Luderitz to Walvis Bay 4x4 Adventure

We are proud to offer a unique 4x4 adventure trip through the world’s oldest desert, being one of only 7 remote wilderness areas left on our planet. We travel through the Namib between Luderitz and Walvis Bay formerly known as the Spergebiedt.

Places visited on the way include Silvia Hill, Meob Bay, Conception Bay & Sandwich Bay. Desert wildlife, spectacular scenery, untouched beaches, abandoned mining settlements, miles of sand driving and shipwrecks are some of the attractions along the way.


The 4x4 Adventure starts in Luderitz where the group assembles at 18h30/19h00 the evening before (at a venue conveyed to you beforehand) for dinner and briefing before venturing into the Namib desert the next day. (Participants have to organise their own accommodation in Luderitz).

After breakfast radios will be fitted to your vehicle, we then backtrack for about 30km on the Luderitz to Aus main road, it is time to say goodbye to tar roads. On day one we pass the ‘stompneus’ Ford and camp close to ‘Suzy’ lorry.


On the second day the trail leads north past ‘Suzy’ and the Bulldozer, before crossing into the dune belt on way to Sylvia Hill. For the next couple of days participants will experience ‘camping under the desert sky’ in true expedition style.

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Dune Driving Luderitz

Dunes are getting progressively higher and driver experience and skills acquired during the previous 2 days will be tested and honed to perfection. Camping on the beach..


The dune belt opens up at Meob bay and it is in this stretch between Meob Bay and Conception Bay that where active diamond mining was in the order of the day during the early 1900’s. The Settlements of Holsatia, Charlottenfelder and Grillenberger are visited on the way.

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From Holsatia the trail leads to Conception Bay and along the beach northwards towards Sandwich Bay. On route the wrecks of the ‘Eduard Bohlen’ & ‘Shawnee’ are visited.
Passing ‘Langewand’ where massive dunes end in the sea, given a very limited time span to negotiate this stretch of beach. After ‘Langewand’ the trail once again leads into the dunes, circumnavigating the Salt Pans ‘extensions’ of Sandwich Harbour. The dunes are still getting progressively larger to offer an ever changing new experience of ultimate dune driving. The night is spend approximately 1.5km from the sea.

From Sandwich the trails enters the ‘Roller Coaster’, a series of massive ‘roaring’ slip faces, not only giving the participants a new thrilling experience but also offering breath taking views of Sandwich Harbour and a panorama of Sandscapes exiting onto the beach south of Walvis Bay. The trail ends at Walvis Bay after a final 50km stretch of beach driving.
Total distance to be covered: +/- 630km.

1. Two-way radios to all vehicles
2. Guide & guide vehicle
3. Wind shelter, shower & toilet facilities
4. One vehicle to carry logistics
5. 2 Meals per day (hearty breakfast & dinner)
6. Water (for kitchen only) 20l

1. Tents, Mattress, sleeping bag / blanket, chairs
(if you are using a ‘free standing’ tent, we recommend canvas dome tents as they
are more suitable for the weather conditions)
2. Own cutlery & crockery
3. Two bags of wood per vehicle
4. Drinking water
4. Water for showers (minimum 40ltrs)
5. Beverages, drinks & snacks
6. Strong garbage bags – Clients will have to carry their own garbage/waste!
7. Sufficient fuel: Distance to be covered approx. 650 – 680 km (Luderitz – Walvis Bay)
Guideline – Petrol vehicles: 3km / litre
Diesel vehicles: 5km / litre
8. Personal items, such as medication, sunblock, torch, camera, batteries etc.
4x4 Vehicles:
- Make sure that your 4x4 is mechanically fit
- 4x4 vehicle to be fitted with ‘high flotation’ tyres (no low profile tyres))
- Pump & pressure gauge
- Emergency gear, tools & parts
- Recovery point/hook – front & rear

2 Spare tyres for each vehicle is advisable as well as a Tubeless repair kit.
- Make sure that your 4x4 is mechanically fit
- 4x4 vehicle to be fitted with ‘high flotation’ tyres. No Low profile tyres please!
- Pump & pressure gauge
- Emergency gear, tools & parts
- Recovery point/hook – front & rear
- Roof racks: Jerry cans with fuel may be loaded on roof rack but please do not overload (Top Heavy)

Travel insurance and medical evacuation:
You need to arrange for your own travel insurance and medical evacuation service in
case of a medical emergency.
2023 Dates:
April 2 – 7
June 25 - 30
October 2 - 8 (Special Aus to Walvis via Namib Naukluft Park)
December 17 - 22 (Special Aus to Walvis via Namib Naukluft Park)

Special Notes:
Getaway Tours & Safaris cc is registered with the Namibian Tourism Board (FOR 00080) since 2008, and also a member of the Tourism and Safari Association of Namibia (TASA).