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Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive

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Self drive through the desert

We really enjoyed this trip. You need to get a permit from the NWR office, the one in Swakopmund is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JPRC
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London, United Kingdom
Absolutely mind shifting

To wonder into the Namib and see the moon landscape and these ancient living plants survivors was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane L
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed this trip. You need to get a permit from the NWR office, the one in Swakopmund is open from 8 - 5. The road quickly turns into a gravel track so you need a 4 x 4. The route is easy to...More

Thank JPRC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To wonder into the Namib and see the moon landscape and these ancient living plants survivors was something amazing and most special experience.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area where these welwitschia lives looks like a desert, but these plants still live there for centuries. They survive with the moisture of the ocean that comes with the wind. It looks like another planet. You need a permit to visit this area and...More

Thank joheuvel92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a long hard drive but incredible scenery. The plants are truely extraordinary, wierd aliens in this harsh emvironment.

Thank Robby007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute an live long experience, an sea of sand and really whom thought that plants and creatures can live here and call this home.......

Thank Tish B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice experience to drive here and look at the weird Welwitschia plants that seems to us like big spiders with their leaves winding over the surface.

Thank karinevdheuvel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive is quite long, but I enjoyed the open spaces and the moonscapes which contrast with the desert is something special. Plenty of Welwitschias to be seen.

Thank TracyJS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The desert experience is beautiful. I was very intrigued with the landscape and the conservation of the flora and fauna.

Thank Jaymati K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Get your permit from the office in town above NWR and set off, the route is not particularly well signposted and the beacons are quite small but that is all part of the challenge. If you don't want to do the whole trip you can...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a magic place to visit especially if you have a vehicle. You rarely see other vehicles and you have the whole desert to yourself. You need to buy a permit, which costs $50N per person. The chances are no one will check but...More

Thank WCOB
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