In the 7,000-hecatre Kulala Wilderness Reserve, just next door to Namibia’s Sand Sea, you’ll find Little Kulala – the gateway to Sossusvlei and, quite literally, a desert paradise. With private access to the neighbouring Naukluft Mountains & Surrounds and many ways of exploring the area (including a hot-air balloon), Little Kulala is the perfect spot from which to (try to) tame the Namib Desert.
Little Kulala overlooks a nearby waterhole which enjoys frequent visits from many species of desert-adapted wildlife. These include wild ostriches, gemsbok, springbok, bat-eared fox, jackal, and even the elusive spotted hyena. Guided quad-biking, 4x4 game drives, and hot-air balloon rides are all great ways of seeing everything the Namib Desert has to offer. For the daredevils, night walks with powerful UV lights reveal scorpions and white lady spiders that come out to play once the sun goes down.
Staying in one of the 11 Thatched Suites is an absolute pleasure. Each features sophisticated climate control, a private plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers, and a rooftop bed that provides for some of the most romantic stargazing around.
- Set in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, with private access to the Namib-Naukluft Park
- Plenty of ways to explore the desert, from 4x4 vehicles to quad bikes, and even a hot-air balloon
- Stylish cottages built with the heat in mind, each featuring air conditioning and a private plunge pool
- Little Kulala’s entertainment area includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, and lounge