Experience a surreal slice of Germany between the toiling Atlantic and the arid Namib Desert in Swakopmund. Founded in 1892, this colonial port town offers a welcome respite from the barren Skeleton Coast with its seaside charms and temperate climate. Here, you can wander streets lined with colourful, half-timber houses, gorge on bratwurst and sip Bavarian beer. But it’s not all sedate Germanic charm – Swakopmund is also the adventure hub of Namibia, acting as a gateway to adrenaline-fueled forays into the Namib desert.
Here, you can indulge in every adventurous pursuit sea and desert can offer, from hot air balloon flights and fat bike tours to sandboarding down steep orange dunes. In nearby Walvis Bay, you can board a catamaran to search for dolphins dancing through the waves and migrating whales. And in Cape Cross, where the rowdy bark of seals fills the air, you can spot up to 200,000 of these sleek marine beasts writhing through the water and basking on rocky islets.
Swakopmund is a highlight on any Namibian self-drive itinerary; let our Africa gurus arrange a stay in this German-influenced port town, complete with exciting desert and marine activities.
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