Big Daddy Dune, Sossusvlei

#2 of 36 in Nature in Namibia
Big Daddy Dune is located in Sossusvlei. Before you head to Namib-Naukluft Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner , to make sure you see all that Namib-Naukluft Park has to offer, including Big Daddy Dune.
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  • We had a hard time climbing it to the top but we were glad we did. We are fit 40+ men and it took us 1h15 i think, or more  more »
  • Climbing Big Daddy was challenging, no doubt. If it’s something you’re planning on doing take the following tips into consideration. 1) Go very early! Ideally around 6 or 7 am. The sun gets very stron...  more »
  • Great beautiful hike, and a fun unreal experience on the way down.
  • Incredible. Accessible to anyone with moderate fitness. Being a runner, I think the effort needed to climb to the top is comparable to a 15km run. Which of course doesn't mean that you can't do the dune if you don't run... because you likely can. Just don't follow the crowds starting to climb the ascent which is closest to the parking lot. Keep to the left instead and start the ascent some 0.5 km away. Saves you at least 20 mins and some efforts, too.
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