I don't want to risk the driving the last 5 km from the 2WD car park to the 4WD car park. And I'm also not keen to spend a fortune by staying at Sossus Dune Lodge and taking their guided tour ( 500 N$ per person) to the dunes.
My understanding is that the inner gate opens an hour before sunset so if I stay at Sesriem campsite and drive straight to the 2WD car park without stopping at Dune 45 etc. so I should be able to reach the 2WD car park before sunrise.
Does anyone know when does the first shuttle leave the car park for the Deadvlei and if I take that very first shuttle would it give me enough time to climb Big Daddy and watch the sunrise over Deadvlei ?
I'll leave 30 minutes to climb Big Daddy.
I realise in winter the sun remains low so the light would remain soft and ideal for shooting for probably an hour after sunrise. So I don't need to be on the top right at the crack of dawn but the earlier the better.
Is it possible to join the pre-dawn guided tour from Sossus Dune lodge if you stay at Sesriem camp?
Lastly if I bite the bullet and decide to drive the 4WD car (and then most likely get stuck on the way out) just wondering what happens to the cars which get stuck between the 2 car parks ? I mean who tows them out and do you pay any fees/penalty for that?