Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Reviews of Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Excellent(94%) From 183 travellers
Excellent
150
Good
18
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 183 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ludocie from Sheen
Date: 19-May-2019 Based at: The Delight
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

An absolute must.

Leon, TurnstoneTours, gave us a really fun day out going South to Walvis Bay and Sandwich Harbour.

It was really interesting, stunningly beautiful and rather terrifying as you will find out.

A great way to learn a lot and scream a lot.

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Mrs and Mr V. from London
Date: 13-Apr-2019 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Great excursion

This excursion ticked all the boxes - an exciting drive through the sand dunes and along the coast - whilst also providing ample opportunity for bird and wildlife spotting.

The driver was very knowledgeable about both. However, it is worth noting that drivers cannot always reach the harbour due to the state of the tides. Luckily our driver managed.

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Mr & Mrs S from Yorkshire
Date: 27-Oct-2018 Based at: Beach Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Interesting and worthwhile day out

Interesting visit to Sandwich Harbour.

Mention was made of possible difficult access due to tides and we thought we were gong on a boat trip. We were not, and there is no harbour. Sandwich Harbour is not a harbour but a bay and the difficult access is because of the drive to the bay along the beach which can't be done if the tide is too high.

Saw a variety of bird life including flamingos as well as a jackal catching a fish. Great drive in the dunes and very interesting and informative guide who had deep knowledge of the desert flora. A fascinating and good day out and our excellent guide provided a very good lunch.

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K+R, J+P from Stirling
Date: 7-Oct-2018 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Driving on the edge!

Sandwich Harbour was a beautiful location and we were lucky to get there as it is tide dependent. It was tight for time but we got to climb the sand dunes to see the views. The time factor made for an exhilarating return trip along the shoreline waiting for each wave to go back so we could move on.

It was great having Bruno as our guide giving us insight into the ecology and threats to this from the changing industrial activities in the area.

Enjoyed the bird-watching along the way.

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Date: 30-Sep-2018 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Good
Good

Very enjoyable excursion

A good day out including some exhilarating dune drives.

A bit disappointed that more time was not given to identifying and watching the birds but it was still worth doing. A very different excursion to most of the others we did.

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Mr D. from Chelmsford
Date: 22-Sep-2018 Based at: Sam's Giardino
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Coast and Sandwich Harbour review

Very good

I particularly enjoyed rescuing a stranded driver in dunes - it reflected the expertise of our guide

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Mr D. from Egham
Date: 20-Sep-2018 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Coast and Sandwich Harbour review

If you visit Swakopmund then it makes sense to join a tour of some sort as the town itself is not so attractive. We chose Turnstone Tours and the coast drive to Sandwich Harbour. This is an all day tour and includes lunch taken in a remote spot in the dunes.

The guide was relatively new to undertaking this tour but nevertheless made real efforts to make sure we saw what we wanted and he was keen to point out areas of interest. The weather prevented us getting to Sandwich Harbour which was a shame. The waves were far too high and strong and covered the access road. I don't think this is unusual so it seems you have to be prepared for this. (We were just lucky we avoided the sandstorm from the previous day!)

The view from the top of the dunes over the coast was however spectacular. We also saw many varieties of birds and had company from a number of jackals. Not related to our tour but we did hear other visitors saying that some of the tours they had undertaken were not that good so worth looking closely before picking one.

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Mr & Mrs R from Aberdeen
Date: 18-Sep-2018 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Average
Average

Coast and Sandwich Harbour review

The excursion to the Coast and Sandwich harbour was the only disappointment on our whole Namibian trip. We had been on the same excursion previously and enjoyed it even though then the sand dunes stopped us getting all the way to Sandwich harbour.

The main reason was the land rover truck, as well as being old, was not suitable for four clients. Another client was already in the front seat. The three seats in the back were not suitable for 3 people in comfort with no real viewing for person in middle seat. I am tall and only just managed to fit in and needed to get out frequently to stretch my legs.

The driver guide said there was nothing he could do as this was only vehicle available. Our hire car was being repaired that morning so our options were limited. The trip besides the lack of space was interesting with some good bird sightings. The guide was not as good as guide on our previous trip.

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CathyO from Glasgow
Date: 1-Jul-2018 Based at: Sam's Giardino
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Fantastic trip with a great guide.

Everything we expected and more.

Johan made sure we had the best experience possible.

Great picnic

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Mr A from Alaro
Date: 11-Jan-2018 Based at: The Delight
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Coast and Sandwich Harbour review

certainly recommend turnstone tours to sandwich harbour - excellent

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