Kayak Combo

The day starts with a kayaking excursion in the calm waters surrounded by Cape Fur Seals at Pelican Point. You will be picked up at the Sandwich Harbour 4x4 office at the Waterfront in Walvis Bay at 07h45 and transferred to Pelican Point for some kayaking with a seal colony and – if you are lucky – even dolphins! You can choose between single or double kayaks. The guide will use a waterproof camera to take pictures of you to email you later.

Pelican Point provides a home to up to 60,000 Cape Fur seals, Heaviside's and Bottlenose dolphins, black-backed jackals, flamingos, pelicans and even the brown hyena. The Pelican Point lighthouse, erected nearly 100 years ago, still casts a guiding light to sailors during the night. Our seals are very playful and curious, and love to interact with our kayaks. Usually they come up to us to play with our paddles and to splash water at us. On a kayak, you become part of the ocean without disturbing the wildlife. The animals do not see us as a threat in any way, and therefore we have the opportunity to enjoy them in their natural state.

At around 11h00, you can warm up on the beach where we serve coffee, tea and something to eat. On the 4x4 drive to the Waterfront, we get to see the Walvis Bay wetlands with plenty of birds including Flamigos, Pelicans, a variety of Waders and Terns and the salt mine which is one of the biggest in the world. From there, we begin our Sandwich Harbour Excursion to see the Kuiseb River Delta, flamingo, the saltpans and the wetlands just north of the 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.

Alternatively, we will take an exciting dune ride to our lookout dune to get an aerial view of the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. We have lots of time to stop along the way for photography. We stop along the way to enjoy our world famous oysters, sparkling wine, drinks and cooldrinks. Depending on the weather condition, we do this on top of a high dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the beach, or amongst the dunes.

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 hyena 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. We return to the Walvis Bay Waterfront at around 16h30

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