Sandwich Harbour- Guided Self-Drive Tour From Walvis Bay

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Sandwich Harbour- Guided Self-Drive Tour from Walvis Bay, 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM1/1/2023 - 12.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel, Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the adventure and beauty of exploring the Namib desert in your own 4x4 vehicle lead by our experienced guide. There are many interesting sights to see including desert fauna and flora, and giant sand dunes. Navigate the thin stretch of coast where giant dunes meet the Atlantic ocean on your way to Sandwich Lagoon. Price includes recovery equipment, two way radios. NO FOOD OR DRINKS INCLUDED.
*******PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOUR VEHICLE INSURANCE WILL COVER DRIVING ON SAND AND SAND DUNES, PRIOR TO STARTING THIS TOUR. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT OCCURED DURING THIS TOUR. THIS TOUR IS STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK*******

Know More about this tour

Your day starts after collection from the Walvis bay Yacht Club 8:30. After a quick briefing you'll depart towards Sandwich Harbour. Along the way you'll stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon- a RAMSAR site which is home to 250 000 flamingos in the rainy season.

Then stop at the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery where you'll learn more about the production taking place there. From there we head into the Kuiseb river bed, a lush area with alot of vegetation for local wildlife. From there we drive alongside a natural salt pan on route to the Namib desert.

We stop to look for wildlife on route and then its onto Sandwich Harbour. The narrow stretch of beach we have to pass next is very exciting. It is the famous area where huge Namib dunes meet the roaring Atlantic ocean. Once you have navigated this section you will now reach Sandwich Harbour. Here you have time to climb the dunes to get the best view of this spectacular area.

*******PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOUR VEHICLE INSURANCE WILL COVER DRIVING ON SAND AND SAND DUNES, PRIOR TO STARTING THIS TOUR. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT OCCURED DURING THIS TOUR. THIS TOUR IS STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK*******



After our stop we depart through the dunes and delta on route back to town.

Conclude your tour back in Walvis Bay.

Inclusions

National Park fees

Two Way radios for commucation

Recovery equipment

Guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Vehicle

Vehicle insurance ( if a rental vehicle is used,please confirm that it allow sand and sand dunes driving)

Vehicle insurance (if private owned vehicle, please confirm that it allows sand and sand dune driving)

Personal insurance

Fuel (diesel/petrol)

Travel insurance

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Driver is responsible for his/her own insurance cover and need to have a four wheel drive vehicle( 44)

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Sep-2022

    Haben die Selbstfahr-Tour mit JP gemacht. Super netter & kompetenter Typ. Haben viel über die Gegend und die Tiere gelernt. Kann ich jedem, der Spaß am Autofahren hat empfehlen!

  • 30-Aug-2022

    JP was the best guide we could have on this tour! We enjoyed it so much! Even though it was the first time I was driving on dunes, with JP's support it has been so much fun. Do not lose this experience, one of our Namibia trip's highlights!

  • 27-Aug-2022

    Esperienza magnifica! JP è stato fantastico, disponibilissimo. Dopo un breve briefing e alcune prove, siamo partiti e abbiamo guidato in riva all’oceano fino a Sandwich Habour. Poi breve sosta panoramica su una duna, dopodiché siamo ripartiti in mezzo alle dune e, dopo una pausa pranzo, siamo tornati. Super consigliato!

  • 30-May-2022

    From the beginning, the tour guide seemed totally not intrested in taking the tour. The instructions mentioned that they will take care of deflating the tires and provide some basic information on driving in sand. Instead he expected us to come with deflated tires. His tone seemed very irritated all the time. Most of the tourists who book this tour may not have had prior experience driving in dunes and will take some getting used to. If not, for the other person who came along with the driver, it would have been even more horrible experience. He tried to be polite. The actual guide, JP Koch said he was sick and hence sending this person. He should not send this person which will ruin some body's day. He should just return the money and cancel the trip.

  • 22-Apr-2022

    We were 4 couples and enjoyed the trip very much. Our guide Hans was the best guide ever. He was very knowledgeable and knows the territory like the back of his hand. The dune drive was out of this world, adrenalin rush par excellence. Will do this again when we are back in Swakopmund. An absolute must do.

  • 07-Jan-2022

    Obwohl wir schon viel in Afrika gerreist sind erlebten wir zum ersten mal Strand- und Dünenfahrten Dabei wurden wir von Jacques professionell und sympathisch via Funk betreut, sodass wir und unser Auto den abenteuerlichen Trip sicher und heil bestanden haben 😊. Jacques hat uns auch viel spannendes erzählt und all unsere Fragen kompetent beantwortet. Atemberaubende Landschaften und Aussicht von den Viewpoints haben unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Vielen Dank und wir empfehlen euch gerne unseren Freunden und allen imtetesdierten weiter! Koni und Barbara, Zurich / Switzerland

  • 11-Nov-2021

    If you want to reach Sandwich Harbour driving your own vehicle but don't want to lose it in the ocean or roll it in the dunes, Red Dune is the solution you're looking for. Our guide Jacques was fantastic, always giving precious tips on how to manage difficulties, and sharing its knowledge on the environment and its history with passion. It's definitely the perfect way to have fun without compromising on safety.

  • 27-Oct-2021

    I was traveling to Namibia alone and it was difficult to find a tour. Communication from JP was very good and he was very accommodating in trying to help me find a tour as a solo traveler which I appreciated. I was able to join a couple who were on a self-guided driving tour of the dunes and sandwich harbour. Jacques and Rammie were great guide/driver. They were very knowledgeable, professional, and fun. Rammie who was instructing the couple doing the self driving through walkie talkie was very clear and patience with the instructions and making them feel comfortable driving on the sand. The drive out there was long and a bit bumpy cause of the sand but the views were amazing. If you can't make it to skeleton coast, this is a great alternative because here you drive along the shore with the dunes dropping into the ocean. I was scared driving on the dunes would be like a roller coaster, but when driving down a dune they go slow so it's reallly fun! The tour exceeded my expectations and the landscape was amazing! I would definitely recommend Red Dune Safaris and this tour. Thank you for an amazing experience!

  • 22-Aug-2021

    Fantastic self drive guided tour to Sandwich Bay viewpoint. Jacques was very knowledgable and gave clear abs simple instructions! Absolutely gorgeous scenery!

  • 29-Jul-2021

    Amazing driving experience in a wonderful landscape of dunes and seashore populated of flamingos, sea lions and jackals. Very diversified Tour of 6 hours Jacques was an excellent guide and skilled driver who trained us to drive up and down the dunes like in a rollercoaster. The area is restricted and requires a permit. Since Jacques is one of the lucky person on earth holding a permit, we could go to very protected places safely. The tour was full day, ad Jacques even extended1 extra hour. Our 2 teens loved the experience as well and would do it again anytime. We ill surely come back We highly recommend you this Self-drive tour, you will be taught technics to get out of sand when your car is stuck :-)

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