Swakopmund is a coastal city located in western Namibia, just a short trip away from the capital city of Windhoek. One of the largest settlements in the country, Swakopmund is partially situated in the Namib Desert and has emerged as a thriving beach resort popular with local and international tourists alike.
It was founded by the German colony as a beach resort back in the 80s, till date its large population still speak German. The city is fully populated with the mix of German-Namibian and other visiting Germans. It became the region’s main import and export seaport. The city has similar tranquil atmosphere, comfort and hospitality to the North Sea and Baltic coasts in Germany as the colonial Germans constructed it to make them feel at home.
Swakopmund is a bustling resort town so you can expect plenty of night clubs, bars, hotels and coffee shops to keep you occupied. The area is also a popular spot in Namibia for outdoor pursuits, with skydiving, balloon rides and marine cruises all on offer from different providers.
Swakopmund is Namibia's most popular holiday destination. The major point of tourism in the city includes the Swakopmund Museum, The National Marine Aquarium and the War Memorial. Boredom is one thing you can never find in Swakopmund.
The beach resort always has something to offer as the fun is unlimited; there are lots of fun-filled activities to enjoy like surfing, fishing, and other fun beach activities in an Amazing Swakopmund Weather.
Enjoy thrilling activities like Quad biking, Sandboarding, dune carting, Parachuting, and Hot air Ballooning in the West Coast Recreational Area. Enjoy also swimming with Sharks and deep sea dishing.
The city has all the four major means of transportation. The best way to get to the city by road is through Windhoek in a cab or private car, and the Mini buses also get into Swakopmund through the same route. The buses operate through another route which also extent their services to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
You can also get in by Air Namibia, South Africa Airways and by small aircraft which is mainly used for tourism cruise. Moreover there are numerous charter companies operating in and out of Swakopmund Airport on a daily basis. There is an effective train service from Windhoek. The ship that set sail from St. Helena Island to stop at Cape Town via Walvis Bay from which you can get a taxi to Swakopmund.