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Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Rates from NAD 9,265 per person per night. The lodge is situated within andBeyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve, a vast 12,715 hectare (31,419 acre) expanse deep in the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert. Set amidst an ocean of dunes, rocky outcrops and gravel plains, the utter tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light makes this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes. The night skies are heavenly, with the concession bordering the International Dark Sky Reserve of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. A canvas of beauty that invites reconnection with yourself and nature. Sustainability and uncompromised luxury go hand in hand at Sossusvlei. 10 beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread out along the curve of the escarpment, open onto ever-changing outlooks. Each spacious air conditioned suite offers a secluded, shaded veranda complete with private plunge pool, a living room with a fireplace, a large retractable skylight above the bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º desert views. The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends. The split-level guest area is an inspired masterpiece of glass, rock and steel. Large glass panels fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. Inviting amenities include a central-island bar, comfortable sitting room, walk-in cellar, interactive kitchen and rim-flow pool. Other signature features include numerous shaded, private spaces; a sunrise-view gym and sunset-facing wellness centre which offers both a treatment room with a private spa-bath, and a separate wet-room spa. The lodge’s Signature Shop showcases Namibia’s finest craft offerings.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Poolside bar
Car hire
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Private balcony
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Bon Vivant wrote a review 19 Sep
Brussels, Belgium77 contributions57 helpful votes
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Where to start ? &Beyond’s Sossusvlei desert Lodge exceeded all our expectations! We stayed three nights during our honeymoon tour through Namibia. And we kept being surprised time after time. Looking at the scenery you might think you’re on Mars looking at those red mountains and Dunes. Let’s start with the rooms and amenities. The rooms are super well designed and have all private pool and terrace, inside and outside viewpoint showers, a fireplace, an extensive bar, and a roof window so that you can look at the stars from your bed. The lodge offers a variety of activities, including nearby Deadvlei with ascension of big daddy. It’s a little effort but the views at the top are worth it ! The quad in the desert is so much fun, as is the e-biking from the lodge. Very close by you can go on a hot-air balloon trip (absolutely recommend), and so on. Every activity comes with an on-site breakfast/drink, which just adds up to the experience. The service is wonderful and people are so kind. Our guide, Mike was the best. He thought of every detail and would go the extra mile at all times to make our moment just unforgettable! I would suggest asking the lodge manager, Norman, about the sustainability aspects of the lodge as those are just incredible. &Beyond really thought of everything when renovating the lodge a few years ago to limit its impact on the surrounding environment. Finally, I would recommend staying at least 3 nights to enjoy the many opportunities the lodge has to offer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay 3 nights to have time to enjoy the lodge.
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Chambonandco wrote a review Aug 2021
Paris, France127 contributions50 helpful votes
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We spent two nights at the lodge with our two teens as part of a trip organized by the fantastic Jayne Smith from andBeyond, our trip covering Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. In a nutshell, this lodge is out of this world : the rooms are really fantastic, roomy, well-designed, including a great "sky screen" to watch the starry night from our bed and with a view to die for. When you add to it, the fact that a fire awaits you every night - if, obvisouly, you want to - we could have spent our day in our room. As we were there for a rather active stay, we went for three different activities; "Big Daddy" dune climbing, 90mn helicopter flight and a session of quad into the dunes. Let's start with the excursion to Big Daddy. In short, this was not our favourite excursion. Beyond the fact getting there requires approximatively 1 hour and 50 minutes - each way - to arrive to the dune, the "climbing" itself was rather streneous, knowing that, Covid times apart, we are in a pretty good shape. May be this was due to thefact there were almost alone to climb the dune but making our own way into the very soft sand was exhausting . Along the way, we succeeded in spotting some animals, including oryxes, springboks and ostriches. Frankly, I do not know whether I would go for it having known that upfront. Our second activity was a 90mn helicopter, i.e. the one that goes "down"to the ocean, more precisely to the Black Rock seal colony and fly back over the Sossusvlei desert. In short this is an absolute Must Do activity. Flying along the dunes falling into the ocean, watching hundreds (thousands?) of seals on the rocks and seeing the Sossusvlei desert from the air should not be missed. Pictures, even with the doors kept, are fantastic. We flew in the afternoon, which, according to me, was perfect from a light perspective, as you have the light in your back when taking the pictures of the Sossusvlei dunes. Last one: the quad into the dunes. The "circuit" is located 15mn from the lodge. In short, this is good fun, in a magnificent environment. Last but not least: the staff was really nice, with a shout out for Denvel, our guide, who always succeeded in spotting the animals way ahead and positionning the car in an ideal way for taking great pictures. We had also a crush on the food. Thumb up to the chef who realizes miracles in this remote part of Namibia. So with some many positive points, why only 4 stars? Only due to the fact, there was no resident astronomer while we were there, whereas it was one of the main reasons we decided to go to this lodge and enjoy the only dark night reserve of Africa. We discovered this when asking for organizing this activity, which was clearly a miss, far from the "promise" you can find on the lodge website. This being said, do not hesitate one second to go to this lodge, spend three nights there to have time to enjoy it. You will clearly not regret it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Tom W wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our 3 night stay at andBeyond Sossuvlei can only be described as flawless - the service, the accommodation, the food and the staff (special shout out to our butler Elina) . We had a wonderful time there.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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SouthAfricaLilly4 wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa424 contributions166 helpful votes
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Absolutely flawless (which you would expect from &Beyond). Helpful note - Engen to fill up diesel at the Sesriem gate. They can also fix punctures. We stayed for two nights and did the deadvlei, big daddy climb, quad bikes and e bikes. Perfect rooms, everything is thoughtfully laid out. Champagne in our room the first evening. Amazing views, huge pool to ourselves. Food was great (dinner far better than lunch). All staff were great. Absolutely nothing negative to say about this lodge - they even fixed a punctured tyre for us and helped us plan the routes for the rest of our trip.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanne Moolman wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town, South Africa265 contributions11 helpful votes
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Hues of Pink and earthy tones embrace one with the surrounding views of the valley, hills and larger Mountains beyond. So perfect situated, perched on a hills side sits the andBeyond Desert Lodge, with it's contemporary structure bird-like perched with its chicks t the left and right of the Hospitality hub, the chalets sit to the left and right. Each chalet is fitted with every contemporary whim and the earthly design &decor blend so tastefully with the buildings structure creating both warmth & tactile embrace in ones have here beyond the pink plains in the view beyond. Enjoy an escape here to wonder in this surreal setting with fine food & wine being he order of the day with perfect luxurious hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Deadvlei (0.00 km), Namibia Craft Centre (5.6 km), and Christuskirche (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Stellenbosch Tasting Room, The Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro, and Nice Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours (11.3 km).
Does andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.