Dead Valley was one of the highlights of this park. Best views are obviously obtain from the top but be sure to take the easy route as climbing straight up the dune at 16:00 left us with burning feet!
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I hiked in from Big Daddy Dune and walked out through the normal path. Photos are best early in the day when it is less crowded and some fantastic shots are to be had closer to the edge of the trees. Note also great views...More
You go to the starting place with 4x4's. There are just a couple of them, so sometimes you have to wait a while before there's place on one for you. When you get there you can choose: walk over a dune or go around. In...More
As a 76 year old I was concerned that our guide only enquired if we had sufficient water instead of warning us that it was a hot, hard walk in sand to the vlei. I made it back with nothing left & fortunatly the guide...More
We went on an overcast day to see Deadvlei, so it wasn't too hot. The contrast between Deadvlei and the surrounding red sand dunes was stunning. It didn't seem real! It was beautiful and I highly recommend making the short trek!
TAKE LOTS OF WATER!! Although it's not far, a mile or so from the parking area, Deadvlei is HOT, over 30C at 9a.m. and 40C by the time we returned before noon. We climbed Big Daddy and came down the dune into the far end...More
The entire place is like a Painting!! Each of the 800 year old dead Acacia trees in Deadvlei ,adjacent to the Big Daddy sand dune , begs to be photographed! Get to it early when others are climbing Dune 45 so that u can get...More
I had the privilege of visiting both after a dune climb and first thing in the morning. The different lighting offered different picture opportunities. There is no words to describe the beauty and isolation of deadvlei, where dead trees have been preserved by dry air...More
Awesome trip out to Dead Vlei. While we had our own car we opted for the bus into the area where you walk in to the Dead Vlei. The drive through the sand it not easy - we got in about 50 metres and went...More
I visited the Deadvlei (or at least tried to) with my dad. We left our vehicle at the end of the tarred road and then took the NWR bus the extra few kilometres to what we thought was the site of the Deadvlei but it...More