In the heart of the Namib Desert, this charming lodge is the perfect base for exploring the vast surrounds
On the banks of Namibia's Tsauchab River, the Hoodia Desert Lodge is a family-owned luxury desert lodge, just 20 minutes from the entrance to the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei. A welcoming retreat abundant with understated luxury, this is a great base for exploring the vast surroundings. The lodge offers a full-day Sossusvlei tour and guided hike in the Sesriem Canyon, and can also arrange other activities like a once-in-a-lifetime Balloon Safari over the Sossusvlei dunes.
At the lodge, enjoy local and international favourites in the open-plan restaurant, or al fresco on the raised wooden terrace that overlooks the surrounding riverbed and desert landscape. Continue your evening amid the sociable ambiance of the elegant lounge bar, which serves a great selection of local beverages and renowned South African wines.
A rustic timber walkway connects the main lodge to the 11 chalets. Beneath thatch and canvas awnings, the chalets combine rustic, earthy tones and dark wooden floors with luxuriously draped beds and plush linen sheets. The outdoor bathtub is a unique addition to each room, and the expansive private decking area provides incredible views overlooking the stark desert scenery.
On the banks of the Tsauchab River at the foothills of the Namib-Naukluft Mountains
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11 luxury chalets with private deck and outdoor bath
Restaurant, bar, braai area
*Denotes local charge