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Sossusvlei, Namibia

About Sossusvlei

Welcome to Sossusvlei, a mesmerizing desert destination that will steal your heart. Marvel at the towering red sand dunes, some of the highest in the world, as they shift and change with the light. Explore the otherworldly landscapes, from the surreal Dead Vlei to the rugged Sesriem Canyon, and discover the raw beauty of Namibia's desert wilderness.

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Sossusvlei highlights

Average temperature in June

27 °C / 81 °F

High season months

May, June, July, August, September

Local currency

Namibian dollar (NAD)

Local language

English, Ovambo, Khoekhoe, Afrikaans, Herero, Kwangali, Lozi, German

Closest Airports

  • Hosea Kutako International Airport (NA) - 329.8 km (204.9 mi)

Fun fact

The dunes change colors throughout the day, from burnt orange at dawn to bright red at sunset.

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