Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay plan which is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Sossusvlei is surrounded by soaring red dunes, offering the exquisite desert experience of Namibia, with its never-ending sea of dunes.

The name “Sossusvlei” is of mixed origin which means “dead-end marsh”. The word “sossus” means “no return” or “dead end” while Vlei is the Afrikaans word for “marsh”.

The smouldering-ochre Sossusvlei dunes rise up over 320m tall, making them one of the world’s highest sand forms. These forever-shifting dunes are continuously restructured by the winds into the sandy valleys, peaks and slopes of the ancient Namib. The reds, oranges, yellows and caramel browns of the sandy dunes, and the blanched whites and washed-out pallid shades of the pans, are constantly changed as the seasons turn and the light plays on the desert landscapes – glowing at dusk and dawn.

The magnitude and grandeur of these technicolour sceneries, with their ever-shifting shapes and colours, will undoubtedly transport you to the different world together.

Best Time to Visit

How to go

Sossusvlei s located within the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It is accessible by roadways.

Things to do

During your visit to Sossusveli, you can do a number of activities, such as:

What To See & Highlights

Sossusvlei has a number of wonderful attractions around it which can be enjoyed. However, Sossusvlei is well-known for its majestic, warm red, star-shaped dunes contrasting against the stark white floors of the pans.

Other attractions close to Sossusvlei are Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei. All these attractions can be easily reached from Sossusvlei.

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1 Day (Half Day) Hiking Trail for 6 Hours
fixed Rate USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Carnivore Feeding Tour
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day Cheetah Feeding & Wildlife Game Drive
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) San Tribe Cultural Tour
fixed Rate 90.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Okapuka Game Range Drive
fixed Rate 75.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR NAMIBIA
custom Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS ETOSHA WILDLIFE SAFARI NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAYS SPITZKOPPE HIKING TOUR
fixed Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 270.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR (Accommodated/Lodging)
fixed Rate 320.00 USD
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2 DAY SAN TRIBE CULTURAL TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 300.00 USD
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