Windhoek, Namibian's capital, is situated roughly 190 miles (306 kilometers) northeast of Sossusvlei.
You don't have to limit your tour to the points of interest in Sossusvlei because the surrounding region is laced with a wealth of captivating things to see and do. Head 2 miles (3 kilometers) south from Sossusvlei to Sesriem, where you can check out the Sesriem Canyon and Mt. Naukluftberge.
If you're the type who likes to take things easy while on vacation, why not try a spot of wildlife watching and bird watching. This area also offers a number of once in a lifetime adventures such as sky diving.
A great way to discover the true spirit of a place is by visiting the restaurants and cafés in the area. Try something off the menu and get to know people who live in the area. Bulbs and swakopmund green asparagus are often included in local meals here. No vacation in Namibia would be finished without experiencing the delights of potjie kos (stew) and braaivleis (barbecue meal). Draught beer is a much-loved beer here. So head to the nearest drinking establishment, kick back and give it a try! Visitors who are not used to drinking alcohol will want to try juice, a common drink here.
When the time comes to leave this city, there's a good chance you'll catch yourself making plans to revisit this very special destination.