SWAKOPMUNDSwakopmund is a beautiful Namibian coastal town with seaside promenades, palm trees and German colonial buildings. Located on the edge of the Namib Desert.
Swakopmund was founded in 1892 by Germans. Even today you can see many German colonial buildings in the town, including Hohenzollern Haus, Woermann Haus and the Old Provincial Court. There are also several interesting museums in the city, including Swakopmund Museum and the Kristall Gallery. Built in 1902, the lighthouse in Palm Beach area is the landmark of Swakopmund. What comes to shopping there are several small shops in the town centre where you can buy for example souvenirs and art.
Safety - Swakopmund can be regarded as a safe destination. As pick-pocketing and robberies may occur it is advisable to keep your valuables hidden.
Swakopmund has a quiet nightlife. However, there are a few bars and a casino in the town centre.
IN AND AROUND SWAKOPMUND:KRISTALL GALLERIE: 09H00 - 17H00
MUSEUM: 10H00 - 13H00 and 14H00 - 17H00
SNAKE PARK: 09H00 - 17H00
AQUARIUM: 10H00 – 16H00 CLOSED ON MONDAYS
TOWNSHIP TOURS - POR
Visit a typical Namibia Township
Morning or afternoon
SWAKOP ON FOOT - POR
Experience the German influence with a walking guide and view many historical important buildings.
AM or PM
Seal & Dolphin Cruises - Catamaran or Boat – POR
Experience the thrill of Dolphins leaping alongside the boat, seals fed by hand and have a champagne breakfast with fresh oyster on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
08H45 - 13H00
Sea Kayaking - POR
Explore the Walvis Bay Lagoon birdlife and seals
07H45 - 13H00
SEA & LAND COMBINATION – POR
*** Very popular
Dolphin Cruise & Sandwich Harbour Tour
08h00 – 17h00
Angling – POR
Shore or boat options are available. Good catches can be expected all year round. The following species can be caught: Kabeljou, Steenbras, Barbel, Galjoen, Garrick and various sharks. Experienced skipper and guide on board.
08H00 - 17H00
Sandwich Harbour Tour – POR
Breathtaking scenes. Giant dunes into the ocean. Desert Life explanation by a proffessional guide. Wildlife and bird sightings
10H00 - 16H30
Living Desert Tour – POR
The life and beauty of the dunes and desert. A guide will explain the fauna and flora.
See wheeling spider, transparent Gecko, learn about the different insects, snakes and desert chameleons and how they survive
08H00 - 13H00
Namib Desert Tour - POR
Experience all aspects of the desert and landscapes. Visit Moonlandscape, Swakop Canyon, Goanikontes oasis, dunes and the Welwitschia plants
09H00 - 13H00 and 13H00 - 17H00
Quadbiking – POR
Breathtaking views of the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean.
Different options available
Sandboarding - POR
You can ski the dunes just like you're snowboarding, or ride the board on your belly. Extremely high speeds.
09h30 - 13h30
HORSE RIDING – POR
Explore the desert by horseback; taking out-rides into the bush vegetation of the Swakopmund Riverbed and along the Moon landscape or along the beach or sand dunes.
CAMEL RIDES – POR
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon experiencing true desert automation. All rides are at the camel farm 5 km outside of Swakopmund
SCENIC FLIGHTS – POR
See the Namib and the dunes from the sky.
14h30 - 17h00
HOT AIR BALLOONING - POR
Early morning adventure - drift silently over the Namib Desert. See the Spitzkoppe mountain, Branberg, Moon Valley and the Naukluft Range
06h00 - 10h00
TANDEM SKYDIVING - POR
Adrenalin Rush !!
AM or PM
CAPE CROSS - POR
120 km north of Swakopmund lies Cape Cross, where every October to December about 100,000 of the Cape Fur Seals breed. The sight and the noise (and also the smell) is absolutely breathtaking!
All prices available on request please. Kindly do note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Should you require any additional information or if I can be of assistance to book an excursion and/or a restaurant in advance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
WHERE TO BUYSOUVENIR SHOPS
Henckert Tourist Centre
Africa Art Jewelers
Kristall Gallerie – Namibian Gemstones
Karakulia – Handmade rugs and carpets
Nakara – African leather products
Leder Chic – African Leather products
WHAT TO SEEHISTORICAL BUILDINGS
Altes Bahn (Swakopmund Hotel)
WHERE TO EATDINNER:
Brauhaus – 402214 (German Cuisine)
Erichs Restaurant - 405141
Jetty Restaurant – 405664 (Sushi & Seafood)
Kucki's Pub Restaurant - 402407
Lighthouse Restaurant - 400894
Napolitana Pizzeria – 402773 (Pizza)
Secret Garden Bistro - 404037
Tug – 402356 (Seafood)
Western Saloon - 405395
Wreck – 414500 +/- 7km out of town but very good