The Hoodia Lodge in Sesriem near Sossusvlei in Namibia consists of twelve single or double luxury tented bungalows.
The Hoodia Desert Lodge in Namibia is nestled on the banks of the Tsauchab River, just 22 km from the Sesriem entrance to the vlei.
Each suite equipped with a private open-air en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning unit, tea and coffee making station, an in-room safe, shaded patio and space to watch the nightly sky-spectacle on the stargazing platform.
The camelthorn trees which are scattered throughout the area are watered by the infrequent floods of the Tsauchab River, which gradually soak into the underlying clay. One local meaning of Sossus means 'place of no return' and the word vlei is an Afrikaans word for 'marsh.' However, once you've tasted the ambience which emanates from this picturesque Hoodia Desert Lodge, you will be sure to want to return.
Here you will experience the beauty and tranquillity surrounded by glorious mountains. Sossusvlei is a world-famous clay pan formed by the river that flows through the desert every five to ten years. Known for its impressive high, red dunes surrounding it, part of a major sand sea. The river drains away through the dunes of Sossusvlei never reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
Sossusvlei itself is in the small valley and is one of four clay pans in the area; the others being The Dead Vlei, Hidden Vlei, and the Nara Vlei. Sundowners and after-dinner night-caps can be taken in the bar or on the pool deck, a perfect place to cool down in after a day of enjoying the Namibian desert sun. Take pleasure in enjoying a South African wine, from the underground wine cellar chosen explicitly for you.
The Sossusvlei Excursion and other game and scenic drives are popular. Please ask us for further details for seasonal outing bookings and advice. Evening sundowner drives are available throughout the year. For the wildlife enthusiast, guided bird and plant tours can also be arranged.
The Hoodia Lodge is named after the Hoodia a succulent plant from the Apocynaceae family traditionally used by the indigenous San people as an appetite suppressing remedy, thirst-quencher and a cure for severe abdominal cramps, tuberculosis, haemorrhoids, indigestion, hypertension, and diabetes. More recently Hoodia has had international attention as a magic cure-all diet products. However, dieting will certainly be forgotten when you visit the restaurant at the lodge which offers a generous set menu with an exquisite international and traditional cuisine.