Swakopmund Things to Do

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    The ever present desert

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    The desert is there and you can see it from most places in town. When you venture into it, please be sure that you do have enough water with you and stay on the roads. In case something goes wrong stay with your vehicle at all times.

    The desert

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    Strolling around

    by Luchonda Updated Aug 11, 2006

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    Swakopmund - a traditional Ex German City at the West coast of Namibia
    The city itself has no mainstreet. The center itself has german names like "Post Strasse, Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse. A lot of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. Touroperators are offering excursions to the Skeleton coast and Kaokaland
    The architecture is special. At the Bismarck Strasse, the Woermann Haus (1904) you will find a previous trade center of the Damara/Namaqua trade union, an important trade union before the first World War as trade route between Hamburg and South Africa.

    Strolling around in the city Strolling around in the city Walking on the beach Flamingos Flamingos
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    Kristall Galerie

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    An excellent place to visit for young and old alike. They have a scratch patch where you can go and select some stones. There is the "tunnel" you go through to see what it looks like down in the mines. A great way to spend some time.

    Kristall Galerie Largest crystal in the world get to know your stones

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    Fly like a... stone, then float like a butterfly

    by MelanieBee Written Jul 4, 2009

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    I had what I thought was going to be a once in a lifetime experience. Turned out that I enjoyed it so much I'll definitely do it again!

    Ground Rush Adventures are based in Swakop and offer tandem sky diving for anyone aged over about 12 years and weighing under 100kg. This was an amazing experience and I felt 100% safe and confident the entire time, from the pre-jump briefing to watching the video in the Bar afterwards.

    If you are going to do a skydive only once in your life, do it here.

    Cost: about N$2000 including dive, video and hundreds of photos.

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    Take to the Dunes!

    by MelanieBee Written Jul 4, 2009

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    Alter Action offer eco-friendly sandboarding in the dunes about 10km from Swakopmund. They pickup from your hotel at about 9.30am and drop you back at about 1.30pm. It's very reasonably price at between N$250 and N$350 depending on which type of boarding you do.

    You can board standing up (like snowboarding) or lying down on a very hi tech board (actually a rectangular piece of masonite).

    If you are boarding lying down you will start off on the lower dunes and work your way up to the top of the dune. Stand up boarders always go to the top! Don't forget, what comes down must go up first!

    On the higher dunes you can get a speed check. Remember to keep your board lifted at the top and your feet in the air if you want to stay clean and fast! For those that are not completely exhausted, you can try tandem boarding on the last run.

    Once you get back to the bottom of the dune, you can enjoy a well deserved drink and lunch which is included in the price. Also included is a video of the day's fun.

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    Swakopmund Museum

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    The quite good Swakopmund Museum has some reconstruction of colonoal interiors and a lot about tranportation and exhibits about Namibias history and ethnologie. Open daily from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, 25 Namibian $.

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    National Marine Aquarium

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    If you have time or the weather is bad the National Marine Aquarium is quite good with several sharks and rays and a glas tunnel through the main aquarium. Thuesday to sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, 30 Namibian $.

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    Quad Biking In The Namib Desert, Fantastic!

    by Waxbag Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Desert Explorers runs an eco friendly four wheeling adventure into the dunes. It last for about two hours and includes, bike instruction, helmet, goggles, a lunch and one of the most amazing experiences ever. It is truely amazing and should not be missed if you are in Swakopmund. I never been quadbiking in my life and had no trouble. In fact, I turned into a bit of a lunatic. I guess you never no how your body will react when taking a new drug.

    cost $55 US

    Quadbiking on the Great Dunes
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    enjoy a impressive Boattour at Walvisbay

    by hanspeter_W. Written May 14, 2014

    impressive 3 1/2 hours boatstour at Walvis Bay seeing a lot of birds (pelicans come up on your boat) and sea-animals like dolphion, whale, sealions, seals (some might come on the boat)
    during the trip fresh oysters and sparkling wine is offered beside some other snacks
    really worth the money

    seal coming on boat sealion colony at Walvisbai pelican flying up on the boat
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    • Sailing and Boating

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    Handicrafts Market.

    by euzkadi Written Nov 26, 2006

    Located in front of the ligthhouse and the Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht building, it´s a good place to buy namibian handicrafts, i visited the place in a cool and windy day, so the vendors wanted to go home soon, so i got good prices for the handicrafts.

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    Woermannhaus.

    by euzkadi Written Nov 26, 2006

    This building with the big decorated tower, was built in 1905, now houses the reservation office of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and part of the building is the Public Library. It was almost demolished in 1972.

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    Let the children play

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    In front of the lighthouse restaurant they had this lovely little park with jumping castles etc for the children where they could let go and get rid of those excess energy.

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    Strolling along the beach

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    Take a nice leasurely stroll along the beach. They have lovely little laid out paths that you can follow and just watch the sea and get some good excercise for free.

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    • Women's Travel

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    Informal traders

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    When you sit and sip your coffee at Cafe Anton, you overlook the area where the informal traders display their stuff. They come from all over Africa and you can pick up some really nice things here.

    Informal traders

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    Soldier statue

    by mvtouring Written Sep 3, 2007

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    At the park next to the presidents beach home you will find the statue commemorating the soldiers that fought I think it was the world war. There are bronze plaque's with their names on it.

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