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This is near Susselvlei in Namibia . No pictures can do this justice. It is a huge salt pan created about 900 - 1000 years ago. It takes a 30 minute trek into the desert - and on arrival, it would take about another 30 minutes to walk across it. The...more
near Sousselvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
All reviews dead trees red dunes big daddy parking lot minute walk white clay blue sky camel thorn car park unique place photographers paradise off road salt pan early in the morning out of this world parking area deep sand
This was a scheduled stop on our Jenman Tour and it did have the WOW factor. The extent and colours of the dunes were amazing. Great photo opportunities. We walked part way up "Big Daddy" then came down the side of the dune into Deadvlei....More
Desevlei is a geological marvel like none other. It has ancient petrified trees that have stood here for hundreds of years. The etchings of the streams long gone are still marked in the dry lake basin.
With its unique formations, Deadvlei is extremely popular for...More
No filters needed - this place really looks like all the pics you see online. Incredible dead black trees, on near perfect white cracked earth, with burning red dunes, and perfect blue sky - remarkable.
Hike up Big daddy, but start as early as possible...More
Traveling with my husband a two friends, this gem is not easy to find if traveling without a guide! Look out for foot paths as there aren't signs to direct the way. Climb towards the biggest dune you can see (this is called big daddy)...More
In order to get there you’ve to pay at the entrance of the park. You have to pay at the entrance of the park and then you take a comfortable paved road to the first parking. Here you can book transport to get to the...More
Just returned from 6 weeks in Namibia. We have travelled for 4 decades, never gone back to a place twice, but for the first time in my life can honestly say I would go back to Namibia in a heartbeat. There is so much more...More
I climbed Big Daddy dune first before stepping downwards to dead Vlei. View for picture perfect shot is awesome. The backdrop of a bluest sky against the orange coloured dunes makes any angle you are taking a perfect shot just cos its so pretty. Definitely...More
Beautiful area and a must see. It is not a long walk but due to the heat (even in the morning) this walk is not a easy one.. Take plenty of water with you when you start the journey. But it's worth it.
Deadvlei is one of the highlights of Namibia for many and therefore can be overcrowded. We stayed in the camping inside the park, which gave us the advantage to start earlier than visitors outside the park. We started at 5h30 when the gate opened and...More
If you can visit early, the area is quieter.
Whilst most visitors head up Big Daddy Dune, the dry basin is largely deserted.
Enjoy the absolute silence in this desolate but fascinating environment.
It is an easy, largely flat walk to get there and the...More
You can drive a regular car/sedan all the way to where the pavement ends, at which point you will have to park at the parking area there and take one of the free 4x4 shuttles the rest of the way to the Deadvlei parking area.
Response from sarahtheblue | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posters - hire a car or join tour group. I dont suggest the former if you are not used to driving those roads. If you get stuck or get a puncture, you can be stranded for hours without any help. I... More
I agree with the other posters - hire a car or join tour group. I dont suggest the former if you are not used to driving those roads. If you get stuck or get a puncture, you can be stranded for hours without any help. I recommend joining a tour - try these guys - Wild Dog Safaris
Hope this helps!