Swakopmund Things to Do

  • National Marine Aquarium
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  • National Marine Aquarium
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  • National Marine Aquarium
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  • 1. Desert Explorers Adventure Centre

    Want to have an outdoor adventure? This place is really a ‘One Stop Shop’ for outdoor activities in the area. I simply walked in and said I wanted to skydive. 2 hours later I was jumping out of a...

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  • 2. The War Memorial

    I call it the War Memorial, but its actually called the Marine Memorial. It was erected and inaugurated in 1908 to honour the German Marines who were involved in the relief of Karibib and Otjimbingwe...

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  • 3. 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...

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  • 4. Swakopmund Museum

    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...

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  • 5. Don't Miss the Museum

    I don't think anyone would expect a small African city to have a really first rate museum, but this one does, and the two hours I spent here were well worth the...

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  • 6. The Best Skydiving in Africa

    Well I figured that since Ground Rush Adventures they had been in operation for over 10 years and had a 100% safety record this would be a good idea. Ok,...

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  • 7. 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...

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

    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...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. 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...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. Woermannhaus.

    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...

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  • 13. Handicrafts Market.

    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...

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  • 14. Strolling around

    Swakopmund - a traditional Ex German City at the West coast of NamibiaThe city itself has no mainstreet. The center itself has german names like "Post Strasse,...

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  • 15. Quad Biking In The Namib Desert, Fantastic!

    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...

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  • 16. 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...

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  • 17. 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...

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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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...

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  • 20. 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...

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  • 21. Strolling along the beach

    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...

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  • 22. Let the children play

    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...

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  • 23. Swakopmund Hotel.

    This beautiful building was built in 1901, and was the historic train station. Now is a first class hotel with casino.

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  • 24. Hohenzollern building.

    A good example of the German Colonial architecture, it was built in 1909 as a hotel, now converted into private flats.

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  • 25. Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht.

    Actually is the presidential holiday home, this building used to be the first magistrates court in Swakopmund.

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