Swakopmund Tourism

Swakopmund (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city on the coast of western Namibia, 280 km (170 mi) west of Windhoek, Namibia's capital. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The town has 44,725 inhabitants and covers 193 square kilometres (75 sq mi) of land. The city is situated in the Namib Desert and is the fourth largest population centre in Namibia. Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today. Buildings in the city include the Altes Gefängnis prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The Woermannhaus, built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library. Attractions in Swakopmund include a Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand south of the Swakop River. Outside of the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of only five all-grass desert golf courses in the world. Nearby lies a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert. Swakopmund lies on the B2 road and the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. It is served by Swakopmund Airport and Swakopmund Railway Station.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Swakopmund, Namibia. Explore Swakopmund travel guide before you plan your trip here. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Swakopmund.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Swakopmund

  • Save 4% Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund
    Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    This living desert tour is a extraordinary exploration of the coastal dune belt just outside Swakopmund. To the untrained eye...

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  • Save 7% Pelican Point Peninsula Tour
    Pelican Point Peninsula Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Enjoy the sights of Walvis bay Lagoonwith its renowned birdlifeand see the Pelican Point Lighthouse on this 3 hour tour with ...

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  • Save 4% Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund
    Namib Desert Tour from Swakopmund3 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Often called the Welwitschia tour, this enlightening journey takes you through the ancient canyons of the Moon Valley, one of...

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  • Save 7% Spitzkoppe Guided Tour from Swakopmund or Walvis Bay
    Spitzkoppe Guided Tour from Swakopmund or Walvis BayNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    We drive a very scenic route towards Usakos, then onward to the famous Spitzkoppe Mountain for some exploring and fantastic p...

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  • Know the pollution level of Swakopmund before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Swakopmund for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Swakopmund.

    • Burglary and Theft 70.83 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.83 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
    • Safety Index 37.45 (Low)
    • Climate Index 98.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 82.18 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.81 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Swakopmund

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.1 USD

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