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Swakopmund (Namibia)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
365 km from Windhoek by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Swakopmund

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

The second city of the country is much more pleasant than the capital, Windhoek. Its location by the sea gives it a more care-free and relaxed atmosphere. For me, it’s the most beautiful city in the country. 

My suggestion:
Spend at least two days there, to shop, dine out, enjoy a drink or even go clubbing, because you won’t find this type of activity anywhere else in Namibia!
My review

Swakopmund is a young city full of bars, cafés and restaurants. A pretty town with beautiful, well-kept, European-style buildings. During my stay in Namibia, I particularly liked the shopfront of the Woermann Haus, which is worth the visit. 

From there I went to the seafront, which seemed likethe place to be! Not far away, there is a pier with many cafés where you can sit and admire the view, and a very beautiful white and red lighthouse. It is often busy, with merchants coming up to you to offer their wares. Don’t hesitate to haggle over the price if something catches your eye!

In Swakopmund, I also did the main activity: a quad bike excursion in the surrounding dunes, which are already the gateway to the desert. I followed this with a little sandboarding. Riding the dunes on a surfboard is something I had never done before!

Swakopmund, view from the pier