Kwessi Dunes

Kwessi Dunes

Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Kwessi Dunes, once a traditional game farm is now a quirky 10-room desert lodge on 15,000 hectares of exclusive desert terrain, smack in the middle of the 200,000-hectare private NamibRand Reserve. This low key lodge offers full-board accommodation 85km south of Sossusvlei.

The rooms are scattered across the farm, but are close to the main house, pool and restaurant. Built in the traditional Namibian thatch-and-pole style, but with a design flair that is certainly non-traditional: think thatched safari lodge with striped canvas awnings, leather chairs, old maps and steel lamps. Each room comes with WiFi, full en-suite bathroom and, the special touch, an alfresco sleeping deck to enjoy the most marvellous night sky you'll ever see, all night.

Right on the edge of a dune belt, your view is of ochre sand and lots of it. Expected in the desert, sure, but who knew it was this special? A vast open expanse of seeming nothingness, dotted only by a few acacias against the vivid blue skyline. Phenomenal.

Activities include game drives, desert walks, helicopter flights, quad bike tours and hot air balloon rides.  For something a bit different, try horseback riding on the open plains of the reserve. Since you are in the middle of the reserve, the view makes for an outing itself.

You can expect to see desert adapted animals such as oryx, kudu, springbok, Burchell's zebra, jackals, aardwolves, African wild cats and bat-eared foxes. Leopard and cheetah are few, but who knows, you could be lucky?

Casual and comfortable with adventure around every corner. Disconnect from the world. Get on your horse. Order a drink. It's going to be a beautiful trip.

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Activities included are scenic drives, desert walks, skybeds experience (sleeping beneath the stars), star gazing and quad biking. Additionally, you can do the following activities at an extra cost: Day trips to Sossusvlei, hot air ballooning, horse riding, scenic helicopter flights and spa treatments.


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