After the surreal peace of NamibRand, its wild animals and even wilder roads, the crowds and the paved roads of the Soussvlei/Deadvlei park were quite a change. Usually, I'm not a great fan of crowds and mass-hiking, but the Namib is so vast that even its most famous landmark dwarfs any amount of tourists. While walking up the Big Daddy dune, I could see many small, moving dots, going up and down the dune or exploring the Deadvlei pan below me. The view of other people in the distance didn't spoil the intensity of the experience. If anything, it highlighted once again the contrast between the greatness of the landscape, shaped over millions of years, and how small humanity is when observed from afar.