Welwitschia Plains, Swakopmund

3.8
Welwitschia Plains 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 and other Swakopmund attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Welwitschia Plains
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Welwitschia Plains Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
404 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It was worth the 50km drive to spot this plant that is endemic to Namibia. I learnt that it is a prehistoric plant. Bring sunscreen and hat to protect yourself from the hot plant. Bring a jacket as.....  more »
  • This plant is a must-see and features in Namibia's coat of arms. It is endemic to the Namib desert within Namibia and Angola. Research suggests they can live for over 1,000 years. Though their leaves....  more »

Plan your trip to Swakopmund

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Swakopmund

4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Swakopmund

4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 4h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Swakopmund

5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Swakopmund

4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Swakopmund

4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min