Swakopmund
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Our most recommended Swakopmund Outdoor Activities

  • Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

    1. Walvis Bay: Marine Big 5 Luxury Catamaran Tour

    Begin your dolphin and whale spotting expedition by checking in at Walvis Bay Waterfront at 8:30 am. Depart from the Jetty between 8:45 - 9 am. From there you’ll begin your search for Namibia’s marine Big 5. Sip a hot coffee or tea as you approach Pelican Point. Admire its landmark lighthouse and see the 60,000 cape fur seals who live there. If visiting in-season ( from July to November), you'll be able to spot large sea mammals including the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whale. If you’re lucky, you may be able to see a gray whale or a pygmy right whale. Observe different species of dolphins including bottlenose, Heaviside's, and dusky dolphins. Keep a lookout for mola molas and leatherback turtles. As you make your expedition, you’ll encounter a variety of seabirds including kelp gulls, Hartlaub’s gulls, and cape cormorant. On the return journey, cruise past ships and oilrigs...

    This was one of my favorite things I did in Namibia! The guides and help on the boat were so kind and knowledgeable. Monique was just wonderful! The interactions with the marine life were so cool and unique and the whale watching was amazing!!! the hospitality shown was spectacular.

  • From Swakopmund: Desert Quad Biking

    2. From Swakopmund: Desert Quad Biking

    Experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through Namibia's boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes. After the engines are revved up and ready to roll, an experienced guide will lead you through the Swakopmund River mouth into the dune belt.  Feel the freedom of riding through one of nature's great wildernesses. As the towering dunes approach, you’ll weave your way through the smaller dunes towards the Amphitheater. Power up and blast your way to the top of the first big dune via the Roller Coasters to the top of Big Billy. Stop for a drink and get the opportunity to capture the stark and savage beauty of the Namib Desert. After riding down Devil’s Dip, ride the berms, spirals and slopes as you cruise towards the Table Top, a great dune that offers a spectacular view of the sea. After the ride you will be led back to where everything started where you can relax and enjoy a dri...

    Quad biking has been on my bucket list for as long I can remember. Although it’s finally ticked off, I’d do it over and over again. That’s how much fun, exciting and thrilling the experience was for me. Highly recommended - a must do activity.

  • Spitzkoppe Guided Day Tour

    3. Spitzkoppe Guided Day Tour

    Your tour starts around 7:30 AM with pick-up from your accommodation in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. At 8:00 AM depart towards Henties Bay, driving next to the Atlantic ocean, where you'll stop to view a shipwreck. Around 8:30 AM you'll have a stop for a photo opportunity at a unique holiday resort. Then, at 9:00 AM you'll arrive at Henties Bay for a quick tour and a bit of a history lesson before you head to your main destination. Arrive at Spitzkoppe and learn some interesting facts about the mountain. You will now have some free time to walk or climb some of the peaks, or take the opportunity to visit some ancient bushman rock art. Around 12:00 PM you'll enjoy a delicious lunch which includes soft drinks, juice, water, beer, sparkling wine, finger snacks, and a local dessert. After lunch, depart Spitzkoppe and head on towards Usakos where you'll have the opportunity to stop for a few p...

    Absolute amazing tour to beautiful Spitzkoppe mountains! We had a great day with our guide JP from the Red Dune Safaris. JP was very welcoming, funny and friendly guide. Great driver too. He took us to different interesting places along the way, shared his knowledge and made great conversation. Everything was greatly planned and yet relaxed. We would definitely recommend his services.

  • From Swakopmund: Full-Day Guided Spitzkoppe Tour

    4. From Swakopmund: Full-Day Guided Spitzkoppe Tour

    Discover Spitzkoppe on a full day tour with a private guide from Swakopmund. Admire the brilliantly-colored granite peaks of Spitzkoppe that rise abruptly out of the surrounding plains, and hear detailed explanations about the surroundings throughout your tour from your guide. Begin your day with hotel pickup at around 9 AM in Swakopmund. Drive 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) eastward of the coastal Atlantic to your first stop, the Martin Luther steam tractor. Learn about the history of the only material remnant of the first attempt to introduce mechanized transport in Namibia, and receive a brief description of the area and Namibia in general. Next, drive inland for about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the stark grandeur of Gross Spitzkoppe, an inselberg or inland mountain often described as the Matterhorn of Namibia because of its shape. Rising 1728 meters (5670 feet) above sea level, Spitzkoppe...

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What people are saying about Swakopmund

Absolute amazing tour to beautiful Spitzkoppe mountains! We had a great day with our guide JP from the Red Dune Safaris. JP was very welcoming, funny and friendly guide. Great driver too. He took us to different interesting places along the way, shared his knowledge and made great conversation. Everything was greatly planned and yet relaxed. We would definitely recommend his services.

We were all alone with Chris. It was an incredibly beautiful tour and we were able to learn more about Namibia, the desert, animals and culture and of course what we booked. Mega rides through the dunes and sandboarding was awesome too! Thank you for this great experience! Gladly again!

This was one of my favorite things I did in Namibia! The guides and help on the boat were so kind and knowledgeable. Monique was just wonderful! The interactions with the marine life were so cool and unique and the whale watching was amazing!!! the hospitality shown was spectacular.

It was amaaaaazziiiing!!! I’d highly recommend. Being on the sea, almost in the middle of nowhere but deep blue waters is sooo calming.

They say they are only serving a snack but it's enough for a full meal.