Swakopmund with its German character is the holiday Mecca of Namibia and has an extensive accommodation portfolio of hotels, guesthouses & campsites, exquisite restaurants, numerous outdoor adventure activities, and a variety of self-drive tours throughout the coastal region and beyond.
Swakopmund with its German colonial architecture was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.
Nestled at the mouth of the Swakop River, with the Namib Desert on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side, it boast with surprisingly mild weather. The average temperature ranges between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is less than 15 mm per year. The cold Benguella current supplies moisture for the area in the form of fog, that can reach as far as 140 km inland. The fauna and flora of the area has adapted to this and very much relies very much on the fog as a source of moisture.