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Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert Hero

Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

Explore Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

Part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, a sea of endless sand dunes greets you at Sossusvlei: the most visually stunning part of the ancient Namib Desert. Famous for its red dunes, the highest of which reaches almost 325m, walk along their winding crests and visit the curious Deadvlei. Even in this most inhospitable environment, you will see some elusive wildlife in the area.


  • Iconic towering red sand dunes, highest reaching 325 meters
  • Discover the sprawling Sesriem Canyon
  • Watch the sunrise at Dune 45
  • The dead, black trees of the curious Deadvlei
  • Scenic hot air balloon rides over the desert

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Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

  • Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Meerkat
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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  • Flights and transfers included
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When to visit

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Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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