A glorious lodge crouched on the plains of the Namib Desert
Blending traditional styles and modern luxuries this is one of Namibia's ultimate retreats
One of the most captivating features of any trip to Namibia is that vast open spaces that its beautiful deserts provides. Sonop is ideally located to take advantage of this feature, tucked away in its own private reserve with access to some of the most amazing landscapes that the country has to offer.
Made up of ten spacious and beautifully-designed tented suites, all of which are sited to offer the best possible views of the desert plains, Sonop is one of the most elegant and well-run properties in Namibia – ideal for those who love their refined travel experiences. There is a feel of the Africa of old in the suites, with décor and furnishings harking back to the golden age of African travel, giving the suites a very homely feel. Sides roll up to reveal the seemingly endless desert plains, whilst the en-suite bathrooms, complete with freestanding baths are amongst the best-appointed in all of Africa. At the main lodge there is a large communal lounge and dining tent which leads out on to a vast deck, the perfect spot to sit back, relax and soak up the afternoon sunshine. A sparkling swimming pool with plenty of comfortable sun loungers is am immensely popular feature at Sonop with guests often found relaxing there in the afternoons and staff always on hand to serve drinks. The food at Sonop is excellent, amongst the best in Namibia, offering guests contemporary takes on traditional local cuisine, accompanied by an outstanding wine list.
Scenic drives through the desert are a great way to learn more about the desert ecosystem, whilst day trips to nearby Sossusvlei, accompanied by a sumptuous Champagne breakfast are a must-do. Guests can also enjoy electric fat bike trips through the desert, horse riding trips and evening star gazing. The lodge also sets up an open-air cinema after dinner, with classic movies enjoyed under the backdrop of Namibia’s renowned starry skies.
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