Family-friendly Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Comprising 23 thatched and canvas “kulalas” with en-suite bathrooms and verandas, each unit is built on a wooden platform to catch the cooling breezes and has a deck on the flat rooftop for sleep-outs under the stars. There are also three tents which can accommodate a family of four each.
The convivial main area includes a lounge, bar, dining area, plunge pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking the riverbed – a perfect location to view and photograph the desert vista and to contemplate the day’s exciting activities.
- This is the closest point of access to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei
- Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot
- The perfect location to view and photograph Namib Desert scenery
Some things to do at Kulala Desert Lodge
First time to Africa
- Visit the red sand sea of Sossusvlei and climb Big Daddy, a dune rising 300 metres above the valley floor.
- Get to Deadvlei at first light to put your camera to the test: the enormous clay pan is flanked by sand dunes that stand out stark against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun.
- Quad bike across the stark emptiness of the beautiful Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
Travelled to Africa
- Soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes in a hot air balloon.
- Take a walk or nature drive on Kulala Wilderness Reserve in search of smaller desert denizens like bat-eared fox.
- Enjoy a scenic sundowner looking out on one of the best desert vistas on Earth.
- Take a guided walking trail on the Tsauchab River Trail, getting to know the dry riverbed.
- Visit Sesriem Canyon, a cool, shady ravine that stretches three kilometres long.
- Do a night walk to look for scorpions that fascinatingly fluoresce under UV lights.