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“Amazing and surreal place -- perfect for pictures and some dune walking”
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Deadvlei
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Deadvlei and Sossusvlei Tour by ATV
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Owner description: 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 trees that existed in the river bed have fossilised and stand like stark skeletons dark silhouettes against the white of the salt and the red of the surrounding dunes which rise 300 metres around it. A visit to this gives one the feeling of a visit to the beginning of time.
Sao Paulo, SP
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“Amazing and surreal place -- perfect for pictures and some dune walking”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Can you imagine a white salt and clay pan, with some dead trees with no leaves, surrounded by huge red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the planet? Deadvlei is a surreal place, great for taking pictures, and specially fun if you like to walk on gigantic dunes. Recommended.

Visited April 2014
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“Other Worldly”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful colors, shapes ... Ideal for photography. Go at sunrise as the light is harsh later. A fair hike up and down hills in soft sand. Cover up, wear proper shoes hat, sunscreen, and take water

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Long Walk”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

A fairly long walk just to see an area that was cut off from water by blowing sand and is now dead. That's where the name comes from.

Visited May 2014
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Strand, South Africa
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“Worth the walk!!!!!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

When you walk over the last dune and you see the Deadvlei lying in front of you.......it is really an unbelievable face!!!!!
The silhouette trees takes your mind back to a time when the trees was still green and luscious! It makes your wonder!!!!!

Visited September 2013
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“One of the most amazing places you will ever see”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

If in Namibia don't miss out. Climbing up and down this dune is one of the most amazing places and things you will ever do and see. We took our 1.5 year old and 3.5 year old but it is a pretty physical hike so be prepared. The pics and scenery are breathtaking.

Visited April 2014
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