A true oasis! Find your respite from the solemn desert and monotonous heat. Filled with old world charm of quaint German colonial influences and modern amenities, tranquil Swakopmund offers promenades, palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. Visit the museum (covering natural history, mineralogy, botany, historical and ethnological aspects), the National Marine & Research Center, an aquarium,or a grassed golf course in a desert setting. Experience the local brewery for traditional German beer, or the tannery that produces leather shoes. You can go quad biking, sand boarding, rock and surf fishing and event skydiving. Or simply, sit back and relax in the many restaurants and bars!