South of Windhoek, in the Namib Naukluft Park, is the red dune sea of Namibia, the Namib Desert. At sunrise, you will experience an imposing play of light and shadow, which is also the favorite motif of many photographers. The Sossusvlei is home to the most photographed dune in the world, the dune 45, is a giant of about 80 meters in height. In Deadvlei, the dry river bed, you’ll find dead acacia trees that stand surreal in the glistening white salt basin and the mighty dunes of the Namib be framed. In this unreal area especially the big Oryx antelopes (also called gemsboks or ibexes) adapted to the difficult living conditions and are surprisingly common. For children and adults, the dunes are equally an adventure sand box of the special kind.