• The rooms reflect their setting, built out of local materials and blended into the environment
  • The ceiling windows above the beds let you gaze up into the vast, moonlit skies at night
  • The hotel telescope is truly amazing: you can see the moon in detail and many planets with the assistance of their resident astronomer

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a secluded oasis deep in Southern Africa’s Namib Desert, located 248 miles from Windhoek. Scheduled daily charter flights to the lodge’s private airstrip allow guests to truly appreciate the remoteness of the location – nestled amongst ancient mountains, broad rocky plains and towering sand dunes. Ten luxuriously appointed stone and glass villas feature private verandahs, picture windows, fireplaces and open plan en-suite bathrooms that present a seamless transition from man-made to the surrounding natural environment.

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The property’s isolated location makes it ideal for stargazing. A powerful telescope on site allows guests to view planets and the moon under the expert assistance of the lodge’s resident astronomer. All villas are equipped with a compact telescope and star-viewing skylight located above the bed which allow for private star-viewing experiences.

Excursions to Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon are all included; as are more active activities such as guided nature walks, quad biking and hiking trails. When relaxing at the lodge, guests can unwind by the underground spring fed swimming pool, or enjoy a fine selection of wines and delicious Pan-African meals while observing wildlife from the glass-fronted dining room and viewing deck. Meanwhile, private dining experiences range from barbecues to desert picnics – delicious!


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