Sossusvlei is characterised by the large red dunes that surround it and translates to “dead end marsh” and was formed when the Tsauchab River was blocked by sand. Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light. Sunrise and Sunsets offer photographers spectacular images with the changing light on the red sands.