Sossusvlei is the main attraction of the . The word vlei is an Afrikaans word that means "pan" and Sossusvlei is a clay pan between large sand dunes. The name of the 'town' is Sesriem, also the name of a nearby canyon.
Photo: Anagoria, CC BY 3.0.

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is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in . Photo: MarkDhawn, CC BY-SA 3.0.


-24.7398° or 24° 44' 23.1" south
15.2876° or 15° 17' 15.4" east
609 metres (1998 feet)
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node 1347692441
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Sossusvlei
  • Cebuano: Sossusvlei
  • Chinese: 索蘇斯弗雷
  • Chinese: 索蘇斯鹽沼
  • Chinese: 索蘇維來
  • Chinese: 艾里姆沙丘
  • Dutch: Sossusvlei
  • Finnish: Sossusvlei
  • French: Dunes de Sossusvlei
  • French: Dunes de Sossuvlei
  • French: Sossusvlei
  • German: Sossusvlei
  • Hebrew: סוסוסבלאי
  • Indonesian: Sossusvlei
  • Italian: Sossus Vlei
  • Italian: Sossusvlei
  • Japanese: ソッサスブレイ
  • Japanese: ソーサスフライ
  • Russian: Сесрием
  • Russian: Соссусфлей
  • Slovenian: Sossusvlei
  • Spanish: Sossusvlei
  • Ukrainian: Соссуфлей
  • Sossus
  • Sossus Vley

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