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Over Sossusvlei Lodge
- rust en natuur
- stijl en design
Insiders tipEen ballonvlucht over deze omgeving is werkelijk prachtig. Absoluut een aanrader!
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Airco, kluisje, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, badkamer met douche, terras met uitzicht op de zandvlakte.
Gelegen bij de entree van het Namib Naukluft Park, op zo’n 25 kilometer afstand van de eerste duinpartijen en 65 kilometer van de Sossusvlei.
- Bar & Beer Garden
- Diverse excursiemogelijkheden zoals ballonvluchten, natuurwandelingen en Bush Dinners
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.
"Great location, nice rooms, vast buffet"
In the middle of nowhere just close enough to the dunes you will find the Sossusvlei Lodge. People were helpfull, the room had great A/C and the buffet had tons of tasty food. We enjoyed a helicopter ride and the animals that lurk around the housing.
"Great Location - delicious lunch"
After visiting the dunes, we went for a drink and lunch to this lodge. It is in good shape and you can feel the friendly and very welcoming atmosphere from the staff. As we were unfortunately not staying here but at the Namib Desert Lodge, where we were totally dissatisfied with the food, we were so happy to have a delicious lunch buffet here. So culinarily this lodge is highly recommendable after visiting the dunes and since it is located at the gate it is the place to be. In Etosha, we have stayed two nights at Etosha Village, which belongs to the same chain and was also very pleasant. Please have a look at the pictures how a good lunch buffet can look like.
"A big disappointment"
This hotel lacks class but charges over-the-top prices! On arrival, the receptionist was anything but welcoming. The place Is probably acceptable as a 3 star hotel, no more than that, but charges 4 star prices at least. The rooms are tired and lack simple facilities like a fridge (one would reasonably expect one in a desert area!) The bathrooms are clean but in need of updating. For example, the restaurant had table mats that were chipped and marked and staff that were only moderately interested in service. On the plus side it is in a lovely setting and reasonably convenient for Sossusvlei itself. The food is also good, but the service poor. Some good training would definitely help! Definitely not to be recommended.
"Beautiful site but not value for money and CATS!"
Sossusvlei Lodge is unfortunately resting on its laurels and maybe with a bit of competition, might improve the quality of their meals, spruce up their rooms and worn mattresses and just take a bit more attention to detail. The views from the tented rooms ONLY if you have the front rooms are amazing. This is not the case if you are in the second row as there is no privacy on your balcony with "distant" views of the vistas in the front. As stated in other reviews that I have read, the buffets are tiresome after 2 nights as the game meat is really tough and not well prepared. The salads and side dishes are good but at the prices we pay we must queue up for a buffet?? The desserts are totally substandard so do not even attempt them. We were there for 3 nights and one would assume that during the course of an evening/day a manager would make his presence felt and talk to a few guests and get a general feel of their expectations. The staff do their job and that is about it. Mechanical. One matter that did really concern me was the amount of feral cats at the lodge! Not only are they an absolute menace to wildlife, but they pose a danger to tourists. The cats are not inoculated against rabies, or other diseases some of which are a hazard to humans. The staff are actually scared of these cats which seem to be breeding at an alarming rate. I must stress that Sossusvlei Lodge should make every attempt to remove these animals. It is concerning that the Management have not done so already! In my opinion Sossusvlei Lodge has amazing potential but needs to re-examine its set of values as it will surely lose its place in the market eventually.
We stayed here for one night on a dinner bed and breakfast rate. It is not cheap but there is little or no competition in the immediate vicinity so close to the entrance to the Sossussvlei Park. They can really charge just what they want. The food was excellent - fantastic buffet dinner with so many options; and also a superb buffet breakfast. Everything about the meals was perfect. How did they manage to produce all the cuisine when there is just nothing around. The logistics in deliveries has to be admired. The service was all excellent. They serve breakfast from 5.30am so that you can get off early into the Park. The rooms were really comfortable and we had one which was probably one of the furthest away from the reception area. It suited us very well as we had nobody in front of us other than the mountain views and the oryx. The room was very comfortable with all amenities with the exception of a hair dryer. I would have expected that for the price that we had to pay. Everything about our stay here was perfect and we would definitely return if ever in the area.
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