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second biggest town (after Windhoek), is an eclectic mixture of
Bohemian and Bavarian, home to an intriguing mix of artists, hippies,
of German settlers, stately Herero women in Victorian dress, and
hard bitten miners, game rangers, safari operators and fishermen.
Swakopmund exudes romance and history, a rich cultural melting pot
of old and new.
Swakopmund is Namibia’s number
one seaside playground. Nestled at the mouth of the Swakop
with the Namib Desert on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the
other, the climate here is mostly cool and the mornings
are often damp and misty; not the weather usually associated with seaside
towns but very popular with Namibians. It provides a very welcome break
the scorching desert sun for Namibians and tourists on safari alike.
Accommodation in Swakopmund
Eyes on Africa recommends
the following accommodations in the Swakopmund area ...click the links
below for complete information on (and photos of) the specific resort
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There are plenty of things
to do in Swakopmund and the town is small enough to be explored
easily on foot. All the main services
you would expect from a town are here, for example banks,
a main post office, camera sales and repair shops, doctors
rooms and lots of excellent café's and restaurants.
Swakopmund is the Holiday
Mecca of Namibia... Angling, surfing, dune boarding, skydiving,
lazing the days away in the sun, horseback riding or camel
riding. Enjoy a meal just meters from Namibia's
surf and you know you are in Swakopmund. Nestled at the
Swakop River, with the Namib Desert on the one side and
the Atlantic Ocean on the other side, it boasts surprisingly
Just outside Swakopmund, a section
of towering barcan dunes have been set aside for recreational purposes – sand
boarding and skiing, quad biking, camel rides and off road driving.
Swakopmund also offers a host of other attractions, including excursions
to see dolphins and seals, shore based angling (some of the best
in Africa), skin diving, surfing or just simply lazing on the beach.
And, of course, the town is surrounded by the Namib Naukluft Park,
the most bewitching desert wilderness areas in Africa, for one day
trips or longer safaris for the ultimate desert camping experience.
Just outside the 'Millionaire's
Row' town of Walvis Bay, about 30km south of Swakopmund,
there are lagoons
which attract thousands of birds annually (though Sandwich
Bay further on is better for serious birders). The flamingos
at the side of the main road, with a backdrop of high sand
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