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Kwessi Dunes

Kwessi Dunes is located within the 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 of absolute beauty. 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.

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 campfire for a morning cuppa, whilst in the heat of the day, the swimming pool is the only place to be. The camp is entirely solar-powered, and wifi is available. 

There are 12 cool and comfortable chalets, all with canvas walls and thatched roofs. High thatched roofs will keep you cool during the hot desert days (and nights!), and the bedrooms are also air-conditioned. 10 are standard (double/twin) rooms, while the 2 others are family rooms, Abut all of them are overlooking the vast desert expanse. Each room has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky; they are the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above. Each bedroom also possesses an ensuite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers, and a shaded, outdoor veranda. The rooms are also equipped with battery charging facilities.

On top of the skybeds experience and star gazing, the activities you can enjoy are morning and afternoon scenic drives in the Reserve, nature walks,and quad biking. Or at an extra cost, there’s hot air ballooning, horse riding, a day trip to Sossusvlei, or scenic helicopter flights. And if you do decide to take it easy, you could always indulge in a spa treatment.

The laundry service is complimentary. Children of all ages are welcomed.

- NamibRand Nature Reserve
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