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This area is best known for its sand dunes, which are often considered the highest in the world.
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went to Sossusvlei in November and it was by far the top thing we did in Namibia. We went early in the morning as recommended and our pictures during this time came out a lot better than than the late morning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

We camped overnight in the park and set off whilst still dark to see this amazing site in the early sun. We were not disappointed. The colours were amazing and changed as the sun rose. Not too many people there at this time, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Although it's not the easiest place to get to, it was well worth it. Beautiful desert landscapes and dunes. Suggest you start with Deadvlei, when it's not too hot at the beginning of the day. You can park and get the shuttle but for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Seat_13c
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Pay attention to the times when the access road is closed if you want to experience the sunrise here. The colour play is so intense that the memory card overflows. Rental car drivers without off-road experience should use the shuttle service despite the 4-wheel drive....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 697ulrichw
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Most unusual landscape, several opportunities for hiking on the dunes of to the vleis. Go early in the morning (check gate opening times) because the mid-day heat is intense.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emkay0
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Undoubtedly one of the more popular tourist attractions in Namibia, and for good reason. It really is a very magical desert scape. We raced through the night to arrive in time for sunrise, finding out upon arrival that the park gates open after sunrise. Still,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DadaMzungu
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the campsite within the gate even though we had not booked in advance. They have an overflow area that we booked same day. It’s barebones but toilets/showers were clean and a short walk to the resteraunt - very helpful staff and we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sandy and warm but worth a visit! It is a must if you are in Sossusvlei! Please take water with, the walk is long and tyring!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marna K
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Brilliant and beautiful. Park up and get the shuttle. Personally I wouldn't want to walk the last 5km and the shuttle is cheap.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paradise14537718560
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Insanely beautiful nature. In contrast to the "normal" roads in this area, the road that runs through this park is paved. There is plenty of wildlife to spot and Dune 45, one of the first dunes you encounter when you enter the aprk, can be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 9, 2019|
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Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
The park fee is good for 24 hrs. On our first night there we stayed outside the park but bought a ticket the day before which lasted for 24 hrs: we also saw sunset and sunrise and its worth it to see both.
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from NaturesMoments | Reviewed this property |
Google Sossusvlei Dune Map and you should find a map of the dune area. Its a massive area that will take you over one hour to drive from one end to the other. You would probably need at least two days but depends on your... More
June 25, 2018|
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Response from madiesel | Reviewed this property |
Hi they do have a overflow near the gate there are also private option around the park