This small German town on the Atlantic Coast is a quaint oasis with a variety of good restaurants, shops and markets. Swakopmund is located 30 kms north of Walvis Bay and provides a welcome relief from the harsh desert and wilderness environments of the surrounding regions as it is cooler and offers modern comforts and facilities.
Swakopmund is a pretty town with some fine German architecture and a relaxed atmosphere though it is often covered in fog, especially in the evenings and mornings, due to the collision of the cold Benguela current in the Atlantic Ocean and the warm air off the Namib Desert.
Here one finds a wide range of activities, tours and excursions that make a 2 night stay well worth it.
A visit to Swakopmund will add spice to an already diverse array of possible places to visit and things to see and do in Namibia.