A must visit after a trip up the Big Daddy Dune. Beautiful photography spot, those with wide angle lenses (not us) will benefit.
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The 60 odd km of tarred road to the shuttle is an easy and interesting drive, with an everchanging and dramatic landscape to enjoy. A very efficient shuttle service carried us to the beginning of the walk. Unless you have a 4wd and know what...More
Sossusvlai is an amazing area of large, star-shaped red dunes. The Deadvlei, is an area that once held the river but it has long gone. Now all you see are skeletons of acacia trees, black, on the white clay surface, and with the red dunes...More
Beautiful place. After a 30 minute walk over the dunes you reach the vlei. The scenery is amazing and I would recommend climbing one of the dunes to get a view over the Sossusvlei. Head out there early in the morning. The park opens at...More
After a short hike after some small dunes we came upon Deadvlei. Walking around these ancient trees was unreal. It's also a photographer's dream. Try to get here as early as you can as the heat reflects up off the dry white earth.
We were part of a 10 Day Group Tour with Ultimate Safaris and spent 2 nights in Sossusvlei. Because we stayed at the Sossus Dune Lodge, we were able to get to Big Daddy and Deadvlei right at sunrise and an hour before everyone else....More
Deadvlei is definitely a highlight of Sossusvlei. The contrasting colours are spectacular. To reach Deadvlei one needs a 4x4 vehicle to drive the last 5km's to the Deadvlei parking area. If you don't have a 4x4, NWR offers a 4x4 return taxi service to the...More
However you get there, it's a great visit. The drive in, seeing some wildlife and the fascinating dune scenery, culminates in wonderful settings of pans and massive sand dunes to walk amongst and on!