Sandwhich Harbour Tours

Sandwich Harbour is a lagoon on the Atlanic coast of Namibia, south from Walvis Bay, within the Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Formaly a commerial port based around whaling and small scale fishing,it declined as the harbour silted up, and is now best known for its birdlife, which can be as many as 250 000.
Although called Sandwich Harbour, it was never a harbour or even a port, it is a shallow lagoon lying about 80km south of Walvis Bay.


The Tour:

After a short stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon to see masses of flamingoes, we proceed to the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where the odd springbok may be seen.
If weather and tides allow, we will drive right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, one of Southern Africa’s richest and unique wetlands.
Wedged between the sea and the Namib Dunes, potable water seeping from the underground aquifer sustains the freshwater vegetation at the base of the dunes.
If our vehicles cannot drive all along the beach to get to Sandwich Harbour because of the tides, you will get a chance to see the lagoon area from one of our many beautiful lookout spots and will have the time to walk and explore.
We have lots of time to stop along the way for photography.
When it becomes time to enjoy something to eat, we simply finds a suitable place to stop and serve a selection of savoury, sweet snacks and drinks.
We usually do this on top of a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, or on the beach.

Our Tour Details

CHECK IN TIME:
30 minutes prior to departure at the arranged pick up spot:
  • Waterfront
  • 81 Union Street
  • Place of Stay
Clients will get a boarding pass for their excursion in exchange for their booking voucher / payment.


DEPARTURE POINT:
All vehicles depart from 81 Union Steet, Walvis Bay unless specified differently.
HIGHLIGHTS:
Walvis Bay Lagoon, Walvis Bay saltpans, Kuiseb River Delta, Mudflats of Sandwich Harbour, dune-riding – including the 60m high Roaring Dune
COMMON SIGHTINGS:
Springbok, Black-backed Jackals, Oryx, Ostrich, Fog-basking beetle, Dancing spider (‘white lady of the Namib’), Golden mole, Shovel-snouted lizard, Palmato gecko.
BIRD SIGHTINGS:
Greater and Lesser Flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, White Chinned Petrel, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Cape Gannet, Black Oystercatcher, Turnstones.
VEHICLES:
All vehicles are 4×4 and adhere to strict safety and licensing regulations, as set by both the Ministry of Transport and the Namibian Tourism Board. The same applies to all guides that we may use.
CATERING:
You will enjoy a light lunch and snacks in the dunes, toasted with sparkling wine. Soft drinks, water and Namibian beer are all included.
SAFETY:
Vehicles are fully insured and surveyed annually (Road Worthy Permits). All drivers & guides have valid licenses (Public Drivers Permits) and go through intense guiding training. All the necessary safety equipment and first aid kits are provided.

Tour Price:

Adults – N$1500.00

Children under 12 years old - N$1250.00




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