The name says it all – the Desert Homestead Lodge and Horse Trails is for visitors to Namibia’s famous Sossusvlei region who love to ride horses and become part of unforgettable guided horse trails into the Namib’s famous valley of a thousand dunes. Set off at the best times of day for sure – sunrise and sunset – when the sun creates stark photogenic displays in the sky and the air is at its most bearable, cool temperature. Book an overnight trail a week in advance and set off on horseback to a dreamy overnight campsite where you cook on an open fire and stargaze all night.
The Desert Homestead Lodge is also one of the best hiking accommodation choices in the Sossusvlei where guests choose daily excursions out to see magical landmarks on foot or stay overnight in the sister lodge, Desert Homestead Outpost. This desert lodge is 30km southeast of Sesriem and the entrance to the Namib-Naukluft-National park, the perfect starting point for tours to Sossusvlei or an oasis for a relaxing rest after visiting the world‘s highest dunes.
Stylish accommodation in 20 thatched chalets in the heart of Namibia’s grand desert, the Desert Homestead has not forgotten the fragility of the environment all around it. Upgraded to be environmentally friendly, this authentic Sossusvlei accommodation uses solar power for water heating and lights. Everything is peaceful, fresh and natural, from the fresh farm food and splendid sunrises to the ongoing dips in the swimming pool and the views extending to the Rotterkaum Mountains.
The quaint chalets are cosy and reminiscent of a thatched horse farm with their private shady sun decks, their mosquito nets, air conditioners and pretty rustic décor. Guests who love to move can jog early in the morning on the 10km level track around the homestead while hikes are also best at this time. The highlight is a hot air balloon ride over the vast Namib, taking to the skies early from the neighbouring farm to get the most jaw-dropping visuals of Sossusvlei in all her glory.
The open plains in this region host grazing gemsbok, springboks, zebras and ostriches – and maybe even cheetahs or a leopard.
The best part about Desert Homestead & Horse Trails is seeing the famous Sossusvlei and its valley of a thousand hills from the back of a horse, in the light of the rising sun. Dawn and sunset rides out to sensational Sossusvlei from this lodge make your day on horses used to all levels of rider and the only way to get close to wild animals too. Ride out into the desert landscape, find a romantic camp out and cook your meals on an open fire, sleeping under the stars in nature.
The early morning ride climaxes in a mouth-watering buffet breakfast is served under a camel thorn tree after about two hours in the saddle – then the ride back to the stable is so easy! The Sunset Ride includes cocktails on a steep mountain track with an amazing Namibian sunset and beautiful scenery.
If you prefer your own two feet then choose a hike into the nearby mountains, a morning hike, a full day hike or an overnight hike to the sister lodge, Desert Homestead Outpost, viewing wild lions, cheetahs, gemsbok, springbok and plenty of birds along the way. We love the Desert Homestead and Horse Trails for its comfy thatched chalets with their full sun decks, unmatched views of the dunes, and wonderful facilities to keep you comfy.
Find this reserve in between the majestic red sand sea of the Namib Desert and the rugged Naukluft mountains. For travellers seeking value for money and comfort close to Namibia’s famous Sossusvlei, the Desert Homestead & Horse Trails is the ideal holiday venue in its valley of a thousand dunes. Stylish eco facilities include rustic accommodation and solar energy – eat from the fresh garden produce and spend most of your day outside on the decks or hiking, jogging, horse riding and touring in vehicles to find incredible rare animals.
Splendid sunrises, constant swims in the dazzling swimming pool, never-ending views extending to the Rotterkaum Mountains and soft beds to lie on at night. Enjoy the riempie furniture in these units, connected by sandy pathways to the main open dining and relaxing area. Meet on the lovely main veranda where all three meals are served. Inside, the cosy African-styled lounge offers comfy leather sofas while internet access is available in the curio shop.
Quad biking, scenic flights and hot air balloon safaris can be booked at extra cost. See the Sossusvlei with Voyage2Africa and check out our packages tours too!
From ZAR 3 980
PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT