The following activities are available in and around Swakopmund:
Skydiving – Ground Rush Adventures has established a name as the best skydiving centre in Africa. Experience the adrenalin-rush of tandem skydiving, or free falling, depending on your level of expertise. Craig Milne and Matthias Röttcher lead a very experienced crew of Professional Skydivers who specialise in all disciplines of Skydiving. These men have become known in the industry for their professionalism, charisma, and high safety standards. Their love for the sport, or the addiction to it, has not faded over the years and this can be felt by the tandem students in their pursuit of the ultimate feeling of freedom: free falling.
Sandboarding – Trips run daily from 09:30 am until 13:30. We offer both Lie Down and Stand Up boarding, both of which do not require previous experience. Lie Down boarding offers the ultimate adrenaline buzz as one can reach speeds of up to 80kph. Stand Up boarding is done on modified snowboards with soft boots and bindings.
Quad biking – experience the beauty of the Namib Desert dunes on quad bike. Our quad bike tours are controlled and guided in order to preserve the flora and fauna of this protected terrain. Safety precautions are taken seriously and helmets are mandatory.
Fishing – Our fishing guides have exceptional marine life knowledge and will point out any of the spectacular sites and sounds that are part of life on the Atlantic. Explore the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast and discover a fishing paradise! Our tailor-made packages cater for the leisurely fishermen to the hardcore hunter of the Seas! Select from a 1 – 7 day itinerary, including guide, equipment, bait, lunch packs, refreshments and accommodation (B&B). Shark fishing on catch and release basis only.
Seal and Dolphin Cruise – Enjoy a leisurely morning on either a boat or catamaran, accompanied by seals, dolphins, pelicans and seagulls – a photographer’s dream. If you are lucky, you might even find a lonesome sun fish making an appearance whilst you sip champagne and enjoy the fresh Atlantic oysters to round off a decadent morning of pleasure. All cruises depart from the Walvis Bay waterfront.
Scenic Flights – Have you ever seen the Namib Desert from the sky? An unforgettable sight!
Horse Riding – Life’s a breeze on horseback! We ride through the river to the beach and back – a horse lovers dream!
Sea Kayaking – Play with seals near Pelican Point – it’s a beautiful experience to glide quietly through the water and to be met by inquisitive seals.
Township Tours – Take a look behind the scenes and meet the locals to experience their customs and food!
Paragliding – Glide through the air off the dunes towards the Atlantic and see how that feels.
Living Desert Tour – You would never guess how much life is in the desert – join us to find out what goes on and who lives there….
Welwitschia Tour – Another mystery of the desert … and so old!