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Turnstone Tours

| PO Box 307, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Ranked #7 of 18 activities in Swakopmund
Type: Tours
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Longview, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was an incredible experience which was not expected. The "Harbor Day Tour" name was misleading as this was so much greater than we had imagined. Riding the dunes in a Land Rover with Bruno made for a most delightful day. Experiencing the drive along the ocean to the point of contact with the dunes was exhilarating. Finding the animal... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Ernest our driver made our day, he was knowledgable, a great driver and enthusiastic. He took us for an excellent walk right up in and through the dunes after ascertaining that we all liked walking, he even came with us, other tour drivers just sat in their vehicles sendings heir passengers just up a dune. Lunch was excellent, it was... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Swakopmund is a tiny little, but beautiful pearl on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This place would not be more than a good stop between Damaraland and Sossusvlei if it would not be Turnstone Tours. Thanks to Turnstone one can take a real tour of the Skeleton Coast, ride the dunes of the Namib Desert at Sandwich Bay and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We enjoyed our day trip to Sandwich Harbour as the scenery was spectacular and this part of the coast felt so wild and isolated. The drive there and back was fun with the driver having to stop every so often to dig us out of the sand. Driving in the dunes was equally fun. It was an expensive day which... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Turnstone Tours ticked all the right boxes for us on our day trip to Sandwich Harbour. Our guide: Ernest was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. An excellent driver too, he quietly but thoroughly assessed each situation and took the right line every time. Essential merits considering the conditions of the drive. He truly loves his job, and it showed. The place:... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We booked a full day trip to Sandwich Harbour. All the arrangements made by Turnstone were faultless. Our guide for the day was Ernst, who was fantastic. He made the day very memorable. The best way of describing Ernst enthusiasm and love of sandwich harbour - is to say that you thought you had been on one of his first... More

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Cape Town
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The highlight of my Namibian holiday was a day tour to Sandwich Harbour. The scenery was spectacular, the tourist guide knowledgeable, friendly, an excellent driver and a good cook! From Swakopmund we drove to beautiful Walvis Bay which is a tree-lined coastal resort, with multi-million dollar homes along its Millionnaire Mile Beachfront. The lagoon boasts a plethora of bird life... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We took a wonderful trip to Sandwich Harbour with Ernst in February 2012. What can I say? The landscape is amazing, the wildlife is spectacular, the food is delicious and Ernst is a wonderful guide. His genuine friendliness, knowledge of the desert and entertaining stories made this day trip a very memorable one. It felt like being with a friend.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Three of us booked 2 half-day tours on a recent visit to Walvis Bay, Namibia. when our ship paid a visit there. All our arrangements with Turnstone Tours were handled via email. Turnstone was VERY quick to respond with clear, informative answers. Based on the reviews here and the friendly professionalism of the e-mail exchange I felt comfortable booking the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Sandwich Harbour is a RAMSAR Site (The Convention of Wetlands) and it is vigilantly preserved. For me Sandwich Harbour is a very spiritual place. There is an amazing energy from the dunes as well as the sea. As Namibians, we have been to Sandwich Harbour many times. This time we were treated by a friend to a full day tour... More

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