Sossusvlei

Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no trip to southern Namibia is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest and most arid region in the world and has been in existence for almost 80 million years. Sossusvlei, a large ephemeral pan, is surrounded by the red sand dunes that tower up to 325 meters. The best way to view the landscape is to climb up a dune. What a magical sight!

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Highlights in Sossusvlei

  • Visit the fascinating Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon
  • Explore the desert on a quad bike
  • Discover Bushman paintings in the region
  • Visit the petrified dunes
  • Stargazing is magnificent in the desert
  • Book a scenic coastal flight
  • Take to the sky in a hot air balloon

Featured Accommodation

Little Kulala

Little Kulala

Situated in the private 67 000-acre reserve in Sossusvlei, this luxury desert has 11 air-conditioned thatched “kulalas” which merge impeccably into the desert landscape. The “kulalas” each have a rooftop star bed, private plunge pool, and glass walls to let in those incredible desert views. Little Kulala’s interiors make use of neutral colours and textures and natural light.

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Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge is one of Namibia’s favourite lodges for international travellers who want to visit the famous Sossusvlei dunes. One of Namibia’s top tourist attractions, Sossusvlei has the tallest sand dunes in the world! Set amidst these giant red dunes, this lodge has a total of 23 chalets named ‘kalulas’ which means ‘to sleep’ in the Oshiwambo (a native dialect). The chalets have sleep-out decks on top of their roofs.

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Kulala Adventurer Camp

Kulala Adventurer Camp

Kulala Adventure Camp is situated in Sossusvlei – home to the popular Dune 45. Accommodation at Kulala Adventure Camp comprises of 10 chalets, all featuring solar heated bathrooms. Each camp also has a private veranda where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. Also featured at Kulala Adventure…

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andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has a spectacular setting, surrounded by the vast expanse of the Namib Desert. The 10 stone and glass villas are wonderfully private with large windows letting in the desert views. There’s a fireplace for chilly evenings, and a glass skylight above the bed for cosy stargazing in the clear night sky. Climb “Big Daddy” sand dune, visit Dead Vlei, go quad biking, soar over the dunes in a hot air balloon, or take in the views from your veranda as your butler mixes your favourite drink.

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Featured Tours in SossusvleiDiscover our tailor-made tours

Explore Namibia’s Highlights

Explore Namibia’s Highlights

Remote and filled with rugged beauty – that’s Namibia! Explore this dream safari destination on this 7-day itinerary that combines the best of the country’s coastline and desert. Look forward to the huge sand dunes of Sossusvlei, tracking desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland, star gazing in clear night skies and meeting the Himba people in the remote Kuene Region. As for accommodation, it’s an unforgettable week of pure luxury with flights between lodges giving you a bird’s eye view of Namibia’s dramatic scenery.

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Desert to Delta Safari

Desert to Delta Safari

Travel to luxurious lodges in Namibia’s vast deserts and Botswana’s lush game reserves. Kicking off your journey at the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, this itinerary meanders through the incredible landscapes and private reserves of Namibia, before crossing the border to the cool waterways of the Okavango Delta. A few highlights along the way include action-packed game drives, quad biking in the desert, mokoro safaris in the delta, and five-star accommodation with your own desert or delta views.

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Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

This safari is a 9-day exploration of Namibia’s highlights. Enjoy the country’s tranquillity, romance, desert-adapted wild animals and striking scenery. Highlights include Namibia’s famous Sossusvlei dunes, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Ongava Private Game Reserve.

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Damaraland

Damaraland offers visitors to Namibia an exceptional and unusual experience. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, this is a vast and rocky landscape is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. Go on game drives in search of rare desert-adapted elephants, endangered black rhino, gemsbok, kudu and giraffe – to name…

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Kunene

The Kunene River lies on the northern border of Namibia. The only permanent source of water in the area, the river creates an oasis in the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert. A boast safari on the Kunene River offers sightings of huge Nile crocodiles, while game drives take you…

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Ongava Private Game Reserve

Home to four luxury lodges, Ongava Game Reserve is situated just south of Etosha National Park. The closest entry gate to the park is Andersson’s Gate in the south. All the lodges have been built in such a way as to show off the striking landscape and Ongava’s spectacular wildlife….

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Skeleton Coast

The shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline and whale bones resulted in this region of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.

The region is home to a great variety of…

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Swakopmund

Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the…

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Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to…

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Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and the gateway to the region, with an international airport and a host of visitor-friendly facilities. Featuring a combination of colonial German and modern architecture, the city is a green oasis for visitors who’ve traveled on Namibia’s dusty roads. It’s unique history as a German…

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