With the exception of the upmarket Sossus Dune Lodge, this is the only accommodation inside the park gates – staying here guarantees that you will be able to arrive at Sossusvlei in time for sunrise. The campsite is rudimentary – sandy sites with bins, taps, and trees for shade – and expensive for what you get. It can also get really noisy, which defeats the purpose of why you came out here.
But you pay for the location inside the park. Given its popularity, you must book in advance at the NWR office in Windhoek, and arrive by sunset or the camp staff will reassign your site on a standby basis. A small shop at the office here sells snacks and cold drinks, and the campsite bar provides music and alcohol nightly.