At the edge of the Namib Desert, in the midst of gravel plains, bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, is the mystic little settlement of Solitaire. Its name says it all.Solitaire still has its charisma and will take you back to the bygone years of the early 19 hundreds when life was still simple.
Solitaire is an excellent choice to split your journey between Sesriem / Sossusvlei and Swakopmund or Windhoek. It has an air of tranquility combined with comfort and affordability. The nostalgic General Dealer and the Moose McGregor Bakery offer home baked bread and apple pie, and of course, drinks, fuel and a small workshop for minor vehicle repairs.
Tucked away behind the bustling scene you will find the Solitaire Country Lodge. The Lodge and rooms face a central courtyard with a large swimming pool surrounded by lush green lawn. The restaurant and bar cater for lodge and camping guests alike in an environment with a unique character and unsurpassed hospitality. If you are on your way to the famous dunes of Sossusvlei or on your way back and you did not stop at Solitaire, your journey will not be complete.
- Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, bakery curio shop, small general dealer, fuel station
- Special prior arrangement can be made for Honeymooners, anniversaries and birthdays - private dinners, snack basket and cakes
- 24 hrs electricity available
- Credit card facilities available: Master & Vista Cards
- Gravel / Sand airstrip Co-ordinates S23.53 E016.01
- Check in from 12h00. Check out before 10h00
- Children of all ages are welcome and should be under parents supervision at all times. Children are allowed to go on activities only if accompanied by their parents.
- Lunch packs can be arranged at the lodge for guests who plan to visit Sossusvlei for the day.
The lodge has 23 standard rooms with two twin beds each.
There are also two large family rooms each with double bed and a sleeper couch for parents with children.
The rooms all have showers and flush toilet.
Amenities such as body soap, shampoo and towels are included.
All beds have duvets and sheets.
Rooms are all equipped with air conditioners.
Small complementary coffee and tea station is available in each room.
Solitaire Country Lodge, situated in the heart of Southern Namibia's popular tourism destinations and previously part of the Namibia Lodges Portfolio, has been acquired by Walter and Simone Swarts of nearby Solitaire Guest farm.
Your hosts, Walter and Simone have extensive knowledge of the area and with their experience in the hospitality sector of Namibia will make you feel right at home.
The lodge is situated in the small village Solitaire at the crossing of the C14 and C19 roads. GPS Co-ordinates: 23 53' 37.4" Latitude and 16 0' 19.6" Longitude. Solitaire has its own unique character and is well known for its unsurpassed hospitality making Solitaire Country Lodge the ideal stop over from where to explore the desert surroundings and attractions of the area.
Special Note:The distance from Solitaire to Sesriem is approximately 83km. Travellers visiting Sossusvlei must depart early enough to enter the gate by sunrise.
Solitaire Country Lodge is the perfect place to plan excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon and the Naukluft Mountains. We also offer Cheetah Tracking excursion and Nature drives with the possibility of seeing desert adapted wildlife amidst the stunning desert landscape. Hiking trails are also available to guests who wish to explore the area on foot. Its perfectly safe and easy to navigate along set routes and can be done without a guide.