Big Daddy Dune, Sossusvlei

#2 of 36 in Nature in Namibia
Desert · Nature / Park
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  • Didn’t walked up till the top, too late in the day (too warm)., but the views are best here with stunning views on the Deadvlei. Remember: 4x4 vehicle is needed for last part to reach big Daddy...  more »
  • Let's just say they don't call it Big Daddy for nothing.. this dune is monstrous in size! We parked in the same spot where you would park for Deadvlei and was probably a 15-20 minute walk to the base....  more »
  • Incredible. Accessible to anyone with moderate fitness. Being a runner, I think the effort needed to climb to the top is comparable to a 15km run. Which of course doesn't mean that you can't do the dune if you don't run... because you likely can. Just don't follow the crowds starting to climb the ascent which is closest to the parking lot. Keep to the left instead and start the ascent some 0.5 km away. Saves you at least 20 mins and some efforts, too.
  • Great beautiful hike, and a fun unreal experience on the way down.

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