Sossusvlei Namibia

 Close to Sesriem – approx. 400-500 km from Windhoek depending on your route


We drove the B1 to Rehoboth – then turned on to a gravel road over a spectacular but steep pass. Road condition good but a suitable vehicle would be required. Once at the Deadvlei parking you can only proceed further with a 4x4 vehicle. We had a 4x 4 that we hired but inexperienced at driving in that sand – so opted to use the shuttle which runs very frequently and is efficient. You need to be fit enough to walk the 1km in sand to Deadvlei and back to the shuttle


There is a variety of accommodation, we stayed at the Sossus campsite for 2 nights – inside the park and then at Sossus Oasis outside the park. Since we hired a camper van for the Southern part of the trip – we were self-sufficient, but did have some light meals in the restaurant. The advantage of staying in the park is that you could get to the dunes and to Deadvlei earlier. Staying outside you had to wait until the gates opened, Sossus oasis had private ablutions which was good,


NWR website and for Sossus oasis

Photo opportunities

Landscapes, beautiful sunsets and sunrises mainly as well as the spectacularly beautiful and much photographed Deadvlei. Gemsbok, ostriches as well


The dunes and Deadvlei