A walk through the streets of Swakopmund can suggest a recent change of mind on the part of the government. The ex president or rather the “founding president” as he loves to be called, Sam Nujoma, has been glorified in very visual terms by having a street named after him. He is not the only hero of the new times. Other buddies of his have populated the streets driving off the original German characters in a push to Namibify the country. There is General Moltke being sidelined by somebody plucked from oblivion strait in the middle of downtown. As if this city is not going to grow and offer more chances for street names to be assigned accordingly. May be the fears of the white minority are not as fictional as some might think but rather real. Considering the example of neighbouring Zimbabwe an anti-white revenge seems plausible.
OK. It’s not that far off the beaten path. Just outside of Swakopmund there is an abandoned ship that looks like it was once used for industrial fishing. You could probably get onboard if you really wanted to, but I would not recommend it. There is a metal sign (pictured) on the beach warning you not to. I am surprised this thing is still afloat. I saw several waves go right across it. Its on the road to Walvis Bay.
About one hour drive from Swakopmund there is the Welwitschia drive is into the desert. It is unique desert landscape and plantation with the Welwitschia plant which look like a flower. It is one of the oldest plants on earth to be hundreds years old