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Sossus Dune Lodge lies just 4 kilometres from the Sesriem gate, at the base of a mountain. It is the first, and currently only lodge to be built in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Guests can walk directly from the lodge into the nearby Sesriem Canyon.

The main central areas of Sossus Dune Lodge are raised on wooden decking. There is a small reception room, large open-plan restaurant with separate lounge/bar areas, all fitted with large sliding doors. There is also a swimming pool, with a few lazy-loungers, but guests should bring suntan lotion, as the pool area is not shaded. Self-drive vehicles are parked in a shaded parking area, and guests are transferred by electric golf cart!

Each chalet at Sossus Dune Lodge has been erected using a wooden frame with orange/yellow canvas for walls, capped with a thatched roof. They are loosely modeled on traditional Ovambo homes. There are 25 chalets. 13 to the left of the main area, with views of dunes, and the remaining 12 chalets, sited to right of the main area, with mountain/canyon views. The last chalet on either side of the main lodge is a 'honeymoon suite,' which have an additional small open-air lounge.

The chalets are linked by raised wooden walkways and have been constructed from rock and stone found locally. All of the chalets have a large en-suite bathroom, complete with a hot shower, double basin and a flush toilet. They are equipped with brightly-coloured mosquito nets, solar powered lights and fans, with complementary and environmentally friendly soaps, shampoo, body lotion etc. Every room is furnished with leather and dark wood furniture and suede loungers.

The front of the chalets have floor-to-ceiling glass, supported by wooden frames. There are fantastic views of the surrounding desert from inside and from the large verandah outside. The top of the glass windows are open, which generate an air flow through the chalet.

Guests benefit from staying at Sossus Dune Lodge, because as it is situated within the park, they will be able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, and stay until after sunset.

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