Worlds Oldest Desert
Take in the silence of the world’s oldest desert in Dead Vlei
Step into the twilight zone. Take a short walk over a small sand dune and you will soon find yourself in a parallel universe where the concept of time slips away to irrelevance. It is as if you have stepped through the door to another world altogether, where the eerie silence plays tricks on your mind and the hot sun beats down onto your skin. The black skeletons of long dead trees dot this haunted landscape, the white salty sand crusts the parched ground and the huge red sand dunes cast a strong outline against the deep blue of the clear African sky. Dead Vlei in the heart of the Namib Naukluft National Park in Namibia is a photographer’s dream but no doubt it will be an experience to cherish for a lifetime for anyone who has stood here and felt as if time itself has stopped.