&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sossusvlei
... completely, even those of Sue's and Reg's, who launched off the ridge line trail and slid their way down the steep slope of the dune. Once down, Jonas, our guide, toured us to a couple more geological anomalies,
followed by a snack break in the shade of an old tree. After all that trudging through angle-deep sand, so consistently fine that it moves when you ...
... onto the "D" road, we realized this was going to be a tough drive. There were mud puddles spanning the road every few hundred meters in places; fortunately, we could manage to hug the very edges of the road and skirt them. We had to off-road it a bit sometimes, and our poor little Jazz got pretty scraped up from the brush lining the road. Plus we were averaging barely 30 kilometers an hour on this dreadful road. We considered turning around, but really didn't want ...
... and Sossusvlei, we tried to catch a shuttle that would take us back to the parking lot. We saw one full of people leaving in front of our eyes. We had to wait for the next shuttle. We started to walk in direction to Deadvlei and suddenly two girls driving a 4WD car stopped and offered us a ride. We were more than glad to accept and invaded the back of the car. The girl who was driving was clearly experienced and was familiar with behavior of her car on the sand. She was going ...
... into the Namib desert to our next campsite, stopping for lunch at a place with a much needed swimming pool (there was no water at the campsite the night before). The landscape here was incredible, which avenues of giant sand dunes which are red due to the iron in the sand (which sticks to a magnet, and makes a compass useless if you get lost in the dunes). They are formed by sediment which is washed down the Orange River to the coast, and then blown ...
Probably the #1 tourist attraction of Namibia, and the most famous and photographed place too, it is even more well known than Etosha National ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service