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Namib Desert Lodge
The main building and the chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are spread out amongst tall trees and palms at the foot of a red sandstone cliff, which consists of the fossilized dunes of an ancient Namib. It is situated just 60 km north of Sesriem, and is the gateway to Sossusvlei, and only 5 kms from the main road. It is in the Gondwana Namib Park, and borders Namib Naukluft Park.
Accommodation is in 65 double rooms. They are all equipped with twin beds, en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Some of the rooms overlook the dunes and others the cliffs to the rear.
The main building has a reception, bar and a large verandah with outside seating allowing you to admire the surrounding scenery. There are also 2 swimming pools.
Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style and a small selection of light lunches can be ordered on request. The cozy bar is well-stocked with South African wines.
The Lodge's own activities include an evening sundowner dune trip, complete with drinks and snacks and a 2hr hiking trail to some of the local dunes. The (fossil) dunes overlooking the lodge are 20 million years old and contain fossils of the ancestors of the modern day Ostrich. They are evidence that an earlier Namib existed. As the climate changed, gradually getting wetter, the additional moisture caused the sand to solidify into sandstone. Then some 5 million years ago, the climate reverted to the desert conditions found in the Namib today, allowing the formation of a new sand sea.
Excursions to Sossusvlei will have to be arranged as these are not provided by the Lodge.
Head office (Sydney):
Shop 3, 2 Crowther Avenue
+61 2 9877 6789
Off Ggaba Road,
Kansanga-Nabutiti, Plot 256
3 Derry Road
+27 83 334 8572