Bay has a peaceful, rustic atmosphere and the absence of
heavy traffic, the mild climate and long stretches of
unspoilt beach creates the ideal setting for a leisurely
holiday with long walks, sunbathing and picnicking or a
few days rest for the overseas visitor after a tiresome
journey on hot and dusty roads. Parts of the beach are
closed to anglers, vehicles and quad bikes to offer
pedestrians and sunbathers maximum peace and quite.
The main swimming
beach is down at the valley where the super tube is - quite a
busy spot during the December holiday season. Solitude Bay
is south of Henties Bay and ideal for long walks, beach picnics
Keep in mind that
the water is icy cold, ranging from 13 to 18°C, and the current very strong with
whirlpools in places which makes it dangerous to swim. It
is not advisable to swim too deep unless you are a strong
The golf course, in itself an attraction
for many tourists who regard the sandy fairways as a
challenge, is laid out in an old bed of the Omaruru River
delta known as the Valley. It is a nine-hole golf course,
extending over a distance of 2.7 km and has very well
tended grass greens and tees while the fairways are
virgin desert sand. There are three par 3, two par 5 and
four par 4 holes.
Golf competitions are organized regularly, especially
during the December holiday season, and on other days
visitors can play for a minimal fee. Players have to
provide their own golf clubs.
Quad bikes are
not allowed anywhere north of the Omaruru River or east of
the C34 - that means nowhere in the desert.
Quads are not
allowed on the beach in front of or in between houses and
developed areas or campsites.
Quads are not
allowed in the dune field south of Henties Bay.
Quad bikes may
drive from the Omaruru River mouth for 10 km upstream in the
river, but Not up the walls of the river.
The beach area
south of Henties Bay to Swakopmund are open for the use of
quad bikes with the exception of townlands and camp sites.
When riding on the beach, please take other people in
consideration and be on the lookout for children and pets!
During the holiday season a lot of families spend their days
on the beaches, angling and picnicking.
Quad bikes are
NOT allowed on the beach and dunes in front of the residential
And under no circumstances are quad bikes allowed east
of the C34 and north of the Omaruru River!
Quad bikes and
its drivers must be fully licensed when used on the roads in
Henties Bay or the National roads.
The wide open
beaches at Henties Bay provides the ideal opportunity for
Erum Stables has seven well trained horses and offer
beach and desert rides for visitors or pony rides for
children on miniature ponies.
Contact Eloise Grobler: Tel +264-64-081
Because of its
safe environment and mild climate Henties Bay offers
visitors the ideal opportunity to go for long strolls along
the beach or a more strenuous hike up the Omaruru River.
walking trails are unmarked but are easy to follow and a map
is available at the Tourism Office.
Walking Trails page for more
For the more
adventurous nature lovers the diverse desert environment of
Henties Bay offers excellent 4x4 routes.
4x4 Routes pages for more