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Le Mirage Desert Lodge

Le Mirage Desert Lodge

Live like royalty in the uniquely constructed, castle-like Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa in the Namibia’s Namib Desert. Conveniently located only thirteen miles from the Sesriem Gate to Sossusvlei, this unforgettable lodge provides excellent access to the highest (and most photographed) sand dunes in the world.

The castle itself combines comfortable luxury with natural African artifacts, creating an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The large central courtyard shelters guests from desert sandstorms and serves as a desert oasis with a relaxing pool surrounded by palm trees. The in-house restaurant serves fine cuisine with both a European and Namibian flair. Guests enjoy exquisite five-course meals prepared by the resident chef, all while viewing magnificent sunsets and the ongoings at the nearby waterhole.

Each of the 25 spectacular rooms offers air-conditioning, safe, mini bar, coffee and tea bar, and en-suite bathroom. The highlight of each suite is its breathtaking views of the surrounding terrain from a private balcony.

Of course, the main attraction in the area is the sand dunes of Sossusvlei. During the short trip to Sossusvlei, guests can observe some of the world’s highest sand dunes, petrified dunes, and the Sesriem Canyon. Dune 45 is particularly accessible, and many guests attempt to climb it and are rewarded with incredible views from its peak. Continuing in a 4x4 vehicle, guests traverse even more difficult terrain before arriving at the Dead Vlei parking area. From there, it is about a one-mile walk over the dunes to reach Dead Vlei, said to be one of the most magical places in the world. Dead Vlei is a dry lake surrounded by the incredible reddish sand dunes of Sossusvlei. The combination of azure sky, orange-red dunes, white clay pan, and petrified trees makes for a striking finish to an exciting excursion.

For the adventurous guest, a guided excursion on a quad-bike (four-wheeler) is a must. Hot air ballooning trips and nature drives offer uniquely exciting ways to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert. Le Mirage Desert Lodge also houses the Mystique Spa, a wellness center specializing in massages, pedicures, manicures, aroma massages, and de-stress treatments.

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