NamibRand Nature Reserve

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.

Built on boulders, the 10 luxury tents are decorated for the 20th century explorer (of the aristocratic type).  You will find ultra-modern amenities woven into 1920s colonial excess.

On a nature reserve between the NamibRand Reserve and the Tiras Mountains, 20km from the nearest town, Betta, you’re in the heart of desert country. A landscape of breathgiving open savannas, mountainous outcrops, ochre sand dunes and a gargantuan blue sky. Everywhere you look a vast expanse. A window to the soul of the desert.

At Sonop every detail is thought out. Not a single falling leaf left to chance. The pure definition of decadent, tasteful decadence to be sure, but decadent nonetheless.

If you have high expectations, expect them to be met and exceeded. We could say that about the setting alone. And if it’s a fine dining experience you want, you’re in for a treat. It’s a gastronomic affair from start to end. Activities explore nature and the genuine beauty of the surrounds, which you’ll come to learn, is hard to truly comprehend when you see it all in front of you.Roll up the canvas sides to your tent and relax. This is prime solitude. Welcome to Sonop.

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Morning and afternoon scenic drives to explore the vast desert surrounds. It would be hard to find another destination that offers an endless landscape like this. Then add the sunset and you’ve captured a moment you’ll treasure forever.

Head off on a mountain or trail bike if you ‘re looking to get in a little exercise, but fear not, this is an E-bike which means you’re not expected to do all the leg work yourself. The reward, an incredible feeling of being out in the oldest desert in the world.

With their own stables on the property, they offer 30 minute horse rides as an activity included in your stay. A peaceful way to explore the area in quiet. Immerse yourself in nature. Take it all in.

An astronomy experience takes your focus to the incredible dark night sky. A ceremony. Pick and name a star to be recorded at the lodge. A small part of a world way beyond your own is now yours.

The open-air cinema will see you watching an old classic projected under the stars and the moon pool-side. Beanbags and loungers. Snacks and drinks. An experience you won’t have elsewhere.

Optional extra activities would include hot air ballooning; a full day Sossusvlei Safari with a champagne picnic brunch; scenic flights over the dunes. These activities are additional and charged at additional rates.

In a place as serene as this, the idea is to simply relax and there’s plenty of that to be done here. Why not enjoy a spa treatment (or two or three) in one of two double treatment rooms? And as can be expected throughout, get lost in the endless views.

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