Namibia Uncovered: Experience Deadvlei on Your Self-Drive Adventure


Home to some of the most amazing landscapes on planet earth, Namibia is the perfect destination for those who love photography and beautiful scenery, and only once you have witnessed Deadvlei (or Dead Vlei) in the Namib-Naukluft Park in Sossusvlei, will you understand just how beautiful it is!

A white clay pan that formed hundreds of years ago when the Tsauchab River diverted its course, Deadvlei was once home to an abundance of thriving Acacia trees, but today, all that is left are the petrified remains that have been scorched by the sun and blasted by the world’s highest sand dunes for the past 900 or so years.

A highlight of any Namibian self-drive adventure, Deadvlei is accessible from the top of Big Daddy – the highest sand dune in Sossusvlei, and as you run down the russet red sands to the pure white clay pan below, you begin to realise how lucky you are to experience one of the most unique landscapes in the world.

I expected Deadvlei to be somewhat eerie and ghostly, but it is actually the most beautiful ‘dead place’ you are ever likely to see, and while the clouds prevented us from capturing the true beauty of Namibia’s hidden gem, the pictures below will give you some idea of what to expect when you visit Deadvlei for yourself…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jazperjay says:

    Wow… This is very nice… Indeed a good place for a photoshoot! 🙂

    would love to go there!

    1. Equatours says:

      Thank you for stopping by Jazperjay! Hope you get to explore Deadvlei soon! 🙂

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