Sossusvlei Region Accommodation & Packages

Spectacular Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert

Sossusvlei safari packages, lodges, hotels & accommodation guide. Rates & deals to the very best luxury Namib Desert establishments and your holiday to Namibia.

Discover the spectacular Sossusvlei and her mammoth red dunes in a glowing sandy landscape – a place promising comfortable accommodation in Namibia safari lodges and hotels. Featuring the highest dunes in the world, Sossusvlei covers nearly 50,000 square km of the mighty Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the oldest deserts ever. 

Sossusvlei safaris are packed with keen sunrise photographers, desert worshipers, and those who prefer tranquillity alone in nature. Many of these dunes reach more than 200 m: Big Daddy is a vast 325 m high and the 388 m Dune 7 is the highest in the Namib Desert! 

Sossusvlei means ‘the gathering place of water’ or ‘dead-end marsh’ in the local Nama language. The Tsauchab River stopped flowing when it met these dunes years ago.

Did you know?

The incredible Namib Desert Beetle has developed a technique for collecting water from early morning fog through the bumps in its back. Discover a world of highly evolved animals and insects on your Namibia safari and holiday package to Sossusvlei.


  • The high and isolated Elim Dune is 5 km past the Sesriem gate and gets its name from the original farm. 
  • Dune 45 lies 45 km past Sesriem on the road to Sossusvlei, measuring 80 m high, composed of 5-million-year-old sands.
  • Deadvlei is a clay pan, about 2 km from Sossusvlei, that was once an oasis with several camelthorn trees but the river changed its course and the dead old trees remain.

At Sossusvlei, the orange color develops over the years as the iron in the sand is oxidized – so the brighter the dune, the older it is. Sand from the Orange River was carried away to the Atlantic Ocean; the strong ocean currents then moved this sand northwards, back onto the land, and to this day, the dunes continue to evolve. 

Go to Sossusvlei with Voyage2Africa on a multi-destination Namibian safari tour!

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