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“Great experience for the whole family ”
Review of Turnstone Tours

Turnstone Tours
Ranked #8 of 37 Tours in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

They could organize a tour for our family, just a little bit more expensive, but worth with a three-years old. We spent an amazing day along the Sandwich cost. The landscape is among the most beautiful we have ever seen. We saw a jackal, spingbooks, lizards and other small animals. The picnic's food was good and fresh. Our guide, Burger, was friendly, helpful and has patiently answered all our thousands of questions. At the end, he even offered to drop out us in Swakopmund center as we wished and to bring our car seat and our jackets to our hotel.
Unfortunately we needed to shortcut the tour as our daughter started beeing sick. We will try again when she is older.

Thank AnnyGre
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"full day tour"
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"sandwich harbour"
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"dune driving"
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"walvis bay"
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"day trip"
in 11 reviews
"land rover"
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"picnic lunch"
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"sand dunes"
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"white pelicans"
in 2 reviews
"learned a great deal"
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"apple pie"
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"fantastic lunch"
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"salt works"
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"black backed jackal"
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was a very interesting full day tour. We started off by spotting dolphins at Walvis Bay, then flamingos and a big flock of pelicans being very greedy and scoffing loads of fish. The drive to Sandwich Harbour took us past the salt pans and along the beach with dunes on one side and the sea getting closer on the other! We had a picnic lunch on top of a sand dune and a couple of jackels came too! The drive back took us up and over some of the smaller dunes which was quite fun. We managed to spot some ostriches, springboks, an Oryx and more jackels along the way. Also saw seals playing in the surf.

Thank janhooper50
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

One of the only tour operators offering a full day excursion, and I really cannot emphasise enough how important it is to dedicate a full day to this tour - due to the tidal patterns and the distance from Swakopmund, we saw other cars turn around without reaching the harbour or stepping out of the vehicle. This day trip will allow you to not only reach Sandwich Harbour via the edge of the beach, but enjoy fun in the dunes with the 4x4 and climb up one if the dunes (easy 40 min walk), enjoy a picnic on the beach and time to drive through the Kruiseb delta (amazing different landscape), and spot wildlife (ostriches, springboks, many birds etc).
Our guide was very knowledgeable and everything was well organised. We were back by 4.30pm. In all honesty I found this excursion rather expensive, and really hesitated because of it, but I had a great time.

2  Thank Mossop1006
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had a great adventure with Burger, a wonderfully funny, interesting, knowledgable, and patient guide. We will never forget this experience! Initially I was hesitant, we were 4 adults and two very young children (ages 3 and 2) but we took the chance and it was worth it. He met us at our hotel, chatted as we drove down the road to Walvis Bay and then took us on quite a ride to Sandwich Harbour. He stopped to show us the beautiful views, special sights, and finally walked us a bit around the harbour, carried the 3yr old up a dune, and then spread out the yummiest picnic- fresh salad, homemade pasta dish, and the best apple crumble. On the ride home we drove over some dunes, he gave us just the right thrill!

Highly recommend Turnstone Tours, couldn't have asked for more.

1  Thank Olistina
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We loved our tour through the dunes to Sandwich Harbor. By far our favorite day trip from Swakop. Not only was the scenery breathtaking, but our guide Burger is the best! He prepared a fantastic lunch on a secluded beach. And made the dune driving very exciting. I especially loved that he taught us how to make the sand sing by sliding down it. Take the time for the day trip - much more enjoyable than the short half day.

Thank Meencantalaplaya
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