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Sperrgebiet tour

Sperrgebiet tour

Reviews: Sperrgebiet tour

Below are independent comments from 7 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.

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Mr C & Ms B
Macclesfi

"Star Guide!"

Based at Desert Horse Inn on 12 Nov 2018
"This was a great day, with the Guide, Eric, being brilliant. He was knowledgable, amusingly entertaining and full of life.

The 6 of us on the trip had a wonderful time, and the journey through the Sperrgebeit and its ghost towns was breathtaking.
An excellent lunch was provided in the quirky surrounds of the old schoolhouse at Pomona ghost town.

Can't recommend this tour enough - but ask for Eric!" Read more about this whole safari
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Excellent
Mr A & Mrs L
Norfolk

"Wonderful"

Based at Nest Hotel on 7 Nov 2013
"This tour is a photographer's dream. Using a 4x4 mini-bus you can be assured of a small-group experience (there were 5 of us) into a previously forbidden area south of Luderitz. I believe I'm right in saying that only one group is allowed in each day - we certainly saw nobody else, making the desolation and loneliness of the workers in these wind-blasted diamond fields all too easy to imagine.

We were able to stop 'on demand' which was very often as the abandoned workings and settlements were ridiculously photogenic. The Bongenfels Arch was worth seeing and the setting of the desert against the blue Atlantic was beautiful." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
Mr M & Ms H
UK

"Pomona & Bogenfels - amazing places"

Based at Nest Hotel on 15 Sep 2013
"have already supplied our comments to Expert Africa on this. This was a disappointing trip." Read more about this whole safari
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Poor
Dr F & Mrs A
UK

"We didn't find diamonds!"

4 Feb 2013
"We enjoyed this tour very much, our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and served us a good lunch under conditions which were not easy." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
Dr F & Mrs A
UK

"How could the women tolerate it?"

5 Feb 2013
"Charles van Zyl had done a lot of homework on this (and the whole trip) and so we got a lot out of the visit. The conditions the people lived under amaze wimps like me and I admire them enormously.

The site is well-maintained and their guide was good." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Ceredigion

"Atmospheric and spiritual experience."

Based at Nest Hotel on 7 May 2010
"This was really fabulaous. From our first stop at the deserted mines; we really absorbed the atmosphere of the place. We have taken some amazing photos of the deserted buildings at Pomona and the guide was brilliant. Lunch at the old Schoolhouse was wonderful and gave us plenty of time to wander round. The cemetry was particularly poignant. We enjoyed the contrast in visting Bogenfells Rock Arch with the wild waves.

We later manager to buy the book ' the harsh and forbidden Sperrgebiet' book to learn more about this amazing place." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
Mr K
Channel Islands

"Stunning and emotional"

Based at Eagle's Nest on 6 May 2008
"This is a trip you need to think about as it is all day in a small mini bus and one of the harshest environments Namibia has and it is brilliant. Pomona is a very emotional experience as the dry air has preserved the timber buildings, which the sand is detrmined to reclaim. I spent an hour here pretty much on my own (their was only myself and Paul and Iris on the trip) and you realise how tough really was. Lunch was pretty good - Iris rustled up a feast in one of the houses).

Then onto Bogenfels (on one rough road) which was stunning, the strong offshore winds created fantastic waves which crashed into the rugged coastline and the arch is a must see for any keen photographer or lover of nature.

Iris was a star." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
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