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Swakopmund is the premier holiday resort in Namibia. During the summer holidays and long weekends thousands of Namibians flock to the coast. This migration happens for a couple of reasons, Swakopmund has a real holiday feel and everyone wants to be there, and during the December holidays the cool Namibian coast offers relief from the intense heat of the interior.

The architecture and general feeling of Swakopmund is one which may be associated with a small German village, and the town seems to be stuck in time. Although in recent times a new generation have woken up to the tourist potential of the area Swakopmund still manages to create a feeling of timelessness.

The area of Namib Desert around Swakopmund is named the West Coast Recreational Area. And recreation is the towns number one draw card. There are countless pursuits to help you spend your time, and money. For those interested in adventure activities Swakopmund offers sandboarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing and beach angling to name but a few. For the more sedentary there are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, a snake park and aquarium

  • Last visit to Swakopmund: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 19, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Cafe Anton was always the place where one would go for coffee and cake

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    Jan 26, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Awesome place! Seems very quite with very little crowd. The Presidential place is awesome!

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    I hope to visit Namibia in 2010 so thank you for this virtual tour of Swakop - the place that most probably will be included in our itinerary.

  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2008 at 4:25 AM

    what can I say, Swakop is one of my favorite seaside places

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    Swakopmund looks like an interesting town. I'd especially like to take a trip into the desert.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    Wow the presidents beach home looks fantastic. Great tip on the dunes. :-)

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2007 at 6:44 PM

    Really am missing the red dunes. Your tips bring back good memories of many years living in a country with desert and beaches combined.


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