Disconnect in this isolated African lodgeDamaraland, Namibia
Stop, sit and breathe. Notice how quiet it is? That’s because the nearest lodge is a hundred kilometres away and the desert, pocked with prehistoric rock formations, flows past the Brandberg Massif – Namibia’s highest mountain – and out to meet the horizon. There’s no wi-fi, phone reception or worries at Sorris Sorris. Perfect. Nine bright and luxurious suites – think walls of stone and rammed earth, pale wood interiors and creative lighting – sit among a dramatic pile of balanced granite boulders. A lounge rises above the rocks and the pool offers respite from the heat. Desert-adapted elephants romp in the dusty bed of the Ugab River system nearby, and you’ll have the chance to watch them search for underground water – if you’ve managed to tear yourself away from the resort, that is.
- Admiring the lunar landscapes (and local wildlife) in total tranquility
- The luxurious surrounds and considered design
- The price – luxury doesn’t come cheap, though once you get there almost everything’s included
- With civilisation 100 kilometres away and zero connection to the outside world it’s not the place for those with sedatephobia (a fear of silence)
- An outdoor pool
- Each room has an outside terrace, with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors
- Both indoor and outdoor dining options
- A guest lounge and bar area
- Each room has a fully-stocked minibar and Nespresso coffee machine
From about US$904 per person per night, all-inclusive.