Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.
The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.
There's a wide variety of accommodation options in the area, from luxurious high end lodges to guest farms and camping.
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Conveniently located 22kms from Sesriem Gate, Hoodia Desert Lodge is surrounded by mountains on the banks of the Tsauchab River.
Hoodia is a small, family-owned and managed lodge.
11 well-spaced, luxurious chalets ensure privacy.
The lodge restaurant consistently delivers delicious meals.
Guided excursions to Sossusvlei, and a spectacular sundowner activity are available.
Sossusvlei Lodge is situated at the Sesriem entrance gate, perfect for visiting the towering dunes.
This larger lodge provides accommodation in standard and superior units. Family units and a junior suite are available.
The restaurant serves outstanding, buffet style meals.
The on-site activity centre can organise a wide variety of fun activities.
Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge is situated inside the Namib – Naukluft Park, in-between Seriem and Elim Dune.
From Dead Valley Lodge you can visit Sossusvlei & Deadvlei at sunrise!
The lodge offers 20 free standing climate-controlled luxury tented chalets each with a panoramic view of the Namib Desert.
The restaurant serves delicious Namibian – style cuisine whilst guest can relax in the picturesque bar with a swimming pool overlooking the Elim Dune.
Desert Quiver Camp
Conveniently located at 5kms from the entrance gates, Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style.
The 24 uniquely designed self-catering accommodation units have spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, patio and private parking. Each twin-bedded room features a fold-out sleeper couch to accommodate 2 small children.
The patio is equipped with a barbeque facility, a fitted kitchenette with under counter fridge, 2 plate hob and a wooden bench for seating. Utility boxes with most utensils needed are available at reception and fresh food supplies can be ordered daily.
Desert Camp is located 5kms from the entrance gates to Sossusvlei.
The 28 affordable self-catering accommodation units are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, shaded veranda with a fitted kitchenette, barbeque, power points and an adjacent parking area.
Each air-conditioned room features twin beds and a fold-out sleeper couch to accommodate 2 small children (under 12) free of charge when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Utility boxes with most utensils needed are available at reception and fresh food supplies can be ordered daily.
Sossus Dune Lodge
Situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, and stay until after sunset, and on their return after an exhilarating day, relax in the tranquillity and splendour of the Namib Desert, under the spectacular African sky.
Built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive ‘afro-village’ style, Sossus Dune Lodge offers guests an evocative and life changing experience.
23 dune chalets and 2 honeymoon suites are available.
Located 30km south-east of the entrance gate at Sesriem, the Desert Homestead Lodge is the perfect starting point for tours to the Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei.
Accommodation is provided in 20 thatched, air-conditioned bungalows.
Enjoy the impressive panoramic view either from the main house set on a hill and including restaurant, bar and lodge, or from the swimming pool.
Desert Homestead Outpost
Desert Homestead Outpost is located deep in the 7000 ha nature reserve of Desert Homestead Lodge.
Enjoy the impressive panoramic view from the 12 houses, set on the base of a mountain.
Enjoy the impressive panoramic view from the main house with Restaurant, lounge and pool area.
Desert Whisper is designed as a luxuriously special desert retreat for two.
The open plan lounge and dining room open to panoramic views, as does the bedroom and bathroom.
Relax on the terrace or in your private plunge pool and soak up the atmosphere.
You have a dedicated personal host and guide. Meals can be prearranged or you can self cater if you prefer.
Absolute luxury in solitude!
Desert Hills Lodge
Desert Hills Lodge, 30kms from the entrance gates at Sesriem, is a perfect location for visiting Sossusvlei.
The lodge comprises of 18 individual on-suite luxury huts, inspired by the San peoples grass huts of old.
Guests can relax around the bar, refresh themselves at the pool or take their meals in the breath-taking restaurant, overlooking the magnificent vastness.
Desert Hills Glamping Camp
Desert Hills Glamping Camp is located in an isolated scenic valley on a private farm 1.5km away from Desert Hills Lodge.
Taking privacy into consideration the tents are located within adequate distance of each other with easy access to the main facilities.
The main area consists of a large modern stylish mess tent with lounge and small bar area, the dining area leads out to an outside shaded patio area
A fire pit in front of the main unit will be the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular Namibian night skies
We Kebi Safari Lodge
We Kebi is situated an hour's drive from Sossusvlei.
Each of the 14 free standing en-suite luxury chalets has its own pavilion and a 180 degree uninterrupted view of the surrounding landscape.
The main lodge area houses the restaurant and bar, swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.
Namib Desert Lodge
Namib Desert Lodge lies at the foot of ancient fossilised dunes, approximately 60kms from the entrance gates at Sesriem.
This larger lodge has 65 rooms including triple and family room options.
2 swimming pools, a bar and a restaurant make for a comfortable stay.
Camping is available,
Namib Dune Star Camp
Namib Dune Star Camp is situated on the crest of ancient sand dunes overlooking the spectacular landscape of the Namib Desert.
Best described as a soft adventure camp, Namib Dune Star Camp offers the thrill of being out in the desert yet provides luxuries like soft beds and hot showers.
The intimate camp has nine cabins, with a fair distance between them. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, a large bedroom and a spacious deck. The rooms have a double bed designed to be wheeled out for a night under the southern skies.
Namib Naukluft Lodge
The Nam Nau Habitat, a 25,000 ha Private Nature Reserve bordering the Namib Desert to the Naukluft Mountains offers a unique and diverse desert environment.
Namib Naukluft Lodge offer 16 spacious, air-conditioned rooms with private verandas.
