Things to do & places to visit in Erongo Region, Namibia

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Erongo Region #1 destination in Namibia 2023. The average rating score is 4.41 based on 8.088 traveler reviews, of 82 attractions. Timezone: Africa/Windhoek, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 8:57.

Top things to do (39)

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  1. 5.0 Namibia Tours & Safaris (726 reviews)
    - White Glove Treatment
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    My wife, 4-year old, and I wanted to visit Namibia, but had lots of questions about tourism during COVID lockdowns in the country as well as accomodations, car rental, and all of the other details that go into making a trip successful. I reached out to Namibia Tours & Safaris only two days before we were planning on flying in from Zambia, so it was super last minute! Wilmari, immediately contacted me and answered all our questions and created a custom itinerary for our trip down to the last detail (including reserving a COVID test at our hotel). Needless to say, this company put our minds at ease about planning a trip last minute, and it went off without a hitch! All of the staff we interacted with were top-notch, and the services they reserved did not disappoint. Wilmari stayed in contact with me via whatsapp and I was able to ask her questions as they arose. I highly recommend Namibia Tours & Safaris to anyone visiting Namibia. They are worth it! See more..
  2. 5.0 Kuiseb Delta Adventures (372 reviews)
    - Fun & Education at its best!
    4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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    This was one of the highlights of our visit to Namibia and we can highly recommend it!! Fanie is an excellent guide: he has an immense knowledge about the history of the area and of course also about the desert, the animals living there, etc. And even more, he is a brilliant quad driving instructor! When you do quad driving for the 1st time (like we did) and you are standing at the edge of the dune looking down, you get a bit scared ... But no worries, just follow his simple instructions and let you and your quad slide down - it is so much fun!! Don't forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, light gloves, a hat and a scarf as protection against sun, wind and sand. Surprisingly, there's a lot around :-)) And then: just enjoy!!! See more..
  3. 5.0 Pelican Point Kayaking (325 reviews)
    - Major highlight of our trip
    Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM Kayaking & Canoeing
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    We realized the night before our tour that our booking wasn’t confirmed, and upon rebooking there was only one spot left. They did an exceptional job accommodating the two of us and made us feel included regardless. Denzel was a great and personable guide with knowledge of the area. There was a lot of “added value” to the trip (tea on the beach, flamingos, explanation of the salt mine, jackals, shipwreck etc). The seals are very friendly (for the most part... there were a few bitey guys) and curious. We had a blast paddling with them and watching them in the water and along the beach. The guides take pictures so you can focus on being present and on enjoying the experience. Even splash proof gear is provided! Really can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you for one of the best tours of our two weeks in Namibia! See more..
  4. 5.0 Red Dune Safaris (250 reviews)
    - Awesome tour of Sandwich Harbour
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Simply world class! JP Koch and his partner, Andre, who guided us on Sandwich Harbour were amazing. Starting from the booking stage, he clarified all enquiries and was prompt with communication. On the day of the tour, he was punctual and greeted us with an enthusiastic face. He explained what to expect on the tour before leaving and whenever we made a stop, he gave detailed information about points of interest and allowed time for pictures. The view at Sandwich Harbour is breathtaking and its a must do. We had a picnic at the harbour under the desert heat but close to the ocean, the feeling is unexplainable. The guide showed us lots of desert animals like geckos, jackals, ostrich, Oryx and springbok before safely driving back to our pick up point. I highly recommend Red Dune Safaris. See more..
  5. 5.0 Eco Marine Kayak Tours (234 reviews)
    - A once in a life time experience - NOT TO BE MISSED
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Kayaking & Canoeing
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    If you are traveling anywhere near Walvis Bay, you need to find Graham from Eco Marine Kayak Tours and go and visit the seals. What an amazing morning, from someone who has spent years on the coastline and scuba diving I can honestly say this was an incredible life changing experience. Graham is a great guide and host and took all our interests into account from the salt pans to birding and then WOW when you get to the seals, there were lots of babies and adults and it was just the best. Our 10 year old son loved the experience. This activity can be done by young and old and it is not to be missed. See more..
