Swakopmund, with its German character is the holiday Mecca of Namibia.
Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It 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 15mm per year. The cold Benguella current supplies moisture for the area in the form of fog, that can reach as far as 140km 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.
Activities offered in and around Swakopmund are marine cruises by boat or catamaran, desert day tours, Sandwhich Harbour day tours, sandboarding, quadbiking, golf, horse riding, fishing, angling, tandem sky diving, historical sightseeing tours, kayaking, camel rides, and more.