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Sossusvlei region

Sossusvlei region mapSossusvlei region in Namibia

The Sossusvlei Region is situated in south-western Namibia and is characterised mainly by the Namib Naukluft Park and its highlight Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The Region is very diverse with the breath-taking Namib Desert – the oldest desert in the world – to the west and the Great escarpment forming a natural barrier between the Namib Desert and the central highlands to the far east.

Climate of the Sossusvlei Region

The Namib Desert is a real desert, that means it receives less than 50 mm of rain annually. The east of the Sossusvlei Region can receive up to 150 mm precipitation per year. The climate is typical for deserts with very hot days during summer (more than 36°C average during the hottest months) and cool nights during winter with occasional frost.

Flora and Fauna of the Sossusvlei Region

Many endemic animal and plant species call the Namib their home. They have adapted perfectly to the heat. Many desert inhabitants make use of the fog which every now and then emerges from the Atlantic Ocean. This is often the only source to humidity and vital for the survival of many.

The oryx antelope which often can be found deep in the desert has developed a unique system to cool down its blood. Thanks to a fine network of blood vessels the brain is cooled and thus the animals can handle a body temperature of more than 40°C for longer periods.

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Highlights in the Sossusvlei region

Here we provide an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Sossusvlei region, one of the trade marks in Namibia. The large Namib Naukluft Park offers exciting destinations, for example the Sossusvlei with the world's highest sand dunes or the dead vlei, a clay pan with hundreds camelthorn tree skelettons. Several unique guided Hiking Trails can be done in the Sossusvlei region. Furthermore the Sesriem Canyon and the Duwisib Castle are worth a visit.

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Accommodation in the Sossusvlei region

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Namseb LodgeSwimming Pool © Namseb Lodge

Namseb Lodge

Lodge and self-catering in the Sossusvlei region

As a family run lodge Namseb offers a very personal service with much attention to detail. Namseb is also still a commercial cattle farm giving guests the opportunity to get a detailed insight into the everyday life on a Namibian farm. Highlight is the sundowner nature drive where various game species can be seen.

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Namtib Desert LodgeLodge at night © Namtib Desert Lodge

Namtib Desert Lodge

Lodge and camping at the Tiras mountains

Farm Namtib is a privately owned biosphere reserve covering an area of 16 400 hectares. Namtib is situated at the edge of the Namibian Namib Desert in the Tiras Mountains and is owned and run by the Theile family.

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Zebra River LodgeRock chalets and aloe garden © Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River Lodge

Lodge in the Tsaris mountains

Zebra River Lodge is an old original farmhouse, situated in 12 500 hectares of dramatic scenery, deep in the Tsaris Mountains of southern Namibia. The Lodge has accommodated guests in its special environment for almost 20 years. Zebra River Lodge is a paradise for nature lovers. The lodge invites you to relax under an azure-blue sky and to feast your senses on our tranquil surroundings where you can listen to the silence of nature.

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Ababis GuestfarmSwimming pool and bungalows © Ababis Guestfarm

Ababis Guestfarm

Guestfarm and Camping close to the Naukluft Mountains

Ababis is one of the oldest guest farms in the south of Namibia and offers 6 double rooms. The guest farm offers plenty of activties, for example training programs for off-road driving and hiking trails in the Naukluft mountains.

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Agama River CampDesert Pool © Agama River Camp

Agama River Camp

Lodge and campsite south of Solitaire

Agama River Camp is situated in the Namib Desert about 110 km away from the famous Sossusvlei. The camp has several camp sites and 10 rustic bungalows, each with a roof top viewing platform, which can also be used to sleep under Namibia''s amazing night sky.

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BüllsPort GuestfarmOn a sundowner drive © BüllsPort Guestfarm

BüllsPort Guestfarm

Guestfarm and Camping in the Naukluft

BüllsPort is a guestfarm situated in the Naukluft Mountains. BüllsPort offers 10 luxury rooms and 5 standard rooms. The guestfarm is run by Ernst & Johanna Sauber, who will share their knowledge about this part of Namibia not only at the dinner table.

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Barchan Dunes RetreatAccommodation in the Namib © Barchan Dunes Retreat

Barchan Dunes Retreat

Lodge and Self-Catering in the Namib desert

Barchan Dunes Retreat is situated at the foot of the breath-taking Spreetshoogte Pass in the beautiful outskirts of the Namib Desert. The rooms of the guest farm have been uniquely built in the shape of barchan dunes and the owners of the farm offer a personal and very friendly service.

