1. Namibia
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  3. Swakopmund

Highlights of Walvis Bay, Dune 7 Shore Excursion

Product ID: 86813
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Discover the beauty of Walvis Bay, climb the massive Dune 7, let the seals of Pelican Point peninsula entertain you, and see many species of birdlife at the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Climb to the top of Dune 7, a 130-meter giant sand dune and experience the spectacular view from the top
  • Go on an adventurous drive along the Pelican Point peninsula passing a shipwreck, wildlife, and the lighthouse
  • Take the best photos up at Walvis Bay Lagoon with its abundant birdlife
Full description
Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Walvis Bay. After a short briefing and introduction, make your way out of the town towards Dune 7. Arrive at Dune 7 after approximately 20 minutes and enjoy some free time to climb up the sand and take photos. Head back towards town and then to the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery. This refinery produces a staggering 750,000 tons of salt per year, much of which is exported internationally. It covers an area of 4500 hectares and is in the process of expanding. See massive heaps of salt that looks like snow and bright pink-colored water basins.

Then, travel out onto the peninsula with the calm lagoon to the right and the roaring Atlantic ocean to the left. Enjoy a drive to the very tip of Pelican Point and see wildlife, a shipwreck, and the Pelican Point Lighthouse along the way. The Lighthouse was built in 1932 and stands 35 meters high. It now offers luxury accommodation to its clients and offers complete relaxation in this unique area.
 
Once you reach the end of the peninsula, enjoy some free time to explore and take in the spectacular scenery surrounded by wildlife that includes the second-largest Cape Fur Seal colony in the country. Then, enjoy a lunch comprised of a variety of finger snacks, sparkling wine, local beers, water, soft drinks, and dessert.

After lunch, travel towards Walvis Bay Lagoon. This lagoon in the southwest area of the town is regarded as one of the most important wetlands for birds along the southern African coast. The area is a feeding site for up to 50% of greater flamingos found in Southern Africa and also attracts other species like gulls, plovers, pelicans, and the endemic Damara Tern. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this spectacular lagoon before heading concluding the tour at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • All permits and fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities