All properties in Sesriem, Hardap Region, Namibia

Namib Desert Lodge

3-star lodge in Sesriem with 2 outdoor pools and safari


Image gallery

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Pool. Image 1 of 54.
1 / 54Outdoor Pool
  • When I arrived, they had no idea of my booking. Luckily, they had room, but this should…

    Dec 29, 2019

  • Nice walking trail around the water hole with some Oryxes.

    Aug 14, 2019

See all 29 reviews

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 66 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Number of living rooms
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In a regional park
  • Namib Desert - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mt. Remhoogteberge - 26.3 mi / 42.3 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Family Room
  • Family Room
  • Standard Tent


  • In a regional park
  • Namib Desert - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km

What’s around


  • In a regional park
  • Namib Desert - 0.1 mi / 0.2 km
  • Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mt. Remhoogteberge - 26.3 mi / 42.3 km

At a glance


  • 66 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Afrikaans, English, German

At the property

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Hiking/biking trails on site


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 2004
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Number of living rooms
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Namib Desert Lodge Namib Desert Sesriem
  • Namib Desert Lodge Sesriem
  • Namib Desert Lodge
  • Namib Desert Lodge Lodge
  • Namib Desert Lodge Sesriem
  • Namib Desert Lodge Lodge Sesriem

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NAD 200 for adults and NAD 100 for children (approximately)

WiFi is available in public areas for NAD 100.00 for 2 minutes (rates may vary)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Namib Desert Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great stay overall. The lodge is a true oasis and a welcome sanctuary of lush green foliage and birdsong in the middle of the desert. One word of caution - if you need access to the internet, they have an outmoded voucher system that makes using the internet both highly inefficient and costly for guests. Connecting and sharing with family back home was a pain. Aside from our frustration with the internet access, we had an amazing stay! Highly recommend if you are planning to unplug completely.

    SAIDAH, 2 night family trip, Jun 18, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved this place! Very friendly and welcoming the moment we arrived and for our entire stay. Very impressed with the whole operation. Our “Sundowner” drive with Riann was a big and somewhat unexpected highlight. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Would absolutely recommend this place and hope to return someday.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 18, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very enjoyable desert visit

    Beautiful setting against the desert backdrop, wildlife wandering outside our patio, we really enjoyed our stay here and also enjoyed a couple of the local hikes, it is nice that they have marked trails. The pools are lovely especially after a hot day hiking the dunes. Great service and excellent food, good thing because there is nothing else nearby! There were freshly cooked options at both the breakfast (eg. omelet) and dinner (eg. stir-fry) very much appreciated as I am not a fan of buffet meals. The roads are quite rough and this lodge is a ways outside of Sesriem however that worked well for us as we were heading north to Swakopmund the day after touring the dunes. Highly recommend! My 2 suggestions are (1) fridge in the room and (2) a la carte dinner options.

    Barbara, 2 night romance trip, Apr 5, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved this lodge and the scenery. We hadn’t appreciated quite how remote it is and two nights was a good length of time to stay. We did some of the walking routes which are marked and enjoyed the pool. The food was good but the choice was limited for lunches. A beautiful view and location.

    Simon, 2 night trip, Aug 12, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Namib Desert Lodge.

    The hotel is quite remote, not bad. Just no a la carte dinner, only a very very large buffet which I was not up for. No other eating establishments within 49-50 miles. Rooms and gardens are very clean and comfortable. However the sink’s cold water faucet did not work. Also the only electrical outlet in the room wasn’t working (fixed). A nice pace to stay on the northern end around Solitaire.

    Patrick, Other trip, May 10, 2018

    Verified guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Sehr gepflegte Aussenanlage. Pool war sauber und gepflegt. Essen war gut und reichhaltig auch große Auswahl. Zimmer gepflegt obwohl es schon etwas in die Jahre gekommen war. Trotz Beschreibung war kein Insektenschutznetz zur Verfügung, was aber wegen dier unzähligen Falter und Schmetterlinge sinnvoll gewesen wäre. Ein Kühlschrank oder eine Minibar hätte wir auch erwartet. Ein Poll wurde in der Zeit gerade renoviert, was zur essenszeit zu einer gewissen "Geruchsbelästigung" wegen der verwendeten Farbe führte.Alles in allem eine empfehlenswerte Unterkunft

    2 night family trip, Jan 11, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Goed hotel zeer lekker buffet

    Zeer lekker avond eten(buffet)Leuke grote kamers maar geen koelkast in dit land is onaanvaardbaar en enkel mogelijk bij Gondwana Hotels.De tuinen en de omliggende versteende duinen zijn zeer mooi en zitten vol met oryxen. Het personeel is zeer vriendelijk.Zeer leuk winkeltje bij de receptie.Spijtig dat de excursie voor de sundowner zo vroeg vertrok we hadden geen kans om mee te gaan naar het uitkijkplatform.

    sonja, 1 night trip, Dec 10, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Freundlicher Empfang und zuvorkommender Service. Viel Auswahl beim Büffet-Abendessen.

    2 night romance trip, Oct 31, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Eine Oase mitten in extrem trockenem Umland. Sehr gepflegt Unterkunft mit toller Lage unterhalb einer Sandsteinformation, welche mit drei unterschiedlich langen, sehr gut gekenzeichneten Pfaden begehbar war. Die Bilder halten alles was Sie versprechen ! Hervorragend geschultes, freundliches und stets um den Gast bemühtes Personal. Sehr gutes Frühstücks und Abendbuffet. Ein kleines Manko ist die "individuelle" Preisgestaltung beim zugebuchten Buffet. Im Voraus bestellt fürt alle Aufenthaltstage, lag die Buchung nicht vor. Ausgewiesenr Preis 360 NAD pP/Abend. Vor Ort konnten selbst auswärtige zu 300 NAD kurzfristig buchen, und obwohl der Preis in der Speisekarte, auf einer Tafel im Restaurant mit 300 NAD angegeben war - wurden 360 NAD für vier Personen für vier Nächte berechnet. Schade

    Klaus, 3 night trip with friends, Oct 29, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Ich kann diese Lodge nicht empfehlen.

    Die Lodge ist sehr groß und von Busreisegruppen überlaufen. Die Zimmer sind eher klein und leider auch sehr hellhörig, so dass man alles aus den Nachbarzimmern hört. Der Service lässt zu wünschen übrig. Wenn man etwas braucht, muss man selbst aktiv werden. Das Essen war lecker, aber leider nur als für namibianische Verhältnisse sehr teures Buffet buchbar. Wir würden beim nächsten Mal woanders hin gehen.

    Benjamin, 2 night trip, Oct 1, 2019

    Verified guest review

See all 29 reviews