Hoodia Desert Lodge

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Tented luxury close to Sossusvlei Namibia

Named after the medicinal plant that grows in these parts, Hoodia Desert Lodge has stupendous views of the Tsuachab River in Sossusvlei Namibia and offers stylish tents with aircon and the beautiful vistas over the Namib and mountains beyond.

Plenty of outdoor activities at this dune lodge and the family friendly service attracts travellers back every year to the personalised lodge atmosphere and wonderful amenities. It is not only red dunes and deserts here, but also the astonishing Naukluft mountains that stand like icons over the breath-taking region of sand and space. The main activities involved trips out to the dunes and scenic drives to gawp in awe and take as many creative photos as possible.

When travellers into Africa choose Namibia, it is often the first thing on their bucket list, this Sossusvlei red dune excursion to see the drama of the Namib desert. They want to see Sesriem Canyon, the Naukluft mountains up close on foot, Dune 45, the Sossusvlei at dawn and at dusk, a horse ride or quad bike ride and even an E-bike ride into the region, feeling like it is a never return journey into another world entirely. Hot air ballooning and helicopter flips are also on the cards if that is what blows your hair back.

Find delightful private accommodation at the Hoodia Desert Lodge includes 11 large luxury rooms for couples who want to get away in nature and the bathtubs are ornately decorated and a mixture of the rustic and modern look entirely. They are private chalets, and each one is partly tented with beautiful cooling thatched roofs, covered verandas and delightful outlooks over this majestic and humbling desert landscape. 

Air conditioning, outside showers, and comfy beds make these chalets the place you call home for a few days in this family friendly lodge.  In winter, meet other guests beside the fire in the main lounge and in summer, the swimming pool is the place to be most of the day between activities. 

Activities are varied and this awesome Hoodia Desert Lodge is found on the banks of the Tsauchab River just 20 minutes’ drive from the Sesriem entrance to Sossusvlei. The river is a temporary flowing water way due to the nature of the desert and when it does rain, the water flows through the Sesriem Canyon en route to the Sossusvlei salt pan. Millions of years of natural erosion have caused a dramatic gorge in the landscape of sedimentary rock.

Visitors love the Namib for its red dunes and its wildlife which features incredible species like rare lizards, other reptiles, hyenas, gemsbok and jackals.  There are many insects for those people who are fascinated by these 6-legged critters. We can tailor make your package deal to this astounding country with combo tours to other African destinations including flights! 



Sossusvlei is one of Namibia’s most popular and well visited landmarks in the Namib-Naukluft National Park where enormous red dunes and a stark salt pan create incredible photographs for visitors who love desert vistas – so come along and stay at the delightful Hoodia Desert Lodge and get in early before the crowds.

This is the largest conservation area in Africa and is mostly desert surrounded by splendid mountains and patches of indigenous trees. Hoodia Desert Lodge provides an oasis of relaxation and serenity in this tourist mecca where you can put your feet up between outings and just chill. 

Enjoy luxury suites with thatched roofs and canvas walls, modern amenities, outside showers, air conditioning and private decks that face the all-encompassing views. Tasteful couches, a generous bathtub, coffee station, fridge, mosquito nets, large beds and décor make these chalets a base where you spend a lot of soulful time.

It’s a family owned lodge with plenty of thoughtful hands on attention and the chef cares about your dining needs, creating incredible international and locally flavoured meals. 

Meet other guests at the sophisticated bar, the outdoor dining room and lounge and sit around the fire at night to share your views about the area. Guests can accompany the owners on excursions to see the owners of Sossusvlei and find out personalised information about the area that they love. 

Don’t miss the exclusive Sundowner Experience where you see the sun set from a stunning location over the red dunes on a special drive out every evening. Check out our amazing, packaged deals and tours to this famous region and book your combo country tour if that is what you prefer to take in the sights of neighbouring African destinations too.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Hoodia Desert Lodge

From $314



  • Sossusvlei Tour, hike in the Sesriem Canyon 
  • Sundowner Experience – selected outlook points overlooking the Namib Desert
  • Extra Activities: Balloon Safari over Sossusvlei, Horse Trails in the Namib Desert, Scenic & Helicopter Flights over Sossusvlei and Quad Bike Adventures in the area.


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Sundowner drive and all house wines, beer, soft drinks
  • Guided Sossuslvei Excursion
  • Lunch packs on day of Departure
Guest area interior of the accommodation at Hoodia Desert Lodge
that include this property


  • Swimming pool
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Well stocked bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • BBQ Facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Deck


  • The lodge features 11 Luxury thatched, partly tented chalets with en-suite Bathrooms (indoor)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Open Air shower with a generous bathtub
  • Coffee Station
  • Fridge
  • Mosquito Net
  • Private shaded deck
  • Shaded outside lounge deck
  • Shaded pool area
  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • Restaurant with centred fireplace
  • Elegant Bar

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