Swakopmund

Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the South Atlantic Ocean.

Swakopmund is the main town in this region and is well known as the ‘adrenaline capital’ of the country and there is something on offer for everyone! For those looking for adventure, quad biking in the dunes or dune carting is a popular option as is sand boarding and for an aerial view of this stark landscape, there is the option of a hot air balloon ride. The town itself is very pretty with cafes situated alongside the white sand beaches, art galleries, interesting shops and even an aquarium.

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Highlights in Swakopmund

  • See giant Welwitschia mirabilis trees, the ‘living fossils’
  • Visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop
  • See flocks of thousands of pink flamingos at the lagoon
  • Ride camels in the Namib Desert
  • Explore the desert on a quad bike
  • Go sandboarding in the desert
  • Walk along the promenade

Featured Accommodation

Strand Hotel Swakopmund

Strand Hotel Swakopmund

The hotel is the perfect location from which to explore beautiful Swakopmund. It’s located directly on the promenade by the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the main beach in town and close to the historic centre. Its amenities include restaurants, bars, lobby lounge and a state-of-the-art conference centre.

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Hansa Hotel

Hansa Hotel

Centrally situated, the Hansa Hotel serves as the perfect getaway to all tourists amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding some of the highest dunes in the world to big game viewing in one of our country’s world-known game parks.Surrounded by local tour operators, aviation and…

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Featured Tours in SwakopmundDiscover our tailor-made tours

Desert to Delta Safari

Desert to Delta Safari

Travel to luxurious lodges in Namibia’s vast deserts and Botswana’s lush game reserves. Kicking off your journey at the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, this itinerary meanders through the incredible landscapes and private reserves of Namibia, before crossing the border to the cool waterways of the Okavango Delta. A few highlights along the way include action-packed game drives, quad biking in the desert, mokoro safaris in the delta, and five-star accommodation with your own desert or delta views.

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Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

This safari is a 9-day exploration of Namibia’s highlights. Enjoy the country’s tranquillity, romance, desert-adapted wild animals and striking scenery. Highlights include Namibia’s famous Sossusvlei dunes, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Ongava Private Game Reserve.

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Other regions in NamibiaExplore

Damaraland

Damaraland offers visitors to Namibia an exceptional and unusual experience. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, this is a vast and rocky landscape is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. Go on game drives in search of rare desert-adapted elephants, endangered black rhino, gemsbok, kudu and giraffe – to name…

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Kunene

The Kunene River lies on the northern border of Namibia. The only permanent source of water in the area, the river creates an oasis in the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert. A boast safari on the Kunene River offers sightings of huge Nile crocodiles, while game drives take you…

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Ongava Private Game Reserve

Home to four luxury lodges, Ongava Game Reserve is situated just south of Etosha National Park. The closest entry gate to the park is Andersson’s Gate in the south. All the lodges have been built in such a way as to show off the striking landscape and Ongava’s spectacular wildlife….

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Skeleton Coast

The shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline and whale bones resulted in this region of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.

The region is home to a great variety of…

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Sossusvlei

Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no trip to southern Namibia is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest and…

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Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to…

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Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and the gateway to the region, with an international airport and a host of visitor-friendly facilities. Featuring a combination of colonial German and modern architecture, the city is a green oasis for visitors who’ve traveled on Namibia’s dusty roads. It’s unique history as a German…

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