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Sandwich Harbour 4x4

NamibiaNamib & SwakopmundWalvis Bay Atlantic Street, Unit B, Waterfront


Sandwich Harbour 4x4

Scenic Sandwich Harbour is part of the Namib Naukluft Park and a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. We get you there! Based in Walvis Bay, Our Sandwich Harbour 4x4 is the leading day tour operator in the Namib Desert south of town and Sandwich Harbour. Join us on our exciting excursions and outdoor adventures.

Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes, just waiting to be discovered by you!  

Once a commercial fishing and trading port, Sandwich Harbour is now a RAMSAR site (No. 743 - one of 5 sites in Namibia) with magnificent wetland wilderness as well as devoid of any human settlement, and one of Namibia’s most unique and dramatic sites. Situated a little less than 60 km south of Walvis Bay in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, here some of the world’s highest dunes descent into the Atlantic Ocean to form a picturesque lagoon. The lagoon, salt pans and the bird sanctuary, which form the Walvis Bay Wetlands, are rightly heralded as the single most important coastal wetlands of Southern Africa. 

Wedged between the sea and the Namib Dunes, Sandwich Harbour is home to eight endangered species among the large numbers of wading birds.

Early evidence of human life is preserved, and the site includes several archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. 

Our Adventures 

Join us on one or more of our exciting excursions and outdoor adventures. We offer multilingual tours in English, Afrikaans and German. Please confirm your nationality and preference upon booking.

Shipwreck Sandwich Harbour Excursion - Full Day, 8 hours. If you are interested in experiencing the rugged beauty of the Namibian coastal landscape and dream of seeing an actual shipwreck stuck high-up on a beach in one of the world's most isolated places then this one-day excursion is designed for you. Experience a piece of Namibia's central Skeleton Coast exposed to the stormy South Atlantic Ocean claiming numerous ships over past centuries. Combine the scenic beauty and wildlife of the Kuiseb Delta and Sandwich Harbour, as we explore further south along the coastline an area where the Namibian coast claimed another victim, the Shawnee, a transport tug that ran aground on 16 February 1976. 

Sailing Desert Adventure - Full Day, 8 hours. This Sailing Desert Adventure provides the ultimate combination of viewing our marine life on a leisure sailing cruise on the Atlantic Ocean with our affiliate Catamaran Charters, and exploring our fauna and flora with a ride in the breathtaking Sandwich Harbour Area of the Namib Naukluft Park.

Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion - Full Day, 6 hours. From our office at the Waterfront in Walvis Bay we head to the Walvis Bay Lagoon with its masses of flamingos, and weather / tide permitting further on to the scenic Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. Enjoy a light lunch (including snacks, oysters, drinks and sparkling wine) overlooking the Atlantic ocean or spectacular dunes, and on our way home an exhilarating four-wheel drive over majestic dunes where you can see typical desert flora and fauna, e.g. a jackal, springboks, ostriches, oryx antelopes and lizards.  

Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Scenic Excursion - Half Day, 4 hours. The above mentioned tour is also available as a morning excursion starting at 08h30 and returning at around 12h30, or as an afternoon excursion starting at 12h30 and returning at around 16h30.

Walvis Wetlands Birding - Half Day, 4 hours. Join our morning birding excursion starting at 08h30 and returning at 12h30, or the afternoon excursion leaving at 13h00 and returning at 17h00. Possible sightings include over 150 species of bird that have been recorded in this region, including Intra-African migrants, e.g. two flamingo species, European and northern Siberian migrants, as well as Palaearctic terns and resident birds such as huge great white pelicans amongst others. If you’re a serious ticker, you might get lucky further inland and see Namibia’s only true endemic bird, the Dune Lark.

Sundowner Photography Excursion - Sunset, 4 hours. The desert is any photographer’s ultimate dream and nightmare all rolled into one. Whilst the landscapes are breathtaking, the conditions can be quite challenging. Let us ensure you get the most joy from photographing our beloved desert with spectacular results. When the sun has set and the light has diminished, we'll find a suitable place to stop and serve a selection of oysters and snacks with sparkling wine, beers and cool drinks. We usually do this on top of a high dune, between the dunes or on the beach. In summer we will be returning at around 20h00, in winter at 19h00.

Flying Dress Photo-shoot - 4 hours. Bring your favourite dress for an unforgettable Flying Dress photo shoot in the spectacular dunes of the Namib desert. We create a personalized and unforgettable photography experience to make you look beautiful and feel confident. While always with a goal of personalisation and originality, our photo shoot is the ideal choice for a special person, couple and family, or to enhance a special occasion such as a birthday, engagement or pregnancy. 

Shipwrecks & Diamonds - 3 Days. This three-day adventure provides the experiences of driving through some of the most spectacular dune areas, overnighting in a tented camp close to the ocean, viewing two shipwrecks, visiting areas of great historical interest and see untouched sceneries, fauna and flora. Come and explore the Sperrgebiet south of Luderitz and the Tsau //Kaeb National Park with our affiliate company Bogenfels & Diamonds Tours.


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