This charming little seaside town on Namibia’s western coast retains a strong German flavour – from the cobbled streets and picturesque buildings down to the typical German restaurants and pubs.
Swakopmund is traditionally a holiday spot for locals and foreigners alike, with many opportunities for adventure sports and some good old-fashioned fun.
Swakopmund is an ideal place to relax after a few days in the desert; wash off the sand and sample some of the finely-brewed local beer and renowned Swakopmund fare such as fish, lobster and the utterly delicious Swakopmund oysters.
- Namibia's second largest town and traditional summer capital
- Cool temperate climate year round serves as a great escape from the summer temperatures
- Namibia's premier holiday destination
- Cape Cross Tour -A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross
- Quad Biking -2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary
- Swakopmund & Walvis Bay Sightseeing
- A half day your of these two coastal towns includes visits to historical buildings & monuments as well as the teeming birdlife of the Walvis Bay Lagoon
- The town with the strongest German influence
- Fishing-Everything from sharks to pilchards
Min 20°C/68°F Max 40°C/104°F
Min 0°C/32°F Max 23°C/73°F
- Best time to travelYear Round
- Traveling with ChildrenChildren over the age of 12 welcome
- LanguagesEnglish is widely spoken in Namibia
- CurrencyThe currency is Namibian Dollar (NAD); South African Rand (ZAR) cash is accepted
- Flying to NamibiaThere are frequent flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Windhoek or Walvis Bay. Scheduled flights from Maun and Victoria Falls to Windhoek are also available.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Adventure into the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay for dramatic vistas and abundant geckos, rolling spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes and chameleons that have made this desolate landscape their home
- Embark on informative journey to the Swakopmund townships followed by a crayfish lunch
- Explore the landscapes from above on a scenic flight
- Discover the many faces of the Namib Desert on a Swakop and Khan River Valley Tour
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