Pelican Point Peninsula
Duration 3 hours
Price: ZAR1100.00 per person (min 2 people)
Tour starts/ends in Walvis Bay.
Great excursion, excellent guide
Perfect half day trip. JP, our guide met us as we disembarked with a comfortable 4 wheel drive SUV. He took us to Dune 7 before anyone else was there making it even more impressive. We then had a hair raising, fun dune drive and proceeded to Pelican Point. He showed us hundreds of flamingos and seals and some jackals along with interesting facts about the lighthouse and salt works that we saw en route. As all good safaris do, we had to stop for refreshments and we had "bubbly" and delicious homemade snacks.
We thoroughly recommend this company and tour.
With the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the one side, and the Walvis Bay Lagoon on the other,the Pelican Point Peninsula provides us with spectacular photogrphic opportunities of some of this coasts abundand wildlife.
Within a short 40 minute drive in our four wheel drive vehicles, you will be able to mingle with the stars of the show , wich include Cape Fur Seals, Black-Back Jackals, Cormorants, Gulls, Pelicans, Terns and many more!
This tour is ideal for someone with limited time available in Walvis Bay yet still wants to feel the thrill of adventure.
Enjoy the sights of the Walvis Bay Lagoon with all its birdlife, then get some insight into the salt refining that takes place near Walvis Bay. See the famous Pelican Point Lighthouse as we drive along the narrow stretch of land that seperates the the calm lagoon and the mighty Atlantic Ocean. A weathered shipwreck tells the story of a lost fights against the ocean. Let the huge colony of Cape Fur seals, pelicans, flamingos, terns, gulls and other wildlife entertain you while we prepare some refreshments for you.
*Morning or afternoon departure
*Get off the beaten track
*Walvis Bay lagoon
*Shipwreck and lighthouse
*Huge seal colony
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We meet you at the Walvis Bay Yacht Club and after a short briefing we head over to our first stop of the tour.
The Walvis Bay lagoon is a RAMSAR site that is considered one of the most important lagoons in Southern Africa. It plays host to hundreds of flamingos, pelicans and avocets, stop here for some great photos.
Next stop is at the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery. Its the largest solar evaporation facility in Africa and produces 750 000 tons of salf anually.
From here we experience offroad driving on sand as we navigte between the mighty Atlantic and the calm Walvis Bay Lagoon.
Along the way we stop at a shipwreck and old jetty for beautiful photos and then its onto the very tip of the Peninsula.
Once there, you have time to wander around while we set up a few refreshments for you.
After lunch we return to the Walvis Bay Yacht Club.