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!


  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Wine & Food


  • National Marine Aquarium
  • The Tug Restaurant
  • Quad Biking in the Dunes

Places to Stay

Bedroom at hotel Cornerstone Guesthouse in Swakopmund, Namibia
Cornerstone Guesthouse

Style: Guest house

Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia's best kept secrets.

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Sanddünen in Swakopmund - am besten per Quad Bike zu entdecken
Hotel Zum Kaiser

Style: Boutique

The Hotel zum Kaiser (formerly the Swakopmund Boutique Hotel) is a distinctive, stylish business hotel that is imbued with intimacy.

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Sanddünen in Swakopmund - am besten per Quad Bike zu entdecken
Kalahari Farmhouse

Style: Lodge

Kalahari Farmhouse, an oasis in the desert, is well-positioned on the outskirts of Stampriet. Combining upmarket hospitality with rural ambiance,…

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The Stiltz

Style: Boutique

The Stiltz is located on the southwestern outskirts of Swakopmund, and just a 20 minute walk from the city’s restaurants…

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The Strand Hotel

Style: Lodge

Strand Hotel Swakopmund offers accommodation with 125 rooms of which most have beach and/or sea views and the rest, garden/park views.

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Exterior view at hotel Villa Margherita in Swakopmund, Namibia
Villa Margherita

Style: Boutique

Villa Margherita was constructed during the colonial times and has been renovated by the new Swiss owner in a very tasteful and creative, colorful design.

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