Sossusvlei

Spectacular by day and magical by night, Sossusvlei boasts the highest sand dunes in the world, with no two days ever the same as the wind constantly reshapes and reforms them. Lying within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, it is a huge clay pan enclosed by these giant sand dunes, some of which are 300 metres high. Only after a heavy rainfall, a rare event in these parts, does the pan fill with water.

Stargazing at night is made perfect by the clear skies. With no city lights or pollution of any kind, the expansive skies are crammed with stars. During the day, gaze down below at a landscape that changes all the time from a hot air balloon, a truly unforgettable experience. Photographers have long been fascinated by this extraordinary subject matter – a truly dynamic environment.

The majestic Gemsbok, the iconic symbol of Namibia, have adapted remarkably to the harsh environment and can go months without water. When the rains fall, the Gemsbok migrate to the fresh grasses downstream joining the Springbok and other desert dwellers in what is a magnificent sight to behold. The dunes are resplendent in colour as the red hue of the iron oxide mingles with the garnet particles in the sand.

It has been said that the dunes were formed by residual sand from the mighty Orange River whch carried along Africa’s western coast and deposited in the Atlantic Ocean, only to moved back on land centuries later. When visiting Sossusvlei, one gets a feel for this vastness of time and space and the inner reflection that the dunes encourage are wonderfully therapeutic.

 

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Little Kulala

Little Kulala

Get back to nature! Unwind in the wide open spaces and innate tranquility of the desert.  Namibia’s desert with its towering dunes and clear starry skies is the perfect backdrop to a perfect holiday. Little Kulala epitomizes everything that is great about the region. Cool, understated chic meets the heat of the desert at this remarkable boutique lodge close to the Sossusvlei Dunes in southern Namibia.

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Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

The characteristic rusty red dunes of the Namib Desert form the backdrop to a holiday at Kulala Desert Lodge which forms part of this quintessentially desert landscape. This together with the profound quiet and serenity of the desert have made this area a must see attraction. Sossusvlei is one of Namibia’s top tourist destinations and not to be missed. The majestic dunes reach heights of up to 300 meters, an extraordinary and unforgettable sight.  The towering red sand and endless skies of the Namib are a breathtaking sight that every traveller should experience at least once in his or her life.

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Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossusvlei Dune Lodge

If you want to capture those magical photos of the Sossusvlei dunes glowing rich ochre-red in the early dawn light, then there really is only one place to stay and that’s Sossus Dune Lodge. The only accommodation inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, Sossus Dune Lodge gives you access to the famous dunes of Sossusvlei before the park opens, and again at sunset after all the day visitors have rushed back to the gate.

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Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge

Situated in the Namib Desert right at the entrance gate to the famous Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon.  Desert Lodge has breathtaking views of the uninterrupted horizons and rugged stony outcrops. It is the perfect oasis stop over destination to add to your Namibian itinerary and a great base from which to explore Sossusvlei. Despite the area being a premier tourist attraction, Surrounded by vast, endless spaces and awe-inspiring dunes the lodge blends in perfectly, bearing testament to the ingenuity of environmentally-considerate design.

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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Spend your days immersed in the stark beauty of the Namib Desert, and your evenings enjoying the luxury of fine cuisine, 5-star service and elegant accommodation at Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. Set on a dune plateau overlooking the vast desert plains, this small tented camp is one of only five lodges in NamibRand Private Reserve, just south of famous Sossusvlei.

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Wolwedans Dune Camp

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Positioned gently amongst the red dunes in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans Dune Camp provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring nature or spend your day absorbing the many moods of the desert. This area of Namibia is a jewel and all facets of the Namib are represented here. Enormous sand and gravel plains tumble together with vast stretches of golden grass savannah back dropped by the majestic mountain ranges and showcasing the incredible tapestry of desert. The view from Wolwedans needs to be seen to be believed.

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Wolwedans Private Camp

Wolwedans Private Camp

The immense emptiness and peace of the Southern Namibian desert landscape makes a unique setting for Wolwedans Private Camp. Completely alone in a wide valley flanked by mountains, deep in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, it is the ultimate getaway to the silence and solitude of the wild. Part of the eco-friendly Wolwedans collection, the private camp sleeps four on an exclusive use basis with its own chef and housekeeper to look after you. Explore the dunes and desert around you with a guide or simply relax at the camp and experience the soul restoring quiet of this unique and beautiful landscape.

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AndBeyond_Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (29)RS

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Take a breather from your hectic schedule at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Nestled very deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the lodge is a wonderfully secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and rugged stony outcrops.  The Namib, a place of endless horizons, clear blue skies and rugged mountains is an unforgettable holiday destination.  Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a secluded and serene oasis overlooking the magnificent sienna coloured dunes and stony outcrops in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert.  Luxurious, welcoming and private, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is the perfect getaway desert retreat.

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