we had an unexpectedly fantastic stay at the Hammerstein Lodge. The staff is friendly and helpful, the grounds are lovely, our room was comfortable, and the property is teeming with wildlife (from the resident Sprongbocks, leopard, Bobcats, and cheetahs, to the many others that pass through on a daily basis). The location is great-- though it isn't actually in Sesriem, it's about 40 min south on the c19. Still very easy access to Sossusvlei, and once you're there the location will feel just right. I highly recommend a stopover here.