If you travel to the far northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia you'll find Sossusvlei, a stunning lodge, and one of my favourite places to just get away from it all. Rocky formations and outcrops surround you, and the amazing textures and colours of the land simply envelop you. This is unspoilt wilderness, and the lodge a refuge.
Everything from nature drives, dune walks and quad biking is available. At night, the African sky is literally ablaze with stars and the cuisine is nothing short of mouth watering. Glorious wraparound verandas offer views of the desert from all directions, each one more breathtaking than the next. One of my favourite memories was a picnic excursion and guided tour of the wonderful Sossusvlei sand dunes and the intriguing Sesriem Canyon. The dunes are in fact some of the highest in the world. Pure magic!