Sossusvlei, Namibia

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    DnAGlobaltakeover
    07 Apr 2021
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    Soussusvlei was an adventure of a lifetime. The neverending dunes are an incredible sight. GO IN THE MORNING!!! As the sun raises the sand gets extremely hot and you do not want to be on top of the dunes and then have to walk back in the sun. After visiting the Dunes, go across the way to the lake. You can spend the whole day there just relaxing. However, we went to Nambia when it was green like never before and there was water where there hadn’t been any in years!

    The dunes are about an hour’s drive once you enter the park. If you are a citizen of the Southern African countries you can get a discount. We recommend going early to miss the crowds.

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    kingofharlem22
    24 Mar 2020
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    While in Sossusvlei I stayed in Moon Mountain Lodge. The cost was $125 a night, which is super cheap BUT it was also at the beginning of the Coronavirus scare so EVERYONE was cancelling their reservations. I was literally the ONLY person there during my stay so I’m not sure if the price I paid is typical. Either way, the spot was super remote (all it’s the middle of the desert) but it’s a perfect location for a visit to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Dune 45, and basically all the places you’d have to drive 4-5 hrs to get to from Windhoek. Overall, it was a great experience however, the Wifi is only in the common areas and not in the rooms, which sucked! Other than that the food was great, the service was exceptional, and the view was absolutely amazing!!!!

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    Ndapanda
    05 Jan 2019
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    Sossulvlei is one of Namibia’s most visited places, mostly for its landscape. Beautiful red dunes, the animals and of course, the much sought after deadvlei.

    If you’re a budget conscious traveler, I suggest you camp. There are many affordable camping sites in and around the are starting from N$ 95 pp per night.

    I however stayed at a lodge nearby, The Desert grace lodge. There are many activities one can do. Dune climbing, sightseeing and walking trails.

    Great experience overall.

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    Chutney
    09 May 2018
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    Sossusvlei was the trip of a lifetime and to learn after my trip that Prince Harry of the UK and his Bride will be honeymooning there later this year is proof as to how special this city is! I used a travel agent to book my affordable flights to South Africa ($1200) then to Namibia because I wanted to spend a few days in SA again before heading to Namibia. My tour operator in Namibia put together a stellar package for me which included airport transfer to my hotel for one night in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, then the next day we headed out the next day to Sossusvlei, a 4.5 hr drive from the capital in the desert. The drive was flawless and we saw wild animals en route to the Sossusvlei Lodge, one of the premier lodges, if not the best one, in the entire camp site. It was an adventurous drive because we were literally in the middle of nowhere, yet, because Namibia is a safe country, we were not worried about mishap. We even stopped at the charming home of a Boer woman for refreshments and a bathroom break. I marveled at how self sustaining and brave this 60+ yr old woman wa to live in the middle of nowhere, yet, to be able to manage without a tv or radio but she did have internet service. We learned she grew some of her own fruits and is a missionary. After we left the Boer’s home, we continued our trip, pausing to take pics of animals or beautiful rocks we encountered en route to our destination. We stopped in Rehoboth, a city designated for “coloreds”, who are a people of mixed race who originated in South Africa but fled that nation for Namibia during the apartheid years when no one accepted them. It was fascinating to see this homogenous city of people, who in spite for their past, seemed quite comfortable with their ancestry and culture. Once we made it to our impressive and luxurious lodge, “Sossusvlei Lodge” we relaxed by the pool with Kudu and Guinea Hens at our feet before we dined outdoors under beautiful lighting while wild animals roamed at a safe distance from us. The next day we hit the road at the crack of dawn to get to our main attraction: the magnificent Dunes of Sossusvlei!

    Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. My group was able to climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant tourist, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes. After we saw the dunes we headed back to our lodge to rest and enjoy the pool before another sumptuous dinner under the stars!

    What an awesome trip to Sossusvlei this was. It was one of the most well -organized and thrilling African adventures I have ever experienced and I highly recommend Sossusvlei to the thrill seeker with an affinity for the natural African wonders because my journey made me appreciate even more the majesty of Southern Africa and its warm, diverse people.

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