TRAVEL TO SOSSUSVLEI
Sossusvlei means ‘the gathering place of water”. Finding water here though, is a very rare occurrence. Instead, you’ll find the highest sand dunes in the world, Namibia’s most outstanding scenic attraction.
The dunes are part of the Namib Desert and have developed over a period of millions of years. Climbing to the top of one of these dunes provides breath-taking views of the whole area, including Deadvlei, a large, ghostly expanse of dried white clay punctuated by skeletons of ancient camel thorn trees, carbon-dated between 500-600 years old.
The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset when the dunes refract spectacular colours, ranging from burnt orange to deep reds. It’s a photographer’s dream.
At the entrance to Sossusvlei is the Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge which plunges down for 30 – 40 metres, about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge are deep pools of water which are replenished after good rains.
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EXPERIENCES IN SOSSUSVLEI
Travel in style on Rovos Rail, one of the worlds most luxurious trains from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls.
Marvel at one of the new wonders of the world. Enjoy the finest cuisine, exquisite service, one of the most illusive safari destinations and own an island for a week.