Swakopmund, Namibia’s largest seaside town, is a favorite with many partiers and vacationers from around the world. It has earned a reputation as the «adventure capital» of the country, partly a destination in its own right and a launching pad for an exploration of the Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert.
In this city with so much character in front of the sea, you can slide through the dunes on sandboard or motorcycle, dine and drink in a picturesque restaurant by the shore, or be amazed by the exotic birds and plants that populate the region.
In addition, it offers many tourist attractions such as splendid buildings, a wonderful promenade, the aquarium and many more. The nearby surroundings are also of tourist importance. You can hike 30 km south to Walvis Bay, as well as north to the fishing paradise of Henties Bay.
Swakopmund retains much of its German character and continental atmosphere; local history is well covered in the Swakopmund Museum. There are a good number of houses built in the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style so popular in Germany at the beginning of the last century; But the city is also completely African, and its multi-dimensional appeal means that most people end up staying longer than planned.