At a Glance
From ZAR 5 200 pp/pn
Just twelve chalets each with a private 'star gazer' room
Set within a private concession within the NamibRand Nature Reserve
Numerous activities available to guests
Inside Africa's first international 'dark sky' reserve
Incredible desert views from all sides of the lodge
Family friendly lodge
Kwessi Dunes is located deep in Namibia’s striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 200,000 hectares. With its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time seems to stand still and the space is never-ending. Here, it’s not about chasing big game but rather soaking up the beauty of the colourful landscape, admiring the antelope that scatter the sand, and gazing at the stars the light up the night sky.
At Kwessi Dunes, you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls and thatched roofs. Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above.
Views from the rooms, the main area and the swimming pool are of the vast, desert vistas and when you can bear to tear your eyes away, enjoy quad biking, scenic drives and walks, hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, horse riding and day trips to Sossusvlei.
A touch class within the Namib Desert,Kwessi Dunes features a cool and comfortable style with a few quirks along the way.
In the bedrooms, you can expect vintage four-poster beds, striped canvas walls and a separate ‘star gazer’ room that’s completely open to the sky for maximum galaxy-gazing as you fall asleep. Each bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers and a shaded, outdoor veranda.
High thatched roofs will keep you cool during the hot desert days (and nights!) and you’ll be pleased to hear that the bedrooms are air conditioned too.
The view from the lodge is spectacular and the glass windows and doors at the main area look out onto the undulating sand that only ends when it meets the mountains, far in the distance.
Inside, there’s a well-stocked bar, library area and several seating and dining areas. When the sun rises in the morning, head to the camp fire for a morning cuppa, whilst in the heat of the day, the swimming pool is the only place to be.
Morning and afternoon scenic drives in the striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, you can also decide upon a nature walk.
Other activities include
Skybeds experience and star gazing, quad biking
Day trips to the dunes of Sossusvlei, hot air ballooning, horse riding, scenic helicopter flights and spa treatments are all avaiable at an extra cost.
All meals & beverages
Transfers between Fort Sesfontein & Hoanib Valley Camp
Transfers between Mowe Bay and Shipwreck Lodge
Check In / Check Out
14h00 / 10h00
Sleep Out Platform
Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Depending on availability/extra cost
Land Based Activities
Quid Biking, Game Drives, Nature Walk
Water Based Activities
Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights, Horse Riding, Sossusvlei Excursions
What's not included:
Premium brand drinks
Transfers between Hoanib Valley Camp & Shipwreck Lodge
NamibRand Nature Reserve park fees,
Sossusvlei excursion from Kwessi Dunes