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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Swakopmund and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Swakopmund activities? We have 18 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


This living desert tour is a extraordinary exploration of the coastal dune belt just outside Swakopmund. To the untrained eye the dunes are just a pile of sand, however your skilled and experienced guides will introduce you to a wealth of life. Track Palmato Geckos, sand-diving lizards, the famous fog-basking tok-tokkie beetle, sidewinder snakes, spiders, scorpions, and chameleons. This 3-hour exploration will be rounded out... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 52.00


Often called the Welwitschia tour, this enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley, one of the most fascinating areas of the Namib Desert. <br>

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

3-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding Combo from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 86.00


A great experience one can encounter while exhilarating the beautiful surroundings of Namibia`s dunes. This is the most popular tours, were you will ride for your life on the dunes for an hour and explore the different plants and animals in the Namib Desert, another hour you will be... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Namib Desert 4x4 Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 67.83


Experience the rare and rugged beauty of the Namib Desert on a 5.5-hour tour from Swakopmund. Head out to the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle with an expert guide to track down the animals and plant life that carve an existence in this arid yet stunning landscape. Learn what is meant by a 'roaring' dune, and bring your camera to capture the fascinating scenery in picture-perfect clarity!

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 87.37


Ride around the dramatic red-sand dunes of the Namib Desert during a 3-hour quad bike experience. At Walvis Bay, listen to a safety briefing and then follow a guide on an exhilarating tour around the canyons, valleys and dunes of the enchanting desert plains. Look out for flora and fauna, ancient fossils and members of the Topnaar tribe, a seminomadic community who call the desert home.<br><br>Numbers are limited... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Dolphin and Seal Catamaran Cruise from Walvis Bay

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 56.72


Look for dolphins, seals, pelicans and other marine life on this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay. As you sail, watch for the playful dolphins that call the bay home; look for the Cape fur seals that mass on its shores; and see the oyster beds where Walvis Bay oysters are cultivated. During whale season, (July through August), keep your eyes peeled for whales, too! Plus, savor a light buffet lunch as you cruise,... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Township Tour of Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 45.99


Discover the culture of a true Namibian township on a 4-hour tour of Mondesa and the Democratic Resettlement Community from Swakopmund. Head to Swakopmund's outskirts and visit the township of Mondesa to meet and talk to local residents going about their daily lives. See typical Namibian homes and schools, explore a local craft market, and then enjoy a little relaxation in a local bar in the Democratic Resettlement Community.... Read More

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Day Trips

Spitzkoppe Guided Tour from Swakopmund or Walvis Bay

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 175.51


We drive a very scenic route towards Usakos, then onward to the famous Spitzkoppe Mountain for some exploring and fantastic photography as well as rock art. We serve lunch with a traditional dessert near some bushmen art. After lunch we visit a local semi-precious stone market for you to browse or... Read More

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Day Trips

Sandwich Harbour in a 4x4 Vehicle: Guided Day Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 130.29


Enjoy a full day trip to Sandwich Harbour and experience the sight where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert.

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Day Trips

Skeleton Coast and Shipwreck Tour in a 4x4 Vehicle: Full Day Guided Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 137.96


Enjoy a full day guided tour along the Namibian Skeleton Coast to the Zeila Wreck and Cape Cross Seal Colony.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Full-Day Fishing Adventure from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 146.00


Fishing is an activity to try and catch fish, there is always a choice between fishing on shore or on boat. It is not a very difficult activity,the most common form is done with a rod. Reel,line,hooks and anyone of a wide range of baits. Fishing is not all about catching fish but also to relief stress. While fishing you will release yourself from a highly stressful, everyday environment. Nothing brings on the sense of being... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Sandwich Harbour in a 4x4 Vehicle: Half Day Guided Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 122.63


Enjoy a guided half day tour to Sandwich Harbour and experience the sight where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert. (Morning or afternoon options available)

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Sossusvlei Express from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 475.19


This African budget safari offers an amazing experience of the breath-taking sand dune sea of the Namib and provides an adventure to the Sossusvlei region. This is a small-group tour that caters for those that have limited time and wanting the comfort of a bed and en-suite bathroom. Discover the beauty of the Namibian landscape and enjoy fantastic views and the remarkable scenery of the worlds oldest desert.

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Romantic Tours

Moonlandscape or Rssing Mountain Sundowner Tour from Swakopmund

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 76.64


Enjoy a Moonlandscape or Rössing Mountain Sundowner Tour in the Namib Desert! See amazing views from this unique location full of beauty.

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Tours in Namibia

4 Day Namibia Etosha Safari

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 4 days - 3 nights
Priced From: USD 932.74


Go on guided game viewings at Etosha National Park!

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Tours in Namibia

3 Day Namibia Sossusvlei Desert Adventure

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 608.93


Experience Namibia by visiting Spreetshoogte Pass Solitaire Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. Go on a nature drive on a private farm bordering the Namib Dune Belt!

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Tours in Namibia from Windhoek

Half Day Swakopmund Township Tour

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 50.98


Explore the unique town of Swakopmund.

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Tours in Namibia from Windhoek

Half Day Swakopmund Living Desert

Swakopmund, Namibia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 77.41


Experience this unique 4x4 adventure drive through the dunes outside Swakopmund. Learn about the fauna and flora of this seemingly dead dead environment.

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