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bay area, ca
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the desert camp in the last week of November and it was great ! We chose the DBB option which covers dinner and breakfast ( at the lodge) in addition to the bed (at the dune camp). It worked out perfectly . The dinner at the lodge is absolutely great with a whole bunch of options .... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights at a wonderful location. Experience tranquility with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Chalets are comfortable and clean. Animals walk to waterhole within 50 meters of chalets. Very nice pool area and you can order your food requirements from nearby lodge, delivered at your doorstep. Enjoy a Southern African braai whilst watching a magic sunset.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, although there are quite a lot of tents at Desert Camp, they are arranged in a way that it does not feel crowded, you rather feel lonely in the desert. Tent was very clean, kitchen and barbecue area perfect for a relaxed evening with self catering.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not stay here from October onwards. The temperature was 40 deg and much higher and inside the tent during the day. No protection from trees or a thatched roof. And if you are self catering NOTHING is provided, no cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils etc. Rush hour traffic to the Park starts at 5 a.m along the adjacent noisy dirt... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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124 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed there one night only. It is in a lovely location, has a bar and a pool to cool off. The chalets are very basic, beds are good, shower is good, the John Wayne swing doors to the toilet are annoyingly noisy and silly. It has a little outside kitchen but is not stocked with any crockery, cutlery or... More 

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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Camp, responded to this review

Dear Maggy, Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed our location, chalets, the free wi-fi at the bar area as well as the fresh food on order. Looking forward to welcome you back. Best wishes, The Desert Camp Team More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place is quite close to Sossusvlei park. The rooms are nice enough and when it is windy flaps a lot. There are lots of geckos around the tents/rooms around to keep you entertained during the night. The wifi works quite well as long as not to many people are trying to use it at the same time. The pool... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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56 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The had tent house, mine flapped extremely noisily at night, very clean, water and power available. There is antelopes and foxes around, when you sit at the bar. Just a few minutes drive from the park entrance. Internet usually at the bar but was broken when we were there.

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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Camp, responded to this review

Dear Matilda, Thank you for your great review! Happy to hear you enjoyed our location, the clean units as well as the roaming wildlife. We are looking forward to welcome you back! Best wishes, The Desert Camp Team More 

Rastede, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Close to the gate of Sossusvlei and Sesriem it is a wonderful place to start a trip to the amazing dunes or the wonderful mountains. Very nice twin-bedded units with the possibility to do your own outside cooking/barbeque if you don't want to eat at the ca. 4 km away situated Sossusvlei Lodge. Very nice personel, friendly and very helpful!... More 

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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Camp, responded to this review

Dear Herriot, Thank you for the fantastic rating and review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our location, the twin-bedded units, the fresh food on order as well as the friendly service you received from our staff. We are looking forward to welcome back! Best wishes, The Desert Camp Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The camp is outstanding. Definitely it's the best place if you want an accommodation that is quite (only 20 rooms available) and 10 min driving from the sossusvlei park gate entrance. We stayed here in a self catering solution but every day you can go to the restaurant of the sossusvlei lodge (same company) to have a buffet dinner that... More 

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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Camp, responded to this review

Dear Giselle Isabel, Thank you for the excellent rating and review! Glad you enjoyed our location, the stars at night as well as the dinner buffet at our Sossusvlei Lodge! We are looking forward to welcome you back! Best wishes, The Desert Camp Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

It took us a second pass through to locate the entrance. Note, it is before you get to the main "town". This is really glamping for somewhat lower cost. Check in went smoothly. Our tent was clean and spacious. The shower was nicer then our home shower. You have a great sweeping view of the dessert with animals and birds... More 

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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kristine, Thanks for the fantastic rating and review! Glad you enjoyed our spacious units, the views from the patio and the pool! We are looking forward to welcome you back during your next visit to Namibia! Best wishes, The Desert Camp Team More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desert Camp is situated only 5 km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Naukluft Park. Nestled under centuries old thorn trees, Desert Camp offers an unsurpassed view over the desert landscape and surrounding mountains. The 20 affordable, self-catering accommodation units under canvas are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, shaded veranda with a fitted kitchenette, barbeque, power points and an adjacent parking area. Each twin-bedded bedroom features a fold-out sleeper couch where 2 small children (under 12) can be accommodated for free when sharing with their parents. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked and serviced bar with big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal boma-areas which are perfect for groups travelling together. Fresh food supplies can be ordered daily at reception. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant. Exciting desert activities like Guided Excursions to Sossusvlei, Quad Biking, Sundowner Drives and magnificent Scenic Flights over the dunes and coast can be booked at the Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre. A fully stocked shop, fuel and an Internet cafe is available at the Sossus Oasis Service Station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Camp

Address: Farm on D826 | Maltohöhe District, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia (Formerly Sossusvlei Desert Camp)
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park > Sossusvlei
Price Range: $119 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Sossusvlei Desert Camp Hotel Sossusvlei
Desert Camp Namibia/Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park
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“All cabins are almost the Same!”
  • Typical cabin
 of 5 bubbles Herriot71, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all good view”
  • our kitchen
  • BBQing in front of our room
 of 5 bubbles Leftmid9, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar”
  • general view
 of 5 bubbles tomlZ8366RK, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All chalets are the same, spacious and fully equiped”
  • a Kitchenette that is outside of our chalet
  • A chalet of 2 which is enough for a family of 4
 of 5 bubbles JYS0911, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“The tents are situated in a long, single row, with the bar/pool set in the middle. For the quietest setting seek tents at the far ends.”
 of 5 bubbles JRockJeff, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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