Zannier Hotels Sonop

When trying to describe Zannier Hotels Sonop, one is bound to struggle for words and would be well advised to let the images speak for themselves. The scenery and location are nothing short of breathtaking. The Zannier team built Sonop on top of a large pile of enormous boulders, typical for this Southern region of Namibia. Constructed carefully with minimum impact on the environment, it is fully solar-powered and sustainable. The ten tents are solidly built to resist the natural elements and provide an authentic 1920s colonial explorer experience. From heating to air-conditioning, four-poster-beds, a seating area with telescope and canvas opening up the tent windows – guests will enjoy a comfortable stay with stunning views over the vast desert and “Chocolate mountain” in the distance. The dining tent serves an opulent gourmet dinner at night. For adventure seekers there is a wide array of activities to choose from: daily scenic drives, open-air cinema by the heated infinity pool, horse riding, electric mountain bikes, spa treatments, a classic British afternoon tea and walking trails which lead to caves with authentic bushman paintings. Zannier Hotels Sonop promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience and – needless to say – combines perfectly with a stay at Zannier Hotels Omaanda!

Good to know...

Sonop means "Sunrise" in Afrikaans
There are 8 One-Bedroom and 2 Two-Bedroom Tents
Water supply comes from the lodges' own 3 boreholes
The open-air cinema shows classic movies such as Out of Africa or Casablanca, while homemade popcorn, snacks and drinks are served
A vintage stand-alone bathtub with integrated shower means guests should be physically able to climb in and out of the tub
There are close to 200 steps around Sonop, so guest's mobility is vital
Sossusvlei can be visited from Sonop either by car or helicopter








Opening Year



Karas Region, Namibia -


6 hours drive or 1 hr flight from Windhoek, 20 min from Betta

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