Traveling by car: We recommend a 4×4!
The Directions can be downloaded (as PDF file) here.
Permit and 4×4
Please note that we always recommend a 4×4 and that the drive through the Naukluft Park (both via Moonlandscape as well as the Welwitschia) is permit required. This Permit may be purchased from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in:
Windhoek: c/o Robert Mugabe Street and Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda Street (previous Uhland Street). Philip Troskie Building
Swakopmund: Bismarkstrasse, close to “Cafe Anton” and the Bismark Medical Centre
No time to buy the permit yourself?
It would be our pleasure to buy this for you in advance so that you can proceed from Wüstenquell to Swakopmund or South easily.
Just mention the required permit date and name of persons together with your booking request at Eden Travel and refund us in cash on day of departure.
Cost point as from 1st November 2015: 40 N$ per adult and 10 N$ per car per day.
(Please remember to buy this permit yourself if coming from Swakopmund or South. See above.)
Travelling from Swakopmund
Travelling from Swakop you take the B 2 towards Windhoek. After only a few kilometres you turn right onto the C28 and drive through the Swakop River, after which you keep left on the C 28 towards Langer Heinrich. (To experience the moon landscape, turn left onto the 1991 after approximately 15 km. This 1991 leads later to a T – junction where you then turn left onto the “Welwitschia Plains -Road” . At the turn-off you will find “Wüstenquell” road sign.) After about 36 km you turn left into the Namib Naukluft Park, there you will find a Park sign “Welwitschia Plains” and also our first Wüstenquell notice sign. Follow the road for about 50 km through the park, along the way you will find more Wüstenquell notice signs. From this road you can also detour to the Great Welwitschia. Our farm gate is closed. You will find the key hanging next to the lock on a steel chain with which you can open the gate and let yourself in; please close the gate again once entered. Now, it is only about 13 km to the farm house, but you should plan in about 30 minutes for that stretch of road.
Duration of drive from Swakopmund – Farm House Wüstenquell about 2,5 – 3 hours
Distance: approximately 112 km
Travelling form Karibib
From the main road you turn south on the C32 to the Namib Naukluft Park and then turn southwest onto the D1952. You will pass through an abandoned marble quarry. 51 km after Karibib you turn left at the T-junction, onto the D1914 and follow the road for 34 km. En-route you will pass through the Farm Sphinxblick. On farm “Vlakte Plaas” you will encounter a closed farm gate. Here you follow the “Wüstenquell” notice sign, then turn left onto the farmland. Follow the road for 18 km, passing through the farms Geluk and Jakkalswater untill you reach Wüstenquell Guest farm.
Duration of drive from Karibib – Farm House Wüstenquell 2 – 2.5 hours
Distance: 93 km
Travelling from Usakos
Drive south and across the railway line, then turn west onto the D1914 and drive past the old hospital. Follow the D1914 for about 71 km. You will pass through the farm Sphinxblick. At the “Vlakte Plaas” you will encounter a closed farm gate. Here follow the “Wüstenquell” notice sign and then turn left onto the farmland. Follow the road for approximately 18 km, passing through the farms “Geluk” and “Jakkalswater” to Wüstenquell Guest Farm.
Duration of drive from Usakos – Farm House Wüstenquell 2 – 2.5 hours
Distance: 89 km
Travelling from the South
From Sossusvlei / Soltair / Rostock Ritz you drive on the C 14 north. After the Kuiseb pass you turn right onto the D 1998 and then turn right onto the D 1982. After a few kilometres, turn left onto the D 1985 to the north, and then turn left onto the C28 towards Swakopmund. Follow the road to about 36 kilometres from Swakopmund. There, on the right hand side, you will find the turn-off to the Welwitscha Plains. This is also where you will find our “Wüstenquell” notice sign. Follow the road for about 50 km through the park. You will find a few “Wüstenquell” notice signs along the road. From this road you can also detour to the “Great Welwitschia”. Our farm gate is closed. You will find the key hanging next to the lock on a steel chain, with which you can open the gate and let yourself in. Please close the gate again once entered. Now, it is only about 13 km to the farm house, but you should plan in about 30 minutes for that stretch of road.