Sperrgebiet tour

Reviews of Sperrgebiet tour

Excellent(91%) From 7 travellers
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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.
Mr C & Ms B from UK
Date: 12-Nov-2018 Based at: Desert Horse Inn
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Star Guide!

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!

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Mr A & Mrs L from Norfolk
Date: 7-Nov-2013 Based at: Nest Hotel
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Wonderful

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.

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Mr M & Ms H from UK
Date: 15-Sep-2013 Based at: Nest Hotel
Overall:
Poor
Poor

Pomona & Bogenfels - amazing places

have already supplied our comments to Expert Africa on this. This was a disappointing trip.

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Dr F & Mrs A from UK
Date: 5-Feb-2013
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

How could the women tolerate it?

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.

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Dr F & Mrs A from UK
Date: 4-Feb-2013
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

We didn't find diamonds!

We enjoyed this tour very much, our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and served us a good lunch under conditions which were not easy.

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Mr & Mrs B from Essex
Date: 7-May-2010 Based at: Nest Hotel
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Atmospheric and spiritual experience.

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.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Date: 6-May-2008 Based at: Eagle's Nest
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Stunning and emotional

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.

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