The top destination in the Southern Region is Sossusvlei with its monumental dunes, up to 325 m when measured from the base. These star-shaped dunes are a sought-after topic for artists and photographers. Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft park, the sand dunes at Sossusvlei are just one excellent reason to visit Namibia.
The canyon derives its name from the fact that early Afrikaner trekkers had to use six ('ses') leather thongs (a thong is a 'riem') so that their buckets could reach the water far below.The canyon begins as an almost imperceptible but nevertheless deep cleft in level, stony ground, and then widens until it finally flattens out onto the plain.
Climbing to the top of Big Mama, as it is known to the locals, is well worth every bead of sweat. Catch your breath, take a drink and try to avoid camera shake before capturing some unique moments
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