Swakopmund is a charming and intriguing coastal town, complete with German architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well-maintained gardens, palm tree-lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants. Temperatures are pleasant throughout the year, rarely dropping below 15C. It almost never rains, however, the town is subjected to 9 months of morning fog each year.
For those seeking adventure, there are many exciting activities on offer including sand-boarding, tandem sky-diving, fishing or quad biking. There are also some excellent full day trips including one which visits the marine sanctuary of Sandwich Harbour, a unique environment comprising towering dunes, a freshwater lagoon and the wild Atlantic Ocean.
Alternatively, a half day catamaran cruise or kayaking tour from Walvis Bay may offer the opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins, fur seals and many species of marine birds. Other half-day trips include the Living Desert tour which takes you into the dunes near to Swakopmund, in search of uniquely adapted creepy crawlies or a specialist birding trip in the area.