Swakopmund, Namibia
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Half Day Tours

SCENIC SANDWHICH HARBOUR DUNE DRIVE

Probably one of the most exciting and memorable scenic 4×4 off-road tour you can go on. Our popular Scenic Sandwich Harbour Dune Drive tour starts in Swakopmund and onto Walvisbay, we share interesting facts along the way to the Ramsar wetlands of the Walvis Bay Lagoon and Pink Salt lakes of the enormous Saltworks. We pass some 54 bird species of various endemic and palearctic migratory birds numbering up to 3000 000 birds in our summer. Flamingos, Pelicans, Turnstone, Avocets, Sandpipers, Plovers and an array of Terns and Gulls are seen along the way.

The sandy route takes us to the most awesome dune views, where dune meets sea. Past dilapidated Houses of yesteryear scattered on the beach disturbed by raging springtides. Up the towering wind sculptured dunes, a heart stopping swooping roller coaster ride to the unexpected, lush wetland scenery of Sandwich Harbour at your feet. It is STUNNING! It’s Awesome! Its Unforgettably beautiful!

We find a lone spot to absorb the tranquillity and vastness of the dunes and serve up a light tasty lunch with beverages. The quietness absorbs us, the vastness and beauty stun us. Its unique. Its Sandwich Harbour.

We share the very unknown history and geology of Sandwich Harbour, strewn with Skeletons, searching for Seals, Jackals, Springbuck, and what life the desert has to offer… The adrenaline packed dune drive home follows over towering dunes and steep slip faces, past astounding dune views, salt pans and unexpected greenery. These hummocks of Sedges and !Nara plants are home to mice, geckos, lizards and even Oryx. This is most certainly a high lite in Namibia, creating unforgettable memories.

Sandwich Harbour Dune Tour; the emotions, the feelings, the scenery, the feel of the dunes, never to be forgotten. Sadly, our day ends at your accommodation.

This half day tour can be booked mornings or afternoons. An ideal tour to add onto a morning activity.
08h00-13h00 or 13h30 to 18h30
Sandwich Harbour Tour is a shortened version of the full day Sandwich Harbour Dune Tour.

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SANDWHICH HARBOUR 4×4: SELF DRIVE TOUR

Our Sandwich Harbour 4X4 Self-drive tour affords you the opportunity to experience this unique tour driving your own vehicle. We guide and assist you along the route, communicating with 2-way radios, sharing dune driving skills in those difficult moments. You will gain plenty dune driving experience following our lead vehicle.

The tour starts in Swakopmund/ Walvis Bay, or at an arranged meeting point, normally the KENTUCKY Fried Chicken Parking lot in the centre of Swakopmund and onto Walvisbay, we share interesting facts along the way to the Ramsar wetlands of the Walvis Bay Lagoon and pink salt lakes of the Saltworks. We pass various endemic and palearctic migratory birds numbering up to 300 000 birds in our summer. Birds like Flamingos, Pelicans, Turnstone, Avocets, Sandpipers, Plovers and an array of Terns and Gulls are seen along the way. The sandy route south takes us past dilapidated Houses of yesteryear scattered on the beach disturbed by raging springtides, up the towering wind sculptured dunes, a heart stopping roller coaster swoop to the unexpected, lush wetland scenery of Sandwich Harbour, at your feet.
It is STUNNING! It’s Awesome! Its Unforgettably beautiful.
We find a lone spot to absorb the tranquillity and vastness of the dunes and serve up a light tasty lunch with beverages. The quietness absorbs us, the vastness and beauty stun us. Its unique. Its Sandwich Harbour.
We share the very unknown history of Sandwich Harbour, strewn with Skeletons searching for Seals, Jackals, Springbuck, and what life the desert has to offer… The adrenaline packed dune drive follows over towering dunes and steep slip faces, past astounding dune views, salt pans and unexpected greenery, testing your driving skills to the utmost. These hummocks of Sedges and !Nara plants are home to mice, geckos, lizards and even Oryx.
Getting stuck is inevitable, it’s part of the fun and we are there to help you out. This will most certainly be a high lite on your Namibia tour, creating those special unforgettable memories.

