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Introducing our spectacular Namibian Dune & Lagoon Tour!

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Dear customers and industry partners, having been born and raised in Walvis Bay it is always gratifying to return to the country of my birth, not only to experience the raw beauty of the spectacular landscapes but also for the opportunity to catch up with old friends, partake of the excellent local cuisine and enjoy the genuine hospitality that Namibians and particularly the people of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are famous for.

African Hoopoe Tours have been conducting tours in Namibia for several years, our 21 Day National Tour, which follows a circular route, starting from Windhoek and taking in all the best sights and experiences Namibia has to offer including Etosha, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon etc has proven extremely popular with our customers. We also offer an 11 Day Southern and 10 Day Northern Namibia Tour.

For a long time however we have been keen to put together an affordable 4-5 day tour, that showcases the areas and activities around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and I am glad to announce that after my recent visit to Swakopmund our dream has become a reality. African Hoopoe Tours now offer a 4 Day Dune & Lagoon Tour in and around Swakopmund with an option to extend to a 5th Day available

(visit to the spectacular Sossusvlei)

The Dune & Lagoon Tour includes flights and accomodation in a prominent Swakopmund B&B and is inclusive of lunch on days 1&2.

The itinerary is as follows:

Day One:
Arrive at Walvis Bay.
Swakopmund orientation and then quad biking.
Overnite B&B basis Swakopmund.

Day Two:
Depart for Lagoon Cruise and Sandwhich Harbour
4 x 4 excursion (lunch included)
Overnite on B&B basis in Swakopmund

Day Three:
Half day excursion to Lunar Landscape and Welwitchias (picnic lunch included)
Arrive back at 14h00 and explore Swakopmund further. Enjoy lovely meal at the German Brauhaus of Swakopmund.

Day four:
Check out of hotel, go for last dune excursion, thereafter depart for the airport for flight back to CPT or JHB. Those wishing to do the ad-on excursion to Sossusvlei and Sesriem canyon depart for Sossusvlei.

Day five:
The folk who chose Sossusvlei excursion will now depart for their flight at 12h30 to either CPT or JHB.

The Dune and Lagoon Tour will take place annually between July and September, to capitalise on optimum weather conditions. We would appreciate any questions or suggestions that you might have to help us achieve a truly stunning Namibian experience for interested customers.

A big thank-you must go to all the individuals and companies that have helped us make this tour possible, namely: Sarah Wannenburg from Globe Traveller Travel Management, Gerhard van der Merwe of Atlantic Villa, Swakopmund, Mola Mola Marine and Dolphin Cruises and Swakopmund Brauhaus. I would like to encourage you all to click on the links to find out more about the services these companies offer.

Lastly, I would like to thank all our customers and partners for their continued support. At African Hoope Tours, we pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of integrity in all our dealings with our clients and partners and we continuously strive to achieve the highest levels of service.

Please feel free to mail us with any queries relating to the above.

Happy Travels!

Marius du Plessis
and the
African Hoopoe Team!

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About the Author
In 1996, Marius du Plessis made a career change and started working at a medium sized tour company in, Cape Town. He qualified as a tour guide and was soon on his way to becoming a top guide. A year later he joined a big tour operator specializing in day tours and charters. It had always been Marius’ dream to run his own business and in 2007 he purchased his first touring vehicle, a Mercedes Vito, while still guiding full time. Renting his vehicle to the movie industry he realised the potential, so in 2010 he went on his own, and African Hoopoe Tours and Charters was born. With the 2010 FIFA World Cup being hosted in Cape Town, timing could not have been better. From these humble beginnings African Hoopoe Tours have grown from strength to strength.

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