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Highlights of Walvis Bay Guided Day Tour

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    8:30am your day starts when you are collected you from your accommodation in Walvis Bay, after a short briefing and introduction you make your way out of the town towards Dune 7.
    Arrive at Dune 7 in approx. 20 minutes and once you are there you will have some free time to take photos and climb this massive dune to experience the feeling of being "on top of the world".
    After you had your daily exercise to the top of Dune 7, head back towards the town and onto the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery. This refinery produces a staggering 750 000 tons of salt per year, much of which is exported internationally. It covers an area of 4500 hectare and is in the process of expanding as we speak. Massive heaps of salt that looks like snow and bright pink coloured water basins provides us with spectacular photos.
    From here you'll head onto the Peninsula, with the calm lagoon to the right and the roaring Atlantic ocean to the left, this drive to the very tip of the Pelican Point Peninsula is an adventure itself. Along the way you'll see wildlife, a shipwreck and the Pelican Point Lighthouse.
    The Lighthouse was built in 1932 and stands 35 meters high. It now offers luxury accommodation to its clients and offers complete relaxation in this unique area. Once at the very tip of the Peninsula you will have the opportunity to explore and take in the great scenery surrounded by wildlife that includes the second largest Cape Fur Seal colony in the country.
    The Seals will keep you entertained for hours! 
    While you are exploring , start setting up lunch which includes a variety of finger snacks, sparkling wine, local beers, water , soft drinks and a desert. After you've enjoyed some refreshments, head back towards the Salt Refinery, and then onto the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
    This lagoon in the southwest of town is regarded as one of the most important wetlands for birds along the southern African coast. It was proclaimed a RAMSAR site (an important wetland area for birds) in 1955. It covers the shallow lagoon, the beach and the inter tidal areas of Pelcan Point and the saltworks. Its a tidal lagoon and the best birdviewing occurs during low tide. This area is a feeding site for upto 50 % of greater flamingos found in Southern Africa  and also attracts other species like gulls, plovers, pelicans and the endemic Damara Tern. There is an estimated 170 000 resident birds around the lagoon and aprox 200 000 more stopping over during their migratory route.
    Stop here and enjoy the sights and sounds of this spectacular lagoon before heading back to conclude your tour at your accommodation.
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    Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

    We did the Walvis Bay tour. It was a very nice tour, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful animals like: seals, flamingo's and jackhals and climbed dune 7. The guide was friendly, chill, explained well and relax. We were taken care for nicely and the...More

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    JPK172, Owner at Red Dune Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

    Hi Roeland and Elise, Thanks so much for the great review! I had a great morning with you two exploring Walvis Bay. See you next time!

    Reviewed 16 January 2019

    We were very pleased today with our guided tour of the highlights of Walvis Bay. The guides waited for six of us, as our cruise ship was delayed one hour, without complaint. We enjoyed a climb of Dune 7 (bare feet recommended, but the sand...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    JPK172, Owner at Red Dune Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

    Dear Donald, Angela and John and partners, Thank you very much for taking the time out to write this positive review! We had a pleaseure hosting your day in Walvis Bay. Please do call again when you are in the area :) Kindest regards JP

    Reviewed 25 August 2018

    We booked a combination of a morning excursion by boat in the bay and a 4x4 drive towards Sandwich Harbour in the afternoon. Excellent day: we saw dolphins, seals, pelicans and even a whale from the boat. During the 4x4 trip, Jacques was a very...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    JP K, Owner at Red Dune Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

    Hi Toon! It was great to show you our desert and imprint those great holiday memories :) Thanks so much for the positive review, hoping to see you again the next time that you are in Namibia. Thanks and kind regards JP

    Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

    This tour is one of the highlights of almost 7 weeks of travelling - a fantastic day which was even more than expected. JP was waiting for us as arranged. As there were only two participants his wife came as well which added to the...More

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    JP K, Owner at Red Dune Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

    Dear Lee, Thank you so much for writing this review! It means alot to know how your experience was. We also had a great day out with you two :) I hope to see you again the next time you are in Namibia! All the...More

    Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

    JP and Jacques are real diamond geezers...couldnt do enough to help out and extended our tour helped me when my camera developed a fault and gave impeccable service throughout. Lovely humour and conversation..a must do!More

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    JP K, other at Red Dune Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

    Hi Richard and Sarah! I trust all is well back home. Thanks to YOU for being such amazing guests! We had a awesome day with the two of you withaplenty of thrills and spills :)))) All the best for your year ahead and see you...More

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