A charming seaside town next to Namibia’s iconic Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund is the country’s adventure capital and favoured holiday package destination for locals and visitors alike. Unlike the country’s interior, this coastal resort boasts mild weather plus a variety of adventure activities including micro lighting and deep-sea fishing as well as numerous attractions. The towering sand dunes nearby are popular with adventurers who enjoy quad biking and sandboarding. Other activities include boat trips to spot dolphins, surfing and diving. With its colonial history, the town offers visitors a taste of its German heritage, with German-inspired cuisine, excellent beer and various European traditions. The nearby desolate Namib Desert is a fascinating place to explore with lichen fields and wild animals that have adapted to the harsh environment. Whether you’re visiting for a bucket list experience, a romantic escape or just wishing to conquer the magic of this no man’s land, there’s something for you in Swakopmund.
Attractions and things to do in Swakopmund
It’s Namibia’s premier holiday destination.
To visit the colony of Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross.
To enjoy excellent fishing.
To see the old train called Martin Luther in the Namib.
To explore the desert and discover impressive canyons and rock formations.
To explore the preserved colonial home, the Woermannhaus.
To go paragliding over desert dunes.
With its beautiful beaches and the mysterious landscape of untouched, otherworldly beauty that makes up the Skeleton Coast right on its doorstep, not forgetting its myriad adventure activities, Swakopmund is a unique destination for an unforgettable holiday in Namibia.
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