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Namib Desert 4x4 Tour from Swakopmund
"This adventurous tour starts from your hotel or guesthouse in the town of Swakopmund. After your pickup travel out into the surrounding Namib Desert to see how life in all its forms survives in this barren and unforgiving yet beautiful landscape.Hop into your 4x4 vehicle and allow your guide to whisk you off into the wilderness to discover all manner of plant and animal life. Your guide is experienced in tracking and locating the many different species of sand-dwelling creature as you travel out through the dunes a myriad of different animals and insects abound. As you travel look out for sidewinders (venomous snakes)
From ZAR885.00
 
Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert
"After a safety briefing and practice session depart from Walvis Bay on a powerful quad bike into the Namib Desert with your guide. Accelerate over sand dunes and meander around the desert canyons that punctuate the barren landscape just outside Swakopmund. The starkness of the plains repres and your quad bike lends itself to 360-degree views of the surroundings that stretch around you.Look out for fossils of animal footprints preserved from a time when the Kuiseb Delta flowed through the now-parched plains and check out some of the desert vegetation and plants that have adapted to survive the extreme desert conditions. Wildlife such as lizards geckos scorpions and snakes are often seen
From ZAR1,020.00
 
Spitzkoppe Guided Tour from Swakopmund or Walvis Bay
"Your tour starts around 7:30am with pickup and briefing from your accommodation in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. At 8am depart towards Henties Bay driving next to the Atlantic ocean where you'll stop to view a shipwreck. Around 8:30am you'll have a stop for a photo opportunity at a unique holiday resort. At 9am you'll arrive at Henties Bay for a quick tour and a bit of history on Henties Bay and off you go again to your main destina juicewaterbeer sparkling wine
From ZAR2,290.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Windhoek

A word of warning on altitude and climate

(work in progress)Windhoek is part of the Khomas Hochland (Highlands) and is unexpectedly high at 1650m - or just under a mile in old money - above sea level. This is high enough for those used to...
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CatherineReichardt
Dec 31, 2012

Avoid Independence Avenue in rush hours

Windhoek may look like a sleepy place - and most of the time it is - but in rush hour, the main arterial routes do clog up with traffic. This is particularly true of the main street, Independence...
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CatherineReichardt
Dec 31, 2012

Unlike its neighbours, Namibia has Daylight Saving

(work in progress)One very happy memory I have of my time in Namibia is from 1994, when one of my contracts coincided with their implementation of Daylight Saving for the first time. The sense of...
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CatherineReichardt
Feb 17, 2012

It can get wet

During the dry season, the streams in Windhoek are dry and the road goes right through them, but come rainy seaon, things can change. The nice people in the city even provide guages in these streams...
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GrumpyDiver
Dec 10, 2011

Driving in Namibia - Driving in Windhoek

Windhoek is not a large city, but it is extremely hilly and like most places in the world the taxi drivers are prone to do unpredicable things; suddenly stopping, jumping in front of you without...
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GrumpyDiver
Dec 10, 2011

Safety and crime in Windhoek

I was told by the hotel reception to be careful when I walked in the city. Especially after dark. But I didn't notice anything. No incidents at all. I saw some boards on the wall in front of the...
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georeiser
Oct 07, 2009
 
 
Sponsored Listings

avoid Hertz. unreliable and outright liars

I had the most amazing bad service from Hertz in Windhoek. I would avoid them at all costs.I had a confirmed car reservation (with confirmation number) that I made at least one week before. My flight...
riku2
Apr 18, 2009

PARK YOUR CAR SECURELY

Every hotel, bed & breakfast and hostel I saw in Windhoek had secured car parking at night. Make sure you take advantage of this. Parking around Windhoek is not an issue during the day. The whole...
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DAO
Feb 10, 2008

BANK CARD THIEVES

There is a very good chance you are looking at a picture of 2 Bank Card thieves. A guest at my Bed & Breakfast had his card stolen by 2 men right here 30 minutes before. What happened? The tourist...
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DAO
Feb 10, 2008

General safety tips

SafetyNamibia is a peaceful, democratic country and is relatively crime free. However, as in any other place in the world there are undesirable elements. By following basic advice it is possible to...
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StefanFS
May 03, 2007

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Top 5 Windhoek Writers

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DAO

"QUIET AND ORDERLY"
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"Windhoek - Our own little hill "country""
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"Windhoek, the capital of Namibia"
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"A city that holds a small corner of my heart"
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"Windhoek"
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