Sandwich Harbour Guided Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
- Duration: 5 hours
Depart for Sandwich Harbour from the Walvis Bay waterfront on a 5-hour morning excursion. After a quick briefing, you'll be on the way. En route stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a Ramsar Wetlands Site that’s home to 250,000 flamingos in the rainy season. Stop at the Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and learn about their production process. Continue on through the Namib Desert. On the way to Sandwich Harbour, be on the lookout for fascinating wildlife. If the weather permits, you’ll enjoy lunch at Sandwich Lagoon – featuring finger snacks, sparkling wine, local beer and fresh Namibian oysters. After lunch head back to the Walvis Bay waterfront.
Our guide JP was very professional and gave as an excellent tour to Sandwich Harbor. We enjoyed it very much and had a wonderful day.
Discover Spitzkoppe on a full day tour with a private guide from Swakopmund. Admire the brilliantly-colored granite peaks of Spitzkoppe that rise abruptly out of the surrounding plains, and hear detailed explanations about the surroundings throughout your tour from your guide. Begin your day with hotel pickup at around 9 AM in Swakopmund. Drive 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) eastward of the coastal Atlantic to your first stop, the Martin Luther steam tractor. Learn about the history of the only material remnant of the first attempt to introduce mechanized transport in Namibia, and receive a brief description of the area and Namibia in general. Next, drive inland for about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the stark grandeur of Gross Spitzkoppe, an inselberg or inland mountain often described as the Matterhorn of Namibia because of its shape. Rising 1728 meters (5670 feet) above sea level, Spitzkoppe...
Drive first to the Martin Luther steam tractor, the only material remnant of the first attempt to introduce mechanized transport in Namibia. You will receive a brief description of its history, as well as of Swakopmund and Namibia in general. Afterwards, drive inland to see the stark grandeur of Gross Spitzkoppe. During the drive your guide will offer detailed explanations about the surroundings and, of course, the Spitzkoppe - a perennial challenge to the serious mountaineer. The mountains are brilliantly colored and rise abruptly out of the surrounding plains. After a short introduction to the local Damara people who reside in the area, there will be an opportunity to view the natural flora of the region, before heading to the spectacular rock paintings of the Spitzkoppe. Both the Grosse and Klein Spitzkoppe, as well as the Pontok Mountains and the associated Bushman artwork, are ide...
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the Mondesa District. During the first part of the tour, learn about Swakopmund’s history, its origins, and its well maintained buildings from the colonial era. Nestled between the wind-blown Namib Desert and the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund is home to palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and a pleasant summer climate that attracts surfers, anglers and beach lovers. Upon arrival in the Mondesa District, learn about how the neighborhood suffered during the apartheid years. Although racial segregation was abolished here in 1991, it is still possible to observe the traces of this dark part of history. Stroll through the streets of Mondesa and discover its vibrant culture. See first hand the kindness of Mondesa’s local people, who won’t hesitate to offer you to taste their traditional delicacies or homemade craft ...
Learn about Namibian culture with a bike tour through Swakopmund Town. As you begin your tour, your local guide will pick you up from your accommodations. Together you will then cycle through the historic city center and see the colorful homes of the local community. Along the way learn about Namibian customs and see local sights. Visit an African home, and enjoy a home-cooked traditional meal. Stop by and say to hello to the students at a local preschool. Pause and hear a concert by an African Gospel Choir. Finally, your guide will drop you off at your accommodations. This tour is a part of a program which supplies discarded bikes to local bicycle workshops, offering the chance to train and employing members of the community both as bicycle mechanics and tour guides.
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The Guide was fantastic, he knows a lot of natural and cultur informations und told us. His english is good, also for people who are not nativspeakers. The tour through the dunes was in parts like a roller coaster - small and very high dunes. It was a lot of fun and we felt safe all the time. We were able to see animals like springbok, Tok tok Bugs, seals and jackals :) The lunch was homemaded and tasted very good.
A well-organized tour with punctual pick-up from the cruise terminal and timely return to the ship, so that you don't have to worry about missing the ship. The day before you will also be contacted again by e-mail and the pick-up will be confirmed. It is particularly gratifying that the tours are carried out at a much lower price than the boat excursions.
We did the tour in April 2019 and enjoyed it so much. We are still talking about this amazing day! Highly recommended! Jacques and JP were always ready to answer any questions, take pictures of us and made us feel very comfortable and safe. Not to forget: Food was amazing! Such a lovely preparation and more than enough of everything.
The half-day trip with our guide J.P was simply great and one of my highlights on the trip through Namibia! Driving between massive dunes on one side and the ocean just a couple of meters from you on the other side was such a unique experience. So glad we booked, we really enjoyed the day!
We had a great tour with our very nice and competent guide JP.