There is nothing quite like the exhilaration that comes from quad biking among the sand dunes of the Namib. It is one of the most stimulating activities to do in Swakopmund and a popular pastime for both local and international visitors. Here’s what you can look forward to when you try it out.
What to expect
There are a good range of options to choose from when booking your quad biking experience. Outings vary from 1 hour to 3 hours in duration and can include whizzing down steep sand dunes, traversing the dry Swakop River bed, or a gentle ride among the desert scenes.
Obstacles you may encounter along the way include the “Amphitheatre”, the “Roller Coasters”, “Table Top”, “Devils Dip” and “Big Billy”.
Breakfast rides to Rossmund Lodge Golf Club are a hit with most adventurers and the combo deals which include sand boarding and/or go karting are another popular option. An overnight camping trip is also available if you’d like to take things to the next level.
Depending on the package you choose, refreshments may be provided along the way.
What to Bring
A backpack with a few essentials is a good idea. Be sure to include your camera, sun protection, sun glasses, and extra water. Casual, cool clothing is advised and long pants are preferable to shorts. Closed shoes are a must. Protective head gear will be provided.
If it all sounds a little hair-raising to you, these thrills are offered under the careful watch of experienced and qualified professionals who will guide you carefully through the whole adrenalin-inspiring process. Your bike will be allocated to you according to your skill and experience and are available in manual, semi-automatic and automatic configurations.
Are there age restrictions?
Solo quad bike riders must be at least 14 years old. Younger children may share with an adult at the parents’ discretion.
Some operators provide a kiddies track for younger enthusiasts.
Safety regulations are stringent for all quad biking tours. Because of this, quad biking in Swakopmund has an excellent safety record
How to book
The best thing about quad biking around Swakopmund is that it’s all done in an environmentally friendly way taking care to limit pollution and avoiding damage to any of the desert species.
For more information about Namibia or to book your quad biking jaunt on your trip to Namibia, get in touch with Namibia Travel Guide via our contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.
Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.