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Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Reviews: Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Below are independent comments from 191 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.

Showing 11-20 of 191
Mr & Mrs S

"Interesting and worthwhile day out"

Based at Beach Lodge on 27 Oct 2018
"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." Read more about this whole safari
K+R, J+P

"Driving on the edge!"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 7 Oct 2018
"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." Read more about this whole safari
Mr A & Mrs K

"Very enjoyable excursion"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 30 Sep 2018
"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." Read more about this whole safari
Mr D.

"Coast and Sandwich Harbour review"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 20 Sep 2018
"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." Read more about this whole safari
Mr & Mrs R

"Coast and Sandwich Harbour review"

Based at Cornerstone Guesthouse on 18 Sep 2018
"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." Read more about this whole safari
Mr D.

"Coast and Sandwich Harbour review"

Based at Sam's Giardino on 22 Sep 2018
"Very good

I particularly enjoyed rescuing a stranded driver in dunes - it reflected the expertise of our guide" Read more about this whole safari

"Fantastic trip with a great guide."

Based at Sam's Giardino on 1 Jul 2018
"Everything we expected and more.

Johan made sure we had the best experience possible.

Great picnic" Read more about this whole safari
Ms M

"Fun, exhilarating."

Based at Villa Margherita on 9 Jan 2018
"Burger was a local from German decent, as a lot of the people are in Swakopmund.

He was interesting and certainly got our adrenaline going in some of the descents in the sand dunes.

Good lunch provided." Read more about this whole safari
Mr A

"Coast and Sandwich Harbour review"

Based at The Delight on 11 Jan 2018
"certainly recommend turnstone tours to sandwich harbour - excellent" Read more about this whole safari
Mrs E

"Bruno is a real expert and lovely man"

Based at The Stiltz on 23 Nov 2017
"Such a privilege and had an amazing day with him. Wondered at the salt mines, loved driving along the beach and seeing the wildlife, amazing scenery, great walk on the beach , round the lake at Sandwich harbour, up in the dunes and then a great picnic lunch on the beach, cooked by Bruno.

Drive home over the dunes was exciting and we all felt as though we'd made a friend and had a very special day

I don't know if I'll have a chance to say about the boat trip but you need to know that we were all very glad not to be on the bigger, very crowded boats and how pleased we were to be with Mola Mola. They were fantastic. I think it must just be politics that you couldn't book it for us. They were very professional ." Read more about this whole safari
Showing 11-20 of 191
191 reviews of this excursion by travellers since Aug-2007.
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