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There is a ticket office at this parking area if you do not own a 4WD vehicle in order to continue the journey to the Sossusvlei area. At this point you can pay to catch a ride on a 4WD vehicle of NWR managing the park. You can however proceed to a parking area by Big Daddy dune etc. if you have a 4WD vehicle. Do not attempt this drive without a 4WD vehicle - you will get stuck!
The cost was NAD170per adult and half price per child for a ride to the dune and Sossusvlei area and back, which is a 5km drive in each direction. (June-2018).
The ancient sand dunes of Sossusvlei forms part of the Namib Sand Sea World Heritage site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1430) and travellers are reminded to minimise their impact on the environment when visiting this eco-sensitive area by adhering to a few simple guidelines:
• Stay on the main trails rather than walk criss-cross over the sensitive vegetation areas – they may seem bare and lifeless, but many plants remain dormant until the first rains.
• The “lifeless” trees in Dead Vlei are preserved by the harsh, dry climate and are estimated to be about 900 years old. Do not damage them by climbing on them, or break branches off for firewood or keepsakes.
• The red dunes in the area has been formed over millions of years. Limit the shifting of sand down the dunes by following the trails of others, rather than sliding or running down, taking half the dune down with you.
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