Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei close to Sossusvlei, is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. Deadvlei is a paradise for photographers as the contrast between the pitch-black trees and bleached-white pans. It was formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate. Deadvlei is at least 1km walk from the parking lot so be sure to take drinking water with you.

“Deadvlei is a paradise for photographers as the contrast between the pitch-black trees and bleached-white pans, and the rusty-red dunes and deep blue sky make for incredible images.  Deadvlei is at least 1km walk from the parking lot so be sure to take drinking water with you.”

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