This four hour tour has both a morning (09.00) and afternoon (13.00) departure.
After picking you up at your Swakopmund accommodation, the tour leaves up the coastal road in a northerly direction. Cape Cross is 130 km from Swakopmund and along the route you will stop to marvel at the extensive lichen fields stretching away to the horizon, east of the coastal road.
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 a beach angler.
Once past the town of Hentiesbay, the road leads past expansive salt pans where rock salt is mined and refined. Your guide will introduce you to the intricacies of salt crystals and saline algae, which are found in abundance.
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 200 000 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, where after you will be returned to Swakopmund.
Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert
Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater
Spend the day fishing off the Namibian coast
A day spent up to 25km of the coast in search of game fish
A day on the beaches of the Skeleton Coast
Situated in the beautiful town of Swakopmund, Eagle Eye Aviation offers the best in exclusive and luxury scenic flights across the Skeleton coast and the Namib Desert with sights like Kuiseb Canyon, Sossusvlei and Sandwich Harbour being some of the main a
This half-day tour takes place along the eastern part of the major dune belt which lies between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
This tour takes you from the Dorob National Park into the northern reaches of the Naukluft Park past the Moon Valley, through the Swakop River Valley and the Welwitschia Plains east of Swakopmund.
We offer a night walk to the Namib’s gravel plains where you will be shown the desert-adapted nightlife concentrating on the various species of Gecko, Spiders, Gerbils and Scorpions.
This tour takes you north of Swakopmund to the quartzite gravel plains to search for the arid-adapted and cryptic Gray’s Lark
This tour is suitable for persons who wish to experience our coastal desert excursions but do not want to do any dune 4x4 driving.
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