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Swakopmund is a beach resort city found of 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 recognised 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!


Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Namibia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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Swakopmund, Namibia

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    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from South Africa to Zimbabwe. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll visit the Mother City of Cape Town, venture into the deserts of Namibia, explore the Okavango Delta, head on safari game drives in Botswana, and end your trip at mighty Victoria Falls.
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    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: With palm lined streets, seaside promenades and fine accommodation, Swakopmund is Namibia’s most popular holiday spot as well as its adrenaline capital, offering many adventure activities.
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