  6. 5.0 Namibia Kayak Tours (105 reviews)
    - Super kayak tour!
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Kayaking & Canoeing
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our early morning kayak tour and the drive along the salt fields. Our guide gave us a lot of info on the animals and birds we saw. We got very close to the sea lions. It was magic. Protective gear and water was available and even a sort of tent to serve as women’s bathroom on the beach. After the kayak tour there was coffee and tea and home made muffins! Book your tour here, you won’t be disappointed. See more..
  7. 5.0 Erongo Mountain Winery (87 reviews)
    - Unexpected in the best way!
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Erongo Mountain Winery is opened for personal tours and intimate wine tastings! Explore our process, and gain insight into the fermentation of our wines in our imported French oak barrels. Experience first hand the distilling of our different Namibian-made liqueurs and natural alcohol. Enjoy delicious wines and liqueurs in our elegant Tasting Room over looking the vineyards, backed by the beautiful Erongo mountains. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a variety of snacks, Flammkucken, and excellent coffee. Our Winery is situated along the Omaruru river at 1200m above sea level and surrounded by the beautiful rugged mountains of the Erongo region (Namibia). This trailblazing and innovative boutique winery is pioneering the Namibian wine industry, carving out its legacy in the arid dry granite rock. See more..
  8. 5.0 Levo Tours & Chalets (67 reviews)
    - Levo Tours
    Sightseeing Tours
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    We had not booked and they made a special effort to accommodate us. The skipper of the boat was Leonard and he made us feel very welcome and ensured we had a great time. He even treated us to a sighting of a Humpback whale and entertained us with pelicans and seals on the boat. It was a memorable trip and highly recommended. See more..
  9. 5.0 Sun Sail Catamarans (49 reviews)
    - Excellent cruise
    Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Day Trips
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    Very well organized, very friendly staff at the reception and crew on the boat. The cruise was ca. 3 hours, we have seen pelicans, seagulls, seals, dolphins and the whale. The crew did a lot to show us the whale as close as possible. Some animals visited even the boat. On the way back we had a nice brunch with fresh oysters, sea food and other snacks, and sparkling wine. Strongly recommended! See more..
  10. 5.0 MC 4X4 Tours (38 reviews)
    - 4x4 Sandwich Harbour tour
    Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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    Had the pleasure of experiencing the desert with MC and it was great. From the drive to the views and the picnic just made it extra special. The team is so friendly and accommodating (even with food). Michael our guide was amazing, highly recommend him! See more..
  11. 5.0 Fusion Wellness Spa (22 reviews)
    - Sports massage
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spas
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    As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, our luxury spa in the centre of Swakopmund gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave. We welcome you. See more..
  12. 5.0 Bambu Wellness Boutique (14 reviews)
    - Great stuff!
    Spent 2-3 hours Spas
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    We're situated in relaxing setting where solice and nature welcomes you. After a long and hot journey you can be sure to unwind, cool and refresh yourself at Bambu Wellness Boutique. From a neck & shoulder, head massage, feet treatments and full body treatments you enter a state of deep relaxation and wellness, rewarding you with a freshly made smoothie or milkshake of your choice-salads optional See more..
  13. 5.0 Gobabeb Desert Research Station (10 reviews)
    - Definitely worth the drive!
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Deserts
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    Gobabeb Research station is a wonderful place for nature enthusiasts who prefer not to be surrounded by other tourists. Although remote Gobabeb is not far from Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and offers free and easy access to the dunes. Uniquely situated among three ecosystems (the Kuiseb River, the Namib Sand Sea and the vast gravel plains) Gobabeb provides days of exploration and hiking opportunities. With a wide range of accommodation options, swimming facilities and braai facilities Gobabeb is unique in that it also offers tours around the dunes, the Station itself and several night time activities, including Star talks and Scorpion Hunts. The centre is a research station and as such there are tours aimed at adaptations of the Namib and up to date with current research occurring on site. The centre is tourist and family-friendly, offering catering, accommodation and amazing scenery. See more..
