Little Kulala the flagship of Namibia’s extraordinary Sossusvlei area, has for several years been attracting informed travellers, who enjoy the first-rate facilities, charming hospitality and nearby proximity to the towering sand dunes.
At a Glance
- Accommodation - Capacity
- 30 guests
- 11 thatched & canvas chalets or "Kulalas"
- Each unit has its own private bathroom and
wrap-around veranda with a small plunge pool
- climate-controlled villas
- Flat rooftop for stargazing in private and
- Swimming pool
- Bush walks
- Dune walks
- Game drives
- 24 hour electricity
- A true african safari
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This acclaimed Wilderness Safaris desert retreat, in the only reserve with direct access to Sossusvlei, has climate-controlled villas and an elegant entertainment area that includes al fresco fine dining as a highlight. The 11 stylish thatched villas merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, innovative bleached decks each with a private plunge pool. The extensive use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. Each villa has a rooftop ‘skybed’ for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers.
The mood and feel of this lodge is cool, serene, organic and cocooning. The interiors were designed to ensure guests an all natural and unique experience in this the most beautiful environment. Along with colours the fabrics and furniture, designed were done so with great care, using pure linens, cottons, felt, mohair hand dyed with natural vegetable dyes. Recycling was a big part of this project, such as recycled hand-blown glass in the dining area. Invader plants were used for beautiful wooden surfaces and furniture, recycled plastic in the dining and lounge chairs.
African artists and self-help groups were used wherever possible, hand-carved sandstone basins and tiles in the guest bathrooms, beaded cushions and walls.
Paints selected are of the natural variety; very earthy, old traditional methods used blending sand and pigment to create very natural colours. This is a very organic lodge taking all its inspiration from right outside its front door.
Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular towering dunes are through a private gate into the reserve. Guided drives and walks are also offered on the private reserve with incredible views, desert animals and smaller desert fauna and flora. Another option, at extra cost, is a 60-minute balloon safari at first light, offering a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, ending with a champagne breakfast.
Journey through the Namib in harmony with the environment and savour the personal and sumptuous style of Little Kulala, and Wilderness Safaris’ renowned hospitality
A huge part of the design inspiration came from the Deadvlei, a beautiful bleached bone baked inspirational piece of earth in the middle of Sossusvlei, in the Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia. The colour of the earth was used throughout the lodge, as well as, the understated, yet hugely dramatic impact of Deadvlei.
On the edge of the
oldest desert in the world, this is not a game rich area; however,
whatever game guests see is interesting and dramatized by the
contrast between life and the desert. However, guests will likely
see animals like Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx) and Ostrich who manage
to survive in these harsh conditions. Night drives using spotlights
offer sightings of Cape Fox, Aardwolf, Blackbacked Jackels, Bat
Eared Foxes and even the odd Spotted Hyena. Hartmann's Mountain
Zebra may also be seen in the Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Kulala is 350 km south
of Windhoek and can easily be reached by sedan car, although 4x4
preferred. The entrance is situated 17 km south of Sesriem on
the road D826 (follow the signpost with arrows on the C36).
Children 6 - 12 years are welcome.
There is 24 hour
electricity to all rooms.