WINDHOEK - The Gondwana Collection Namibia opens its new lodge, The Desert Grace, in the endless expanse of the Namib Desert today.
Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior, its owners say.
“Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the vast desert scenery from one of the twenty spacious double rooms and four family units, each with its own plunge pool,” Gondwana says.
“Discover the fossilised dunes and the many other wonders of the Namib Desert on a Dune Drive around the Gondwana Namib Park, which borders the World Natural Heritage site, the Namib Sand Sea.”
The facility also offers guided half-day excursion to highest dunes on earth at Sossusvlei.
“Enjoy an e-bike tour and the adventurous Scorpion Night Walk, or simply explore our well-marked walking trails in the vicinity of The Desert Grace. Outdoors, ancient golden desert; indoors, pure love.”
The Desert Grace was built using a unique environmentally friendly construction design, the company said.
“The main building material consists of sandbags that were filled on site. The natural building material has excellent sound and thermal insulation qualities.”
The facility is equipped with its own water recycling plant and the energy supply is largely covered by solar energy.
“Even the walkways feature recycled glass, glinting in the sunlight to offer guests the opportunity to walk on the stars.”
The Desert Grace is situated 60 km north of Sesriem on the C 19 road.