2024 rates for direct bookings
applicable as per calendar year - January 1st to December 31st

 

DAY TOURS

  1. Sandwich Bay: minimum booking: 2 pax

  2. The Sheltering Desert (Namib Desert tour) – minimum booking: usually 4  pax

  3. Cape Cross and Messum Crater – minimum booking:  4 pax (see below)

Tours 1 & 2

Booking rate for up to four people:
N$2 6 00 pp. (incl 15%VAT)

Booking rate for more than four people:
N$2 470 (incl 15% VAT)

These prices include a large picnic hamper lunch, soft drinks, National Park permits and VAT.

We use vehicles - mainly old style Land Rovers with additional Toyota SUV 4x4s - which can carry up to 6 passengers.

If your group is larger than 6 people and so would require more than one vehicle, this can be arranged with sufficient notice.

Full day tours start between 8.30 and 08h45 from guests’ accommodation in Sswakopmund, or approximately 09h15 from Walvis Bay, usually returning to Swakopmund between 16.00 and 16.30.

Tour 3

Please note that our tour to Cape Cross and the Messum Crater departs from Swakopmund at 8am and returns between 5pm and 6pm. It requires a minimum of 4 people and is offered on a private basis only charged according the private tour rates quoted below.

HALF DAY TOURS

The Sheltering Desert (Namib Desert) tour only:

minimum booking is usually 4 pax, but please enquire as exceptions are sometimes made
Mornings from 9am to 1pm; afternoons from 2pm to 6pm:

N$1 800 pp (incl 15% VAT)

NB: We do NOT offer half day tours to Sandwich Harbour as we consider this practice dangerous and unsustainable, both environmentally and in terms of safety. We also feel it is impossible to provide value for money with so little time available for such a potentially rich journey, and that guests are not given the opportunity to understand and appreciate the unique and complex ecosystem that comprises Namibia's coastal desert.

 

EXCLUSIVE (PRIVATE) FULL DAY TOURS

For 1/2 pax: N$10 470; (incl 15%VAT)
For 3/4 pax: N$13 800; (incl 15%VAT)
For 5/7 pax: N$18 460; (i 15%VAT)

Rates for larger tours are available on request
Children under 12 are charged 50% of the adult rate
Guides accompanying groups of 4 or more guests are not charged
Guides accompanying groups of fewer than 4 guests are charged 50% of the per person rack rate.

Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 25% of the full amount for a booking cancelled between 30 and 15 days before the tour date; 50% for a booking cancelled 14-7 days before the tour date; and 100% for a booking cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date.

 

ADVISORY NOTICE

Please note that there may be days when a combination of climatic conditions (including but not restricted to tides) make it impossible to access the final section of beach accessing Sandwich Lagoon. These conditions cannot be reliably predicted and we are not able to forecast their alignment in advance. Should such circumstances occur we rely on the expertise and experience of our guides to decide whether or not to proceed. The safety of our guests will always be their first priority. Similarly, the guides’ knowledge and local expertise will ensure that the day tour continues in an interesting, informative and adventurous vein. Guests should be aware of this possibility and prepared to follow an alternative agenda if the need arises.

Also, we describe our tour to Sandwich Bay as “adventurous” and “challenging” for good reason. It is made as safe as possible by our first-rate guides, but an element of risk cannot be ruled out. If you would prefer a gentler, but equally fascinating desert excursion, our ‘Sheltering Desert’ tour might be a better option.

 

2024 Rack Rates for Turnstone Tours

Mundulea Bush Camp & Walking Trails

and Mobile Camping Safaris

Effective from 1st January – 31st December 2024

  

1)      Mundulea Bush Camp & Walking Trails (shared basis, max 6 guests)

 

All-inclusive rack rate for a 2/3 person booking:

4 day/3 night tour - N$28 800 per person (including 15% VAT)    

 

All-inclusive rack rate for 4 people or more:

4 day/3 night tour - N$25 900 per person (including 15% VAT)   

 

NB: It may be possible to book Mundulea on a private basis and have the bush

camp - and walking trails with Bruno - all to yourselves. Please ask for a quote.

 

 2)      Mobile Camping Tour to Damaraland (private basis, departSwakopmund)

 

All-inclusive rack rate for a 2 or 3 person booking:

4 day/3 night tour - N$29 600 per person (including 15% VAT)  

 

All-inclusive rack rate for 4 people or more:

4 day/3 night tour - N$26 000 per person (including 15% VAT)   

  

3)      Camping Safari to Sossusvlei and the Namib Naukluft Park

(Private basis only -  leaving from Swakopmund)

 

All-inclusive rack rate for a 2 or 3 person booking:

4 day/3 night tour - N$30 100 per person (including 15% VAT)

 

All-inclusive rack rate for 4 people or more:

4 day/3 night tour - N$26 000 per person (including 15% VAT) 

 

For our Damaraland and Sossusvlei camping safaris, it may be possible to arrange

alternative points of departure and/or drop off.  Please enquire.

 

 4)      ‘Nights in the Desert’: Camping safaris into the Namib Desert

 

Available as a 2 day/I night option; a 3 day/2 night option; or a 3-night/4-day option,

leaving from and returning to Swakopmund:

 

All-inclusive rack Rate for a 2 or 3 person booking: N$6 800 per person per day

All-inclusive rack Rate for 4 people or more: N$5 700 per person per day 

Child rates: Children under 12 years are charged at 50% of the adult rate.  This applies to all destinations.

  Language:

We usually offer all guiding in English. If a German-speaking guide is specifically required, please let us know.

 Deposit policy:

A deposit of 20% is payable on confirmation. The balance of the invoice should be settled 60 days before the first date of the confirmed booking.

 Cancellation policy:

20% of the full amount if a booking is cancelled between 60 and 45 days before the first tour date.

50% of the full amount if a booking is cancelled between 45 and 30 days before the first tour date;

100% if a booking is cancelled less than 30 days before it is due to commence.

 If a late cancellation is unavoidable because of pandemic-related issues at a national level (government-imposed travel restrictions, national lockdowns etc), we would, of course, be open to adjusting these policies.

BANK DETAILS

Bank Standard Bank Namibia
Branch: Swakopmund
Code: 082172
Acc. name: Turnstone Tours
 Account number: 041 382 226
Swift code: SBNMNANX