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Half Day Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion

Sandwich Harbour - part of the Namib Naukluft Park - is a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes, just waiting to be discovered!

Our morning half-day Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion starts at 08h15 and returns at around 12h15.
Our afternoon half-day Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion starts at 12h15 and returns at around 16h15.

This option is suitable for people on a time restraint, or after enjoying a Marine Cruise with our sister company, Catamaran Charters.

Our tours start every morning at 08h15 or in the afternoon at 12h15 at the Sandwich Harbour 4x4 office at the Waterfront in Walvis Bay.  After a short break 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.  Beautiful dunes have to be crossed to get to Sandwich Harbour.  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, your guide simply finds a suitable place to stop and serve a selection of savoury and sweet snacks, sparkling wine, oysters and drinks.  We usually do this on top of a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, or on the beach.  

The route homewards will take us past the area’s typical fauna and flora.  Animals which have developed ways to adapt to the desert include the black-backed jackal, fog-basking beetle, dancing spider (‘white lady of the Namib’), golden mole, shovel-snouted lizard, palmato gecko, springbok, oryx, brown hyaena and ostrich.  Endemic to the central Namib Desert, the !Nara plant has adapted well to the desert: Its tap root can reach more than 15m into the ground to reach water resources and they have no leaves to lower loss of water by transpiration. The !Nara can live to over a 100 years and is a member of the cucumber family. 

Itinerary

Walvis Bay Lagoon - Sandwich Harbour Lagoon

Meet at the Sandwich Harbour 4x4 office.

Our tour starts every morning at 08h00 or in the afternoon at 12h15 at the Sandwich Harbour 4x4 office at the Waterfront in Walvis Bay. After a short break at the Walvis Bay Lagoon to see masses of flamingoes, the drive takes us to the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where we look for smaller creatures inhabiting the dunes, such as the Palmato gecko and the Sidewinder snake.

Sandwich Harbour Lagoon

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.

Snacks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or majestic dunes

We stop along the way to enjoy our world famous oysters, sparkling wine, savoury snacks, and drinks. Depending on the weather condition, we do this on top of a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the beach, or among the dunes.

Back to Sandwich Harbour 4x4 HQ

The route homewards will take us past the areas typical fauna and flora. Animals which have developed ways to adapt to the desert include the black-backed jackal, fog-basking beetle, dancing spider (white lady of the Namib), golden mole, shovel-snouted lizard, palmato gecko, springbok, oryx, brown hyaena and ostrich.

Endemic to the central Namib Desert, the Nara plant has adapted well to the desert: Its tap root can reach more than 15m into the ground to reach water resources and they have no leaves to lower loss of water by transpiration. The Nara can live to over a 100 years.

Optional:

Conclude the morning half-day Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion with a barbeque lunch on the beach at Pelican Point. On concluding the excursion, we will stop at Pelican Point where a sit-down barbeque lunch will be served in a marquee tent on the beach. The lunch includes oysters, sparkling wine, beer and coldrinks, mussels, calamari, fish, beef fillet, deboned pork neck steaks, roasted vegetables, greek salad rolls with butter, cheese and jam, fresh fruit, rum truffles, coffee and tea. A luxury mobile loo is also provided. (10 Guests minimum)