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Sylvia Hill Adventure
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Coastways Safaris & Tours: guided self-drive in own 4WD vehicle adventure.

S.O.S. X-TREME SPENCER BAY – OYSTER CLIFFS – SYLVIA HILL

This new 4x4 route will take you through an area only a few diamond prospectors have explored some 80 years ago and we are proud to offer this product to our 4x4 enthusiasts for the first time ever!

ITINERARY
DAY 1

Departing Luderitz after a healthy breakfast, we leave the tarred road behind after approximately 25km. We cross the scenic Kowies Mountains and enter the difficult red dune belt pretty early. This gives us time to find our ‘sand feet’ and right gears for the vehicles as the going becomes tougher as we continue. Our first night we will spend at ‘Blue Mountain’ where we pitch camp.


DAY 2
We travel through the coastal dune belts towards Spencer Bay. En route we view the shipwreck ‘Otavi’, Saddle Hill and Gibraltar. Our camp for the night will be set up at Spencer Bay behind a big dune.


DAY 3
We venture North of Spencer Bay and start tackling the big dunes, which will probably take us the whole day, until we reach the sea again some 40km north of Spencer Bay. Here we take you to the reef of Knoll points and stand on the edge of Oyster Cliffs which offers stunning views. From here on we venture into a deep gulley at the sea to set up camp for the night. Spectacular coastline with unusual rock formations can be explored.


DAY 4
This day leads us over the cliffs past huge whale bones scattered on the beach. We travel all the way to Easter Point, where diamond mining took place in 1924. An old truck with wooden spoke-wheels near an old shack can be viewed as well as the remains of steamship “Balgowan Castle”, which ran aground in 1904. Our journey continues along the beach, where the dunes will run into the sea. This route provides some extreme 4x4 challenges to pass. Our way then leads us through some magnificent dunes to Sylvia Hill, where lunch will be served on the edge of a cliff. This is our turning point and we now travel in a south-easterly direction through a ‘Nara’ street past an old landing strip used by the famous diamond pioneer, M Kahan, until we reach the “Narabush Street” , where we will set up camp for one last night in the middle of the desert between the ‘Nara forest’ bushes.

DAY 5
On the last day we travel southeast towards “Koichab” Pan, crossing some interesting challenging dune belts here and there with the “Grande final”’ being the 200m high red dunes of “Koichab”. This is very scenic and a photographers dream. One last, final big dune, which will separate “the boys” from “the girls”, will end our 5­day dune adventure.

GENERAL INFORMATION
S.O.S. X-TREME SPENCER BAY – OYSTER CLIFFS – SYLVIA HILL

TRIP DISTANCE : ± 550km DEPARTURE : 1st Day 08h30/09h00 RETURN : 5th Day ± 13h00

ITEMS PROVIDED BY COASTWAYS TOURS

Communal Camping Equipment – showers & toilets
Communication Radios for each vehicle
Communal Catering Equipment – Braai grid, cooking equipment, wash-up facilities
Water (for kitchen only)
Shackles
Firewood
Tow Ropes
GPS (Coastways' vehicle only)
First Aid Kit (no anti-venom)
Catering for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tea, coffee and fruit juices supplied with meals only

BRING ALONG

Tent -mattress, sleeping bag/ blankets/ pillow or bedroll
Sufficient Fuel
Strong refuse bags to carry waste (N.B. what comes along – goes along)
Heavy sand-driving conditions – provide for:
± 3 km/ litre for petrol engines ± 4 km/ litre for diesel engines
Folding Chairs
Crockery and cutlery
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
Fuses
Camera with plenty of memory and extra batteries
Tyre pressure gauge
Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
Lighter plug socket for communication radio
Personal clothing (it can get very hot and very cold)
Spade
Prescribed and other Medication in case of allergies etc.
Spare V-Belt Set
Own snacks, refreshments, non-alcoholic and alcoholic
Optional: Q 20 Spray, Extra Spare Wheel (no 6 ), beverages, bottled drinking water small broom, small spade
60 litres water (of which 20 litres for kitchen use)
Spare V-Belt Set
1 bag of firewood per vehicle
First Aid Kit (including anti-venom)

PLEASE NOTE

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.
Vehicles will be scrutinized and as this tour involves some extremely difficult dunes.

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
The 4 x 4 vehicle must be in a sound mechanical condition.
No vehicles without low range can be allowed.
NO Soft roaders e.g. ML Mercedes, BMW, Audi etc.
NO normal aspirated Diesel powered engines i.e. No turbo – No Go!

Rates per person: on request

BOOKINGS IN ADVANCE ARE ESSENTIAL!

Contact & reservations:
E-mail: info@namibweb.com

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.

Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy

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