Self-drive excursions - Sossusvlei
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Sossusvlei
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Sossusvlei - with probably the highest dunes on earth, shaped by the wind and modelled by sunlight. These dunes are up to 300 m high. The Namib is regarded as one of the most arid and oldest deserts on our planet.
From Rooisand it is a comfortable drive of about 2.5 to 3 hours to Sossusvlei. Take the C26 towards Swakopmund; before you reach the Kuiseb Pass you turn onto the C14 and continue south to Solitaire. From Solitaire it is 71 km to the turnoff to Sossusvlei, and at the turnoff you are less than 80 km from your destination.

We suggest that you spend a night in the vicinity of Sossusvlei because the dunes are at their incomparable best at sunrise and sunset (when the shadows are longest). Also consider that not spending the night means that you have to explore the dunes during the midday heat, which is not advisable.

We recommend Sossusvlei Lodge for your overnight stay. Here are the contact details:

Email: adventure@sossusvleilodge.com
Homepage: www.sossusvleilodge.com
Sossusvlei Lodge also operates its own airfield for small aircraft - you may want to consider flying there. At the lodge you can book a guided tour into the dunes and you can even admire them from the lofty height of a hot-air balloon.
 
... a sundowner at Sossusvlei can be quite impressive, too.




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