We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number: ++ 264 64 403123
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Sandwich Harbour with Trunstone Tours

Whilst in Swakopmund we were picked up by Acmid and his co-driver of Turnstone Tours who gave us a very special day out over the dunes to Sandwich harbour. The trip took us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Paul R
,
Ballito, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ballito, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Whilst in Swakopmund we were picked up by Acmid and his co-driver of Turnstone Tours who gave us a very special day out over the dunes to Sandwich harbour. The trip took us through Walvis Bay and out along the beach to Sandwich. His knowledge of the local enviroment was good and informative. The lunch which we had sitting at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A full day with informative guide Burger ensured that the return trip to Sandwich Harbour was full of amazing sights, sounds and smells: multitudes of greater and lesser feeding flamingoes and other sea birds along the shore and wetlands; a dead baby whale washed up on a lonely beach; a young springbok buck marking his territory; sand lizards and high,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We missed going to Sandwich Harbor the first time we went to Namibia because we didn't realize how challenging it was to visit this place and didn't make reservations ahead of time. So, this time we planned ahead and contacted Turnstone Tours to arrange a trip with one night camping in the desert. Kate made it really easy to have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had high expectations as we'd done a similar trip three years ago and this was even better. Berger was helpful, informative and a good host. Highlights of the trip were: - Driving along the narrow strip between the dunes and the ocean which disappears at high tide, - The climb up the dunes at Sandwich Harbour and the view... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the most amazing day with Turnstone Tours visiting Sandwich Harbour. From the moment we were picked up until we returned to our guesthouse at the end of the day we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Burger was our guide for the day, he was brilliant, informative and fun to be with. We saw pelicans, flamingoes, ostriches, dune beetles, dolphins etc.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Wow. Burger picked us up on time from hotel and here we went. Rode over huge dunes, to Sandwich Harbour with a stop at Walvis Bay to see plenty of flamingoes. The drive between the dunes and the ocean was mind blowing. We had a very decent home made lunch with drinks and then drove over some massive dunes again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Level Contributor
131 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of our best experiences while in Namibia for our family. The tour to Sandwitch harbor is a full day tour and Turnstone tours are the only operators that do a full day tour. You need a full day to time the tides correctly to get access to and from Sandwitch harbor. DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE YOURSELF. It will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vancouver island
Level Contributor
114 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We took 2 tours with Turnstone. The first was an afternoon of birdwatching. Bruno definitely knows his shorebirds. He was easily able to pick out the various species in the mixed flocks of hundreds of birds. Althugh we were all experienced birders there is no way we could have identified them all without him. After touring the lagoon at Walvis... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had an excellent time with Kai (is that how you spell it?) and his dad Bruno. They were excellent tour guides....gave great history about the area and info on the animals and birds. We climbed to one of the highest dunes and had a great view....those who didn't want to do the climb didn't have to. Lunch was delicious...only wish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went on 'The Namib Desert' tour organised by Turnstone Tours and with Achim Lenssen as guide. This was no less than excellent. Achim was one of the best guides I have been with. Knowledgable and pleasant. If you can get Achim as guide, you are guaranteed an excellent experience well worth the money.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Turnstone Tours also viewed

Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region
 

Been to Turnstone Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Turnstone Tours

Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number: ++ 264 64 403123
Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Turnstone Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Turnstone Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Near Turnstone Tours

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby