Sossusvlei
Namibia Sossusvlei

Namibia

Sossusvlei

Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light.

Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean. However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the River seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years. During an exceptional rainy season the Tsauchab fills the pan, drawing visitors from all over the world to witness this spectacular site. Photographic enthusiasts are spoilt with a glassy “lake” holding reflections of the surrounding dunes. When the pan fills it can hold water for as long as a year.

Namibia - Sossusvlei Sun Bird Destinations
  1. Hot air ballooning Explore

    This is the most unforgettable and beautiful experience in the Namib Desert. The adventure begins before sunrise when you are collected from your accommodation, and driven to the take-off area. Once the balloon is airborne you drift silently over the desert for about an hour. The views of the Namib Desert are exceptional. On landing (wherever the wind has taken you) there is a champagne breakfast. After breakfast a lovely nature drive takes you back to the take-off point. If you are only going to splash out on one thing while in Namibia, ballooning should be the one.

  2. Scenic Flights Explore

    Light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings

  3. Big Daddy Explore

    Big Daddy is the tallest dune in the Sossusvlei area. This magnificent dune is situated between Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and at 325 meters it dwarfs the other dunes. Should you want the ultimate bragging rights, take a lot of water and trek to the top of Big Daddy where you can look down onto Deadvlei.
    At 325 meters, Big Daddy may be the highest dune in the Sossusvlei area, however it is not the highest in the Namib Desert. This honour is given to Dune 7, which has been measured at 388m. Dune 7 earned its name by being the 7th dune along the Tsauchab River..

Various Venues in Sossusvlei

Below are some of the venues avaliable for Conferences, Incentives and Leisure travel.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Cradled against the ancient mountains Sossusvlei Desert Lodge provides guests with the opportunity to experience definitive luxury while overlooking the stark yet enchanting Namib Desert. With only 10 villas, guests are invited to enjoy the solitude and serenity of the desert.

Accommodation is provided by 10 climate-controlled villas, dotted along the curve of the escarpment. Each stone and glass villa has only the finest décor that allows you to feel part of the nature that surrounds you.

Email us for more information

Kulala Desert Lodge

Tucked away in the 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala treats guests to the unmatched desert luxury. Guests are welcomed to an elegant entertainment area where they can make use of the library, wine cellar and craft boutique, or they can sit back and relax in the lounge. The expansive Arifican night sky makes dining under the stars a spectacular way to spend your evenings.

Accommodation is provided by 11 climate-controlled villas, which blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. Each thatched villa has a private bleached deck complete with its own plunge pool. They also each have both indoor and outdoor showers. The interior décor of natural fabrics and textures allow guests to truly experience the serenity of the area.

Guests are invited to take advantage of the night-sky on their own private rooftop “skybed”, where they can indulge in some romantic stargazing and sleep under the stars, should they wish.

Email us for more information

With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. The climate is generally arid which means that the potential evaporation is higher than the precipitation, which again results in a very low humidity.

During the summer months the average temperature lies at 35° C (95° F) during the day, dropping to about 20° C (68° F) at night. In winter the day temperature rises to a cosy 28° C (82.4° F), but at night the temperature can drop to 7° C (44.6° F) or even 1° C. (33.8° F).

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, New Zealand, Portugal, the Netherlands, Malaysia, the Scandinavian countries, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

For more information about countries subject to/exempt from Namibian visa requirements, please visit: www.mfa.gov.na

To enter Namibia, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is required by all foreign nationals.

Malaria is endemic in the northern and eastern part of the country, this includes the Etosha area. Precautions are advised when travelling to these areas.

Visitors passing through a yellow fever zone must be able to produce a valid certificate of vaccination.

Medical services are of a high standard in Namibia.

Drive on the left and give way to traffic approaching from the right. The general speed limit is 100km/h (62mph)on open roads and 60km/h (37mph) in urban areas.

Departure Dates Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Including Flights Price (PP) Excluding Flights  
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,779
$3,170
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Booked & Guaranteed
$2,679
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$1,779
$3,470
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available
$2,779
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Booked & Guaranteed
$3,779
$4,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,879
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,679
$1,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Booked & Guaranteed
$4,779
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$5,779
$3,270
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,779
$3,970