Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive, Swakopmund

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#2 of 9 in Parks in Erongo Region
Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive allows visitors to discover the unique landscapes of the Namib Desert. Dry and uninhabited at first glance, this area boasts many species of lichen. Other desert vegetation you'll likely spot during your excursion includes various drought-resistant shrubs, like the so-called "dollar" bush and the ink bush. Adapted to the desert's arid conditions, these unusual plants survive on less than a single downpour of rain each year. Look for the 13 stone markers, which point to particular places of interest along the drive. Our Swakopmund day trip planning website makes visiting Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive and other Swakopmund attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Drive through the Namib and absolutely marvel at the scenery and plants that survive in this desolate place. Takes a good three hours but would highly recommend. Make sure you get the pass from the To...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this trip. You need to get a permit from the NWR office, the one in Swakopmund is open from 8 - 5. The road quickly turns into a gravel track so you need a 4 x 4. The route is easy t...  more »
  • This admittedly not too attractive plant is several hundred years old. The female and male plants differ clearly from one another; similar to man and woman in humans.
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