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Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive

#4 of 44 things to do in Swakopmund Features Animals
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A must when in Swakopmund

This is so out of the ordinary that you simply cannot afford not to visit it if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
Good desert trip

The trip to Welwitschia plant was good one... This was my first desert tour in swakopmund... If you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dipil V
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is so out of the ordinary that you simply cannot afford not to visit it if you are in the vicinity. Get a permit with a map from the tourism office in Swakopmund for a minimal fee. Unless you also want to view the...More

Thank Danie92
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The trip to Welwitschia plant was good one... This was my first desert tour in swakopmund... If you are really found of plants, yes this is a good option... I feel like when comes to choosing something, you have better options to do in swakopmund...

Thank Dipil V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is an absolute amazing view but difficult to find due to the lack of proper signs. One needs a good map because there are not always GPS or cell phone coverage. This is a general problem in Namibia

Thank Stephanus B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to get a permit and the staff at the tourism office were very friendly and helpful. It really helped us not to miss anything of importance. The markers were very visible and the explanations interesting. We also had a beer at Goanikontus, a...More

Thank volstruise
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

What weird plants these are. Male and female are separate, and they are fertilised by beetles and the wind. The plants can live to be 2k years old. They start of with two green leaves. Even after five years this is all you see. Then...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We saw the famous Welsitschia and other interesting plants. It was a very nice walk around and we were fascinated by the petrified "forest" and the story of how the trees all ended up there, most interesting to see and learn about. Very nice guide.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had one full day in Walvis Bay, and we did not know what to do (except the typical scenic flight, dune experience, seal and famingos watching, which we already did). So we asked in our hotel and they recommended us to visit this park....More

Thank VictorRp1982
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We could not believe the scenery throughout our drive here, let alone the fact that these massive flowers, unique to this area, continue to grow (and are centuries old!). What an incredible landscape. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to see this...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This route takes you through some undeniably wonderful desert scenery. Stop at the oasis for a cold drink & see some of the local domestic animals roaming the gardens. The Welwitschia's are quite something to behold. An absolute MUST when in Swakopmund.

Thank Nokwatcha
Reviewed 17 April 2017

we have driven along this plain... even if this is a rare plant but i have found it not so exciting...

Thank Mark B
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