10 Things To Do In Swakopmund

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A trip to Namibia’s coastal town of Swakopmund is sure to be packed with activities for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t let the sleepy desert town fool you – there’s plenty of adventure to go around. If a rush of adrenaline is what you’re after, the Swakopmund Sky Diving club will make your heart race as you jump out of a plane high above the ground. Or take to the dunes with Desert Explorers quad bikes; go sand boarding or put your feet to the pedals of a Fat Bike.

In town, appreciate the quirky architecture that Swakop is famous for: see the Woermann House, Atlas House, the Lutheran church and many more, on a stroll around the city centre.

Swakop has some of the best culinary experiences there are, as well as the perfect setting for a sundowner. Three fantastic O&L restaurants for you to choose from are located right on the beach at the Mole: Brewer and Butcher, Farmhouse Deli and Ocean Cellar.

Take your fishing rod, cast a line and get hooked on this hobby that keeps many a Namibian at the beach in the summertime.

Watch out for the camel’s bite when you ride her over the coastal sands or go on a trip through the Namib on horseback.


Coastal towns offer a smorgasbord of history, so get cultural and visit the Swakopmund Museum.

While you’re at it, make the journey to the aquarium to see the fins up close and personal, or else visit the Kristall Galerie to view a 14-ton crystal cluster that almost dwarfs a man.

There’s a lot to see from the sky, too, so catch a scenic flight over the town and experience first-hand that the best views are indeed from above.

Pay your respects to the oldest resident of the coast, the Welwitschia mirabilis, at the Welwitschia Plains just a short drive from town.

Go on an Eco-Tour for some inspirational information on local communities who call the coast their home.

Lastly, hit the beach. If the waves are great, there’s surfing to be enjoyed. Or if the water is just too cold to even dip your toes, lie back, relax and soak up the sun.

Travel News Namibia
Travel News Namibia
Travel News Namibia is a high-quality glossy Namibia travel and lifestyle magazine tasked with promoting Namibia to the world. With riveting stories, first-hand encounters and magnificent photographs showcasing tourism, travel, nature, adventure and conservation, TNN is the ultimate and most comprehensive guide to exploring Namibia. Travel News Namibia is published in five different editions per year. These include four English- language editions and one German. Travel News Namibia is for sale in Namibia and South Africa.

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