Mystical Wonders of Earth: Deadvlei


Ava Bartley

Most landmarks are not really related to their name. However, this isn’t one of them. Deadvlei is a place that is probably THE living incarnation of “dried-out and barren”. It stands for ‘dead marsh’ (the ‘vlei’ is Afrikaans for some type of marsh).

Located in Namibia, Deadvlei is a white clay pan. Which has a few trees, aging approximately 900 years old, that are leafless and dead-looking. However, it seems like a pretty neat place to visit. I really dislike the heat, so it’s not for me, but it may be for you. If you do like the heat, I recommend going, since there’s all sorts of places to visit in that area.