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.

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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

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

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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"Namibia was wonderful & amazing ! it was a great family trip. We loved it in so many ways – the people, the landscape, the animals, the different culture, the lodges!"

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"I can’t thank you enough for providing such a wonderful experience for my entire family through Timeless Africa Safaris. Your company undeniably provides an extraordinary experience in luxury travel and we couldn’t have been happier with the entire trip."

Berg Family, USA | TAS Adventure