4 Reasons To Take A Sandwich Harbour Tour

Sandwich Harbour in Namibia

Sandwich Harbour Adventures for Everyone

Sandwich Harbour is one of the least explored areas of Namibia’s Namib Naukluft National Park with a wealth of unique attractions to offer. It’s a desolate coastal stretch, long abandoned by those who first discovered its riches.

Here, amid these stark scenes, you’ll discover interesting plants and animals, and an abundance of birds, not to mention brilliant photographic opportunities.

Keep reading to find out why a guided tour is the best way to enjoy it all.


How do you plan to explore a new area, without any clear directions to its best spots? You won’t find a handy guidebook to Sandwich Harbour online, and while you’re welcome to make your own way through the sands, you’re likely to miss out.

When you book a guided tour of Sandwich Harbour, also known as Sandwich Bay, you can choose from a variety of outings highlighting different features of the area. Some operators even allow a degree of customization when you book your trip and provide refreshments along the way.

Some available tours include:

  • Sunset/sunrise trips
  • Birding outings
  • Shipwreck searches
  • Photo shoots
  • Photographic trips
  • Sailing combos
  • Cultural outings
  • Scenic drives

You can also choose between full or half-day excursions, depending on your available time.

Expert Insights

To the uninitiated, Sandwich Harbour seems a desolate and lifeless place. Your tour guide helps bring it to life.

They will fill you in on the history of this incredible place, highlight sought-after birds, and reveal unexpected discoveries over almost every rise.

The Best Photo Ops

It’s easy to miss the best parts of Sandwich Harbour if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Sandwich Harbour tour operators know this land intimately. They’re familiar with the rising and setting of the sun, and how it reflects off the sand and water.

If you want photographs that best capture the magic of Namibia’s perfect light at any time of day, your tour guide knows where to go and when to be there. They know the best vantage points for creating eye-catching images and can take you straight to the best spots depending on what you’d like to photograph.

If you’re planning a photo shoot to celebrate a special occasion, a custom tour is guaranteed to get you the dramatic poses you want. What’s more, you’ll feel like a celebrity thanks to the luxurious extras you enjoy as part of the package.

Photo shoots include spoils like gourmet snacks and chilled champagne to help soothe your inhibitions and bring out you’re the best of your creative side.

Stress-Free Exploring

Sandwich Harbour is the realm of hardened 4×4 enthusiasts. So, if you’re confident in your ability to navigate the shifting sands and take directions from a compass, you’ll love a DIY drive.

If you’re a little hesitant to commit yourself to the desert unassisted, a guided tour ensures you can sit back and enjoy the ride, as well as the views. You skip the worries of becoming bogged down in sand or facing an unexpected breakdown while you’re out in the wilds on your own.

More of the Best

Namibia overflows with amazing things to see and do, but it’s a large country and you’ll need precision planning to make the most of your visit to this fascinating place.

Browse our travel guide and blog for all the best insights on the top attractions Namibia has to offer and more ideas for maximizing your visit.

Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.


  1. Was excellent self drive remember to check the tides !

    • Thank you so much for you comment and for the excellent tip Daan!


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