One of our all-time favorite Namibian lodges has had the most magnificent revamp – and we can’t wait to head over to the spectacular desert region of Sossusvlei to experience it for ourselves.

Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, &Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons and extraordinary clarity of light that makes this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.

 

Oryx grazing on the dry desert grass in front of towering red dunes in the Sossusvlei Desert in Namibia
One of the oldest and most pristine and magnificently rugged landscapes on earth.

The Architecture

A spectacular masterpiece of glass, rock and steel pavilions with a bold geometric structure at its center, the lodge extends over vast dunes and gravel planes, in perfect harmony with its elemental surrounds.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge main lodge set against a rocky escarpment

The guest arrival area at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
The guest arrival area at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
Pure clarity of line and unfettered integrity of design define the re-visioning of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
Pure clarity of line and unfettered integrity of design define the re-visioning of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Reflection Pool: Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort.
Reflection Pool: Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort.

Overlooking the pristine natural terrain, 10 exquisite suites offer the sophistication of simplicity and the two-bedroomed ‘Star Dune’ Suite is ideal for families or groups of friends, who prefer more privacy.

Aerial view of the Star Dune Suite with the other suites curving back around the desert landscape - &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Creating an ideal family environment, or an ideal option for groups of friends, the Star Dune Suite consists of two suites linked by a covered walkway, with a private lounge and dining space.

The guest area features floor to ceiling, frameless glass panels that fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas.

View of the desert from the guest dining area at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
Indoor guest dining area
Outdoor dining area at dusk -- Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Outdoor dining

The Suites’ Highlights (and Skylights!)

The Star Dune suite's lounge overlooking the desert at sunset
The Star Dune suite’s lounge overlooking the desert at sunset
Gazing up at the trillion twinkling lights that hover so close you feel like you can almost reach out and touch them.
Gazing up at the trillion twinkling lights that hover so close you feel like you can almost touch them.
Floor-to-ceiling windows showing the Sossusvlei Desert
Massive windows open up onto the endless vistas, framed in the background by ever-changing colors of the dunes.
Precious water from an underground spring feeds the refreshing lodge pool, while wildlife gathers at a nearby waterhole. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Precious water from an underground spring feeds the refreshing lodge pool, while wildlife gathers at a nearby waterhole.
Outdoor shower at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
Outdoor shower

An interactive kitchen design allows guests to create their own dishes and a fine selection of wines are the perfect complement to the most divine feasts.

Poolside private dinner at sunset - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Instead of eating in the main guest dining area, enjoy your own private dinner beside your suite’s plunge pool.

Other signature features include a one-of-a-kind gym, a two-part wellness center offering a treatment room and a private spa-bath, as well as a wet treatment room.

An utterly one-of-a-kind gym with its state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a view that you'll never find anywhere else on earth!
State-of-the-art fitness equipment and a view that you’ll never find anywhere else on earth!
Healing Earth Wellness Treatment: a serene massage under the beautiful desert sunset skies of Sossusvlei Desert in Namibia
Imagine relaxing under the healing hands of your wellness therapist during a serene desert sunset…

 

Why we love it

  • Stargazing at a sophisticated observatory, accompanied by a resident astronomer
  • Specialist led guided desert experiences
  • Unforgettable dune dining
  • Scenic desert drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles
  • Early morning scenic hot air ballooning flights
  • Perfect for honeymooners, couples, photographers, and families

Hartmann’s Zebra
A delicate dune lark
Springbok
A Springbok ‘pronking’
Quad-biking adventure
Walk to Deadvlei and conquer Big Daddy.
Late afternoon scenic drives
Step back in time…
‘Desert Rock’ is a fascinating geological excursion.
Traverse the stark beauty and vast expanse on an e-bike.
Hot-air ballooning
Take the time to sit in the stillness and just be… 

Sossusvlei neighbors Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, which has also been awarded Gold Tier status, declaring it an environment with ‘little to no impact from artificial light’. Get a closer look at this spectacular slice of night-sky from our sophisticated observatory, while you’re given your very own tour through the galaxy with the expert resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope.

Get a closer look at the night sky from our sophisticated observatory with resident astronomer and state-of-the-art telescope.