Sonop is a refined lodge in the NamibRand where no detail has been missed. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable experience, where indulgence meets the mystical draw of the Namibian wilderness.
Sonop, meaning 'sunrise', offers a unique blend of opulence and otherworldly terrain. On the edge of the Namib-Naukluft, the landscape surrounding this sophisticated lodge unfolds like a vast moonscape, enhanced by sculptural sand dunes and expansive salt pans. As the night descends, you'll witness a star-studded sky, adding to the allure of the region's unspoiled natural beauty.
Nestled on the boulders, the lodge boasts eight single-room tents and two double-bedroom tents, positioned to offer panoramic views through expansive mesh windows. Although referred to as tents, they transcend the conventional notion of camping, offering a fusion of classic elegance and modern convenience. Think old-school clocks, a spinning globe, and a telescope, combined with comforts of today's world, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speakers, and an electric kettle. Sink into a huge four poster bed, relax in a deep copper bath and savour the tranquility of your private deck.
This private reserve can be explored in various ways, and at almost at any time of day. Set out on a game drive or explore the desert on horseback or electric bike, keeping an eye out for free-roaming oryx, brown hyena, rabbits, foxes, jackals, kudus, and even the elusive leopard. Guided night walks offers a chance to witness nocturnal life. Begin your day with a soul-soothing desert yoga class, and as evening descends, enjoy the unique experience of a movie night under the stars at their open-air desert cinema.