Swakopmund

The vibrant coastal town of Swakopmund enchants and delights with its beautiful architecture and long stretches of beach.

Spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean on clear days make for unforgettable sundowners and photos.

Location:

West Coast
22.6467° S, 14.6005° E

One of the largest coastal towns in Namibia, Swakopmund was founded in 1892. It derives its name from the nearby Swakop river and literally translates to "Swakop Mouth" in German. Swakopmund still bears much of its German heritage which is noticeable in its architecture and large number of German-speaking residents.

Some of the town's main attractions are the Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, the Crystal Gallery, the Jetty and the beautiful German architecture. There are also a large number of curio shops, lovely cafés and restaurants. Fishing, swimming, surfing, quad biking and camel rides are also a favourite pastime of locals and visitors alike.