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“red sand”(9 reviews)
45 kilometers From the Park Entrance Gate, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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All reviews early morning red sand worth the effort both sides great pictures sight to behold fear of heights watch the sunrise awesome experience park entrance your feet views are spectacular amazing colours coming down visit namibia gets hot hard climb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dune 45 might have made Sossusvlei famous but currently there is just to many people climbing the dune in the morning to make that famous in the morning light

Thank EtangolaToursE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is spectacular and well worth the slog up to the top just take your time and at least.1.5 lts of water with you and as it says the Dune is 45k. into the park, don't think you will see dunes this big anywhere...More

Thank Eamonn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a long way up to the top in loose sand. Give yourself extra time to get to the top. The sunrise views are amazing and after sunrise watch the desert change colors

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Dune 45 is famous, but check before also dune 40. Less crowded, allmost as high as 45, but the tree in front gives an excellent view for your pictures. Besides, the parking place is along the road, so you first have to walk, which gives...More

Thank Ad W
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The climb is quite easy but is a two stage climb up to a ridge and then a walk around the gently sloping ridge to the top. You are rewarded with great views of red dunes and the long desert landscape. The crowds are very...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This took us 20 mins return but be prepared to stop start and pass people and this track gets really busy. It gets really hot here so try and go when it is still cool. Take a camera as there some good photo opportunities

Thank claire_beer
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This dune is 45km from Sesriem. Hundreds of tourist arrived just before we did and it was hectic. Opted not to climb. But the sight of the dune and the red sand was mesmerizing!!!

Thank Pioneer717754
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Dune 45 is the most popular dune in the Sossusvlei and the must see and do when you are there Really great views

Thank MartineNL
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

crazy red dunes one next to the otter Dune 45 is the one we Climbed, took us Aboutaleb 1 hour but amazing view and trip Never forget this

Thank peter D
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Amazing sand dune. There was a constant line of people climbing like ants on a termite mound. I didnt climb it as I just wanted to take photographs and watch the light sweeping across it as the sun moves through the sky. There are other...More

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Response from Gregoire64 | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean? It is 3 hours on dirt roads from Windhoek or Walvis Bay, but once inside to national Park the main road is sealed. The Dune itself is just of the sealed road and takes about 1000 - 1200 steps in the sand to... More