  14. 4.5 Sandwich Harbour 4x4 (474 reviews)
    - Self drive to Sandwich Harbour
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Self drive to Sandwich Harbour is not difficult. If you got some experience with sand driving and decent 4X4, drop tyre pressure to 1 bar and be at Salt works 2.5 hours before the low tide. It will take just over an hour to get there. And there are old tracks can be seen. I am talking about the beach route. See more..
  15. 4.5 Mola Mola Safaris (310 reviews)
    - Dolphin Cruise in Walvis Bay with Mola Mola is a must-do when visiting
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Day Trips
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    I have repeatedly visited Walvis Bay and gone on a dolphin cruise with Mola Mola. Its such fun every time and I always come back with a big smile on my face. I love it when the pelicans swing down for a treat and the seals come onto the boat uninvited, begging for treats. It´s not super cheap, but well worth it and you get drinks, oysters and other yummy snacks included. All can be booked on a short notice too and they often have spaces on the boat the day of departure, except of course during the Xmas season when everybody heads down to the coast. Steffi - Gondwana Tours and Safaris, Botswana See more..
  16. 4.5 Catamaran Charters (293 reviews)
    - walvis bay marine adventure
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Boat Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    fantastic catamaran trip with an enthusiastic guide Monica. Experienced close ups with pelicans and seals. Included whale and dolphin watching with a delicious spread at the end crowned by local fresh oysters. See more..
  17. 4.5 Dune 7 (269 reviews)
    - Worth the climb.
    Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    We climbed Dune 7 one Saturday morning to the top - was quite a climb but easier than Big Daddy. Stunning sights from the top. Tips: go in the morning when the sand is cool and you can climb barefoot. There is also no wind in the mornings, but it does pick up in the afternoon. We climbed around 9am and had the dune to ourselves for a while. Run down and go to Dune 7 Adventures for sand boarding and quad biking - amazing! See more..
  18. 4.5 Laramon Tours (196 reviews)
    - Fabulous afternoon
    Boat Tours
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    We did the seals and pelicans tour (arranged by RSSC). It was fabulous. The gentlemen running the tour and the catamaran were professional, personable, and funny! We were entertained and saw plenty of wildlife. Unexpected were the constant offers of beverages (sherry, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, sparkling wine), a huge selection of snacks on the way back to the pier, oysters freshly shucked! Did I say oysters?! Yes, plenty of local Wallis bay oysters! And dessert. It was a fabulous afternoon. Couldn’t ask for any better. We were happy to tip, it was well deserved. If I ever was back in Namibia, I would do it again! See more..
  19. 4.5 Discover Namibia Private Day Tours and Safaris (148 reviews)
    - Excellent trip to Namibia with a weird component
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    Discover Namibia is a Namibian Tourism Board registered company.We offer privately guided day tours in Windhoek and Swakopmund as well as a selection of longer tour options.Bookings can be made via telephone or e mail. See more..
  20. 4.5 Kristall Galerie (142 reviews)
    - Amazing place to visit
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    6 weeks before coming to Swakupmund we were in the Natural History Museum in London. We spent sometime there looking at the displays of rocks and minerals. We thought we might pass half an hour in Kristall Galerie, then we went in. About an hour and a half later we came out. Our conclusion, the Natural History Museum in London should learn from Kristall Galerie how to display rocks and minerals. See more..
  21. 4.5 Photo Ventures Namibia - Day Tours (79 reviews)
    - Sandwich harbor with Herman & Peter is a must
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Photography Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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    We booked our tour in Sandwich Harbour dunes with Photo Ventures and it was just fantastic. With humour and passion, Herman & Peter gave us a great tour in the dunes and offered us incredible view points to make great photos. You'd better book in advance but don't miss this attraction if you come to Walvis Bay. See more..
