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Forbidden Land Adventure
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Forbidden Land: Coastways Safaris guided self-drive in own 4WD vehicle adventure.


09h15 - the Tour departs from Luderitz via fairly big dunes offering beautiful scenery. 19h30 – arrival at “Blue Mountain” where we set up camp in an area well protected from the prevailing winds experienced during summer months.

09h00 - after a good breakfast we start the 2nd day driving through some awesome coastal belt dunes towards the Atlantic Ocean. Once on the beach we visit the old “Saddle Hill Mine” which was built and mined by Moses Khan (1937 – 1959). Our journey continues until we reach “Skeleton Bay” about 3km north of “Saddle Hill South”. Here – about 200m from the beach, we set up camp for the night.

After breakfast we visit the famous “Blow Hole”, Saddle Hill North and surrounding area, Spencer Bay and Mercury Island. The night we spend at ‘Bay View’ in the dunes offering a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.

On the last day our route leads us away from the Ocean. We visit “Devils Workshop” and continue through some mighty dunes towards one of the dune belts running parallel to the coast to “Koichab Pan” which is a photographer’s paradise. Now we travel away from the sea through a place called ‘Devils Workshop’. From there on we continue through the dunes and should reach the gravel road at about 15h00. That will be our last stop to gear ourselves for the tarred road and say Good Bye to all our new friends.


DEPARTURE : 1st Day 08h30/09h00
RETURN : 4th Day ± 16h00


Communal Camping Equipment – wind shelter, showers & toilets
Communication Radios for each vehicle
Communal Catering Equipment – Braai grid, cooking equipment, Shovels, wash-up facilities
Water (for kitchen only)
Fully Equipped Kitchen (Stove, Pots & Pans)
Tow Ropes
SERVICES First Aid Kit (no anti-venom)
Catering for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tea, coffee and fruit juices supplied with meals only


Tent -mattress, sleeping bag/ blankets/ pillow or bedroll
Sufficient Fuel
Strong refuse bags to carry waste Heavy sand-driving conditions – provide for:
(N.B. what comes along – goes along) ± 3 km/ litre for petrol engines
1 bag of firewood per vehicle ± 4 km/ litre for diesel engines
Folding chairs Heavy dune area – flotation tyres “fat takkies”
Towels and toiletries
Brake fluid
Toilet paper and matches
Gear oil
Small bowl or fold-up/collapsible wash basin
Engine oil
Torch and batteries
Camera with plenty of memory and extra batteries
Tyre pressure gauge
Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
Personal clothing (it can get very hot and very cold)
Spare V-Belt Set
Prescribed and other Medication in case of allergies etc.
First Aid Kit (including anti-venom)
Own snacks, refreshments, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, bottled drinking water
Optional: Q 20 Spray, Extra Spare Wheel (nosmall broom, small spade 6), 60 litres water (of which 20 litres for kitchen use)

Vehicle must be fitted with points to attach tow ropes both in front and at the rear.
All equipment and luggage must be strapped in and securely fastened.
Vehicle must be loaded in such a way to ensure that the vehicle is not “Top Heavy” – e.g. only light items, camping gear on roof carrier.

The 4 x 4 vehicle must be in a sound mechanical condition.
Heavy dune area - high flotation tyres (“fat takkies”) in a good condition required.
No vehicles without low range can be allowed.
Preferably no “soft roaders” e.g. ML Mercedes, BMW, Audi etc. (at owner’s risk & cost of recovery).

Rates per person: on request


Contact & reservations:


To book:

1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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