Swakopmund (Namibia) Reviews
Description:City: Swakopmund / Country: Namibia / World Region: Africa / Swakopmund is a city in Namibia, with around 35,000 ... more
Swakopmund (Namibia) ... inhabitants. It is Namibia's premier beach resort and is one of the best preserved examples of German colonial architecture in the world. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa. It is one of the few places anywhere outside of Europe where a sizable minority of the population speaks German and has German roots. The city lies on the B2 road and the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. It is also home to Swakopmund Airport.
Newest Review: ... Without it's natural wonders the town wouldn't have flourished at all. And like most African towns near spectacular natural beauty Swakopmund has hundreds of activities you can enrol in if you have brought enough money. From the relatively cheap, like Sand-boarding, Quad Biking or Cape Seal tour, to the ridiculously pricey, Hot-air ballooning, fly over Skeleton coast and Skydiving. And with ... more
Customer Swakopmund (Namibia) Reviews (3)
by - written on 20/05/11 (Very useful, 123 readings)
Swakopmund is a puzzling small town on the West Coast of Namibia. I actually had to keep reminding myself I'm still in Africa, as it has the appearance of a small German town after Global Warming has struck. It's the last remnants of the German colonial empire. And to prove my point just look at a picture of Shiloh, Angelina Jolie's daughter, and see what someone born here looks like. But for this reason I really liked it. I loved comparing the centre of town with its Lutheran churches and German beer to the more African quarter a little outside. There's Germans, Afrikaans, Bush men, Bantu and a load of other races living within the City which makes it feel like the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/12/01, updated on 18/12/01 (Very useful, 233 readings)
Crisp and pure the sea air found its way through the open window as we approached Swakopmund after what proved to be an eventful journey from Windhoek. Janet and Brian delighted us with their truly excited astonishment towards the country they so yearned to visit. Yet, we were only at the beginning of a holiday they would remember and treasure for a lifetime (now, was that wishful thinking or what?), as it was only the previous day our e-pals from England arrived at Hosea Kutako Airport, 40km outside Windhoek. You can imagine just how thrilled we all were to meet at last! Why would we be so daft taking our friends to Swakopmund while they only arrived from a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/10/00, updated on 24/10/00 (Very useful, 104 readings)
Swakopmund is as close as Namibia gets to a recognisable holiday resort. It lies between the desert and the sea, to the extent that there are sand dunes close by behind it. Despite being very small (drive ten minutes in any direction but the sea, and you're out of town), this is one of the few places in the country where you will encounter lots of tourists. Most of the tours we saw while in the UK, and most of the tourists we met in the country, had Swakopmund on their itinerary. It is a good spot to cool down after the heat and dust of the desert, even if the wilderness is almost certainly what has attracted you to the country. Many locals talk of how cold ... Read the complete review
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