The hot sun beats down on the Namib landscapes around the property. As you slip out of the car, your shoes crunch of the white gravel that fills the solar-panel parking lot and you turn to find a wide smile greeting you. A cool face towel and bright pink slushy welcome you to The Desert Grace.
Opening in 2018, this is the first of Gondwana’s lodges to be entirely constructed using sandbags instead of bricks. Not only does this have a positive outcome for the environment, it also makes the 24 rooms on the lodge cooler and very well insulated.
As you enter the Reception you are greeted by lavish finishes and quirky character – inspired by Wes Anderson films from the 60’s, this lodge offers a unique experience. The dining room and bar are equally characteristic in their appearance with pink lettering glowing along the wall ‘One night in Namibia’ – surely this is something not to be missed?
Walk through your chalet door to find soft shades of love floating across the canvas – the minibar has that perfect gin and tonic waiting, and your private plunge pool is a sliding door away.
‘One night in Namibia’ – if that is all time you have for this special country, consider spending that night in The Desert Grace, where the rhythm of the desert keeps you company as the sun bids you farewell to rest for the new day.
Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior.
Morning / Afternoon Nature Drive
Discover the fossilised dunes, the red dunes above the plateau and the many other wonders of the Namib Desert on this drive around the Gondwana Namib Park. Refreshments and light snacks included.
Enjoy a guided half-day excursion to the highest dunes on Earth at Sossusvlei. They form part of the spectacular Namib Sand Sea, which was declared a World Heritage site in 2013. Including brunch, refreshments, and entrance fees to the National Park. Prebooking is essential.
Scorpion Night Walk
Prepare to be amazed by the sight of scorpions glowing in the dark under UV light on a short guided night walk (3km) after dinner. May only be booked directly at the lodge.
Explore the splendours of the Namib Desert in your own time (morning or afternoon) with minimal effort on an electric bicycle. May only be booked directly at the lodge. Trail map available at the lodge.
Experience the Namib Desert on foot on our self-guided walks of 3km, 5km and 7km. Please enquire at the reception.