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 southern Namibia safari 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

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…

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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…

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andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has a spectacular setting, surrounded by the vast expanse of the Namib Desert. The 10 stone-and-glass suites 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…

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