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Sossusvlei Scenic Road

Sesriem - Sossusvlei

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Sossusvlei Scenic Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km62 h/stage1.0

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Sossusvlei Scenic Road in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 170EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 195EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 276EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 296EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 440EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 341EUR
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Sossusvlei Scenic Road Itinerary

The Sossusvlei Scenic Road is an amazing road trip that takes you from the city of Sesriem in Namibia to the city of Sossusvlei, also in Namibia. It is a 62km journey and we recommend that you allow yourself a full day to complete it. The best time to make this journey is during the dry season between April and October when the roads are in the best condition. Along the way, you will be able to take in the breathtaking landscapes of the Namib Desert, and you should be aware that the road conditions can be poor in some areas. However, the experience and memories that you will take away from this road trip are truly incomparable, and it is suitable for all drivers. Furthermore, you can complete this journey on a fair budget.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 62 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Sesriem

Distance 62 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest 16.0 kWh
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Sesriem, a small settlement in Namibia, is the starting point for the beautiful Sossusvlei Scenic Road. The town offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors. From the Sesriem Canyon, the highest dune in the Namib Desert, to the Sesriem Dunes and the famous Sesriem Oasis, there is something for everyone. The Sesriem Canyon is a spectacular canyon formed over millions of years of erosion. You can explore the canyon on foot or take a guided tour. The Sesriem Dunes are a unique experience and can be explored by foot or on a 4x4 safari. The Sesriem Oasis is a beautiful oasis surrounded by desert and is home to a variety of wildlife. The closest international airport to Sesriem is Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA code: WDH). From there, you can either rent a car or take a shuttle to Sesriem. Car rentals are available at the airport and provide a great way to explore the area. Sesriem is the perfect start to a road trip on the Sossusvlei Scenic Road. With its stunning landscapes, breathtaking views, and a range of activities, it’s the perfect place to begin your journey.

1 Sesriem - Sossusvlei

Distance 62 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast 18.5 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans limited number of petrol stations scenic road junction of road trips attractive landscape accommodation options
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Sesriem to Sossusvlei in Namibia! This scenic drive is just 62 km long and takes about an hour, so it's the perfect opportunity to take in the picturesque landscapes of the Namib Desert. The journey is best done in a 4WD vehicle and, in some sections, it may not be suitable for cars with camper trailers. Keep in mind that there may be no gas stations along the way, so plan your trip accordingly. As you drive, look out for the stunning views of the desert, the red sand dunes, and the occasional wildlife. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodation, restaurants, and campsites along the route can be found in the itinerary. So, get ready for an amazing adventure!

  Sossusvlei

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Namibia is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, and Sossusvlei is no exception. Located at the end of the Sossusvlei Scenic Road, it is a must-see destination for any traveler exploring the country. The main attraction of Sossusvlei is the cluster of red sand dunes, some of the tallest in the world. These dunes, some reaching up to 300 meters in height, are a great spot for an early morning or late afternoon hike. Along the way, visitors can also enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding desert, as well as some of the area's wildlife, such as ostriches and springbok. The nearby Sesriem Canyon is another must-visit destination. Carved out of the desert by the Tsauchab River, the canyon is a great spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. The nearby Sesriem Campsite is the perfect place to stay the night after a day of exploring the area. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is located in Windhoek (WDH). From there, it is a five-hour drive to Sossusvlei. So, if you're looking for an unforgettable road trip and an opportunity to explore some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, the Sossusvlei Scenic Road is the perfect destination. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the dunes, the canyon and the desert, and have an unforgettable experience.

Sossusvlei Scenic Road at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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