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Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive

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Get your permit from the office in town above NWR and set off, the route is not particularly well... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Susan S
Swakopmund, Namibia

This is a magic place to visit especially if you have a vehicle. You rarely see other vehicles and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

These plants are amazing and thriving in the desert. Male and female plants with these amazing long leaves growing where nothing else grow. Amazing!

Thank DrDaubie
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Views of the desert probably unmatched in the world? So 40 or 50km drive well worth the effort. The welwitschia is not a beauty but very fascinating - prehistoric and strange. It apparently contaminates the ground around itself to prevent seeding from competition for the...More

Thank ClemWG
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It's a plant growing in the desert. The oldest one is inside a fence. A nature's miracle 'cause it suits the dryest of the climates. In my opinion it's not beautiful, but it's interesting to see. It's worth a visit, especially for the contest.

Thank davrobert
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Welwwitscha is a strange creature but when you've seen one it's enough. More interesting the landscape around . I inserted this 1 hour detour going to Swakop and I enjoyed it..

Thank Giorgio P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Getting your permit from Dept of Wildlife, will give you a map and details of what to expect along this tour. It would be a good idea if you stopped at each beacon and read the description. There is so much info and so much...More

Thank Stephne A
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Clear step by step guide to the area comes with your permit from the NWR office. Lunar landscape is very special.

Thank Vinadanimex
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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...

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