The Sossusvlei is perhaps the highest sand dunes in the world. Situated in Namibia, these dunes are as high as 300 meters. The Sossusvlei cover a great expanse of almost 500 square kilometres of the mighty Namib Desert, which is considered to be one of the oldest deserts by many geologists.
The Sossusvlei may be known for its vast expanse of giant dunes, but what makes them even more impressive is their colour composition. The shades vary according to the age of the dunes, and the older the dune the brighter the sand's colour. These varying shades of red are the highlight of the Sossusvlei and they define the stark beauty of the Namib Desert.
The dunes that surround the clay pan and the pan itself are the pride of the Namib Desert and are a major tourist attraction.