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“Interesting and worthwhile”

Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Swakopmund
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Welwitschia Drive is definitely worthwhile while in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. There are 13 markers along the drive that explain the different things you can see in such a beautiful and eerie landscape. Make sure you go all the way to where the oldest Welwitschia plant is.

We were a little disillusioned by all the mining and likely polluting that is going on around the drive. It was a little scary to see devices to measure the amount of uranium pollution all along the drive. Hopefully, some environmental organization is involved!

Thank OffTheBeatenPath2010
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Very nice drive from Swakopmund for about 2 hours. This is a very intersting plant - unique in the world and worthwhile seeing

Thank Katrin S
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

It's inexpensive to get a pass from the local council. The drive passes through different types of desert terrain, the moon landscape being a highlight. The council provide an information sheet describing what to look out for at each of the numbered stopping points. There are some great photo opportunities. It doesn't take long to complete the drive but beware, go to the loo before heading out as it's only at the end of the drive that a 'long-drop' facility is available.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We felt very privileged to have been able to see these amazing plants! `The scenery was absolutely stunning and well worth the dirt road drive!

Thank 312659Coco
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

There was fog in Swakopmund, whereas it was sunny on our trip to the Welitschia Plains. Notice that the landscape varies widely: sandy plain, a green canyon, rocky mountains at the horizon, etc.

Thank AlfredSwitzerland
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