Swakopmund is Namibia`s top holiday resort with excellent restaurants, pubs and discos, a few night clubs, a golf course in a desert setting and is a convenient base for exploring the surrounding area.
Palm-lined streets, seaside promenades, fine accommodation, a pleasant summer climate and decent beaches. Welcome to Swakopmund - Namibia's premier holiday resort! During the summer holidays and long weekends, thousands of Namibians flock to the coast, and this human migration happens for a number of reasons; Swakopmund has a real holiday feel to it and everyone wants to be there; during the December holidays, the cool Namibian coast offers relief from the intense heat of the interior; and more importantly as far as the tourist is concerned in these modern times, Swakop has changed, and has become the countries leading adrenaline destination, with a wide range of activities to suit all ages and (most) egos.
The area of Namib Desert around Swakopmund is named the West Coast Recreational Area. And recreation is the towns number one draw card. There are countless pursuits to help you spend your time, and money. For those interested in adventure activities Swakopmund offers sandboarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing and beach angling to name but a few. For the more sedentary there are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, a snake park and aquarium.
Probably the most unique feature about Namibia is its space. Incessant deserts stretch for miles to meet the most dramatic sunsets you can imagine. This country, with its strong German influence, has a magnificent coastline speckled with charming little towns rich in history.
One such town is Swakopmund.
Swakopmund was founded two years later than Windhoek, in 1892, by Captain Curt von Francois as the main harbour of German South West Africa.
Increased traffic between Germany and its colony necessitated establishing of own port as Walvis Bay, located 33 kilometres south, was already in British possession.
The appearance of the town, with its 30 000 inhabitants, is characterised by numerous colonial buildings with the Woermann House from 1905 as its landmark. The former trading house with its 25 metre high Damara Tower and its courtyard bordered by arcades, today houses the city library and an art gallery.
Town tours, fishing trips, tours to Namib Naukluft Park (Welwitschia Mirabilis, Moon landscape), museum, snake park, sandboarding, parasailing and hot air ballooning.
Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort with many tourist attractions and a pleasant climate in summer. Visitors can go on town tours, fishing trips, tours to Namib Naukluft park (Welwitschia Mirabilis, Moon landscape), museum, snake park, sandboarding, parasailing and hot air ballooning.
Driving along the stunning dune-lined coastline is particularly attractive, whether you go south to Walvis Bay (30 km) or to the National West Coast Recreation Area in the north.
Beach Lodge is ideally located on the beach, providing guests with spectacular views while staying at this Swakopmund accommodation. Big round windows enhances the outside ocean views. Located with a view of the Atlantic Ocean in Swakopmund, Namibia. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Wreck Restaurant.
Beach Lodge is a Hotel in Swakopmund that provides you with self catering and bed and breakfast facilities a stone's throw away from the scenic beachfront. Drift off to sleep to the sound of waves while the cool Namibian coast offers relief from the Namib desert heat. You can enjoy delicious meals at the new restaurant called The Wreck. The restaurant continues the nautical theme of Beach Lodge. The Wreck can seat 66 guests and provides an uninterrupted view of the scenic ocean. You can enjoy delicious a la carte and set menus.
Experience the splendour of the beautiful wetlands and offshore coastal areas from the unique vantage of the sea kayak. Witness the splendid scenes such as flamingos, pelicans, or seals and dolphins splashing around the kayaks. Tours are led by an experienced, licensed guide and only certified, seaworthy kayaks are used.
Cruise the harbour and trawler boat areas in ski boats and then cut across the lagoon to Pelican Point where the entertainment is provided by a large seal colony and schools of dolphins swimming alongside the boats. Fresh oysters with cold champagne are enjoyed.
The Namib Desert is reputed to house some of the largest sand dunes on this planet. There is no better way to experience these wonders in an environment friendly way than to zoom down headfirst on a traditional Swakopmund sandboard. For stand-up sand boarding snowboards with soft binding are used. Previous experience in any ‘balance’ sport required (skateboarding, skiing, etc.).