N.B. This half day tour is about 6 hours depending on how well we master the dune drive. The vehicle must be fuelled up, well insured and driven with the owner’s permission, if it is not your own vehicle. This self-drive tour is undertaken totally at your own Risk, and you indemnify the Guide and/or Desert Dunes and Dust Tours cc. of any damage that you might cause to your vehicle on the tour.


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CAPE CROSS SEAL DRIVE

Shipwrecks Lichens and thousands of Cape Fur Seals
Today we leave north to Cape Cross Seal Colony, where Diego Cao planted a stone cross enroute in exploring a route to India in 1486. Along the way we stop at the Zeila Shipwreck, Lichen plains, Saltpans, and pass-through small settlements. The 50 000 strong Seal population awaits us. We hear them, we smell them, we can almost touch them. A small lunch is served along a remote desert site.

An interesting half day tour into the desert..


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Cape Cross Seals

PELICAN POINT SEAL DRIVE & BIRDING EXTRAVAGANZA

Our journey starts in Swakopmund and heads through Walvis Bay to the Walvisbay Lagoon. This Ramsar acclaimed wetland is home to thousands of Flamingos, past the enormous Saltworks, Pink salt lakes and the lagoon with 300 000 birds, 54 species of resident and palearctic migrators, including Avocets, Terns, Pelicans, Egrets, Plovers and Sandpipers. Birders note!

We turn north towards Pelican Point to view the 50 000 strong Cape Fur Seal colony. We see black backed Jackal amongst the many birds and maybe Brown Hyena tracks. We walk as close to the sunbathing Seals as we can, to Photograph, smell and hear these likable animals. Thinking Sammy the seal is out there somewhere. The light House at Pelican point stands out amongst huge Ships in the bay.

This rich birdlife is best experienced on a guided tour.
This short Tour is a photographers’ dream. Starts at 08h30 or 13h30

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WELWITSCHIA, GOANIKONTES & MOONLANDSCAPE DRIVE

This half day tour takes you into the Namib Desert, a unique ecosystem of gravel plains and wind eroded river valleys. We study the tiny Lichens found along our way. Lichens are a joint- venture between Mushroom and Algae, dependant on fog for moisture, both needing each other to survive these harsh weather conditions. We drive on for some breath-taking views of this 500-million-year-old area. The Moonlandscape. You feel you are on another Planet… Listen to the Silence! The road leads through Goanikontes an old watering station to our 360degree viewpoint of this vast and arid region. A lone Trac Trac Chad or Springbuck may be seen. A little further on we reach the Welwitschia Plains, a narrow band of desert stretch where this age-old plant grows. We view the 1500-year-old Welwitschia Mirabilis plants and learn how they survive. The rock formations create stunning landscapes of dolerite and granite, lava dykes and countless mining exploration sites. Our route is unique and interesting.
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Duration: 4-5 Hours

Pick-up: 08h00 and 13h30

Drop-off: 12h30 and 18h00

Pack: Camera, Hat & Sunscreen

 

Included: Park fees, snacks and refreshments

 

Start Off: Swakopmund (via Walvis Bay)

 

Conditions:
– Minimum of 2 persons per tour
– Private Tours must be specified on booking, minimum 4 persons
– We cater for vegans, vegetarian or other dietary requirements (please advise on booking)
– We cater for special occasions, e.g., proposals, anniversaries (please advise on booking)
– Please specify drop off and collection points and times on reservation
– All trips are subject to Tide or weather conditions. We retrain the right to change the schedule/ route for safety reasons. Sandwich can only be entered at low tide
– Tours are pre-payable. We except cash or Credit Card

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