The Soul of Africa
This is the quintessential Namibian desert escape, where billowing red sand dunes create a pocket of total seclusion. Book hot-air ballooning or panoramic helicopter rides, and marvel at the tales told by a resident astronomer as you witness the ultimate star-gazing experience. This is silence at its most beautiful.
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is the epitome of sustainably designed hospitality, paying respect to this conservation area in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. After a dip in your private plunge pool and a visit to the wellness center, join a guided desert tour to climb “Big Daddy” (the biggest dune in the area) or visit the world-famous Deadvlei, a clay pan characterized by dark, dead Camel Thorn trees contrasted against the white ground of the pan. Then go on an e-biking excursion before enjoying sundowners at the nearby watering hole, watching animals come and go. End your days at the observatory, for a night under the stars.
For two people
&Beyond’s Care of the Land, Wildlife and People impact vision. &Beyond has partnered with Healing Earth, a leading natural, eco-friendly, and holistic spa and skincare company to offer a truly authentic African spa experience. Unique specialist-led desert experiences including a visit to Big Daddy (the largest of the famous red sand dunes) and "dead Vlei" inside the Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the most phorographed places in Namibia. The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families.Enquire now
Day 01 - 05
The Namib region of Namibia is malaria-free.
Access is generally from Windhoek and there are scheduled daily charter flights to the lodge’s private airstrip. For those interested in self-driving, the lodge is a 400- kilometre / 248-mile drive from Windhoek and a 380-kilometre / 236-mile drive from Swakopmund on good quality gravel roads. It is advisable to use a 4×4 vehicle during the rainy season, from November to May.
Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones. It is one of the most enchanting corners of the earth and the Namib Desert is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. The Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes and it is also the largest conservation area in Namibia and one of the largest in the world.