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Camp Gecko2 Story Bush Hide-Away © Camp Gecko

Camp Gecko

Camp on the foot of the Spreetshoogte Pass

Camp Gecko is a camp and campsite situated at the foot of the picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass just between Windhoek and Sossusvlei. The camp offers accommodation in several bush tents which are build into the wonderful nature of Namibia's Great Escarpment.

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Capricorn RestcampBungalow © Capricorn Restcamp

Capricorn Restcamp

Restcamp south of Windhoek

Capricorn Restcamp is situated close to the Naukluft Mountains and offers 4 Bungalows and 4 Campsites.  The bungalows are equipped with twin beds, own shower & toilet, terrace, fireplace (braai) and electrical lights. The camp sites are equipped with shadow netting, fireplace (braai) and a communal toilet- and shower house.

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Desert CampDesert Camp © Taleni Africa

Desert Camp

Tented Camp close to the Sossusvlei

The Desert Camp is situated at the gate of the Namib Naukluft Park and offers 20 luxury tented camps. Guests can enjoy a breakfast and dinner in the restaurant or can be accommodated on a self-catering basis.

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Desert Homestead OutpostPool with deck and great view © Ondili Lodges & Activities

Desert Homestead Outpost

Lodge in the Sossusvlei region

Desert Homestead Outpost is situated in a 7000 ha private nature reserve close to the Sossusvlei area. The lodge offers luxury accommodation in one of the 12 guest chalets or in the exclusive "Superior House". All rooms have private shaded view decks, mosquito nets and air condition.

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Desert Homestead LodgeChalets © Ondili Lodges & Activities

Desert Homestead Lodge

Lodge close to the Sossusvlei

Desert Homestead Lodge is situated 32 km south-east of Seriem, gate to the famous Sossusvlei. Accommodation is offered in 20 thatched chalets all with own verandah and views of the Rotterkaum Mountains. Apart form Sossusvlei and Naukluft excursions the lodge offers several activities on horse-back.

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Desert Quiver CampDesert Quiver Camp © Taleni Africa

Desert Quiver Camp

Tented Camp and Self-Catering near Sossusvlei

The Desert Quiver Camp is a stylish tented camp near the world-famous Sossusvlei. The Desert Quiver Camp provides 24 uniquely designed self-catering accommodation units. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant.

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Duwisib Castle RestcampDuwisib Castle © Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Duwisib Castle Camp

Lodge and camping at Duwisib Castle

The Duwisib Castle Camp is situated in Namibias south west and as the name implies it is located next to its main attraction - the Duwisib Castle. The castle was build in the early 1900s by Baron von Wolf and his wife Jayta and is the only one of its kind in Namibia. The camp offers five rooms, one suite and 10 campsites.

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Duwisib GuestfarmTwin Room © Duwisib Guestfarm

Duwisib Guestfarm

Guestfarm, Self-Catering and Camping at Duwisib Castle

Duwisib Guestfarm is situated right next to the Duwisib Castle, a national monument on the edge of the Namib Desert. The guestfarm is owner run offering cosy accommodation and a very personal service. Duwisib Guestfarm is an ideal stop-over for guests travelling to Sossusvlei, Lüderitz or the Fish River Canyon.

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Hoodia Desert LodgeLodge in the Namib desert © Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Lodge 22 km east of Sesriem

Hoodia Desert Lodge is situated on the banks of the Tsauchab River, only 22km from Sesriem. The Lodge offers 12 tented bungalows (each with open air bathroom and shaded porch), a swimming pool and a restaurant with bar.

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KoiimasisHorses in the Namib © Koiimasis Ranch

Koiimasis

Lodge, self-catering and camping in the Tiras mountains

Koiimasis Guestfarm is located in the midst of the Tiras mountains on the edge of the Namib desert. The guest farm offers 4 individual chalets, 2 self-catering bungalows and several exclusive camp sites.

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Kulala Desert CampKulala Desert Lodge © Wilderness Collection

Kulala Desert Lodge

Lodge close to Sossusvlei

Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the 37 000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. The Lodge offers 23 chalets or "kulalas" with en-suite bathrooms and verandas. Kulala means "sleeping" in Oshiwambo. Offered activties include early morning guided nature drives to the Sossusvlei dunes, nature drives, walks and eco-sensitive, guided quad-biking.

