Located on over 21,000 hectares of private property and bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, Kulala Desert Lodge lies in the heart of the Namib and offers magnificent views of the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei as well as magnificent mountainous scenery and vast open plains.

An option for outdoor enthusiasts is that bedrolls can be moved to the rooftop to sleep under the stars. The main lodge, with a decor inspired by northern Africa, has a lounge, pub, dining area and plunge pool, and offers a wrap-around veranda that overlooks the waterhole and provides a perfect location to view and photograph the desert scenery.


Fifteen thatched and canvas chalets or “Kulalas (Kulala in the Namibian language “oshiwambo” means “to sleep”) with en-suite bathrooms and showers are set on wooden platforms to provide maximum airflow.


The 11 stylish thatched villas merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, innovative bleached decks each with a private plunge pool. The extensive use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. Each villa has a rooftop ‘skybed’ for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers.


  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Sossusvlei excursion in a 4×4 Landrover and a walk on the magnificent red sand dunes.
  • Scenic drive to explore the wonderful colours of the Namib Desert in the reserve