Africa - Namibia - 4* Sossusvlei Lodge: 4 nights from R9 978 pps incl taxes

When can I go?

14 January – 31 March 2019

 

Description

4 nights at the 4* Sossusvlei Lodge

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What’s included in the deal?

  • Return flights to Namibia ex JNB
  • 5 Days Group B or similar
  • 4 Nights accommodation at the 4* Sossusvlei Lodge
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • All taxes; levies and surcharge (estimate)

 

Car hire includes:

  • VAT, Carbon Emisisons Tax, Super Damage Waiver, Super Theft Waiver, Airport Surcharge, Tourism Levy, Location Surcharge and unlimited mileage.

 

 

More Info

  • High season supplement per person applies from 01 January – March 2019.
  • Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

• Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
• Passport & visa cost (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
• Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
• Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
• All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
• Standard terms and conditions apply.

Why we like it

Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon.

The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views.

Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.

The Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre provides a range of activities including Guided Excursions to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei, Elim dune walks, Sundowner Trips, Quad Buggy Nature Drives, Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights and much more to explore the area’s natural beauty.

 

Description


 

LOCATION

Sossusvlei, Sesriem, NAMIBIA

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior Units at Sossusvlei Lodge

Each of the Superior Units boasts a patio to enjoy the magnificent views over the Desert landscapes and ridges of the Naukluft Mountains.

The spacious air-conditioned bedroom features twin beds, comfortable corner couch, luggage racks, shelves, hanging space and an in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service. In addition there is a refreshment area with a fridge and tea / coffee making facilities.

Each of the stylish en-suite bathrooms is equipped with a comfortable corner bathtub, spacious shower, toilet, double vanity and signature amenities.

Two of the Superior Rooms are designed to be handicapped and wheelchair friendly featuring no steps and are equipped with wider doors. Handles have been fitted in the bathroom and the shower has an open design for easier access.

One infant and/or child under 12 years can be accommodated free of charge in a Superior Unit shared with two full paying adults. This is subject to availability and payment of applicable meal rates. Please enquire with your booking to ensure preparations are made as required.

 

Standard Family Units at Sossusvlei Lodge

The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms.

Each room still features a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes.

The interiors and décor are the same as the Superior Units with fully air-conditioned twin-bedded bedrooms. In addition there is a corner couch, refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, luggage rack, shelves, hanging space, in-room safe and a complimentary turn-down service.

Each private en-suite bathroom features a double vanity, toilet, spacious walk-in shower and signature amenities.

 

Junior Suite at Sossusvlei Lodge

The Junior Suite ensures privacy and tranquillity with a fantastic view of the surrounding Desert plains.

The Suite consists of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a luxurious queen-size bed, an adjacent living area and a private terrace boasting a small splash pool.

In addition there is an elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, double vanity and a freestanding feature bath underneath a skylight to admire the star studded skies whilst taking a relaxing bath.

Amenities include a refreshment area with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, spacious closet, comfortable couch, safe and a complimentary turn-down service.

 

DINING

 

Restaurant at Sossusvlei Lodge

Sossusvlei Lodge is well known for sensational cuisine and many guests have praised especially the delectable buffet dinner experience.

The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and ostrich, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine.

Start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favourite delectable breakfast foods and treats.

For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day accompanied by a variety of salads and side dishes. An a ‘la carte menu is available at the Sossusvlei Lodge Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.

The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries – all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.

Indulge in an unforgettable culinary experience at Sossusvlei Lodge!

 

Sossusvlei Lodge Bar Area

The air-conditioned Bar at Sossusvlei Lodge is the perfect place to quench a ‘Desert thirst’ with their wide variety of soft-drinks, mineral waters, alcoholic beverages and cocktails. An impressive collection of the best South African wines can be found here as well as well-known Namibian and German beers and schnapps.

Refreshments and cocktails can be enjoyed whilst cooling off in the sparkling swimming pool adjacent to the bar area or whilst experiencing spectacular views from the upstairs Sundowner Deck. At the Acacia Beer Garden one can appreciate the relaxing atmosphere under centuries old trees with an ice cold lager on tap and in the evening you can enjoy the views towards the floodlit waterhole next to a cozy fire pit.

An a ‘la carte menu is available at the Bar from 14h30 to 16h00.

 

Africa

Africa is the second largest continent, approximately three times the size of the United States. The African continent measures 5,200 miles from north to south, and at its broadest point, is nearly as wide as it is long.

