Dune 45 Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei

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#3 of 25 in Outdoors in Khomas Region
One of the most photographed sand formations on the planet, Dune 45 Sossusvlei casts a dramatic silhouette across the Namib Desert. The easiest of the Sossusvlei dunes to reach, the sand mound is 85 m (278.9 ft) tall and possibly up to 5 million years old. The panoramic views that greet you at the top of are well worth the effort of climbing. Make Dune 45 Sossusvlei part of your personalized Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary using our Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Here, you must climb up and then go down! So a great view - ok, which is Ascension Mühsam-we had ßelten.
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  • August 5, 2017
    You have to be early than you have the dune for yourself. It's nice to put the first footsteps in the sand! What a view! Go down along the flanks.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I recommend that you go first thing in the morning to this sum because it is the best time to appreciate the colors and does not so hot. Down a side at full speed because it's fun
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  • March 14, 2017
    Worth the trek up to the top but don't do it at midday (I did and dehydrated along with sunstroke!). Take a hat with straps and closed shoes. Enjoy the tough walk up then run down. The views and experience are once in a life time.
  • September 1, 2017
    Must go in Namibia. Be there for sunrise
  • March 17, 2017
    Suggestive locations, the climb is slightly challenging and well worth it!
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