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Wow, this is an experience! I took photo's galore and did not regret the walk up till there, it is... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Marna K
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Clanwilliam, South Africa
Worth the drive and walk!

My tip: Get to the hidden vlei early in the morning or late afternoons for best photography light... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
iStudioAfrica
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole Sussussvlei experience was, in the main, good. We got there early morning using a private entrance from Kulala Desert lodge although there were a lot of people already there when we arrived. There should be more management of the location as people wander...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vlei is a short hike from the parking area. Signage is minimal, but we we able to follow footprints of previous visitors. We had the entire hike to ourselves, even at mid-morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emkay0
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Wow, this is an experience! I took photo's galore and did not regret the walk up till there, it is worth it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marna K
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My tip: Get to the hidden vlei early in the morning or late afternoons for best photography light. You have endless photography opportunities and composition options - enjoy and leave yourself ENOUGH time here just to wander this amazing sight.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank iStudioAfrica
Reviewed 7 October 2018

amazing to be surrounded by these magnificent dunes while standing on cracked arid soil. We would recommend taking the shuttle rather than risk your own car.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CharlieBru
Reviewed 1 October 2018

After climbing 'Big Daddy' this was a wonderful chance to stop and take in another aspect of the awe inspiring beauty of the desert. The punishing drought has left this area without water for 7years. Looking like sculptures these trees deserve respect for their age...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ginger151219
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We enjoyed Deadvlei very much but were very annoyed by the many, may noisy Chinese people who were photographing each other.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmotionsTraveler
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Bit of a trek from the carpark but worth the walk. Get there early before the crowds. Not sure if it will be around much longer as people do not abide by the requests not to climb on these beautiful trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Holidayfixation
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Looking like a dried-up lake of salt, with old dead trees as witness to the climate change that killed them off. An amazing experience and a fantastic place to take pictures. Glad it wasn't too hot when we were there, though!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Its worth the money, the travel on the crap roads, the length of time to get there, the dust, the dust storms to see a wonder of the world. Amazing sights, eerie, zen like.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KevinShore
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