Sandwich Harbour Tour
Exciting 4x4 excursion to Sandwich Harbour
The beautiful dunes of the Namib Desert meet the rough Atlantic Ocean: The 4x4 excursion of „Sandwich Harbour 4x4“ to Sandwich Harbour south of Walvis Bay is scenically unique, exciting and extraordinarily organized.
- 4 hours 4x4 tour
- Little 5 of the desert
- Oyster snack and champagne
Sandwich Harbour Lagoon
The Sandwich Harbour Lagoon is situated about 80 kilometers south of Walvis Bay. It is a sweet water lagoon which originates from the ground water protruding from the foot of the dunes reaching into the ocean. Already during the 15th century a harbour was established here, most probably for the purpose of whale catching. The harbour does not exist anymore and the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon is today only used touristically for its nature is pristine and it boasts an incomparable diversity of birds and a - for a desert environment - lush vegetation.
The tours of „Sandwich Harbour 4x4“ start from Walvis Bay at 08:30 am or, for guests that take part in the boat excursion in the morning, at 1 pm. Great opportunity to combine the two tours are possible and highly recommendable.
Sandwich Harbour 4x4 tour
After a short stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon, often crowded with flamingos, the tour continues towards the Kuiseb Delta and the salt works directly to the wild Atlantic coast where dunes and ocean meet south of Walvis Bay. Accessibility with the off-road cars to the lagoon is dependent on high and low tide. If the tide is high the last meters to the Lagoon have to be taken by foot over the last dunes. Here enough time is given to enjoy the breathtaking landscape, to take pictures, to search for the well camouflaged Little 5 or to get a decent sunburn should you have forgotten to cover yourself thoroughly with factor 50 sunscreen.
On the way, usually on one of the higher dunes with nice vista, a snack is prepared. Lasting memories are created by the world famous oysters and tasty bubbly.
The return takes the guest through the typical landscapes of the Atlantic Dune Belt vegetated by lush Nara plants. With some luck there will be possibilities to see some of Namibia's wildlife. Oryx antelopes, springbuck, jackals, seals, ostriches and brown hyenas are found in the area. Some of the smaller species include the Dancing White Lady spider, the beautiful Palmato gecko, the Sidewinder and the Golden Mole.
The complete tour takes about 4 hours. Return in Walvis Bay is scheduled for 1 pm or for 5 pm respectively depending whether you book the morning or the afternoon tour.
All pictures: Sandwich Harbour 4x4
Recommendation: Full Day Combo
The Sandwich Harbour Tour can be combined with the Catamaran Cruise from Catamaran Charters (Full Day Combo).
Catamaran Charters offers cruises in the Walvis Bay lagoon in four luxurious catamarans. In search of the marine Big 5 (whales, dolphins, Mola Molas, Leatherback turtles and seals) guests will enjoy an unforgettable experience.
All pictures: Catamaran Charters
Rates & Reservations
|01.01.19 - 31.12.19||01.01.20 - 31.12.20|
|Half day tour||N$ 1640||N$ 1800|
|Half day tour 4 - 12 years||N$ 1200||N$ 1320|
|Full day combo||N$ 2500||N$ 2750|
|Full day combo kids 4 - 12 years||N$ 1700||N$ 1870|
|The rates are per person|