Rising above the flat, grassy plains of Namibia, Spitzkoppe is the place where the San, better known and Bushmen, made their home centuries ago. A fine example of the inselberg type that is typical of this area, it is one of Namibia's mayor attractions.
You are picked up from your accommodation in Walvis Bay or Swakopmund with the tour vehicle. If departing from Walvis Bay, your first stop is Dune 7 which is quite a popular attraction at the coast. You can climb to the top of this dune and really take in the flat, barren landscape that Walvis Bay is situated in. The dune belt will be on our left all the way until the Swakop river, where we go into to gravel plains. If you are picked up in Swakopmund, you will visit the North part of the dune belt for some sandy goodness.
Crossing the gravel plains next to the Swakop river you will follow some parts of the Welwitschia trail up to Goanikontes. There are a couple of scheduled stops to view the lichen and other hyper-arid adapted flora, and the Moon Landscape viewpoint, of course. You will have a rest stop at the Goanikontes oasis, before traveling up the Mad Max 4 fury road up to the B2.
Along the B2 there is a stop at an old Heliograph hill, which was used before the first world war to relay messages between the coast and central Windhoek. Turning from the B2 in the direction of Spitzkoppe, there is a roadside shop selling semi-precious stones and curios. After a bit of gravel road the Spitzkoppe rises majestically before us.
There are many facilities at Spitzkoppe, as well as wonderful rock formations. You will have ample time to explore and photograph the natural rock arch, the rock pool and the Matterhorn. The rock art around Spitzkoppe will be explained to you by a local guide with in-depth knowledge.
For the adventurous, there is the bushman paradise, but this requires climbing up the side of the mountain with a chain.
At the end of the tour you will see the fishing holiday town of Henties bay, and the Zeila shipwreck.
Pickup in Walvis Bay & Swakopmund is free.
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The optional extras for this tour include:
1. Pickup in the harbor
2. Drinks for the tour
3. Food for the tour
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