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.

Hot air balloon over the Sossusvlei Desert at dawn in Namibia
Whilst it seems impossibly remote, access is really quite straightforward with a private airstrip just 10 minutes from the lodge.

 

Oryx in front of giant red dunes in Namibia
One of the oldest and most pristine and magnificently rugged landscapes on earth, the mind-blowing beauty of the Namib Desert has to be seen to be believed.

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.

Pure clarity of line and unfettered integrity of design define the re-visioning of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Pure clarity of line and unfettered integrity of design define the re-visioning of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, magnificent at night – and during the sunbleached days!

Exterior of &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia surrounded by endless desert and blue skies
Contrasting textures and shapes echo the angular red dunes and mountains in the distance.
The still mirror of the reflection pool at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia reflection the perfect dusk sky
The serene mirror of the main lodge’s reflection pool a flawless echo of the cool dusk skies.

 

The guest arrival area at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
The guest arrival area at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia

 

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
Al fresco at its most sublime!
Floor-to-ceiling windows showing the Sossusvlei Desert
Massive windows open up from the bathroom and living areas out onto the endless desertscape, framed in the distance by the ever-changing colors of the dunes.
Outdoor shower overlooking the vast desert at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
Instead of a relaxing unwind in the bath, a brisk shower outside – surrounded by the dry desert vastness is just the thing after a day adventuring out on the sun-drenched dunes

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.

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. The Lodge Shop displays Namibia’s finest craft offerings.

Desert Safari Experiences 

Stand, fascinated, inside the unsolved mystery of fairy circles

Game drives, quad-biking, hiking or mountain-biking will get you close to Oryx, Springbok, Hartmann’s Zebra and Bat-eared Foxes!


After the sun sets, a whole new world descends, surrounding you in the most spectacular skyscape of stars, the absolute remoteness of the desert allowing the sky to be utterly untainted by urban light pollution.

 

Why we love it

  • Awe-igniting stargazing at a world-class observatory, accompanied by the experienced 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
  • A romantic idyll perfect for honeymooners and couples 
  • Fantastic for familie, with children of all ages welcome – and especially catered for with an incredible WILDChild Programme! (It’s even possible to book Triple rooms.)
  • The desert is malaria-free!

Stay longer for less
Love the idea of infinite rolling red dunes, rugged mountains, iconic wildlife and a blanket of shimmering stars descend?

If you stay 5 nights or more at a combination of Namibian lodges and camps, you save up to 10% and feed your soul!

Get in touch with us to find out more!