Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

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See some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Deadvlei, one of the most arid yet remarkably picturesque landscapes on the continent. As you reach the barren clay pan, notice that only a few skeletons of trees stand above the dry earth, while only a few species of plants survive off the dawn mist and extremely rare rainfalls. During your visit, wear a hat or sunscreen and always carry extra water. Add Deadvlei and other attractions to your Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary using our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • We drove past the dune 45 and wanted to experience the sunrise in Death Vlei, which was very worthwhile! After that a sandstorm came up and the place was totally overcrowded. That's the way it is with beautiful places! Worth seeing!
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  • A dried up lake bed with hardened clay surface surrounded by 900 year old trees preserved in the dry desert heat. Surrounded by fantastic dunes. A bit of a hike but well worth it. Really something to ...  more »
  • This is truly a special experience in my life. It is a must do. I wont ever forget it. Eerily beautiful, and captivating with the towering sand dunes in the background and 900 year old tree's in the foreground that cannot decompose. Easily accessible and do-able in one day. If you plan on climbing big daddy be prepared. On a windy day the sand hits you like tiny hot bullets which was painful. Wear long pants or a shirt. And the sand can get into your eyes as well. But this was on a really windy day. Wear proper shoes as well, and socks that you will never use again.
  • Crazy colour contrasts (blue, red, white, dark brown/black). Absolutely stunning. Gets hot, make sure you have a hat and water. Earlier the better.
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