Should you be interested in minerals, this 4-hour long tour comes in highly recommended. On this tour you will discover and explore the mineral treasures of the Namib. Namibia is well known for it’s multilayered geology.
We visit a marble quarry where beautiful minerals are found. We proceed to an old lead mine and to the Rössing Mountain. Apart from minerals, we discover geological and botanical wonders in the Namib Desert. The area around Swakopmund offers several different minerals and semi-precious stones, such as rose quartz, aragonite, chalcedony, jasper, carnelian and mica. A light yellow-green version of beryl was discovered here in 1910 for the first time. Our last destination of this amazing tour will be to a rose-quartz mine where we see unique minerals such as thulit and sun stone (a kind of aventurine feldspath).
Please note that since this tour falls within the National Park, collection of stones and minerals is prohibited.
includes transfer and refreshments)
PICK-UP TIME: 08:30hrs – 13:00 or 14:00hrs – 18:30hrs