A Fresh New Look for AndBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Fresh from a nine-month overhaul, the two-story main building of this remote property has been almost completely rebuilt with clean lines and ocher-hued corten steel canopies recalling the harsh environment around it.

Outside the central communal lounge at AndBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia.

Namibia is heating up—and not just because of the southern summer temperatures. Recent years have also seen a flurry of notable hotel openings and revamps, the latest of which is AndBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (from US$629 per person, per night).

Inside the suite.

Fresh from a nine-month overhaul, the two-story main building of this remote property, a 90-minute flight from Windhoek, has been almost completely rebuilt with clean lines and ocher-hued corten steel canopies recalling the harsh environment around it. Stretching out on two sides are 11 remodeled glass-fronted suites that feature private infinity pools, fireplaces, and bars stocked with local gins.

Dining room with a view.

Specialist-led tours around the Namib Desert beckon by day, while a resident astronomer at the on-site observatory is on hand to point out the constellations come nightfall. And thanks to skylights positioned above each bed, guests can even fall asleep under the stars.

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This article originally appeared in the December 2019/January 2020 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Desert Deluxe”).

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