Coastal Strip Stories

June 4, 2012

National Parks of Namibia – A diverse suite of alternative breaks for travellers

From the icy waters of the Atlantic to the swamps of the Caprivi, shimmering white fortresses to extraordinary plants, the sweeping landscapes, magnificent game viewing and […]
June 4, 2012

Travel Namibia: Top Five Adventures

By Marita van Rooyen South Africa has Table Mountain, Botswana has vast numbers of wildlife, Zimbabwe has Vic Falls, Angola has diamonds and Zambia has the […]
June 18, 2012

The return of the whales

By Amy Schoeman A gradual homecoming to Namibia’s coastal waters Baleen whales were once plentiful in the seas off Namibia’s coast, but by the turn of […]
June 19, 2012

The Henties Bay environs – Spectacular but sensitive

Situated in the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area, (NWCTRA) Henties Bay offers the nature lover an attractive but highly sensitive natural environment with diversified fauna […]
June 19, 2012

Protecting Walvis Bay’s natural and human environment

The Walvis Bay Local Agenda 21 Project (WB LA21), a three-year project concerned with both the environment and the development of Walvis Bay, is now close […]
June 21, 2012

Up close and personal with Namibia’s coast

By Jana-Mari Smith If you’ve ever wanted a complete summary of Namibia’s coastline, its people and animals, its unique weather patterns and landscapes, its past and […]
July 17, 2012

Rossmund Golf Estate – Lodging, dining and golfing near Swakopmund

by Charlene Cooke You’ll find the Rossmund Golf Estate on the banks of the ephemeral Swakop River in the Namib Desert, a mere six kilometres from […]
July 20, 2012

Walvis Bay Tourism Centre

A big welcome by Ron Swilling At the end of Union Street, bordering the desert and tourist area, the Walvis Bay Tourism Centre comes into view. […]
July 25, 2012

Swakopmund – Bring a sweater!

The coastal town of Swakopmund has an aura entirely of its own. Surrounded by desert and edged by a chilly ocean, the town with its palm trees, wide streets and old German architecture seems to be out of place and out of time.
July 26, 2012

Rössmund Lodge, Swakopmund – A small oasis in the desert

by Ron Swilling Rössmund Lodge is one of those surprises you happen on when you veer off the main route. Six kilometres before Swakopmund along the […]
August 1, 2012

Simply the best – The Tug Restaurant at Swakopmund

Text and photographs Ed Jenkins Regular visitors and residents agree that The Tug Restaurant holds a special place in their hearts, evoking memories of the good […]
August 6, 2012

As fresh as a newly-picked sprig – Wild Rocket, SWAKOPMUND

Text and photographs: Ron Swilling A new burst of freshness has arrived in Swakopmund with the Wild Rocket restaurant, conveniently situated in the Kronheimer Courtyard (next […]
August 12, 2012

A fine dining experience in Swakopmund

Zum Kaiser, Swakopmund Situated at 4 Sam Nujoma and no longer just the dining room for the Swakopmund Boutique Hotel Avenue, the former Gallery has become […]
August 22, 2012

Central Guest House, Swakopmund

Old-fashioned comfort at the coast by Ron Swilling This old, solid family home in Lüderitz Street, Swakopmund, was let for 12 years after the Marsden children […]
August 22, 2012

Hotel Bundu n See, Swakopmund

Central, comfortable and affordable by Ron Swilling A new breath of energy swept into the Atlanta Hotel when Ina and Teuns Janson took over the old […]
August 22, 2012

Swakopmund Boutique Hotel

Stylish, service-orientated, slightly arty by Ron Swilling A uniformed doorman, a winding staircase, a stem of white orchids in a plate of pebbles, an oil painting […]
August 22, 2012

The Secret Garden Guesthouse, Swakopmund

A creative and lively space by Marita van Rooyen When lounging in the courtyard of the Secret Garden Guesthouse in Swakopmund, it’s difficult to believe that […]
August 23, 2012

Hotel Deutsches Haus – Swakopmund

A haus away from home There are probably many reasons why Andreas and Cynthia Munkelwitz have managed to fill the Deutsches Haus at Swakopmund since they […]
August 28, 2012

Protea Hotel by Mariott Long Beach Lodge

Cosy atmosphere right on the beach by Marita van Rooyen The Protea Hotel Long Beach Lodge is a 17-room (16 double rooms and one family room) […]
August 28, 2012

Namibia, Swakopmund – Shalom Farm

A market and out-of-town brunch venue by Ron Swilling Twelve kilometres outside Swakopmund on the B2 road to Windhoek, the D1901 gravel road snakes off towards […]

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