In the Hardap Region of Namibia rises an extravagantly designed tented desert retreat.
Simply said, the Zannier Hotel, Sonop is gasp worthy,
Set within 13,800 private acres of untouched Namibian desert wilderness, the lodge is made up of 10 tented suites. It’s constructed on top of granite boulders in authentic 1920’s British colonial style. Stretching from horizon to horizon, captivating beauty and boundless freedom surround you, with adventures from sunrise to sunset.
The one- and two-bedroom tented suites embrace views of the untamed desert, each featuring a partially-walled bathroom, vintage bathtub and private terrace.
The eight 1-bedroom tents are built on to boulders overlooking the vast panorama of the Namib Desert. Inspired by the journey of 1920’s British explorers, the tents provide the genuine experience of a bygone era. They are spacious with 42 sqm interior and accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child between 6 and 12 years.
The bedrooms feature a four-poster bed with king-size mattress, a distinct living area where guests can relax in comfortable arm chairs, a large desk, vintage chest of drawers to store all travellers’ belongings, as well as an en-suite bathroom.
Offering also breathtaking views over the desert, the bathroom is built around a central bath tub and features a rain shower, double vanity, elegant amenities, dressing table and separate toilet. Whilst no TVs are provided in the tents, an open-air cinema experience is proposed every evening.
Thanks to the roll-up canvas, guests can admire the vastness of the landscape at any moment of the day, whether from inside or through the exterior platform that faces the Namib desert.
With their 75 sqm interior, the spacious 2-bedroom tents are an ideal place for a quiet retreat with family or friends, while observing the desert’s immensity. They can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children between 6 and 12 years, with the two large bedrooms with each an en-suite bathroom that share a cozy living area.
The bedroom features a four-poster bed with king-size mattress convertible into twin beds, a distinct living area with comfortable armchairs, a desk, a large walk-in dressing room and a telescope to view the distant surroundings.
Every detail is a reminder of the 20th century era, when wealthy travellers were exploring Africa, documenting their memories of extraordinary journeys. The bathrooms offer a double sink, separate WC, and a large central bathtub with stunning views combined with a rain shower.
All rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer several roll-up canvas openings with panoramic views. All around the tent, an exterior wood platform perfectly completes these tents of oval design.
At Zannier Hotels Sonop, the majestic surroundings of the desert provide ample opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Breath-taking outdoor excursions are offered within the 5,600 ha of the private reserve, where oryxes, brown hyenas, rabbits, foxes, jackals, kudus and leopards roam free.
Guest can choose to wake-up with a desert yoga experience, where an experienced teacher will guide guests of all levels. At any time of the day, guests can decide to explore the desert by foot, electric bike, or horseback, accompanied by our experienced guides who will provide unique insights on the local wildlife. Night walks are also available upon request.
Zannier Hotels Sonop is equipped with its own stables, where experienced riders offer guests the opportunity to learn horseback riding, as well as ride into the desert to explore the scenic surroundings. Comfortable game viewers allow guests to discover the light blue distant mountains.
As night falls, the sky lights up, creating the unique opportunity to discover the stars from the numerous telescopes at hand. Prepare to be surprised and delighted as you are guided on an unforgettable discovery of the sky.
Our open-air cinema will entice all film lovers, who in the comfort of their lounge chairs can enjoy a film while sipping on a cocktail in the middle of the desert.
A little further away, the majestic dunes of Sossuvlei are certain to delight even the most well-travelled adventurers. Our luxury 4×4 vehicles will allow you to discover this grandiose sight in ultimate comfort.
Other made-to-measure excursions can be organised on demand, such as hot air balloon trips and breakfast and dinners in the wild dunes.
ZAnnier Sonop has won Best Luxury Tented Accommodation in Namibia 2020 – Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards; Best Adventure Getaway 2020 – Kiwi Collection Hotel Award; Best Signature Desert Lodge – Galatian Signature Hotels
IT List 2020 – Travel + Leisure; AND, Best Sustainable Hotel 2020 – AHEAD MEA Awards
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