Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Nature
4 Day Special Desert Hills Lodge Destinations
Namibia offers bountiful sunshine, endless open spaces and scenic beauty at leisure. In the South, the rust-red dunes and golden grass plains of the Namib Desert, the winding depths of Sesriem Canyon and the brilliant contrast where desert sands meet the sea at the coast are breathtakingly beautiful.
Along the west coast, thriving harbour and fishing towns are combined with the quaint, historical architecture and bygone culture of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Namibia is a land of endless vistas, an almost immeasurably vast and varied animal kingdom, magnificent countryside and ever-changing landscapes.
The Northern regions offer further contrasts of dust-blown plains and dry river beds, mountain landscapes and the lush vegetation of the Caprivi where time seems to have stood still. Each Namibian destination offers a unique ambience, friendly welcoming people of diverse cultures and beauty, adventure and exhilaration in every region.
Experience untamed wilderness, massive geographical diversity and in each town or city enjoy fine restaurants and historical attractions.
|COST & VALIDITY||From ZAR 14 790.00
1 May 2021 to 31 October 2021
|IMPORTANT NOTE||Namibia emergency number: +264 81 127 0564|
Guided Sossusvlei Excursion and 3 hour Game Drive Activities
Welcome Drink on Arrival Included
Sundowner at the Mountain View Point Included
|FAST FACTS|| 4 Star
Spoken Languages: English, German, Afrikaans
No. Rooms: 18
Special Interests: Deserts, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Adventure
Day 1 - 3
Desert Hills Lodge
Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by a local transfer representative and transferred to your lodge. Travelling by road deeper into the South, you enter the vast and contrasting Namib Desert region. Driving via Mariental , Maltahöhe and Sesriem, you reach your breathtaking destination in the Namib Naukluft Park region in the early afternoon.
Evening sundowners from the mountain viewpoint while you watch the incredible Namibian desert sunset will undoubtedly be memorable. An exclusive private dinner is served for you in a beautiful setting, before you watch the stars rising in the sky from the private balcony of your raised Chalet. Finally, you nestle into your downy white bedding and marvel at the endless landscapes that stretch in front of you.
On Day 2 very early in the morning you will rise for coffee/tea, before embarking on your pre-dawn journey into the sand sea of Sossusvlei. Today you have the opportunity to climb one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
From here you will travel back to the entrance of the Namib Naukluft Park where you investigate the incredible Sesriem Canyon. The adventurous amongst you can climb down into the canyon and explore, if it has rained there are always pools of cool water at intervals within the canyon.
Return to the lodge in the early afternoon.
The morning of Day 3 is yours to spend at leisure. Relax in the sun at the pool or on various shaded desks, all with a breath-taking view of the desert plains. In the afternoon you embark on a Nature Drive and observe the diverse and fascinating wildlife that somehow thrives in these harsh landscapes before returning to the Lodge to watch a final beautiful Namibian sunset.
- Nature Drives
- Nature Walks
- Sesriem Canyon Walk
- Dune Climbing in Sossusvlei
- Sunbathing at Desert Hills Lodge
- Stargazing at Desert Hill Lodge
After your last night under incredible starry skies and a delicious breakfast, you will be met by the local transfer company and transferred back to Windhoek City Centre or the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Desert Hills Lodge
This incredible lodge is inspired by the huts of the ancient peoples of the Namib and offers organic surfaces, gently rounded dome roofs and luxurious comfort within.
Each chalet provides large spaces with beautifully designed and elegant seating, 100% cotton towels and luxurious bed linen on the large high quality beds. A state-of-the-art Air-conditioner, mini bar and coffee/tea station compliment the rooms, while the bathrooms offer a spacious shower, luxurious bathtub and twin basins.
Built in such a way as to ensure total privacy and tranquillity for each and every guest, the uninterrupted sweeping view of the Namib Desert from your private patio, or even from your bed through the glass-front of your chalet is simply breath-taking.
Fine cuisine is served in the restaurant and the main lodge offers a fully licenced bar, wine cellar, library and a deck pool with an outside barbeque area and fire pit.
Experience unrivalled quiet, nature drives, mountain-top sundowners, hiking/walking trails. Explore the Namib Desert. Relax. Rejuvenate.
DESERT HILLS LODGE DESERT HILLS PROPERTY
Desert Hills lies on a vast swathe of arid earth including a stretch of the Tsauchab River, plus the ever-shifting, land-altering Hebron Vault. This was the stage for the ancient SAN people who danced about their adventures together within the glow of their evening fired, surrounded by their yellowed grass huts. These resilient hunter-gatherers etched out a living on the plains and mountains where Desert Hills Lodge rests today. The property is a mere 30km from the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park and the fascinating Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.
SOSSUSVLEI is a beautiful dune wonderland, with towering dunes up to 300m high surrounding a huge, dried-up pan. Dunes extend as far as the eye can see and their rich tints vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and oranges. During a good rainy season, the Tsauchab River flows into the pan and creates a heaven for water birds. Even during the dry season, Oryx, Springbok and Ostrich can be seen feeding off the sparse vegetation along the water course.
At the entrance to Sossusvlei lies the SESRIEM CANYON, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length.
At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down for 30m to 40m, are deep pools of water which become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from these pools.
Just 1.1km from the Sossusvlei parking, a gentle walk over undulating low dunes to DEAD VLEI will reveal a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white clay bed. The pan was formed hundreds of years ago when the Tsauchab River flooded, with the abundance of water allowing Camelthorn trees to grow. However as the climate changed and the sand dunes encroached on the pan, they blocked the river from reaching the pan and the trees died. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate and they present a stark yet fascinatingly beautiful landscape.