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Amazing with morning light

If you don't try Big Daddy, or come back twice, then this is an amazing place to get photos early... read more

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Lake of the living Dead Trees

Where do I start to look when we entered the gates at Sesriem leading up to Deadvlei & Sossusvlei... read more

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This is near Susselvlei in Namibia . No pictures can do this justice. It is a huge salt pan created about 900 - 1000 years ago. It takes a 30 minute trek into the desert - and on arrival, it would take about another 30 minutes to walk across it. The...more
near Sousselvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you don't try Big Daddy, or come back twice, then this is an amazing place to get photos early in the morning. It will get quite hot as the day gets warmer, the salt reflects the heat straight back up to you

Thank Tom--Raw2
Reviewed yesterday

A visit to this location was included in our tour of Namibia. We left Sousselvlei quite early along a good standard tarmac road past a number of large dunes on the way. On arrival we transferred into four wheel drive safari type vehicles to travel...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed yesterday

Where do I start to look when we entered the gates at Sesriem leading up to Deadvlei & Sossusvlei. The scenery is beyond words!!!! We entered the park early in the morning, and we lucky enough to see the hot air balloons glide graciously over...More

Thank nicosaayman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Deadvlei is such a magical place to visit in Namibia, its worth the drive to get there and waking up early to get there while the light is still perfect for photos. Definitely a highlight of Namibia and worth a visit.

Thank Mathieu C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place doesn't seem real. The sharp contrasts of the white clay pan against the dark trees and the orange dunesand make it an otherworldly scene. I went on my own and it was very easy to get to. A one hour drive on tarmac...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deadvlei/Sossusvlei is a wonderful place. please don't bring your car into the area unless you have a 4x4. There is a facility to park your car in a safe place and take a ride on a 4x4 to deadvlei , all wheel drive cars are...More

1  Thank 251duncanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving approx 64km on tarmac? Most roads are gravel you arrive to the area. You need a 4x4 to continue on but there is a jeep service to bring you in about 170 rand each but most definitely worth the time and walk to...More

Thank Eamonn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the scenic climb up a not so high dune and then a descent into the deadvlei. That was strenuous enough for me in the loose sand. Once up, since I’m not fond of heights, I slid down partway on my butt. The deadvlei...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sossusvlei and ultimately Deadvlei are epic places for creative photography! Even at midday one can explore and compose artistic images. One can simply drive down the tarred road to explore dunes and trees being swallowed by dunes but a 4x4 is needed to reach final...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is stunning beautiful location get there early as a lot of people will be here by 1pm in the bus loads

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9 January 2018|
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Response from 60stevea | Reviewed this property |
You can drive a regular car/sedan all the way to where the pavement ends, at which point you will have to park at the parking area there and take one of the free 4x4 shuttles the rest of the way to the Deadvlei parking area.
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21 January 2017|
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Response from sarahtheblue | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posters - hire a car or join tour group. I dont suggest the former if you are not used to driving those roads. If you get stuck or get a puncture, you can be stranded for hours without any help. I... More
2 August 2015|
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Response from AdrianH_9 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a guide as such. You arrive at the first car park and take a Jeep with a driver the 10 mins through sand to the car park closer to Deadvlei - then you are left on your own !