Little Kulala

Set in one of the darkest places on earth, Little Kulala’s sand and stars are a match made in heaven. With its parched clay basin, blood orange dunes, and what remains of a few ghostly camelthorn trees, Dead Vlei is every bit as haunting as its name suggests. With your own private gateway to Sossusvlei, you get a priceless head start on the tourist busses pulling in early-morning. Explore the desert on electric fat bikes (so named for their chunky tyres, not their riders), hot air balloon over the dunes, snap epic “we’ve been there!” shots, dabble in after-dinner astronomy and fall asleep under the stars, lulled by a cacophony of barking geckos.

The Little Kulala Experience

This luxurious camp has a great location with special early morning access to Sossusvlei. Entrance is via a private gate exclusively for camp residents which means you skip the main gate and the crowds. The focus is on the landscape and floating above the desert in a hot air balloon is the best way to take it all in.


Stuff we love

Sand and stars

  • Climbing 300-metre red dunes in the early morning, before the crowds arrive.
  • Taking the edge off the desert temperature in your blissfully cool private plunge pool.
  • Chilly desert nights spent in snug “star beds” as shooting stars and satellites whizz overhead.

Little Kulala in pictures

Lodge activities

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Bush Walk
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Game Drive
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Hot air balloon
Night Drive
Night Drive
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Sleep under the stars

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