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Sossusvlei is located in the Namib-Naukluft Park

The word “Sossus” translates roughly as “no return”, a feeling that perfectly sums up the barren, otherworldly beauty of the area.

The mammoth fiery-red sand dunes of Sossusvlei have become synonymous with the Namibian landscape and are the most popular and visited tourist attraction in the country. These incredibly large dunes, some of the highest in the world, rise magnificently to heights of over 200 metres. The very highest dune, nicknamed “Big Daddy”, towers over the surrounding Namib Desert at a spectacular height of 380 metres.

The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset. The gentle sunlight bathes the dunes in a soft light and the vibrant colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for unique photographic opportunities and breathtaking displays of natural beauty. The midday heat is intense and best spent in the shade while the vast night skies here count amongst some of the clearest on the planet. An essential stop on any trip to Namibia, Sossusvlei is a glimpse at a mind-expanding desert landscape that redefines the African travel experience.

Featured Stay

Little Kulala is a luxurious desert retreat situated in Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

Stay in Sossusvlei

Discover our selection of the top accommodation offerings in Sossusvlei.

Wolwedans Collection

Five luxurious and eco-friendly camps set against a backdrop of breathtaking desert scenery

Little Kulala

A luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 37 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located in Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve

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