Sossusvlei is located in the ancient Namib-Naukluft National Park. This Park includes the oldest desert in the world. One of the biggest attractions here are the massive red sand dunes, some reaching over 300 meters in height, (often referred to as Sossusvlei)! Visiting the area at sunrise or sunset ensures amazing photographic opportunities! One can’t forget Dead Vlei, often more photographed than the dunes themselves. For the ultimate experience soar silently above this magnificent area in an early morning hot air balloon safari. With only one lodge actually located within the Sossusvlei Park, the rest operate from private concessions adjacent to the Park. Daily excursions into the Park are a highlight from wherever you are based. Walking barefoot up these massive towering walls of sand to watch the sunrise, the silence and solitude enveloping you, is hard to beat!  There are some unbelievable accommodation options in the Sossusvlei area. Our favorite operators like Wilderness Safaris and andBeyond have some of the most jaw dropping lodges.

Personal, sumptuous, intimate and organic, with the most unbelievable views over the vast desert stretching before you, Little Kulala is a dream come true. With views onto the dunes in the distance you can watch the colors of the desert merging from your roof top at Kulala Desert Lodge. If star gazing is your passion the resident astronomer at Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge will reveal all the secrets of the universe as you gaze up at the awesome constellations of the Milky Way.

Slightly further south you get the Namib Rand Nature Reserve and a world class retreat awaits you here in The Wolwedans Collection. Activities in this Nature Reserve are much the same as at Sossusvlei. They include game drives and walks, scenic flights and hot air ballooning. Desert adapted wildlife found here in consists of the majestic gemsbok, zebra, springbok and bat-eared foxes.


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About "Sossusvlei"


The majesty and awe-inspiring silence of the Namib Desert is a stunning setting for a luxury escape. andBeyond’s Sossusvlei Desert Lodge looks out over dunes and rocky outcrops in the heart of Namibia’s ancient desert and is the perfect place to get away from it all. Fly in to the nearby airstrip (otherwise a 5 hour drive from Windhoek) and relax into the otherworldly landscape, where desert activities include scenic drives encountering the desert adapted wildlife, hot air ballooning, quad biking, star-gazing and intimate desert picnics. Read More


Extreme luxury awaits the discerning traveller at Little Kulala. Situated on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve next to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it is in close proximity to the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei. An oasis in the heart of the harsh desert landscape, Little Kulala provides visitors with sophisticated, modern comfort and exciting excursions to the dunes and beyond. Read More

Located close to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, Kulala Desert Lodge is situated in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve next to the Namib-Naukluft Park, Africa's largest conservation area. With luxurious chalet accommodation amid a dramatic setting of dunes up to 300 metres high and open plains, this is the ideal setting for visitors seeking an oasis in the desert. Read More

For a ruggedly exclusive and luxurious camping experience, Wolwedans Boulders Camp is a must for discerning travelers wanting to experience the real Namibia. Forming part of the Wolwedans Collection, the camp is in the deep south of the NamibRand Nature Reserve on a farm called Aandster (Evening Star). This evocative name is an indication of the magic that awaits visitors to this secluded spot. Read More

The ultimate in 'glamping' and therefore taking camping to a whole new level of sophistication, Wolwedans Dune Camp boasts luxury tents perched on the edge of a dramatic 250m high dune. Located in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, just south of spectacular Sossusvlei, this is the ideal getaway for adventurous travellers wanting a top class experience. Meanwhile viewing decks are perfectly positioned to make the most of the wonderful open space around. Read More

Perched high on top of a dune plateau, overlooking the panoramic vistas of the NamibRand Game Reserve in all directions, this lodge is an extra special and memorable location. Built out of wood and canvas, the blinds open up to the most beautiful 360-degree vista of the endless desert surrounds. The lodge reflects the ambiance of the tented camp, but is different in that it provides a level of comfort and protection that only a permanent structure can provide. Read More

Family charm and a luxurious wild west atmosphere pervades at the Desert Homestead, located near Sesriem in Namibia. Luxuriously appointed chalets have views of the mountains in the distance, and provide visitors with exciting new ways to explore this fascinating area. It is well known for its horse safaris, which are an adventurous must-do for visitors keen on exploring with a difference. Read More


The entrance to the dramatic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park is right next to Sossusvlei Lodge, which highlights it a most convenient stopover en route to the Park. Accommodation is in tented camps and they provide a unique way to experience a Namibian safari in this rugged and dramatic landscape as it's set in its own private nature reserve. Read More

An eco-friendly lodge set in the majestic wilds of the Namibian desert, Sossus Dune Lodge is an ideal stop for visitors to the legendary dunes of the Sossusvlei and exploration of the Sesriem Canyon. The only lodge located inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it gives guests the advantage of setting off long before the park gates open to witness the memorable spectacle of sunrise over the sand dunes, before any other visitors arrive. Read More