Sossusvlei, Namibia


Location :

It is located in the peaceful solitude of an idyllic valley, in the heart of the desert, KuanguKuangu is the ideal place for travellers who seek tranquillity and intimacy. Nestled in a dune,
KuanguKuangu makes it possible for its occupants to live in harmony with nature, at the same time offering them comfort, luxury, adventure and relaxation.

The main characteristic of KuanguKuangu is the diversity of the different desert landscapes in the region. The great expanses of sand and the rocky plains alternate with endless areas of savannah grass, majestic mountain ranges, and patches of vegetation which surround the stretches of bright red sand. The variety of the flora and the fauna is as fascinating as the nuances in the colours of the landscape, which change continually over the course of each day. These surroundings are unique, undergoing constant transformation, and cannot be captured by photographers, nor depicted in books

Facilities available:

Includes drinkable running water, hot water available thanks to the « donkey » system used by Namibian farmers (water is heated by wood fire), stove as well as all the necessary cooking equipment in the kitchen, and a « braai » (barbecue) outside. Electricity (220V) is generated by solar panels. Also KuanguKuangu is covered by the Namibian mobile telephone network.

Accommodation available:

It has one main room, which opens out towards the valley, and is centered around a bed. You will be able to enjoy at leisure both sun up and sun down on the Barchan dunes. Simple and uncluttered, the bedroom with a spectacular view is an oasis of quietness and inspiration. Behind this main room are the bathroom and the kitchen, built around a rock in perfect harmony with the natural environment.

This open-air part of KuanguKuangu offers a panoramic view of the mountains situated behind KuanguKuangu during daytime… or of the starry heaven as soon as night has fallen (the Namib desert is reputedly the best place in Southern Africa to observe the stars). The starry sky in southerly direction will thus be visible to the naked eye, unobstructed, from the rock around which KuanguKuangu is built. KuanguKuangu comes from “Omukuangukuangu”, a word used by the Ovambo people, meaning the milky way.


Includes game-drive (pre-booking required). The farm has a rich fauna and flora. You will have the opportunity to see kudus, warthogs, ostriches, horses, wild squirrels,

Not far from KuanguKuangu, on the route D 1275, you can go for treks on camel-back (ask Hannetjie to make reservations). KuanguKuangu is surrounded by a mountain range, a veritable natural geological marvel (gigantic rocks shaped by the climactic changes), which you can explore on foot (the dry river bed passes just behind). These rocky formations will reveal stunning and eccentricsurprises to the attentive observer.