Destinations Swakopmund

Swakopmund

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Swakopmund may not be Namibia’s official capital, but it's undoubtedly the country’s adventure and extreme-sports capital. A popular holiday destination, and affectionately known as ‘Swakop’ among locals, this small town lies 4 to 5 hours west of Windhoek, north of Namib-Naukluft National Park. Its appeal includes a pleasant summer climate, the exquisite seaside setting, its distinctly German flavour, and the myriad adventure activities on offer.

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Experience the town’s real Germanic flavour, with colonial buildings, German-style restaurants, and a historic lighthouse dating back to 1902.
Explore the towering sand dune called “Dune 7” – the highest dune in the coastal dune belt.
Indulge in the European-style café culture with loads of small sidewalk eateries and diners.
Discover the long coastline of surf and sand that extends for kilometres.
Meander along to Walvis Bay, where you can find a lagoon that’s constantly engulfed by colourful flamingos.

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