at Luderitz Yacht Club,Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet or Kratz Platz accomodation.
Luderitz to Walvis Bay
Luderitz to Walvis Bay
The Adventure starts at Luderitz where the group assembles at 18h00 the evening before at the Luderitz Yacht Club or Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet for briefing before venturing into the dessert the next day. (Participants have to organise their own accommodation at Luderitz)
After backtracking for about 30km on the Luderitz to Aus main road, it is time to say goodbye to tar roads, starting an adventure of a lifetime. On day one we pass the ‘stompneus’ Ford and camp close to Suzy.
On the second day the trail leads north past Suzy, and the bulldozer before crossing into the Dune Belt on the way to Sylvia Hill. For the next couple of days participants will experience camping under the desert sky in true expedition style.
Dunes are getting progressively higher, therefore driver experience and skills acquired during the previous 2 days will be tested and honed to perfection. Camping on the beach.
The Dune Belt opens up at Meob Bay and it is in this stretch between Meob Bay and Conception Bay that active diamond mining was in the order of the day during the early 1900’s. The settlements of Holsatia, Charlottenfelder and Grillenberger are visited along the way.
From Holsatia the trail leads to Conception Bay and along the beach northwards towards Sandwich Bay. On route the wrecks of the Eduard Bohlen & Shawnee are visited. Passing ‘Langewand’ where massive dunes end in the sea, it gives a very limited time span to negotiate this stretch of beach. After Langewand, the trail once again leads into the dunes, circumnavigating the Salt Pans ‘extensions’ of Sandwich Harbour. The dunes are still getting progressively larger to offer an ever changing new experience of ultimate dune driving. The night is spent approximately 1.5km from the sea close to Sandwich Bay at ‘Sandwich camp’.
From Sandwich Bay, the trail enters the ‘Roller Coaster’, a series of massive ‘roaring’ slip faces, not only giving the participants a new thrilling experience but also offering breathtaking views of Sandwich Harbour and a panorama of sandscapes exiting onto the beach south of Walvis Bay. The trail ends at Walvis Bay after driving a final 50km stretch of beach.