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Time : 4-5 Hours

Lichen growth on the rocksRock formations in the Swakop canyonDolerite ridge

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This tour will take you to the Welwitchia mirabilis, a relic of the past and one of the rarest plants, some dated at over 1500 years and still growing. Along the route you値l visit the moon landscape and some lichen fields.

Places to be visited:


Moon landscape

Some fauna along the route

The Welwitchia and the sectapunctatus insect.

Plant life including the dollar bush .



The tour to the Welwitschia mirabilis can be done either in the morning or afternoon, and can be combined with tours to the Coastal towns, or Cape Cross tours.

Departing from Swakopmund we head along a route that will take us to a viewpoint and some interesting rock formations in the Moon Landscape. Many fascinating rock formations and examples of plant life occur here.

We値l drive into a landscape that has been formed over millions of years, and en route we値l stop at a plant that has been a source of food for animals and humans over centuries, viz., the !Nara.

The lichen growth, minerals and rock formations are interesting in this area, and a stop is made to walk in the area .

We then head for the Welwitschia mirabilis plants as well as other interesting plant life in the area. There are numerous photographic opportunities. We'll study the insects found on the plants and you値l observe that each plant is a living community; an island of life in this harsh landscape.

The return route will take us into the Swakop River, and we値l follow it down to about 12 km from town. Along the way there are beautiful rock formations and a variety of plant life.

Sightings of ostrich, klipspringer and springbok can be made, as well as small insects and reptiles.

SKU/Item Number: 013

Welwitchia Drive:

To contact us:

Phone:00 264 64 203034/

00 264 (0)608021355

Fax: 00 264 64 220434

E-mail: falou@iway.na

cell:+ 264 (0)81 128 7347 / +264 (0)81 237 2339

Loubser's Tours

P.O Box 244

3 rd Str West No: 11

Walvis Bay