Little Sossus Lodge and Campsite
Little Sossus Lodge offers homegrown goodness in the middle of the world's oldest desert. About half an hour's drive from the entrance to the Sossusvlei park at Sesriem, this charming little desert lodge is a great option for self-drivers on a budget but looking for something unique and interesting.
Unique and interesting this place certainly is. With ultra-friendly can-do service, the lodge consists of 20 individual stone and screed chalets with corrugated iron roofing in the classic Afrikaaner farmstead style. Cool and dark against the searing white light of the desert the chalets have a charming homemadey feel to them from the curtain separating the living from the en suite bathroom to the four-poster drapes and wrought-iron furniture.
The main lodge is built in similar style with a large stone bar counter, comfy sofas and shaded seating around that all-essential item - a swimming pool. The lodge offers full board accommodation with a menu featuring homegrown produce, a decent selection of South African wines and there's always wild venison and good Namibian beef to look forward to.
Little Sossus Lodge is surrounded by the pure white grasses of the Namib Desert with the indigo shadows of the Naukluft range forming a dramatic backdrop. Acacias dot the plains, beacons of vitality in the paper-dry air.
Little Sossus Campsite is an excellent option for self-drive campers. Each campsite has its own ablutions with hot water and flushing toilets, private kitchen and washing facilities, a shaded area and electrical points. Hardly camping at all, really, but in fact you get the best of both worlds: sleeping under the stars but with all the vital comforts of home.
Facilities20 chalets with double, twin and four-bed family options; en suite bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets; restaurant; bar; swimming pool; campsite with private ablutions, cooking facilities and a small shop
ActivitiesGuided or self-drive day trips to Sossusvlei; guided sundowner drive up the mountain (essential); dinner under the stars; nature walks and rock pools.
Page last updated: 21 Jan 2014