Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Your Guide will collect you from your accommodation in Swakopmund.

The journey heads northward hugging the shoreline to the Skeleton Coast. Here you will see lichen fields on the gravel plains, flocks of flamingos and pelicans are often on the salt pans. Another point of interest before you reach the holiday town of Henitiesbay is the “Free Republic of Wlotzka’s Baken”, some 40 km north of Swakopmund. This self-sustaining settlement of wooden cabins and bungalows on the beach is the haven of many beach anglers. Once past the town of Henitiesbay, the road will led past expansive salt pans where rock salt is being mined and refined. Your guide will introduce you to the intricacies of salt crystals and saline algae, which can be found here abundantly.

Further on the journey takes you to Cape Cross. The Cape Cross peninsular is of both historic and ecological significance, as it is the site of one of the first landings by European seafarers. It is also the home of some 100 000 cape fur seals. It was here that Diego Cao erected a stone cross in honour of a safe sea journey from Portugal in 1486. Your guide will give you detailed explanations of the seal colony while highlighting the historic endeavours of early settlers, who mined guano and harvested seals here.

From here you'll head inland towards Damarland and the dramatically different scenery of mountainous semi-desert. At the Messum Crater (a massive impact crater of geological significance) you will see some of Namibia's best examples of Welwitschia and other species, which have adapted to survive in the desert terrain.

The entire tour takes about eight and a half hours and your guide will drop you back in Swakopmund at around 5pm.

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Includes:

  • Transport
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch on request (at additional cost)
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