Hoodia Desert Lodge - Namibia
Owner run, enthusiastic and friendly, the Hoodia Team loves to share your adventures and make your stay a memorable one. Sharing our knowledge about this unique area is what we love to do!
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The Hoodia gordonii is one of the few cacti that shows off its spectacular bright pink flowers in the desert landscape. On the banks of the ephemeral Tsauchab River, Hoodia Desert Lodge rather blends into the mountainous area owing to its thatch-roofed buildings and its warm and neutral colours used in the design.
You will be hosted by Thomas and Henreza Becker, owners of this family-run business that launched in 2008. Henreza and her team in the kitchen will ensure delicious culinary experiences with both local and international dishes. Relax in the lounge or take on someone in a game of chess on the giant chess set. Cool down in the swimming pool carved into the natural rock in the area.
The 11 upmarket chalets are spread out to ensure privacy and tranquillity. Uninterrupted views of the river or the plains and mountains are possible with each room’s additional outdoor bathroom. A big bathtub will ensure evening relaxation and is dimly lit by lanterns offering a warm and cosy glow owing to the terracotta walls. Facilities in the room include a tea- and coffee-station, air conditioning, a small fridge, a safe, as well as a mosquito net over the beds. Private parking is available for every chalet. Each room has a shaded veranda from where beautiful sunsets can be admired.
The beauty, however, is infinite, because when the sun nods off the night sky appears and guests can admire the ensuing breath-taking sight. Stars shine brighter as a result of very little light in the area, making it perfect for stargazing.
There is a range of activities to choose from, such as the Sossusvlei Tour that is very high in demand. Guests will be in the capable hands of a professional guide to explore the famous red dunes and its secrets. Discover the country’s incredibly fascinating desert-adapted wildlife and plants. The tour includes an exclusive lunch laid out with linen, cutlery and fine glasses among the dunes with refreshing drinks as well as fine South African wines and homemade soul food enjoyed under one of the Camelthorn Trees at the Elim Dune.
Sesriem, known as the gateway to Sossusvlei’s endless sea of sand, is a mere 20 km from here.
Every Namibian sunset is extraordinary, so why not make the most out of it? Sip on a sundowner drink at an exclusive set up with some snacks. Other activities can be organised on request, such as balloon safaris, horse riding through the desert, scenic and helicopter flights and quad biking adventures. The Namib-Naukluft Mountains are right on the doorstep for any keen hikers.