Located on the Atlantic Ocean , this coastal resort is most certainly Namibia’s version of Victoria Falls, this charming seaside town offers some incredible adventures With its Bavarian architecture but yet African feel, you will find this town charming and relaxing together with its old world charm. There are plenty of historical buildings and museums as well as a flair for modern cafes and coffee shops and a large selection of restaurants, many paying tribute to their German heritage.
North of Swakopmund is the Swakopmund Saltworks which is registered as a nature reserve. Due to the salt produced here, it is an ideal feeding ground for thousands of wetlands birds. Year round it has its resident birds but from September through to April – you will see all the migrant birds. Just some of the birds you will see are the oyster catchers, grey heron, lesser flamingos, Damara terns, rare great crested grebes and large colony of Cape cormorants, The Swakopumund River Mouth is also a great place for bird watching.
Then there is Cape Cross Seal Island – nowhere in the Southern Hemisphere will you see so many Cape Fur seals scattered along the beaches of this coast. There is about 250 000 seals. They are wild but over the years have become habituated to human activity. Further to seals in the area, there are bottled-nosed dolphins, turtles, and pelicans.
Some of the adventure activities on offer would be the following :
- Take on the Dunes with Quad bike
- Harbour dolphin Cruise
- Canoeing with the seals
- Sand boarding
- Sky diving / Make the jump
- Cruise the ocean on a catamaran
- Tour Swakopmund and dunes by bike
- Fly over the Dunes
- Discovering Desert Creatures on a Desert Tours