The main lodge area contains the restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
Soft Adventure Camp
Soft Adventure Camp is located on the same Reserve as Namib Naukluft Lodge.
The Soft Adventure Camp has been designed for the nature loving visitor, who wants to experience the undisturbed Namib Desert, without using all the facilities and luxuries of a lodge.
Each of its 15 chalets is based on a fixed structure with canvas partitions offering a spacious interior with en-suite facilities. The canvas is giving you the feeling of a close to nature tented camp, yet the fixed structure offers the protection of a plain and rustic room.
Le Mirage is located 21kms from the entrance gates to Sossusvlei.
As you approach Le Mirage it is completely unmissable, a castle towering out of the desert!
Le Mirage resort and spa offers very spacious rooms with large beds, a minibar and coffee and tea facilities. The thick rock walls of the building will keep your room nice and cold and protect you from the harsh desert outside.
The restaurant serves delicious meals, and there is a well equipped spa for a large selection of treatments.
Moon Mountain Lodge
Moon Mountain Lodge is a luxury tented lodge ideally located at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains. Large, airy rooms offer all the comforts of a luxury hotel suite with infinite views from your bed or private splash pool.
The lodge is situated 56km from Sesriem .
Mountain sunset drives can be booked at the lodge.
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge is situated at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes and is the closest lodge to Sossusvlei, accessed via a private gate exclusive to Wilderness Safaris. (Private gate only available for lodge excursions not self drive)
The camp comprises 23 thatched and canvas tents, each built on a wooden platform, with a flat rooftop for sleep-outs under the stars. The main area includes a pool and wraparound veranda overlooking a waterhole.
Little Kulala celebrates the splendour and solitude of the Namib Desert. Excursions to Sossusvlei (via a gate exclusive to Wilderness Safaris vehicles), nature drives, walks and eco-sensitive quad biking, explore this fascinating landscape.
Inspired by Dead Vlei, the design of the 11 climate-controlled, thatched suites, each with a private plunge pool, merges seamlessly into the timeless desert setting. Each unit has a Star Bed on the deck for romantic star gazing.
Desert Grace is situated 60kms from the entrance gates at Sesriem.
Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior.
The lodge consists of 24 modern designed bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool.
In the main area you will find the restaurant, serving delicious a'la carte meals and the bar area.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is situated on the private andBeyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve.
10 beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread out along the curve of the escarpment.
Each spacious air conditioned suite offers a secluded, shaded veranda complete with private plunge pool, a living room with a fireplace, a large retractable skylight above the bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a glass-encased rain shower offering 180º desert views.
The two-bedroomed Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends.
Agama River Camp
Agama River Camp is located 45 kms north of the entrance gate to Sossusvlei.
Each spacious chalet offers privacy, an en-suite shower room with a separate toilet. The shaded patio and chairs allows you to relax while enjoying the incredible views over the Namib Desert and Namib Naukluft Mountains.
Camping is available.
A Little Sossus Lodge
A Little Sossus Lodge is an excellent value lodge located 35kms south-east of the Sesriem gate.
20 chalets, 4 of which are family units, offer comfortable accommodations.
Lodge facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge area.
Camping is available
Elegant Desert Lodge
Elegant Desert Lodge, (formerly Betesda Lodge), is located 38kms from the entrance gates at Sesriem.
The lodge offers accommodation in 29 tastefully furnished, stylish and modern rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Camping is also available.
Weltevrede Guestfarm is located 46kms from the Sesriem entrance gates.
12 Separate rooms, each en-suite and air-conditioned, overlooking the Namib dunes on the farm.
4 Camping sites, each with own private toilet, shower and basin.
Self-Catering unit, consist of two big en-suite rooms with kitchen area in-between, plus a braai-area outside.
Sesriem Campsite is one of only two campsites inside the park gates, allowing to view the dunes at sunrise.
20 Camping Sites in the shades of ancient camel thorn trees. The camp sites at Seriem are set on the deserts edge each with its own tree, inside the Namib Naukluft Park it is a unique place to enjoy the sounds of the desert night as the Geckos and insects sing you to sleep.
Well spaced camp sites with a Fire Place/Braai/BBQ water tap, animal proof rubbish bins and a low wall surrounding each site. Clean Ablutions offer showers and toilets. A swimming pool at the centre of the camp allows you to cool off and relax in the midday heat and the bar serves cold drinks. At the entrance there is a Fuel Station.
Sesriem Oshana Campsite
Sesriem Oshana Campsite is located inside the gates at Sesriem, therefore allowing guests to view the dunes at sunrise.
Sesriem Oshana Camp offers self-catering camping facilities with each campsite having its own private toilet and shower, wash-up kitchenette with hot and cold water and 220V electricity. Blending perfectly into the surrounding desert environment, a wooden pergola provides adequate shading for tents and caravans whilst campers can enjoy a BBQ overlooking the breath-taking Namib Desert.
Campers have full access to the shop, bar, restaurant and swimming pool at Sesriem (NWR)
Sossus Oasis Campsite
Sossus Oasis Campsite is situated at the entrance gates to Sesriem.
Sossus Oasis offers shaded individual sites, each with its own toilet, basin, hot/cold shower, barbeque, kitchen wash-up facility and electricity.
You can enjoy the magnificent views from your paved veranda or relax in the sparkling pool situated in the centre of the campsite.
A fuel and service station, tyre workshop, stocked utility shop and Internet café is available at the adjacent Sossus Oasis Service Station.
Meals and adventure activities may be booked at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge.