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.

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Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in . is situated 3 km south of Sossusvlei. Photo: MarkDhawn, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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