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Skeleton Coast 4×4 Safari adventures


Getaway Tours is offering a once in a lifetime chance to explore this remote section of Namibia, one of the last true wilderness areas! The adventure starts in Swakopmund and heads north along the coast, crossing and venturing up some of the ancient rivers till reaching the Kunene river mouth.

Namibia offers some breathtaking scenery

From there it’s a trek across the Dune Sea into the Kaokoveld and then back south again. The trail lasts 7 nights and 8 days covering over 1000 kilometers.

Skeleton Coast Dune Sea

You will need a good 4×4 with camping gear to undertake this trip. Getaway Tours supply the guide and the chef to ensure participants are suitably fed with tasty fare and that the trip goes off without a hitch! They also supply a portable shower and toilet for those that need it. If you don’t have a 4×4 and still would like to join the adventure, Getaway Tours can organise a 4×4 for you!

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia, which forms part of the Namib Desert, stretches from Angola down to Swakopmund, but the Dune Sea continues further south through the Spergebiedt down to the Orange River. A truly inhospitable region for man, yet animals have found a way to survive there. From Terrace Bay, 300km north of Swakopmund, entrance is prohibited.

Getaway Tours has been offering safaris in Namibia for over 20 years now, and is registered with the Namibia Tourism board and is also a member of TASA. Getaway Tours, with their concession holder, now offer people with suitable 4×4’s the opportunity to experience this forbidden wilderness. Numbers are strictly controlled and everything that is taken in, is taken out! Only footprints are left behind, and these are soon covered by the wind-blown sand. Although Getaway Tours provides meals, shower and toilet, guests must still be self-sufficient for several days and be able to cover over 900km between fuel stops!

This journey traverses the coast and up the various rivers that mouth on the coast. From the Kunene River we cross the dunes, which makes for interesting driving, then into the Kaokoveld, itself a wilderness in its own. Although this journey is a demanding 4×4 trip, it’s no Dakar rally, and we adhere to strict safety protocols!

Getaway Tours have monthly departures from March till December, which also includes the very popular New Year safari!


Expect an adventure with wild camping, great food & fun fireside chats!


Our Skeleton Coast dates for 2023 detailed below are now open.

March 18 – 25
April 02 – 09 (school holidays)
April 04 – 11 (school holidays)
May 07 – 14
June 11 – 18
June 28 – 05 July (July school holidays)
July 03 – 10 (school holidays)
July 08 – 15 4×4 caravan tour
Aug 12 – 19 Aug
Sept 24 – 01 Oct
Sept 30 – 07 Oct (October school holidays)
Oct 15 – 22 Oct
Nov 12 – 19 Nov
Dec 28 – 04 Jan


Availability & pricing – Skeleton Coast tour
There is limited space available on each tour, so it’s advisable to book well in advance.
Cost of this tour is R14 200 per person.
Children pay a reduced rate according to their age.


Expect to put your 4×4 through its paces on some incredible dunes 

Luderitz to Walvis Bay tour.
This tour starts in Luderitz, crosses the Spergebiedt and ends 6 days later in Walvis Bay, crossing huge dunes and visiting many shipwrecks along the way. The total distance of the trip is approximately 600km.


For the 2023 Luderitz to Walvis Bay tour the following dates are available.

April 02 – 07
June 25 – 30
July 09 – 14.


Availability & pricing – Luderitz to Walvis Bay tour
Further dates are envisaged for later in the year for this tour.
The Luderitz to Walvis Bay tour cost is R13 200 per person.


For more information or to book your very own spot on one of the adventures offered by Getaway Tours, simply fill in the enquiry form below and they will get hold of you with all the details and pricing you require. 

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