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Le Mirage Desert LodgeThe North African style © Le Mirage Desert Lodge

Le Mirage Desert Lodge

Lodge south of Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa is situated close to one of Namibia's most spectacular highlights - the Sossusvlei. The lodge has been build in a north African style and it's spacious courtyard is a shady oasis in the Namib Desert. Relaxing spa treatments are offered to guests of Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa.

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Little KulalaLittle Kulala © Wilderness Collection

Little Kulala

Exclusive lodge near Sossusvlei

The exclusive Little Kulala Lodge accommodates guests in 11 chalets, each with a private plunge pool, a rooftop ''skybed'' for stargazing, indoor and outdoor showers. The lodge offers morning guided drives to the dunes of Sossusvlei as well as guided drives and walks on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

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Little Sossus LodgeChalets © Little Sossus Lodge

Little Sossus Lodge

Lodge and camping south east of the Sossusvlei

The Little Sossus Lodge offers accommodation and camping south east of Sesriem, the entrance to the Sossusvlei. The main area of Little Sossus Lodge is a rebuild old farmhouse. The lodge consists of 20 chalets, a well sheltered veranda and a cozy lounge. 10 private campsites are offered as well.

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Moon Mountain LodgeLodge at sunset © Chris Schmid

Moon Mountain Lodge

Tented Lodge in the Naukluft Mountains

Moon Mountain Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated in the Naukluft Mountains, halfway between the small desert towns of Sesriem and Solitaire. The tented lodge offers 11 luxury units and 6 suites, all with en-suite toilet and shower, fridge and a private deck with a small splash pool for refreshment after hot days.

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Namib Desert LodgeNamib Desert Lodge © Gondwana Collection

Namib Desert Lodge

Lodge and camping in the Namib desert

Namib Desert Lodge is situated 60 km north of Sesriem. It has 65 rooms, a restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, an illuminated watering place and a campsite. Main attraction apart from the nearby Sossusvlei is a visit to the fossilized dunes. Scenic drives to the fossilized dunes are being offered.

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Namib Dune Star CampNamib Dune Star Camp © Gondwana Collection

Namib Dune Star Camp

Camp in the Namib desert

The Namib Dune Star Camp is located in the dunes of the Namib desert. The camp which has nine cabins offers an "out-in-the-desert" experience with luxurious amenities like a soft double bed which can be wheeled out if guests want to sleep on veranda and under the stars. Furthermore the large rooms have an en-suite bathroom with hot shower and a spacious deck.

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Namib Naukluft LodgeRestaurant © Namib Naukluft Lodge

Namib Naukluft Lodge

Lodge and camping south west of Solitaire

The Namib Naukluft Lodge is located on the Nam Hau habitat in the Namib Desert. Guests will find a lodge with 16 rooms, an affordable adventure camp with 15 chalets as well as a campsite. The Namib Naukluft Lodge offers a swimming pool and a 9 hole golf course.

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Namibrand Family HideoutSelf-Catering farm house © Info-Namibia

NamibRand Family Hideout

Self-Catering and camping in the Namibrand Nature Reserve

NamibRand Family Hideout offers a self-catering 3-bedroomed fully-furnished  house including fully equipped kitchen with gas fridge, stove and chest freezer, a spacious lounge and dining-room. There are also two  private campsite 1 kilometre from house in dunes under shady camelthorn tree.

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Naukluft CampNaukluft Camp © Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Naukluft Camp

Lodge and camping in the Naukluft mountains

The NWR Naukluft camp is situated on the eastern side of the Naukluft Mountains. Historically, geologically and from a conservation point of view the Naukluft Mountains are one of the most well-known mountain ranges in Namibia. Furthermore, they are a paradise for hikers with the campsite as an ideal starting and finishing point.

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Rostock Ritz Desert LodgeChalets with a great view © Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge

Lodge and camping in the Namib desert

Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge accommodates guests in 19 African style bungalows, all with toilet and spacious shower. The rooms are nestled into their natural environment offering amazing views into the Namib. Visitors can experience the desert on several hiking trails, scenic drives and sundowner drives.

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Sesriem CampsiteSesriem Campsite © Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Sesriem Campsite

Camping at the Sossusvlei

The Sesriem Campsite is situated close to the entrance gate to the world famous Sossusvlei and is also a mere four kilometers away from the Sesriem Canyon. Visitors should book in advance as the campsite is in high demand especially during the high season.

