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Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive

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Drive not to be missed

It takes a hour or two well worth the effort. Amasing sites of the desert almost a stones throw... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
859iainh
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Fascinating plants and staggering scenery

We absolutely loved this drive and when the moonscape suddenly comes into view it is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Gray666
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Harare
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

It takes a hour or two well worth the effort. Amasing sites of the desert almost a stones throw from the town. Do not forget to purchase the permit which has a map and a bit of a guide.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We absolutely loved this drive and when the moonscape suddenly comes into view it is absolutely surreal. If in the area this drive is an absolute must do. It is uncomfortable in patches due to the corrugations but these would be annoying in any sort...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Start your drive by optaining the required permit ay Namibia Wildlife Resorts. Is is N$30pp and N$10 for your vehicle. With the permit comes a map with 13 beacon points with very interesting information about the area and history. A 4x4 is not required for...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The road to Welwitschia was very bumpy (bad dirt road - corrugated surface (I think)) and far from the Moon Landscape (stunning). You don't need a 4x4 to go to Welwitschia but know that you will put your car through the test. Our friends turned...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We enlisted one of the tour operators - Living Desert Adventures - for this experience. The tour took us through Dorob National Park and Namib Nauklauft Park. Different topography as it changes from one to the other.

Thank Monde S
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

These plains get their name for the rare Welwitschia plant which is seen mostly there. Since there are only a few plants in this barren land, it can be avoided if you don't have much time.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The many plants, male and female are a special feature. Amazing how these can survive in the desert climate and become so old. The road is good, a bit bare at the beginning, but the plants at the end of the road are super interesting.

Thank huys25
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Ever been to the moon? This is probably comparable. Definitely not to be missed. Such a unique drive. Stop at Goanikontes for lunch before hitting the drive. Hi slow and pack water. No phone service in the area.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Drive through the Namib and absolutely marvel at the scenery and plants that survive in this desolate place. Takes a good three hours but would highly recommend. Make sure you get the pass from the Tourist Office before you go.

Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We really enjoyed this trip. You need to get a permit from the NWR office, the one in Swakopmund is open from 8 - 5. The road quickly turns into a gravel track so you need a 4 x 4. The route is easy to...More

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