Sand and Sea – Half-Day Sandwich Harbour Tour
The Tour: Our half-day Sandwich Harbour Tour is a 4 to 5 hour tour. Namibia is known as the land of contrast and from the landscape at Sandwich Harbour this is very obvious. Here, the Namib dunes tower hundreds of meters out of the Atlantic Ocean. This is where the mighty waves of the Atlantic meet the endless Namib Sea of Sand. It is a breathtaking landscape that is not likely to be matched anywhere else. The tidal lagoon at Sandwich Harbour plays a vital role for a number of migratory bird species and is home to several coastal waders.
The combination of the scarce vegetation clinging on the edge of the lagoon, sandwiched between the Namib Dunes and the Atlantic Ocean brings a wonderful landscape color scene. The sheer number of Flamingos found here is one of many highlights. Because we travel mostly along the coast there is a good opportunity to spot Dolphins from the shore and maybe the occasional Whale.
Because of the nature of the half-day tour it might be that we only reach the area about 10 km before Sandwich Harbour lagoon where the high dunes of the Namibian “Sand Sea” moved right onto the beach, making it impossible to drive on the beach, except at low tide and even then it is still a treacherous 10 km, where a vehicle can easily gets stuck.
However your guide will still make an effort to get as close as possible to the bay by driving a bit deeper though the dunes and to picture viewpoints high on the dunes right next to the Ocean.
As a norm the mornings can be misty and wet, followed by a bit of warmer weather in the middle of the day, but then shortly after a strong and cold Southwest coastal wind brings the temperature down again.
Regarding shoe wear: on the dunes the shoes will fill with sand. If not then you did not have fun on the dunes or you have very good shoes. Our suggestion would be that you wear sandals and bring along a pair of socks because the dune sand can get very hot sometimes and you can protect your feet from the hot sand by wearing socks.
- Soft Drinks
- Sand Boarding
- Exhilarating 4×4 Dune Drive
Afternoon Tour: Tour departure time is flexible depending on if guests have a morning activity planned.