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Quad Biking


Quad biking, on four wheel all terrain motorbikes, is a very popular day activity and can be done at various locations across the country from exploring the dunes, navigating the rivers or even game viewing on nature reserves are offered by both operators and lodges. Ride through bush tracks, over dams, alongside mountain ranges and through dry sandy river beds. Tours are always unique fun and memorable. The more famous location for quad biking is once again the coastal dunes around Swakopmund, where operators guide guest on tours into the dunes ranging from one hour to full-day expeditions. This is one of the best ways to access parts of the sand dunes that even 4x4 cars can't reach.

Two types of bike you can choose from

  • 160cc semi-automatic bikes (for the few unsure clients).
  • 200cc manual quad bikes (for the more adventurous clients).

Helmets, goggles and gloves are provided. Tours are multi-guiding with slow and fast groups in the same tour, catering for both the adrenaline seeker and the complete novice.

Brief Itinerary
This exciting excursion starts on the edge of the Swakop River bed, crossing some gravel plains and goes into the dune belt where the big fun starts.

Follow your guide along the crests of the dunes and some very steep ascents and descents where your bike ploughs through the sand. There are some awesome photography opportunities and you'll park up for a drink in the middle of the desert. The full ride takes about two hours and covers 35 km.

Quad biking is restricted to this one-guided route to protect the fragile desert ecosystem. The quad bike companies make quad biking in the dunes an adventurous experience and have set out this route in an area that's great to practice your wheelies on but causes little damage to the environment.


  • Option 1 - 20 km desert tour, +-1 hour
  • Option 2 - 40-55 km desert tour
  • Option 3 - Combo desert tour, +-3 hours: 1 hour sand boarding + 2 hours quad biking
  • Option 4 - 70-80 km desert tour - Quad breakfast run, +-3 hours.
  • Drive up the Swakop riverbed, enjoy breakfast at Rossmund Lodge Golf Club.
  • Riding the dunes for +-2 hours on the way
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