Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park: Address, Sossusvlei Reviews: 5/5

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Louis Dumont
Switzerland549 contributions
Magical
Jun 2021
This is a magical spot in the Namib desert! Walk up the big Daddy dune and the rune down to Sossusvlei and walk pass by these old trees. A unique experience and a must do when viisting the Namib desert!
Written August 8, 2021
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TIGGERALA
Alamosa, CO235 contributions
A Namibian Highlight
Jun 2021
Sossusvlei is such a wonderful site to visit, but so is the entire Namib-Naukluft Park. We entered early and took some wonderful dune/sunrise shots along the way. With our 4x4 vehicle, we were able to park quite near to the actual pan area which pictures so vividly in all the pictures. There is a hike across lots and lots of sand, but once you are in the pan area, it is breathtaking. As there are fewer travelers and tourists during the pandemic period, we were able to visit this area with very few people around, picture taking was easy as there was no one to get in the way. After our hike, we drove over to an area where there was a beautiful water hole and had lunch. A jackel and Oryx visited us during our time and upon our departure, we hit one of the strongest windstorms the area had seen in many years. We are happy that we visited very early, the afternoon would have been useless. When in Swakpomund, we also took a 2 hour flight which flew over Sossusvlei, another great view of the area.
Written July 28, 2021
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Jacky S
Berlin, Germany313 contributions
A must to do in Namibia!
May 2021
Enter Sossusvlei as soon as possible early morning, otherwise you can't see sunrise! A unique place to make fantastic pictures!
Written June 11, 2021
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Bidule05
France592 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Nov 2020
In the Namib Desert, we visited the beautiful area of Sossusvlei, where are the highest sand dunes in the world, rising over 300 meters above sea level (345 meters for the dune called " Big daddy ").
We learned that the dunes of Sossusvlei were formed by the accumulation of grains of sand, resulting from the erosion of ancient sandstones, which were transported by easterly winds over very long distances, sometimes from the Kalahari !! ! In Sossusvlei, there are also many salars made of white clay and salt
We were amazed by this wonderful and unique landscape, made up of a sea of dunes of a dazzling orange-red contrasting with the blue of the sky!!! The red color of the sands is due to the presence of iron trioxide. The appearance of the dunes is constantly changing, with the winds!
A must in Namibia !!!
Written May 26, 2021
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Maggie S
39 contributions
Nature showing off
Jul 2020
Nature truly speak. Truly magnificent, the red dunes and the dead trees supper amazing. Everytime I visit I am always in awe
Written August 3, 2020
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands395 contributions
Fantastic, reduce tire pressure not to get stuck
Feb 2020
Great landscape. The Sossusvlei is a top attraction. There are number of beautiful short hikes to be made, but these can be very hot in summer. The guard at the entrance gate were very friendly to us. Also we got stuck in the sand. The trick is to reduce the tire pressure to 1.7 barr or even 1.5. You will be amazed how that makes the difference. We had our tires put back on the right pressure at the petrol station near the entrance of the park for a tip a 20 rand.
Written March 25, 2020
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C&C travels
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
Rude security staff at entrance to park
Mar 2020
On Saturday 7 March 2020 my wife and I visited the park to see Dune 45 and Sossusvlei. Usually this is a very nice experience (as we did it once before), but it was spoiled by a very rude security guard at the entrance to the facility. After a heated word exchange he eventually signed us into the park, but at that stage the whole experience was spoiled. Unfortunately another case of typical NWR staff attitudes who thinks they are untouchable. Hopefully NWR management takes note...
Written March 18, 2020
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PennyS649
Harlow, UK116 contributions
Amazing & awesome and a bit scary too as we got stuck in the sand.....
Feb 2020
We drove through the park, stopped at Dune 45 (as some of the others were closed) & as time was short, we drove on the very decent tarmacked road to where the shuttle bus takes travellers out to the Deadvlei. We should have stopped there, we kept driving as we in a 4x4 but then found the sandy track very demanding & eventually got stuck, along with 2 other vehicles, almost all at about halfway to the Deadvlei pan area. They should have closed the 4x4 road! Anyway, with help from the shuttle team, we all got out of the sand eventually. This was adventure in itself - the Deadvlei is hauntingly beautiful & even during our relatively short time there, the colours of the sand dunes were shifting & changing -- that hugely expansive, silent quality of the area is truly amazing. Of note, it is quite hard work to climb all the way to the top of any of the dunes that you now allowed on (some are closed off periodically).
Written March 4, 2020
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David Fleming
Darwin, Australia431 contributions
Very Beautiful Landscape
Feb 2020
Depending where your overnight lodge/camp is, you will have an early start. with the park opening at either 0600 or 0630 depending on time of the year.

Best to arrive early for two reasons; 1) in the early morning, you can have sunrise photos, and with the sun low in the sky - some amazing photos, and 2) its cooler for your climb (if you choose) up any dunes.

My visit was during the 'low season' and I was quite surprised how busy it was - I fear the high season will be very crowded - so suggest you plan accordingly.

My understanding is Namibia's tourist high & low seasons are basis school holidays in Europe & South Africa - and not that of any weather seasons in Namibia.

Opinion of my tour guide, was that the winter months are more pleasant - albeit more cool.
Written February 7, 2020
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JeanAustria
Austria103 contributions
The highlight of our amazing trip to Namibia!!
Dec 2019
This was probably one of the best experiences of my life climbing to the top of Big Daddy and coming back down again (mainly on my backside!!) !! The views were out of this world and walking through the valley with the dead trees at the bottom made for some stunning photos. The drive to the dunes early in the morning were stunning for their bright and beautiful colours which then changed again when we left the park at Noon. Truly incredible!!
Written January 24, 2020
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