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.

Our top accommodation spots in Sossusvlei

Namib Dune Star Camp is located 60 km north of Sesriem on the C 19 (Sossusvlei Area). Escape from the world. A transfer leads you into a vast desert wilderness to 9 wooden cabins. After checking in an optional guided hike is offered to explore the area. As soon as the dunes have transformed to gold and the distant mountains glow purple, it’s time to wheel beds onto balconies. Enjoy a night under the glittering sky of the Namib.

Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort. Massive windows open up onto the endless vistas, framed in the background by the ever-changing colours of the dunes. The stars shine directly on your bed through a glazed skylight. Precious water from an underground spring feeds the refreshing lodge pool, while wildlife gathers at a nearby waterhole.