 

Interesting Africa Facts – People of Africa

The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people.
Well over one thousand languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to two thousand.
The largest religion in Africa is Islam, followed by Christianity.
The African population is approximately 14.72% of the world’s population (as of 2009).
The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.

Interesting Africa Facts – Africa Landforms

The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
Africa has the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa; it is 355 feet high and one mile wide.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.
Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest island in the world. It is in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa.

Interesting Africa Facts – The continent

Africa is the second largest continent on earth, approximately 11.7 million square miles.
Africa straddles the equator and is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate zone to the southern temperate zone.
Africa is the hottest continent on earth.
Sudan is Africa’s largest country (968,000 square miles).
Africa covers 6 percent of the earth’s total surface and 20.4 percent of the total land area.
Cairo is the continents largest city.
Long before humans were around (the early Mesozoic Era) Africa was joined to the other continents in a massive continent called Pangaea. Over millions of years this huge continent broke apart shaping the world landscape as we know it today.

Interesting Africa Facts – Animals

The worlds largest land animal is the African elephant.
The worlds tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in Africa.
The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, lives in Africa.
Africa is home to the worlds largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.
The gorilla, which can be found in the continents jungles, is the worlds largest primate.

 

Climate

Africa is bordered by:

the Atlantic Ocean to the west
the Indian Ocean to the east
the Mediterranean to the north.
A variety of climate zones

Unsurprisingly, such a large land mass has a wide variety of climates:

Tropical rainforest – found particularly in the centre of the continent and also along the eastern coast of Madagascar.
Humid sub-tropical – found in the southwest.
Mediterranean – mostly on the northwest (Mediterranean) coast and in the southeast
Savannah – found to the north and south where it replaces the rain forest. There are distinct wet and dry seasons.
Steppe – away from the Equator, to the north and south, the savannah grades into drier steppe.
Desert – here there is little rainfall and wide differences between day and night temperatures. The Sahara in the north is the world’s largest desert (only three countries have a greater area – Russia, Canada and China). The Kalahari in southern Africa covers an area larger than France.
Highland – largely found in the east, below the Horn of Africa.
Marine – largely in the southeast.

Record temperatures

The highest temperature recorded anywhere in the world was at Al’Aziziya, Libya, which reached 57.8°C (136°F) on September 13, 1922. The lowest recorded temperature in Africa is -24°C (-11°F) at Ilfrane, Morocco, on February 11, 1935.

Highs and lows

Temperatures are highest in desert areas, particularly the Sahara. They are coolest across the south and in mountainous areas and plateaux highlands.

Rainfall varies dramatically across Africa. The northern half of the continent contains large areas of arid desert, where annual rainfall can be just 50mm. But in central areas of the continent, tropical rainforests can receive over 4,000mm each year (Scotland has an average of around 1,500mm).

As the climate warms, the Sahara desert is thought to be advancing south at a rate of 600 metres each year. Deforested areas are more at risk; where trees have been cleared for farm land or burning wood, bare earth is blown away and replaced by sand. This process is known as ‘desertification’.

Changing weather patterns

However, patterns of weather are changing, both locally and across the continent.

For example, droughts are becoming more common across the semi-arid Sahel region (which stretches across countries such as Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan). Scientists think a rise in water temperatures in the nearby Gulf of Guinea has shifted the flow of rain clouds southwards.

 

Fast Facts

Below is a list of some of the major tribes found in Africa along with their approximate population.

Arab – 100 million
Berber – 65 million
Hausa – 30 million
Yoruba – 30 million
Oromo – 30 million
Igbo – 30 million
Fula – 27 million
Akan – 20 million
Amhara – 20 million
Somali – 15-17 million
Hutu – 16 million
Ijaw – 14 million
Mandinka – 13 million
Kongo – 10 million
Shona – 10 million
Zulu – 10 million

 

List of African Countries by Region

North Africa Countries List
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Morocco
South Sudan
Sudan
Tunisia
Western Sahara

East Africa Countries List
Burundi
Comoros
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Reunion
Rwanda
Seychelles
Somalia
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

West Africa Countries List
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Saint Helena
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

Central Africa Countries List
Angola
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Sao Tome and Principe

South Africa Countries List
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland

Address

Suite 202
2nd Floor, West Wing, Egoli East
10 South Boulevard
Bruma
2192
Johannesburg
South Africa

Contact Info

+27 11 616 0500
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Email: info@dreamsunlimited.co.za

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