Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Tour . . .
Sandwich Harbour . . . if you did not go there, you
might just regret it for the rest of your life.
Where else in the world can you experience the Atlantic
Ocean on the one side of your vehicle and some of
highest dunes in the world on the other side as well as
the fact that those dunes are in one of the oldest
deserts in the world, the Namib Desert with its
breathtaking scenery that change constantly as we move
Although called sandwich harbour, it has never been a
harbour but rather a large shallow lagoon. The name
sandwich harbour stem from the time it was used by
whaling and small scale fishing boats when they still
had access to the lagoon/harbour, but the lagoon silted
up and is now best known for its birdlife.
Our morning tour start at 08h00 AM and our afternoon
tour at 12h30 PM from our pier in the Walvis Bay
Yacht Club area. As access to Sandwich Harbour is
dependant on the tides, we might change departure times
to correlate with the right tide.
After departure we head south and our first stop is at
the lagoon where flocks of Flamingo create a colourful
scene as they feed in the shallow waters of the lagoon.
Recent bird surveys counter record numbers of Flamingo,
plover and Tern in the area between Walvis Bay and
Next stop is on top of a dune from where our
guests have a unobstructed view of the salt works, the
various collection areas, salt heaps nearly as high as
the dune. These salt are exported world wide and
also to Europe where it is also used among others to
From there we enter the Kuiseb Delta, with its unique
and interesting eco system and where guests can expect
to see Springbok and Jackal and we cross over the salt
plains on our way to the Namib Naukluft Park border.
Once inside, we drive on the beach to Sandwich harbour.
At Sandwich harbour guests have the opportunity to
stretch their legs and take a stroll alongside the
lagoon. Bring your camera because this is a
photographers dream, birdlife, beautiful scenery.
By now, all the fresh air might have you looking for
something to eat and we will then stop either on the
beach or in the dunes for light snacks and refreshing
On our way back we visit a spectacular viewpoint high up
on the dunes providing you with a birds eye view of the
sandwich harbour Lagoon from there our route takes us
through the dunes for an approximately 6km back to the
border. We stop frequently pointing out places
where animals dig for water, look for food and other
interesting phenomena. We would also make sure
that you slide down the famous roaring dunes.
The whole tour is conducted with 4x4 Vehicles and fully
qualified drivers who has lots of experience in Dune