Swakopmund Day Tours
Experience The Best Day Tours Available In And Around Swakopmund
Swakopmund itself is one of the most popular two to three-night spot overs on most safaris through Namibia, a destination that is not all about the German colonial-style buildings and the fantastic restaurants on offer.
The Namibian town Swakopmund offers up a wide range of interests, from adventure tours and activities, photographic explorations, scenic flights, and beer and gin tastings to the more relaxed excursions of boating and kayaking. In a nutshell, our selection of trips and tours in Swakopmund offers something for everyone, no matter the age.
Half-day and full-day tours in and around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are designed timewise to fit in with the limited time one does have in the area; full-day, morning and afternoon trips are available.
The one tour that we would recommend with the scenic flight with the Namib Desert on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other; it is truly spectacular to view this from the air.
Looking to explore all that Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have to offer, consider any one of the below day tours!
These half-day and full-day tours are designed to fit into the limited time frame most people have when visiting this beautiful town.
If you are looking for an adventure, Swakopmund is the perfect destination!
The Best Day Trips And Day Tours In Swakopmund
Swakopmund City Tour
From NAD$ 320.00 per person
09h00-10h30 or 14h00-15h30
A short 1.5-hour tour through the streets of Swakopmund. A journey through a colourful history from its German colonial roots all the way through to the modern day, we drive the streets, visit the Swakopmund township, compare property prices, income statistics, and, of course, living stands across the spectrum of inhabitants.
Sandwich Harbour Tour
From NAD$ 1 650.00 per person
11h30 - 17h00
An adventurous drive from Swakopmund through the Namib Dunes and along the Atlantic Ocean coastline takes us to the spectacular Sandwich Harbour, a true photographer's paradise with scenic and birdlife options on offer. Returning via Kuiseb Delta, we have the chance to spot Brown Hyena, Jackal and, of course, Springbok.
Tours are conducted in 4x4 safari vehicles.
Dolphin & Seal Cruise
From NAD$ 850.00 per person
08h45 - 12h30
A 3.5-hour scenic boat cruise passing the oyster farms and fishing trawlers in the bay, the seal colony at Pelican Point returning via Bird Island. With a bit of luck, we will catch sight of playful dolphins as well as a possible whale or sunfish. Fresh oysters, sparkling wine and snacks are included. One of the more popular day tours on offer.
From NAD$ 450.00 per person
From One Hour
For the more adventurous and sports-loving individuals, quad biking for over 1 to 3 hours is the chance to experience the exhilarating Namib as we power our way up and over some of the highest dunes in the World. These day tours are not about speed but more in line with experiencing this amazing destination from a different perspective.
From NAD$ 650.00 per person
08h30 - 12h00
A 3-hour tour option in which we explore the coastal dune belt just outside the town of Swakopmund with its fascinating dune life and of course desert landscapes, experienced guides bring to life what looks like a lifeless desert by tracking down lizards, beetles, snakes, spiders and chameleons.
Living Dunes And Lobster Lunch
From NAD$ 1 800.00 per person
08h30 - 13h30
The same tour as the "Living Dunes" just with an added bonus of a lobster lunch on a deserted beach with the Atlantic Ocean nearby. A Bedouin tent as a shelter against the harsh desert elements, a glass of sparkling wine in hand and delicious lunch with West Coast lobster.
From NAD$ 730.00 per person
08h30-12h30 or 14h00-18h00
A 4-hour morning or afternoon half-day tour from Swakopmund through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley where we learn about and photograph the desert-adapted flora, with the Welwitschia being the highlight. The Welwitschia is a strange desert plant that can be over 1 000 years old.
Swakopmund Bites and Brews
From NAD$ 750.00 per person
14h00 - 18h00
A half-day tour exploring farms, near Swakopmund, that passionately grown Jojoba oil, Nara oil and then visit an olive grove, after which we visit a coffee roastery, taste not only Swakopmund craft beer but gin while snacking on delicious locally made snacks.
One of the better Swakopmund tours to end the day on.
Rates on request
One Hour +
A highlight of a stay in the Swakopmund region is the opportunity to partake in a scenic flight over the Namib Desert, your chance to see the spectacle of the desert sands and the Atlantic Ocean from a different perspective. Numerous day tours and options are available, including flights over the Namib, Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei.
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.