Sossusvlei, a large salt and clay pan, is one of Namibia’s most spectacular and popular attractions. Situated in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Africa’s largest conservation area, Sossusvlei
is characterised by its surrounding high sand dunes which range in colour from red, to vivid pink, and rusty orange. The dunes are among the highest in the world, many reaching over 300m, and provide photographers with a breath-taking landscape to capture. The highest sand dune in Sossusvlei is nicknamed Big Daddy, and measures around 380m in height.
While it is characterised by the harsh, dry conditions of the Namib Desert
, there are a vast array of plant and animals found in Sossusvlei that have adapted to survive. These include, jackals, bat-eared foxes, springbok, ostrich, hyena, Oryx’s, and other small mammals and reptiles. During flood season, when the pan is filled with water from the nearby Tsauchab River, a number of migrant bird species also flock to the area, making for an incredible sight.
In addition, there are a great number of attractions to explore nearby Sossuvlei, including, but not limited to Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, the Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei, and Big Daddy.
There are a number of accommodation options available in Sossuvlei, ranging from camping, through self-catering, to luxury safari lodges. The following accommodation venues represent some of the very best that this gorgeous area has to offer. We have carefully chosen each of them and included them on our website because of their high standards and commitment to service excellence.