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Insiders tipVanuit uw 'rooftop bed' kunt u uren naar de sterren staren. Hoe romantisch kan uw verblijf zijn?
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Airco, kluisje, binnen- en buitendouche, privé-dompelbad, veranda, extra bed op het dak.
Gelegen in het Kulala Wilderness Reserve, in de Namib Desert, in de omgeving van Sesriem.
- Verschillende excursies in de Sossusvlei, onder meer per auto of te voet
- Ballonvaart (seizoensgebonden)
- Begeleide wandelingen
- Quad Biken
De beroemde Sossusvlei bevindt zich in het Namib Naukluft Park. De openingstijden zijn vanaf zonsopgang tot een uur na zonsondergang. De Sossusvlei is de plek waar een smalle, over het algemeen droge rivierbedding in tijden van flinke regenval de zanderige vlakte omtovert in een klein meer. De meeste accommodaties in dit gebied bevinden zich in de omgeving van de plaatsen Solitaire en Sesriem, op 30-60 kilometer afstand van de Sossusvlei.
"The Dune and The Moon..."
2 night stay: Of the 6 lodges/ camps we stayed at the staff here was the warmest, friendliest and most attentive. We clearly got the impression they enjoyed working and working here. The very open main area is airie and inviting with plenty of space to lounge around. Meals were very good with the staff being exceptionally attentive. Weâ€™d hit it off with two other couples and staff was great about setting a table for 6 each evening. As opposed to other camps the animals did come to the watering hole and the whole lodge faces the sunset. Plenty of oryx! Beautiful. Best gift shop whole trip and the wine cellar was a treat. There seemed to be more house varieties to choose from in both white and red wine category. There was always someone to serve a drink. Spacious and well thought out accommodations with minibar stocked with drinks AND snacks! Lots of private outdoor space all with a great view. 2 indoor shower heads and one outdoor with a basket of everything you would need ready to go. Excursion to Soussovlei was very good. A word of caution to everyone regardless of where you stay, even early in the day climbing a dune is moderately strenuous and there is a certain risk with a fair number of injuries and the occasional fatality no one will tell you about. If you are not in good shape, have difficulty or anxiety with heights, donâ€™t risk climbing a big one. You can circumvent Big Daddy and get to Deadvlei. Come prepared with water and sweat wicking clothing! An excursion to Sesriem Canyon was a bit disappointing. It was a boring long drive there, only to find the guide took us back quickly a back route (where we did stop for sundowners). I regret I did not do the quad biking instead. The only disappointments: -The masseuse was unable to hide their displeasure that I wanted the service outside (partner was napping) and emitted a strong bad-mood vibe ruining the experience. -The â€œstar bedâ€ looked and sounded great and the staff was happy to prepare it but, disappointingly, the camp does produce remarkable light pollution and it was not the glorious experience expected. Perhaps a set â€œlights outâ€ time, like 11 PM, would fulfill the promise and make it the spectacular experience it didnâ€™t live up to.
"A beautiful lodge in the Sossusvlei region"
We loved our stay at Little Kulala. It occupies a remote, dramatic setting around 1.5 hours by car from the unmissable Sossusvlei dunes. The accommodations are spacious, very comfortable and well appointed with large decks looking out to the desert, each with star beds for those who want to try sleeping outdoors gazing up at the night sky. Some of the most beautiful sunsets Iâ€™ve seen anywhere. A really lovely team of staff who took great care of us. Would definitely recommend.
Arrived after a long drive to a staff that could not have been more friendly or welcoming. Our kulala was a walk from the main building across the sands, so have suitable shoes! The lodge itself was delightful with plenty of space both inside and outside, having a thatched seating area outside to relax in without getting burnt. A plunge pool was most welcome; not everyday you can relax in the water as an ostrich walks by. Inside was another seating area near a floor to ceiling window to relax by and watch the desert, and a lovely comfortable bed. The bathroom was immaculate and had two showers. One however, was so hot it couldn't be used, it would scald easily and needs rectification. (we forgot to mention it) Upstairs was a bed which was made up for sleeping under the stars. We had it made up with every intention of so-doing, but two nights of full moon meant it was so bright it was impossible to sleep! The vista from the Kulala was immense and the sunsets simply stunning. The main building was beautiful in a minimalist way. Plenty of space and beautifully appointed without it feeling too large. The veranda area looking over the desert was equally delightful; make a point of sitting in the hanging wicker chairs and chilling out. Chill out too by the fire before dinner with a suitable aperitif. At times it was hard to remember that Little Kulala is in the middle of nowhere. Meals were excellent; the staff ever-willing to provide excellent service. On the second evening a guest was 60, so there were celebrations and the entire staff joined in with traditional singing and dancing. The guests were invited to join in...which only goes to show the natural rhythm the staff possess! Our visit to Dead Vlei was commenced by a knock on the door at 5am. for a light breakfast. However the three groups on the jeep were also mysteriously woken by knocking at the door at 4am, though we never discovered why or by whom. After a longish drive the scenery becomes the dunes stretching away into the distance. Climbing the dunes views are of them stretching far into the distance, vivid orange-red sand and deep blue skies. Sliding down a dune is a hoot. Dead Vlei itself is utterly breathtaking; for once the photographs absolutely match the real thing. On the walk back to the jeep the wind got up and the desert became blurred by air-borne sand, another terrific view. Driving back to Little Kulala, we stopped for brunch in the shade of a large tree, yes, in the middle of the desert, a large tree. Tables carefully set in white by the lodge staff, it made for a most relaxing meal and time to chat with other guests. From there we visited Sesriem canyon, another worthwhile attraction in Sossusvlei. Take the time to walk down and if possible climb through to the very far end. Our guide, whose name I forget, was excellent, easy to talk to and informative without being over-bearing or casual. We shall long-remember our stay at Little Kulala and cannot recommend it more highly. If you have a bucket list, make sure this is in it.
"Beautiful rooms, lovely staff..... a great place to stay in Sossusvlei"
We were so warmly greeted on arrival at Little Kulala that we immediately felt relaxed. We arrived after lunch service had finished but the kitchen happily made some sandwiches with salad for us. The rooms are individual houses, are large, beautifully appointed with a large, private outdoor seating area with a plunge pool. Up an outdoor flight of stairs is a room bed to sleep under the stars. We only stayed for one night at Little Kulala and couldn't resist the opportunity to make use of the outdoor bedroom until about 1am when it got a bit chilly so moved indoors to the four poster bed for the rest of the night. The outdoor shower is lovely and the bathroom a good size and again well appointed. The views from the main reception, bar and restaurant are lovely. We ate outside on the deck and both the service and food was faultless. All the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, we wish we could have stayed for a second night. This is an excellent place to stay in Sossusvlei for excursions to Big Daddy and the rest of the dunes.
This camp might have the friendliest staff of anywhere we have stayed. They welcome you with song and treat you like royalty. The food was excellent with a choice of entrees for dinner. Our trip to Sossusvlei dunes was very well done and included a delightful lunch right at the foot of the dunes. It is hot and sandy there so be prepared to walk in sand to and from you "kulalas" but they are nicely air conditioned. I love the opportunity to sleep on top of my kulala under the stars at night. That was a real treat.
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