One of the best ways to access parts of the sand dunes that even 4x4s can’t reach is on a quad-bike. Many lodges around the country offer quad-bike outings to view game and scenery. Quad-biking activities feature especially prominently in the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
There is considerable controversy over allowing quad-biking in the sand dunes, as it can be destructive if conducted in a careless and irresponsible manner, posing a threat to animal species and plant life in the sand-dune areas.
To guard against environmental damage, prospective quad-bikers are requested to go on the guided trips offered by reputable operators, which guarantee experiencing the sheer thrill of riding a quad-bike through Namibia’s boundless expanses of shifting sand dunes in specially designated areas.
Rules for off-road drivers
The MET has stipulated specific rules for quad-bikers and other off-road vehicles. Drivers of any vehicle that can go off-road (4x4s, sedans, bakkies, beach buggies, quad or two wheel bikes) need to adhere to the following rules when utilising the off-road areas in the Central Namibian Coast area between the Kuiseb Delta and the Ugab River:
Driving in the conservation areas is strictly prohibited. Permits for off-road driving can be obtained from the MET offices at Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Desert Explorers in Swakopmund, Dare Devil Adventures at Langstrand and Dune 7 Adventures at Dune 7.
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