Typically used as a stopover to or from Sossusvlei, Solitaire has a filling station, chapel and a famous bakery: McGregor Desert’s Bakery. It is well-known for its apple pie, arguably “the best in Namibia”!

Not only a remote settlement but also the perfect stop between Sesriem and Swakopmund, Solitaire has been rejuvenating weary travellers for over 60 years. Sitting on the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this tiny town is surrounded by sparse grasslands and is dotted with rusted, vintage cars that add to the atmosphere that welcomes you into Solitaire. Here you can stock up on cold drinks, ice cream (perfect for a hot summer’s day), coffee, fuel, and snacks. Two lodges are also nearby for those wanting to stay a little longer.

Highlights

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Experience the vast desert and untamed sky during a sundowner drive or stargazing excursion.
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Indulge in the various activities and sights at the Namib Naukluft National Park nearby.
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See the amber dunes of Sossusvlei from above in a hot air balloon.
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Take your tastebuds on a trip to Big Moose’s bakery and try the unforgettable apple-pie.

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Best time to go to Solitaire

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Seeing as Solitaire is a stopover, you can visit any time of the year as its offerings will stay the same. However, we recommend visiting when it’s a bit cooler, between May and October, as desert temperatures can escalate rather quickly in hotter months. This is also when it's best to visit nearby destinations like the Namib Naukluft National Park.

Featured Solitaire stays

Solitaire Lodge

Country lodge bordering the Namib Naukluft Park in the private (tiny) town of Solitaire
From$77 /ppn
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