The white mud skillet of Deadvlei is situated next to the famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, also known as the Salt Pan of Sossusvlei, which is situated in the Namib Naukluft National Park in Namibia. Afrikaans: A basin between the hills is called a vlei, and a bog in such a valley is known as a vlei.
the word Deadvlei is also called “Dooie Vlei,” this pan is one of the few that has an Afrikaans name that is unique. In Google, if one searches about Deadvlei there are many sources that accurately report that the site’s name is often misconstrued. For example, when referenced as “death valley” in Afrikaans, a vlei isn’t really a valley. It is not a vlei that is a dry pan, but the pan is in fact a valley.
People say that Deadvlei or Dead Vlei is surrounded by the most astonishing sand ridges mostly on the globe which have a greater measure of 300 to 400 meters and that these dunes are known as Huge Daddy and Insane Dune.
When the Tsauchab river flooded, it produced temporary shallow ponds where camel thistle plants could grow. As the area entered a long period of drought, dry spells struck, followed by sand dunes that encroached on the skillet, blocking the river.
Trees die because there is no longer enough water to keep them alive. Some plants, for example, salsola and clusters of Nara, can withstand extended exposure to fog and rare precipitation, respectively. The bodies of the trees that are estimated to be 900 years old now seem darker due to the high solar activity.
Because it is so dry, the wood remains sound but not petrified. The movie The Cell was mostly filmed in the location in the year 2000. This location was used to shoot the Bollywood hit movie Ghajini, which was released in 2008.