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Deadvlei’s iconic fossilised camel-thorns are synonymous with images of Namibia. Set against a backdrop of burnt orange sand dunes and bright blue skies, this is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. The vlei, a spectacular white pan surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world, is located close to the legendary Sossusvlei. The surrounding area is known as the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Proclaimed in 1975, it is an amalgamation of several areas into one unified reserve. Skip the crowds by visiting one of the private nature reserves nearby, and fall in love with the dramatic beauty that is Namibia’s red sand dunes, special desert fauna and flora, and endless horizons


Namib Desert
Namib Desert


  • Sossusvlei is Namibia’s second-most popular tourist attraction
  • The dunes at Sossusvlei are up to 325 metres high
  • Namib-Naukluft Park is home to the famous Welwitschia mirabilis
  • The Naukluft Mountain massif is a geologists’ paradise
  • The mysterious Fairy Circles of the Namib can be seen here


Namib Desert


  • Be brave enough to attempt the climb up Dune 45 or Big Daddy and marvel at the beauty of Sossusvlei from a higher vantage point
  • Hike through NamibRand, Namibia’s largest private nature reserve
  • Explore the natural wonders of Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Learn about dune flora and fauna at Gobabeb
  • Enjoy the wonders of stargazing under the magnificent African night sky
  • Take a balloon ride over the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise


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