There are 23 thatched and canvas “Kulalas”. Each Kulala is specially adapted to the unique desert conditions, built on a platform to ensure maximum airflow with an extended thatch roof providing cool respite from the sun. All have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, flush WC and basin, ceiling fans (no air-conditioning), a veranda with views of the dunes and a private rooftop deck that gives guests the opportunity of spending the night under the magnificent African sky (bedrolls provided). The main area, with northern African-inspired décor, has a lounge, bar, dining area, swimming pool and wrap around veranda overlooking a waterhole.
Thatched and canvas Kulalas
Open all year
A waterhole in front of the main building gives the opportunity to see gemsbok (oryx), springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, ostrich and jackal.
Activities impress guests with the overwhelming magnitude, solitude and tranquility of the desert. They include nature drives into the desert, walking trails including the Tsauchab River Trail (no children under 13 years), guided visits to Sossusvlei and Sesriem (through the lodge’s private entrance) and the scenic sundowner excursion is one of the best scenic safaris in the Namib.
Charged-for optional extra activities include balloon safaris (closed 15 January – 15 February), horse riding safaris and eco sensitive guided quad biking (no children under 16).