The Luxury Set on a 450,000-acre private nature reserve, set between the Namib Desert and jagged cliffs, the high-end Sossusvlei Desert Lodge consists of just 10 split-level suites built into a mountainside and featuring outdoor showers, fireplaces, and large skylights. The swimming pool is fed by an underground spring, while meals are served by lantern light on the veranda or in surprise locations in the surrounding dunes.
The Value The Experience It All safari package, bookable through June 30 and again from November 1 until December 20, 2010, is available solely to Shermans Travel readers. It includes 4 nights lodging, refreshments and meals, airport transfers, and a round-trip flight from Windhoek to the Sossusvlei Lodge airstrip (a $1,562 value alone). Prices for two start at $383/night, per person nearly 50 percent off high-season rates, which kick in July 1 (and are available to the general public). Plus, get a bonus six-hour nature drive which takes in a canyon and the worlds highest dunes (a $200 value).
The Catch The free flight is only available for one guest, and the package is based on double occupancy.
The Details 27-11-809-4314 (mention Shermans Travel), andbeyondafrica.com
From the Spring 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.