There is an amazing amount of very different landscapes in our coastal region
The surroundings of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund has some of the most varied landscapes anywhere in the world!
From the Salt Processing works with it's incredible pink lakes and abundant marine wildlife to the tranquil beaches of the Pelican Point with striking photographic subjects.
Explore the Kuiseb river delta, to mud flats and sand dunes. We drive past the dune belt twice, once with gravel plains on the one side and dunes on the other, and then the next time we drive the coastal road, between the dunes and the ocean.
The Swakop River canyon is better known as the Moon Landscape, and one can clearly see why. It is simply out of this world! We view it from the top, and drive through the riverbed that carved these amazing rock formations. This riverbed is deep into the desert, and the contrast between the canyon and plains are breathtaking.
No visit to the coast is complete without a visit to Swakopmund, where we marvel at how people were carved out an existence in this hostile land. Bring your camera!
Short drive through Walvis Bay itself.
Walvis Bay Lagune with Pelicans and Flamingoes, a RAMSAR nature preserve area.
Salt works with pink lakes and sea birds.
Pelican Point lighthouse, jetty and Cape Fur Seal colony.
Sand dune next to Salt works processing plant for good view of salty lakes
Close up the pink lakes.
Kuiseb river delta, dense vegetation and sandy hills.
Water pans, and hopefully some wildlife!
Dune 7, and the dune belt up to the Swakop River
Gravel plains, and arid climate adapted plants
Moon Landscape, lookout and Goanikontes visit.
Drive in the riverbed, Mad Max road
Swakopmund historic part drive-through.
Coastal road back to Walvis Bay
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 9 hours
This tour is very photographer friendly, and we will stop anywhere for photographs, for as long as you want. If you take a lot of photographs, the tour will take longer.
Classic Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80, with good air conditioning.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - This is only if you feel like buying memorabilia, not necessary at all.