Solitaire Lodge



Solitaire, a historic settlement at the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, has been a welcome stop for travelers for over 60 years.

Solitaire sits at the center of the 45,000 acre Solitaire Land Trust, dedicated to preserving the grassland, pre-Namib habitat and the wild animals that reside here.

Land Trust holdings reach from the base of the Great African Escarpment to the Namib, widely considered the oldest desert in the world.

 Solitaire is the perfect base for day trips to explore Namibia’s Sossusvlei dunes, Namib-Naukluft Park or Kuiseb Canyon, and a unique stay-over between Sessriem and Swakopmund.

The Solitaire grasslands are rich in free-roaming wildlife including oryx, mountain zebra, springbok, kudu, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, aardwolf, and much more.
Solitaire Lodge, wrapped around a courtyard pool, shaded by thatch and camel thorne trees, offers spacious en-suite rooms with air conditioning, private patios, and free wifi.

Cafe Van der Lee serves delicious lunches and fresh nightly meals to lodge guests and visitors.
Shop in the nostalgic General Dealer and Curio, and don’t miss McGregor’s Bakery for the world-famous apple pie, home baked bread, pastries, gelato and espresso.

Special Note:  The distance from Solitaire to Sesriem is approximately 83km or 1 ½ hours’ drive.
Accommodation Configuration:

  • 23 Twin rooms
  • 2 Family rooms each with a double bed and two single beds
  • 2 Twin Guide rooms

Facilities and Services:

  • Check in from 12h00 and check out at 10h00
  • All rooms have air conditioners 
  • Rooms have 24h electricity
  • Standard bathroom amenities 
  • Large swimming pool
  • Bar and restaurant under thatch roof
  • Bakery, curio shop, small general dealer, fuel station and repair workshop
  • ATM and MTC phone time
  • Credit card facilities for Master & Visa Cards

Gravel / Sand airstrip; FYSO, 3506ft., Co-ordinates S23º54’01.5” -  E016º00’16.3” Solitaire, Namibia; Contact for pilots: +264 81 143 6166

Prior arrangement can be made for specific dietary requirements or special occasions
Families with Children:
All ages are welcome at the lodge. Children may also participate in activities while under their parents supervision.

Solitaire Activities

At the end of the day, hop in a classic Land Rover for a Scenic Sundowner. On an overlook point with a spectacular sunset view of the Namib Desert, you'll have snacks and Cold Drinks. Warm Namibian hospitality included.

You can see the Namib-Naukluft from above with Samawati’s fantastic hot air ballooning.

Lodge guests are invited to hike in the foothills on marked trails created for all levels of fitness, and our farm roads are great fun for walking and mountain biking.

The Cheetah Sanctuary is a home to animals who, unfortunately, cannot be released. We offer a guided tour to observe and learn more about these beautiful cats and cheetah conservation. There is a four-person minimum and reservations are required.

Overnight guests can take a free breakfast pack for an early-departure day trip to Sossusvlei and its famous dunes.

There are also excellent self-drive day excursions from Solitaire including Spreetshoogte Pass and Kuiseb Canyon.

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Solitaire Lodge, Junction C14 & C19, Namib Desert, 9000

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