Old historic German Jetty, Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia


Swakopmund is the main coastal escape for Namibians, with its numerous activities and cool climate. Still Germanic in feel, this small town is the perfect base from which to explore on land and sea.

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.

The bar, The Delight, Swakopmund
The Delight, Swakopmund, Namibia
Old historic German Jetty, Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia
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A little more about Swakopmund

True to its German traditions, early mornings and evenings in Swakopmund can be cold throughout the year, as the cold Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert creating a fog bank. This coolness is often a relief from the heat of the rest of Namibia and can provide a perfect place for recuperation.

There is a small variety of accommodation located within this region of Namibia, most of which is located close to the stunning sandy beaches of Swakopmund. This is a great base from which to take advantage of all the activities on offer.


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