7 Top Family Activities in Namibia for the School Holidays

Experience Namibia this June school holiday with fun activities like quad biking, sandboarding, dolphin cruises, and more. 

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As the June school holidays approach, parents everywhere are on the lookout for exciting and enriching experiences to share with their kids. Look no further than Namibia, a land of endless adventure and natural wonder. From thrilling desert excursions to mesmerising marine safaris, Namibia offers a treasure trove of activities that are perfect for family bonding. Let's take a look at some of the top experiences that make a Namibia holiday package an ideal destination for the upcoming school break. 

1. Swakopmund City Tour 

Begin your family adventure in the charming seaside village of Swakopmund, where the desert dunes sweep down to meet the ocean. Join a guided city tour that takes you through the old part of town, revealing its historic buildings and giving you a sense of stepping back in time to old Germany. Kids will love exploring the quaint streets and learning about the town's fascinating history. 

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2. Quad Biking in Swakopmund 

For an adrenaline-packed family adventure, head to Swakopmund for an unforgettable quad biking experience. Kids and parents will love tearing across the sandy dunes, with the sparkling Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Whether it's the first time or a return visit, quad biking in Swakopmund promises thrills and laughter for the whole family. 

3. Sandboarding in Swakopmund 

Kids will love lying down on their boards and gliding effortlessly down the towering dunes. With the desert stretching out before them, it's a magical experience that's sure to create lasting memories. Sandboarding in Swakopmund is the perfect activity for families looking to try something new and exciting together. 

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4. Living Desert Tour 

Explore the local dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund on a Living Desert Tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, you'll learn about the delicate desert ecosystem and its inhabitants. Discover how animals and plants have adapted to survive in this harsh environment, and marvel at their perfect designs. 

5. Dolphin Cruise 

Escape the desert heat and embark on a dolphin cruise along Namibia's stunning coastline. Depart from Walvis Bay and keep an eye out for dolphins, seals, pelicans, and other marine life as you cruise along the Atlantic Ocean. A dolphin cruise is a relaxing and educational experience that the whole family can enjoy together. 

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6. Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour 

Take a trip to Cape Cross and witness one of the largest breeding seal colonies in Southern Africa. With numbers fluctuating between 80,000 to 300,000 seals, it's a sight to behold for kids and adults. Marvel at the seals basking along the rugged coastline and learn about their fascinating behaviours. A Cape Cross Seal Colony tour is a unique opportunity for kids to connect with nature and learn about the importance of wildlife conservation. 

7. Welwitschia & Namib Desert Tour 

Enjoy a family-friendly tour through the ancient canyons of the Moon Landscape Valley. Discover the secrets of the famous Welwitschia Mirabilis and learn how desert flora have adapted to thrive in harsh environments. Kids will be fascinated by the unique plants and rock formations, making it an educational and memorable experience for the whole family. 

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It’s Not Too Late, Book Today 

Thompson Holidays offers a range of Namibia holiday packages. Chat with one of our expert agents about adding one (or all!) of these experiences to your package. There are also plenty more fun activities on our sightseeing brochure.  Make the June school holidays one to remember by exploring the wonders of Namibia with your kids! From quad biking in Swakopmund to admiring the Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namibia promises adventures that will leave your family spellbound. 


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