  22. 4.5 Kuiseb Pass (69 reviews)
    - Geology, history, great pics and more
    Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Drives
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    The area is full of so many things. For tourists first and foremost it is amazing landscape and breathtaking views as if brought directly from some fiction move. Behind the crazy landscape, there is also fascinating geology for anyone who is at least a little bit interested. There are amazing plants, like contorted myrrh bushes, full of aromatic orange juice used for a perfume by Damara people. There is a piece of history: going that road one passes “Henno Martin’s” cave, made famous by an exceptional story of escapees from an internment, whose life in the desert was depicted in a book The Sheltering Desert. See more..
  23. 4.5 Long Beach Leisure Park (53 reviews)
    - different
    Beaches • Parks
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    we drove by Langstrand and took turns to the beach front, when there were roads to the waterfront. I liked the different feel this waterfront has, compare to many others. Since water is not really friendly to swimming, beaches are empty. So you can really take in the nature. Until the smell hits you. At first we thought it's human pee, but later we realized the smell comes from all the wildlife enjoying the beaches. See more..
  24. 4.5 German Evangelical Lutheran Church (42 reviews)
    - Beautiful piece of colonial architecture
    Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    A site well worth to visit by architecture lovers. It rumoured to be the second oldest building in Swakopmund. Made some aerial photos during late afternoon, flying around the church, when colours are just beautiful. See more..
  25. 4.5 Okakambe Trails (41 reviews)
    - Great experience, well cared for animals, wonderful scenery, friendly guide
    Horseback Riding Tours
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    We did a 2 hour ride in the late afternoon. Wesley was our guide and was excellent, he tailored the trip to meet our needs. We found the horses to be really well trained and cared for. The geography and scenery is interesting and the whole experience is great. Highly recommend it as part of enjoying the activities around Swak. See more..
  26. 4.5 Carlo's Shuttle and Tours cc (38 reviews)
    - Professional, safe driver
    Spent More than 3 hours Taxis & Shuttles
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    tailor made tours scheduled busses between Walvis bay, Swakopmund, Windhoek Private transfers to any destination within Namibia we have daily trips from and to Hosea Kutako airport. bus rental with driver. See more..
  27. 4.5 Karakulia Weavers (26 reviews)
    - Go! Buy! They ship and it's really cost effective!
    Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Wow! This place is awesome. Take the short tour and watch them weave some amazing pieces right in front of you. Oh, and buy something and get it shipped. With shipping it's still extremely reasonable. Just ask and they'll calculate it for you and you can see for yourself. We'll be having several pieces commissioned for Christmas presents this year! So glad we found d this place! See more..
  28. 4.5 Platz Am Meer (22 reviews)
    - Convenient Mall with Coffee Shop
    Shopping Malls
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    The Platz Am Meer mall is small but has all of the required stores, that being, Checkers, Clicks, Truworths and cellphone shops. There are many more stores, they accept South African Rands and will give change in Namibian dollars. The Mugg & Bean is a great way to end the shopping visit as the views from the restaurant are stunning. See more..
  29. 4.5 Flamingo lagoon (20 reviews)
    - Respect nature and fellow tourists, and keep to the walkway!
    Spent < 1 hour Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Lovely to see the flamingoes up close; it is easy to forget that these are actually wild birds and do not like people getting too close. So keep to the tarred walkway (Lagoon Promenade Road) so that everybody can enjoy these magnificent birds going on with their daily things. The walkway goes from Esplande Park right up to Pelican Bay Hotel, about 3.5km See more..
  30. 4.5 Die Muschel (17 reviews)
    - Good coffee, lovely bookshop
    Spent 1-2 hours Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Decent art café with snack ms and drinks. The best selection of English books I’ve seen so far in Africa.. See more..
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