The itinerary acts as a rough guide, but can be changed due to tide, time, and weather conditions.
Dinner (for own account) is planned in Luderitz as a meeting and briefing before the tour commences the next morning.
We leave Lüderitz in the morning for the Kolmanskop checkpoint, our entry into the Northern Diamond area where we make our way along the beach to our first Wreck, the bulk carrier Frotamerica (2013). We then turn into the dunes to avoid a rather treacherous coastal stretch and set up wild camp just North of Hottentots Bay.
Keeping an eye on the tide, we pass long stretches of unspoiled beaches, eventually turning inland to pass the derelict mining settlements at Saddle Hill and Spencer Bay, which is also the site of the shipwrecked Otavi (1945). Another wild camp is set up between the sand dunes.
Time for the Devils Workshop, a challenging stretch of dunes. Prior to that, we pass the site of the United Trader, which was detonated in 1973. Snaking our way along the beach and through dune fields, we camp close to the shoreline near Easter Point.
Today we stay above the beach, driving higher up on the dune plateau, passing Sylvia Hill, and the breathtaking views of St Francis Bay. The tide at the Langewand will determine our campsite for the night.
From the Langewand, we arrive close to Meob Bay to relax and unwind.
After breakfast, we head along the beach to Sandwich Harbour. It is on this stretch where the iconic wreck of the Eduard Bohlen (1909) and that of the Shawnee(1976) lie. After another challenging stretch of dunes, we make camp close to the Southern end of the Sandwich Harbour lagoon.
From Sandwich, we head into the last stretch of dunes, before we get to Walvis Bay, where we will all enjoy a farewell restaurant lunch.
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