Half Day Mineral Tour with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours was born and bred in Swakopmund. He acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability.

Activity Option 1
Half Day Mineral Tour (4.0 h tour)
We travel in a north-easterly direction towards the Rossing Mountain some 35 km from Swakopmund. Experience the impressive scenery of the mountain and its Dolerite outcrops from close quarters. En route we stop at a former Aragonite-mine and study some calcium druses (crusts of crystals lining rock-cavities).

Afterwards we proceed to a rose quartz mine and visit a rock outcrop where aragonite, manganese (dendrite) rock and red jasper can be seen. Plant growth on the mountain like the Common Candle bush, Euphorbia virosa and a variety of Lichen is also of great interest.

 • Pick-up from Swakopmund Plaza Hotel: 09h00 or 13h00 (included)
 • Price per adult:   N$ 750
 • Price per child (up to 11 years) N$ 375

Activity Option 2
Full Day Mineral plus Canyon Tour (7.0 h tour)
Similar to the Half-Day Mineral Tour but the return journey to Swakopmund will be via the Khan- and Swakop River canyons. From Rossing Mountain we drive in a southerly direction and visit a “green mountain” containing olivine (magnesium-iron silicate) and glimmer. After a lunch break we travel down the dry river beds of the Kahn- and Swakop Rivers towards the coast. Experience the magnificent geological formations and unique vegetation of these canyons.

 • Pick-up from Swakopmund Plaza Hotel: 09h00 (included)
 • Price per adult:   N$ 1050
 • Price per child (up to 11 years) N$ 525

Minimum participant for Mineral Tour: 2 adults, maximum 4

As most of our guests are staying only a few days in our wonderful town we strongly recommend to pre-book the activities with us. The availability of a few activities are sometimes very limited.