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Day & Half Day Tours

Namib Desert Tours

FULL-DAY TOUR
Duration: approx: 7 Hours

We travel along the small-holdings on the northern bank of the Swakop River into the oldest desert of the world, the Namib Desert. Your tour-guide will explain the origin of the Namib Desert and explain the geological and climatic conditions of this coastal desert. As we proceed further we leave every trace of civilisation behind and find ourselves surrounded by the rugged and rocky scenery of the Namib Desert. Experience the “Ringing Stones” and the fascinating plants of the Namib, for example the indigenous Lithops, also known as the “Living Stones”, as well as a variety of rare lichens, and most of all, the remarkable Welwitschia plant, a living fossil which is only found in this geographical area. With a bit of luck, one can see springbok, Klipspringer, Steenbok, Baboon, Ostriches, Ruppels korhaan and the Trac-trac chat.
After a lunch break we drive along the dry riverbed of the Swakop Valley which is lined with Tamarisk, Prosopis and Acacia trees. We pass the “Oasis Goanikontes”, enter the Namib Naukluft Park and view the “Moon Valley” from a vantage point. We close off this tour with a visit to the wandering sand dunes near Swakopmund.Price List

HALF-DAY DESERT TOUR

Duration approx. 4 hours.

Similar to the Full Day Tour but along a shorter route, without a lunch break.

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments. Lunch packs for the full-day tour can be ordered beforehand.

Cape Cross Seal Colony

Duration approx. 5 hours.

We travel along the coast in a northerly direction and visit some salt-pans where Flamingos can be seen. We continue along the coast and stop once more to take a closer look at the lichen-fields next to the salt-road. After another stop at a ship wreck we proceed to the Cape Cross seal reserve. Here in 1486 a Portuguese explorer named Diego Cao, the first European to set foot in Namibia, erected a stone cross in honour of King João II of Portugal. To-day there is a large colony of Cape Fur Seals which can be viewed at close quarters and is an experience of a lifetime. Since the introduction of legislation controlling the utilisation of seals in Namibia in 1922 the seal population at Cape Cross has increased to more than 250,000.
Our return journey to Swakopmund includes a short sightseeing tour of the small holiday resort Henties Bay. Henties Bay developed from a mere sprinkling of fisher huts into a very popular holiday resort within a few decades.Price List

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments.

Mineral Tours
Rossing Mountain And Environment

Duration approx. 4 hours. (Half-day Tour)

We travel in a north-easterly direction towards the Rossing Mountain some 35 km from Swakopmund. Experience the impressive scenery of the mountain and its Dolerite outcrops from close quarters. En route we stop at a former Aragonite-mine and study some calcium druses (crusts of crystals lining rock-cavities).
Afterwards we proceed to a rose quartz mine and visit a rock outcrop where aragonite, manganous (dendrite) rock and red jasper can be seen. Plant growth on the mountain like the Common Candle bush, Euphorbia virosa and a variety of Lichen is also of great interest.Price List

MINERAL PLUS CANYON TOUR

Duration approx. 7 hours (Full-day Tour)

Similar to the Half-Day Mineral Tour but the return journey to Swakopmund will be via the Khan- and Swakop canyons. From Rossing Mountain we drive in a southerly direction and visit a “green mountain” containing olivine (magnesium-iron silicate) and glimmer. After a lunch break we travel down the dry river beds of the Kahn- and Swakop Rivers towards the coast. Experience the magnificent geological formations and unique vegetation of these canyons.

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments. Lunch packs for the full-day tour can be ordered beforehand.

Spitzkoppe Tour

Duration approx. 7 hours.