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Solitaire Desert FarmGuestfarm garden and thatched restaurant © Solitaire Desert Farm

Solitaire Desert Farm

Guestfarm and camping close to Solitaire

Solitaire Desert Farm (Solitaire Guestfarm) is a personal ranch and guestfarm at the foot of Namibias Great escarpment. Solitaire Desert Farm is located 7 km from the village of Solitaire and offers 15 spacious air-conditioned rooms as well as a small campsite.

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Solitaire LodgeLodge with a different style © Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge

Lodge in Solitaire

Solitaire Lodge is situated directly in the little village of Solitaire in the middle of the Namib Dessert. Although, or maybe rather because Solitaire merely consists of a filling station, a little shop, a bakery and the lodge it has its own very special flair.

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Sossus Dune LodgeSossus Dune Lodge © Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Sossus Dune Lodge

Lodge close to Sossusvlei

Sossus Dune Lodge is the only lodge situated within the Namib Naukluft Park at Sossusvlei, which gives guests staying at Sossus Dune Lodge the advantage of reaching the Sossusvlei before sunrise. The lodge belongs to the 'eco- collection' of NWR and was build in an 'afro village' style.

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Sossusvlei Desert LodgeViews from the lodge © Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Exclusive lodge in the Namib desert

The Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is located in the northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The lodge offers very exclusive accommodation on a fully inclusive basis in 10 Villas. A sparkling pool promises refreshment during hot days in the desert.

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Sossusvlei LodgeSossusvlei Lodge © Taleni Africa

Sossusvlei Lodge

Lodge at the entrance to the Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Lodge is close to the entrance gate to the popular Sossusvlei. The lodge offers 45 rooms. Each accommodation unit has a patio, en-suite bathroom with shower and a bedroom under canvas. Sossusvlei Lodge hosts the Sossusvlei Adventure Centre.

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Tsauchab River CampMain building and restaurant © Info-Namibia

Tsauchab River Camp

Lodge and camping south of the Naukluft mountains

Tsauchab River Camp offers 6 thatch-roofed chalets and 12 exclusive campsites. The Camp ist home to a collection of iron art created by owner Johan, several natural springs and a wild fig forest. Two hiking trails are offered as well as a 4x4 trail and a sundowner point.

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Weltevrede GuestfarmGuestfarm between Naukluft and Namib © Weltevrede Guestfarm

Weltevrede Guestfarm

Guestfarm in the Namib desert

Weltevrede Guestfarm is situated in the heart of the Namib Desert about 40 km south of Solitaire. The personal guest farm offers 12 rooms and 4 camp sites. Activties include several marked hiking trails and excursions in the vicinity.

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Wolwedans Boulders CampWolwedans Boulders Camp © Wolwedans

Wolwedans Boulders Camp

Luxury tented camp in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Wolwedans Boulders Camp is situated about 45 km south of Wolwedans in between huge granite rock formations. 4 luxury tents offer an exclusive accommodation for up to 8 guests; a dining and a lounge tent is available. Activities include guided scenic drives and walking safaris in the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

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Wolwedans Dune CampWolwedans Dune Camp © Wolwedans

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Tented camp in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

The Dune Camp of the Wolwedans Collection offers 6 comfortable and spacious tented camps on wooden platforms. The main unit of the Dune Camp consists of a lounge and dining area, an open-plan kitchen and a sundowner deck.

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Wolwedans Dunes LodgeWolwedans Dunes Lodge © Wolwedans

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Tented camp in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge consists of 9 chalets each with private verandah. The main complex offers two lounges, two dining rooms, a fireplace, a swimming pool, some sundowner decks, a library and a wine cellar.

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Wolwedans Mountain View SuiteWolwedans Mountain View Suite © Wolwedans

Wolwedans Mountain View Suite

Exclusive suite in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

The Mountain View Suite is in walking distance from the Wolwedans Dunes lodge but provides a private experience with a touch of luxury for only 2 guests. The elegant suite consists of a very spacious en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed, a shaded patio, a spacious lounge, a bar cabinet and a dining area.

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Wolwedans Private CampWolwedans Private Camp © Wolwedans

Wolwedans Private Camp

Exclusive tented camp in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Wolwedans Private Camp caters for maximum four guests. The Camp offers two en-suite bedrooms, various decks surrounding a central lounge, a study and living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.

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