SHOPRITE: THE BRAAI SUPPLY PLACE !
What to buy:
To have a real authentic African Braai you need a few things: Wood! Yes wood. You also need meat; preferably Texas steak which is a huge steak already marinated in tasty spices and feeds about 4 people. Also you will want some Boerwoers. This is a thick tasty sausage that has no comparison anywhere in the world. Preferably from the butchers counter. You also need some cheap firelighters and matches, and possibly some dishes and utensils. Finally you need 2 other key ingredients. Cold beer and friends. Shoprite here has EVERYTHING you need for a Braai except friends. A one-stop shop for the complete Braai experience!
Please note they also sell fresh prepared salads, pastas and canned mushrooms with sauces (pepper, cheese, mushroom). I recommend them all, especially mushrooms with pepper sauce for your boerwoers.
Informal traders: Informal traders
At the back of the museum you will find these stalls of the informal traders where they sell some really lovely things. You can bargain with them.
Swakopmund has a lot of great handicrafts shops, i saw very good quality and variety (more than in Windhoek), and at the local market i got very good prices.