We travel in a north-eastern direction to one of Namibia’s best known landmarks: the Big Spitzkoppe, also known as the Matterhorn of Africa. This so-called “Inselberg” is a granite outcrop which rises 780m above the surrounding Namib Desert; its total height above sea level is 1728m. After our arrival at the Spitzkoppe we drive around the mountain and view several attractions like the Rock Pool”, the “Rock Arch”, and some interesting bushman paintings. The rich vegetation at the Spitzkoppe provides ample opportunity to study some of the flora of the Namib Desert, e.g. Acacia species and “Kobas”, the Butter tree, milk bush and Commiphora species, as well as “Beesklou and Cleome species. Several bird species can be seen, as for example the Pale-winged Starling and species of weaver birds.
After a leisurely lunch break it is time for our return-journey to Swakopmund.Price List

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments. Lunch packs for the tour can be ordered beforehand.

Trip To The Dunes

Duration: approx: 1½ Hours

A short drive to the dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. We do not drive over the dunes but stop at the base of one of the shifting dunes. Your tour guide will explain the origin of the sand and how the dunes were formed. We distinguish between various types of dunes as for example transverse, longitudinal, star and barchan dunes which are crescent-shaped. There is ample opportunity to climb the dunes and to take some photos of the lovely view from top of the dunes. After a leisurely drive along the base of the dune belt we return to Swakopmund.Price List

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments.

Urban Tours
Historical Swakopmund

Duration: approx: 1½ Hours – Start at 10:00 or 16:00 – Minimum 2 participants

Swakopmund, known as the prime holiday resort of Namibia, was founded in August 1892 by the German Colonial Reich. For many years this town was the main harbour for the territory, being served by the mole and later the jetty. Both these structures still exist. Many historical buildings dating from that area are still being used and are rated as historic monuments. The distinct German Colonial character of Swakopmund has been well preserved and is undoubtedly a key attraction for tourists and entrepreneurs.
The tour of Historical Swakopmund concentrates on the historical part of Swakopmund. Your guide will relate the history of Swakopmund and explain the origin of the various historical buildings in town. However, the tour is not confined to the historical center, but also includes “millionaire’s mile”, the northern suburbs and the townships.

Walvis Bay And Walvis Bay Wetlands

Duration approx: 2 Hours – Start at 9:00 or 15:00 – Minimum 2 participants

We travel to Walvis Bay and visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a Ramsar Site, and one of the richest and most important coastal wetlands in southern Africa. Up to 160,000 birds are counted in our summer months, including thousands of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Damara Terns, Curlew Sandpipers, Chestnut-banded Plovers and numerous other shore- and sea birds. After a tour of the Walvis Bay town -and harbour area we head back for Swakopmund, paying a short visit to Bird Island enroute.

Swakopmund And Walvisbay

Duration approx: 3 Hours – Start at 9:00 or 15:00 – Minimum 2 participants

This is a combination of the Swakopmund and Walvis Bay tours.Price List
Minimum 2 participants

Services included:
Tours and trips as per itinerary. Experienced and fully qualified English speaking tour guide. Light refreshments.


“All prices in Namibian Dollars/South African Rand”

Prices Updated January 2018

 Price p.P. 2 Persons onlyPrice p.P. 3 Persons or more
NAMIB DESERT TOURS
Moon-Landscape, Goanikontes
Swakop Canyon, Welwitschia,
Fauna, Flora and Sand Dunes:
Full-day Tour aprox. 7 Hrs.N$ 1200N$ 1000
Half-Day-Tour, approx. 4 Hrs.N$ 800N$ 750
CAPE CROSS SEAL COLONY
Including Saltpans, Lichen fields, and Henties Bay: aprox. 5 Hrs.:N$ 1700N$ 1500
MINERAL TOURS
Minerals about Rössing Mt. 4 Hrs.N$ 1200N$ 1200
Minerals plus Canyon Tour: 7 HrsN$ 1900N$ 1900
SPITZKOPPE – DAY TOUR
Namibian “Matterhorn”, Flora, Bushman paintings, Geology:N$ 2100N$ 1900
TRIP TO THE DUNES 1½ Hrs: N$ 450N$ 450
URBAN TOURS
Historical Swakopmund 1½ Hrs.: N$ 400N$ 350
Walvis Bay and Wetlands 2Hrs.: N$ 600N$ 500
Swakopmund + Walvis Bay 3Hrs. N$ 800N$ 700