The picturesque seaside town of Swakopmund is situated on the north western coast of the country, 280 km west of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
Swakopmund is Namibia’s most loved summer destination and its moderate climate offers relief from the blazing heat of the desert.
It is Namibia’s second biggest town and also known as the adventure capital of the country offering an abundance of thrilling outdoor activities, tourist attractions and historical sites.
Swakopmund was founded by the Germans in 1892 and is rich in history and culture offering a blend of German Architecture, beautiful old buildings and friendly, bustling palm dotted streets overlooking the icy Atlantic. Swakopmund resembles a small German village with the exception that it is situated between the arid desert and the beautiful ocean making it unique.
Visitors can choose between an impressive array of award-winning hotels and guest houses complemented by an abundance of tours and excursions. Swakopmund is an intimate and charming town offering a unique desert and ocean experience. The Namib Desert is a big attraction; stretching for 1 600 km along the Atlantic Ocean where unusual fauna and flora can be found only in this desert such as the bizarre Welwitschia plant.
Swakopmund offers the ideal retreat for holiday makers after a long and dusty safari. It is also suitable for a family holiday and offers plenty to do for the young and old or honeymooners looking for some much needed peace and serenity. Visitors can enjoy top restaurants, coffee shops, pubs as well as evening entertainment and even a few night clubs. Swakopmund provides the ideal base for visitors wanting to explore the surrounding area and enjoy desert, dune and ocean activities.