for the review and yes Spotty is a star :-) Regards Carsten
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Liz wrote a review Sep 6
Southampton, United Kingdom75 contributions51 helpful votes
Fabulous accommodation set in perfect location to explore the dunes and Deadvlei Staff all extremely helpful and friendly, food very good and excursions terrific. A bonus is the night sky .... saw the milky way for first time in years. Thank you all for making our stay so perfect
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you had such an awesome experience. And yes the night sky in the desert is phenomenal. Best regards Carsten
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sarahv70 wrote a review Aug 2022
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom527 contributions104 helpful votes
Warmly welcomed and shown around. Food was decent at dinner, although service was a little slow at breakfast. Staff were friendly and my daughter enjoyed a 2 hour horse trek into the Savannah. We enjoyed having rooms at the end of the semicircle, but anyone with a physical disability might find a more central room easier.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Carsten von Luttwitz, Agency / Consultant at Desert Homestead Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your comments and advice regarding the physical disability. We can always recommend to give such details upon making your reservation and our team will make sure that rooms closer to the main building are allocated. Best regards Carsten
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Trail633520 wrote a review Aug 2022
Healing, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the lodge for two nights. The location is great for a day trip to Sesriem. Staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. The food is great and waiters provide good service. The lodge offers a guided day trip to Sossusvlei and the guides are extremely knowledgeable. Will definitely recommend this lodge!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, thank you very much for your review and rating. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards Carsten
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MKoj wrote a review Jul 2022
The Hague, The Netherlands92 contributions35 helpful votes
This lodge is the right place to be for a visit to Sossusvlei. You simply have to accept that you have to drive about 45 min to get to the park. The houses have a spectacular view over the dessert valley. Great bed, okay shower. The public area is spacious and offers a lot of different seats. Also there are two pools ( cold) Dinner was excellent. Absolutely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carsten von Luttwitz, Agency / Consultant at Desert Homestead Lodge
Responded Aug 3, 2022
Dear guest, Thanks for the review. Regards Carsten
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Horst S wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa699 contributions152 helpful votes
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Excellent service, absolutely magnificent food, great acomodation (rooms), breathtaking views! I would judge them among the top 10 in the surrounding region.... pricing is moderate in comparison to what is offered...
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear Horst, Thank you very much for your rating and review. Regards Carsten
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trenn5 wrote a review Nov 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
We stayed for 2 days in November. The location to Sossusvlei makes it an easy day trip. They offers several fun daytime activities, we chose to go horseback riding. Our guide was excellent and we had a great time. The food was very good and the staff was friendly. Everything about this lodge was top notch, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Carsten von Luttwitz, Agency / Consultant at Desert Homestead Lodge
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Dear guests, thank you for your positive review. It gives us great joy that our guests share their experiences at Ondili Lodges on this platform. Best regards Your Ondili Team
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Annie123081 wrote a review Nov 2021
Atlanta, Georgia378 contributions207 helpful votes
We stayed here for just one night when another lodge was canceled due to a travel agent error. This is one of those lodges where the pictures don't do it justice. The lodge sits in a gorgeous valley with beautiful vistas anytime day or night. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with plenty of room for your luggage. What makes this lodge so special though is the common areas. There are so many places to sit and have a drink or a meal. The decor is classy but very comfortable. We wish we had more time to spend just hanging out. We went on the Sundowner afternoon drive and enjoyed seeing the area and learning more about the plants and animals that inhabit this space. We also did the little hike (it is a bit steep in some spots so fyi if you do the whole circle) behind the lodge. Everyone at the lodge was super friendly, which we found pretty much everywhere in Namibia, and ready to do anything to make your stay more enjoyable! I would highly recommend this lodge for your stay in the Sossusvlei area!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Carsten von Luttwitz, Agency / Consultant at Desert Homestead Lodge
Responded Nov 19, 2021
Dear guest, thank you for the heartwarming review. It is an amazing place in the desert. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Regards Your Ondili Team
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PRICE RANGE
$231 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the desert homestead and horse trails hotel namib-naukluft park
LOCATION
NamibiaHardap RegionSesriem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Homestead Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Homestead Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Homestead Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Homestead Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Homestead Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Homestead Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Desert Homestead Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.