Swakopmund Travel Guide

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  • Swakopmund
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  • Swakopmund
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Swakopmund Things to Do

  • enjoy a impressive Boattour at Walvisbay

    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 snacksreally worth the money

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  • Swakopmund Museum

    The qite good Swakopmund Mueum 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

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

    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...

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  • Take to the Dunes!

    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...

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  • Kristall Galerie

    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.

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  • Woerman house

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

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  • Visiting the museum

    This little museum is one of the most interesting one's I have yet visited. It gives you a good overview of the country and its rich cultural history. A must visit in my book and cheap too.

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  • Retail therapy

    Us girls always need to get some retail therapy and the shopping arcade is just what you need when you had enough of the desert and other things.

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  • Soldier statue

    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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  • The ever present desert

    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.

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  • Informal traders

    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.

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Swakopmund Hotels

  • Hansa Hotel

    the hotel was well located and the rooms that I had to pass by on the way to mine looked good. Mine...

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  • Adler Garni Hotel

    P.O. Box 1497, 3 Beach Road, Swakopmund, Namibia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Beach Lodge Swakopmund

    1 Stint St, Swakopmund, Namibia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Swakopmund Restaurants

Swakopmund Nightlife

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    by euzkadi Written Nov 26, 2006

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    I visited Swakopmund in a sunday in september, and the city was a kind of gost town, there was no nightlife. But this place was a nice option, good music, good Windhoek beers, and a friendly staff.

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Swakopmund Transportation

  • Bus to Windhoek

    Intercape goes monday, wednesday, friday and sunday to Windhoek, 5 hours from 210 Namibian $. Monday and friday conects with the bus to Livingstone. Several Minibuses go daily at 7 am, 11 am, 5 pm..... from 140 N $.

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  • Cape Liner.

    The Cape Liner bus to and from Windhoek was a very comfortable way of traveling. The trip from Windhoek to Swapkopmund takes four hours.

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Swakopmund Shopping

  • 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.

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  • Great shops.

    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.

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Swakopmund Local Customs

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    by Luchonda Updated Aug 12, 2006

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    The northern Kunene Region is home to the Himba people, a nomadic tribe of Herero origin that still lives and dresses according to ancient customs and traditions.
    Difference in clothing - the traditional way or just in jeans !! (A herero women)
    I took this picture at a petrol station - on our way to Etosha Park. The people in Namibia are friendly - Namibia was a great experience.

    Children on a local transport Local tradition A child and her mother Children on a local transport Children on a local transport
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    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park
    • Photography

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Swakopmund Warnings and Dangers

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    by Jontxu Written Aug 23, 2006

    For those european travelers... you can buy lot of ivory in the different shops around, specially in Swakopmund, to get it out of the country is allowed, but you can face serious problems entering the EU, now that you know about it decide by yourself.

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Swakopmund Off The Beaten Path

  • See the "Martin Luther" museum

    On the way in to town you can make a short turn off to see the Martin Luther Museum. The guide books all refer to it as a train, but this is a bit misleading, as this "train" never ran on tracks. The Martin Luther is really a steam-powered tractor that pulled three carts behind it.It's been restored; rebuilt is probably closer to the truth as most...

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  • The coast

    A place in Swakopmund visited by many local fishermen or/and people loving a beautiful sunrise or sundown. In previous time a boarding place for fisherboatsNext to the beach there is a remarkable "Arnold Shad" promenade, decorated by many palmtrees and local flora.

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Swakopmund Sports & Outdoors

  • Golf course

    This is a golfing course with a major difference. On the field you will almost for sure find some springbok and you have to wait for them to finish grazing before you can play.

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  • Desert Sky diving

    Derick is an absolute gem. These guys are very conscious of their safety records and they ensure that their tandem masters do not jump if they are tired, upset or showing any signs of fatique. They are the guys you want to use for safety and a great jump.

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  • Outback Orange

    These would be the guys that I would recommend to use if you want to do skydiving, quad biking etc. They are honest and give you their true stats for accident rates.

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