Big Daddy Dune, Namib-Naukluft Park

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  • This was one of the best things we did on our month-long trip. The views from the top are incredible. And it's a MUCH easier climb than Dune 45 (and Dune 45 also has terrible views, so if you're only....  more
    This was one of the best things we did on our month-long trip. The views from the top are incredible. And it's a MUCH easier climb than Dune 45 (and Dune 45 also has terrible views, so if you're only....  more »
  • What an experience! Took us over 2 hours to get to the top, but it was really worth it. Start as early as possible and bring water. Go down the "short way" i.e. straight down... it looks daunting... 
    What an experience! Took us over 2 hours to get to the top, but it was really worth it. Start as early as possible and bring water. Go down the "short way" i.e. straight down... it looks daunting...  more »
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  • Tough ascent in the soft sand and heat, but absolutely breathtaking at the summit! And running all the way down was awesome!!
  • 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.

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