The towering dunes of Sossuvlei inside the Namib-Naukluft Park - the largest nature reserve in Africa - offer the most evocative landscapes of this dramatic country.
Sossuvlei is one of the world's most striking and easily accessible desert landscapes and a highlight of any trip to Namibia. The dunes, part of the Namib Desert, are thought to be among the highest in the world and climbing to the top of these giants provides remarkable views of the whole area, including Deadvlei, a large expanse of dried white clay studded with the petrified remains of ancient camelthorn trees.
A fantastic way to appreciate the dunes is with a desert flight, ballooning trip or a desert hike.
Top itineraries in Sossusvlei
Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.
Top places to stay in Sossusvlei
A stone castle set in expansive plains of the Namib Desert, Le Mirage offers boutique accommodation in a breathtakingly inhospitable environment. From it, guests can explore the world’s oldest desert by foot, jeep, quad-bike or balloon.
A luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27,000 - hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear starry skies
This family-friendly lodge is situated in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, directly beneath the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei in the spectacular Namib Desert.
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