While we are describing a whole area in the Namib-Naukluft National Park as Sossusvlei, it’s strictly speaking only one certain salt and clay pan surrounded by the iconic dunes. This is an utopia for instagrammers and selfie-lovers, quite understandably, there are few places that create a more perfect light and background as Sossusvlei.
The aesthetics of the sharp but yet softly winding edges of the orange dunes, creating starkly contrasting shadows below the big open blue sky are second to none. One of the most popular attractions is the Deadvlei, a dry salt pan with a number of dead trees, enhancing the above description of photogenicity even more.
The humongous sand dunes all have names, some quite boring like Dune 45, some a bit more creative like The Big Daddy Dune. They might look pretty and easy to climb up at first, but as always in life, don’t be fooled by looks.
Ideal Self-Drive destination
Ideal self-drive stop on your Namibia adventure
Beautiful and Iconic Sand Dunes
Some of the highest in the world at 325 metres
A photographer’s paradise: landscape and lighting are superb
Hiking up the dunes is a welcome exercise after a long drive
101 Namibia Self-Drive
Namibia is undoubtedly one of Africa’s top adventure destinations. Grab a group of friends and taste the freedom and unlimited space of this sparsely populated country, yet rich in wildlife and culture. Discover Sossusvlei, Etosha and much more.
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