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Dune 7

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Difficult climb

This is a great for First timers, every time we go the challenge is always the climb. It feels easy... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Rundu, Namibia
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One word: stunning!

Just getting to Dune 7, the highest desert sand dune in the world, is an experience not to be... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“picnic area”(7 reviews)
“coming down”(5 reviews)
“broken glass”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| just off the C14, 6km by road, Walvis Bay, Namibia
+264 81 555 7739
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We decided to stay late to watch the stars after sunset , we went for a miniature hike after go karting. The go kart experience was nothing short of amazing - went for an hour around the dunes , definitely recommend it , we got...More

4  Thank Philip M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I've been to many dune areas and wasn't overly impressed with this one. It's crowded and the sand is littered with trash. If you're desperate to slide down a dune or climb one, then this will do. Otherwise, continue along the dune belt for far...More

2  Thank EmBentley
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All reviews picnic area coming down broken glass fun climbing endless views tough climb cool breeze sand boarding public toilets palm trees an absolute quad bike ride whole family a lot of fun great fun desert exercise
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We went up early in the morning before breakfast. It was a nice bit of morning exercise. Can see forever.

Thank igotmojo
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great for First timers, every time we go the challenge is always the climb. It feels easy at first but three quarters of the way up you start pondering if you should just go back down. However when you reach the top...More

Thank njluis
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just getting to Dune 7, the highest desert sand dune in the world, is an experience not to be missed. The Namibian landscape looks like nothing else I have ever seen: barren, desolate and breathtakingly beautiful, it is reminiscent of photos of the Martian landscape....More

2  Thank Kangaman
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent exercise and a feeling of absolute joy to reach the top of this fine to take in the beauty of the dunes themselves and the surrounding vistas. We also met a little lizard on the way up, which was an added bonus! Take a...More

Thank Susanne V
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is something to do if you find yourself with a spare afternoon. I wouldn’t be too worried if you miss it as long as you’re going to Sossusvlei, which case you should definitely climb ‘The Big Daddy’. It’s a fun dune to climb but...More

1  Thank IceChillington
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a phenomenal day with JP (Red Dune Safaris) on our adventure day into the desert at Walvis Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed the day - got spoilt with a picnic in the Swakopmund river bed. The tour was incredible - the highlight of our...More

Thank sunset1005
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We went late afternoon. Wonderful lighting. Not crowded at all. Worth a stop right outside the city.

Thank zarned739
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is right outside Walvis Bay. The Dune for what ever reason does not appear tall and the entire stretch of the dunes there are not as impressive as Sossusvlei.

Thank Ramakrishna D
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It is absolutely worth the struggle to get to the top! If you are not fit, take it slow, but get there!

Thank GGVV2018
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A must-do when you visit this coast of Namibia. We went mid-morning, but luckily it was not too hot. The sand was beginning to get hot by the time we were done. For a fit person it takes about 15-20 minutes to climb to the...More

Thank Suraya H
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Fatima H
17 February 2018|
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Response from juanv374 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes you can drive there yourself. There is no need for a 4x4 as it can be reached by a sedan car as well. There is place for 4x4 driving if you wish to do so.
15 January 2018|
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Response from Naude_Marelize | Reviewed this property |
To climb is for free - there are other activities in the vicinity as well.
24 January 2016|
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Response from EmBentley | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there will be plenty of taxis. As a tip, the further you go down the taxi line/away from the ship, the cheaper they are willing to go (usually). I'd also recommend negotiating a rate in advance. Hope you have fun!
28 August 2015|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Try a taxi. Distance is not far. If there for the day, hire a car.