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“Gateway to the Desert”
Review of Sossusvlei Lodge

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Sossusvlei Lodge
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

An impressive Lodge with spacious accommodation under canvas and adobe walled structures, an entrance area with plenty of storage space and a terrace leading from the bedroom. We loved the ambience and decor and marvelled at the position overlooking the desert. A nice touch was the welcoming cool drink and towels after a long drive and the tray of fruit, meat, pastries and bread to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary in our room. That was thanks to Imagine Africa who informed the management of our reason for staying there. The pool was small but most guests only used it for short periods of time after trips to the desert so it was never busy. Meals outside were very romantic and we particularly liked the main courses. Fabulous trip to Dune 45 early the next morning and memorable climb up the "Big Daddy" followed by delicious breakfast. Would
really recommend this Lodge as it's so close to the Sesriem Gate. An awesome 24 hours.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Linda C
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Linda,
Thanks so much for your fantastic review and for choosing Sossusvlei Lodge as one of your destinations for your 45th wedding anniversary! We are delighted to hear you liked the ambiance, the views, the dining experience and the excursion to the dunes.
We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Namibia!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Just few meters from Sossusvley park gate. Execellent restaurant ( buffet) with grill and a variety of games served every day, very quite and relaxing , nice and stylish rooms, very nice bar. Mant activities oragnized by the lodge

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank bkmpe75
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Bkmpe75,
Thanks for your fantastic review! Glad you enjoyed our restaurant, the rooms and the activities organized by our Adventure Centre.
We are looking forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Good and clean location at the entrance to the dunes. Beautiful terrace, good meals, friendly staff, nice little pool,free internet-access. Good recommendations for trips to the environment.
No so good: long ways to the rooms

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank claschu41
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Claschu41,
Thank you for your review and recommending us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the location and our facilities.
We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Namibia!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Accommodation pretty decent, clean, fresh and comfortable. Restaurant decent - outside under the stars that makes it special. Wine list excellent particularly given the remoteness of the location. Sundowners more than amazing - the feel of being in the bush with the mountains around you is incredible! Would go there again anytime! But then I love Namibia!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank IPM61
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear IPM61,
Thanks for your wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed dinning under the stars, our impressive wine list and the sundowner excursion.
Looking forward to welcome you back soon!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed at the Sossus Oasis Campsite, but went for dinner here one night.
The service was excellent, all staff were helpful, friendly and welcoming even though we were campers.
The set-up and decor of the lodge are fantastic.

Dinner was a buffet and it was truly divine. There was everything from soup, salads, cold and warm starters, stir fries, a huge array of meats all cooked to your own wishes, side dishes and a massive desert section as well.

It was a special evening and we dined like kings!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sandra P
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Sandra,
Thank you for your great review on our Dinner Buffet! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience so much!
Looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Namibia!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

There are around 40 individual tented lodges, each with a bedroom, bathroom and tiny deck. The views are not great as the lodges are located in rows, but we didn't spend much time in the our room anyway. Food was the best we ate on our trip - plenty of choice in a buffet style dinner and breakfast, with barbecue on demand as well. The location is what everyone goes for - right outside the gate to the national park. One nice thing is that, unlike other locations, you only have to stop to pay on the way out of the park so you can race the sunrise to a photogenic dune without stopping. You won't necessarily be treated as someone special, but the service is good and the staff are friendly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank simonfarrell
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your review! Glad you liked the location and variety of food on our breakfast and dinner buffets.
Looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Namibia!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We had an absolute fabulous stay at Sossusvlei Lodge and will recommend it to everybody who wants to visit Namibia. The accommodation is everything one needs and more and the service and food was wonderful. We are definately going back as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Herculine V
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Herculine,
Thank you for your excellent review! We are happy to hear you had such an amazing stay with us and that you enjoyed the food and the service received. Thanks for recommending us!
Looking forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Additional Information about Sossusvlei Lodge

Address: Gate to Sossusvlei entrance Namib Desert, Sesriem 6900, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Sesriem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Sesriem
Price Range: £166 - £422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sossusvlei Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The 45 individual accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge are carefully laid out to perfectly blend in with the magnificent surrounding natural environment. Each luxury unit offers a fully air-conditioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a patio to enjoy the views of the roaming wildlife and incredible Desert landscapes. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole. The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions, Sun-downer Trips, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area's natural beauty. ... more   less 
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Sossusvlei Hotel Sesriem
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