This ancient desert tried to call attention to itself for 50-80 million years. It grew to 2000 kilometres long and nearly 200 kilometres wide, assembled lofty sand dunes and sculpted a range of artistically designed dunes in various shapes.
It harboured flora and fauna in its sands and called the soft mist from the ocean to sustain them. It even welcomed the diamonds that had washed down the Orange River and into the Atlantic into its generous arms. And, no-one gave it a second thought. Finally, we are willing to receive the magnificence of the Namib Desert.
Diamonds were discovered in the early 1900s, the Namib Sand Sea was proclaimed a World Heritage site in 2013 and thousands of visitors annually pay homage to the magnificence of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. If there is a place in Namibia where Gondwana lodges are not lacking, it is where the Namib tells its endless stories in breathtaking pictures, forms and colors. Here where the red sand ocean leads a hopeless battle for day-to-day survival against the burning sun, we have created unique havens of unforgettable moments: The Desert Grace, Namib Desert Lodge; Namib Dune Star Camp and Desert Whisper. The deep breath of incomparable luck.