During the summer holidays and long weekends thousands of Namibians flock to the coast. This migration happens for a couple of reasons, Swakopmund has a real holiday feel and everyone wants to be there, and during the December holidays, the cool Namibian coast offers relief from the intense heat of the interior.
The quaint and charming resort town of Swakopmund was built during the German Colonial period. The architecture and general feeling of Swakopmund is one which may be associated with a small German village, the town seems to be stuck in time. Although in recent times new generations of Swakopmunders have woken up to the tourist potential of the area the city still manages to create a feeling of timelessness.