Swakopmund Vacations & Travel Packages
Swakopmund is a beach resort city found off the northwestern coast of the country, perfect after a Namibia safari. It is the country’s largest coastal city and is often referred to as “Namibia’s Playground” serving as one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
The city was originally founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South Africa. Chosen for the availability of fresh water, Swakopmund quickly became an important trading port for the whole territory. Following the First World War, harbour activities were transferred to Walvis Bay causing a major economic blow for the city. As time passed, the potential for a holiday destination was recognized and after the development of a uranium mine in 1976, the city began to expand and prospered.
Today Swakopmund offers a unique mixture of beautiful German colonial buildings and a comfortable summer climate with beaches and adventure sports to be enjoyed on a Namibia tour. Tourists are able to enjoy the feeling of a small German village as they relax on beaches of cool waters and warm sand. Thrill seekers can choose to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as recent years have witnessed a surge in adrenaline activities including exhilarating dune carting, sand boarding, skydiving, quad biking, deep sea fishing and much more.
Namibia Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Namibia vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Namibia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Namibia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Namibia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Namibia tours today!
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