SWAKOPMUND

Sandwiched between Atlantic rollers and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund is one of those great traveller waystations along the African road. At once Namibia's adventure capital and surreal colonial remnant, part destination and part launchpad for an exploration of the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert, this is a city with as much personality as sea frontage. Like Luderitz on the south coast, the half-timbered German architecture, seaside promenades and the town’s pervasive Gemütlichkeit, a distinctively German appreciation of comfort and hospitality, Swakopmund, especially out of season, can feel like a holiday town along Germany’s North Sea and Baltic coasts transplanted onto African soil. But the city is also thoroughly African and its multi-dimensional appeal means that most people end up staying longer than they planned.

RECOMMENDED ITINERARY

Eros/Windhoek, Erongo Mountains, Spitzkoppe, Moonlandscape, Swakopmund Dune Belt, Walvisbay, Saltpans, Dolphin Cruize, Quad Biking, Skydiving, Dune Boarding, Camel Rides, Catamaran tours, Living Desert Tours, Sandwich Bay Day Excursion, Museums, Crystal Gallery, Aquarium, Township Tours and much much more.