Activities and highlights in Swakopmund
This page provides an overview of activities, highlights and sights in Swakopmund. In Swakopmund the visit of the sea front, the aquarium and the Swakopmund Museum is worthwile. There are numerous boulevards and a large traditional street market where travellers can buy souvenirs.
In close vicinity of Swakopmund (and Walvis Bay which is located 30 km south of Swakopmund) a lot of acivities can be done, amongst other things boat tours with a seal whisperer, exciting desert tours ("The desert is alive"), quad bike safaris, kayaking tours and much more.
Catamaran Charters offers cruises in the Walvis Bay lagoon in four luxurious catamarans. In search of the marine Big 5 guests will enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Restricted Diamond Area Tour
This unique safari offers spectacular insights into the wonder-world of the Namib Desert, comprehensive information on the historic diamond excavation sites of the beginning of the 20th century, the visit of several shipwrecks and a two-night stay in a charming tented camp in the middle of the protected area.
Historian Dune Tour
The Historian Dune Tour run by Fanie du Preez from Kuiseb Delta Adventures, is a real speciality among all activities offered in and around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Kayaking "Eco Marine Tour"
Jeanne Meintjes, owner and the guide of the Eco Marine Tours offers very personal kayak tours in teh Walvis Bay Lagoon. Nowhere else will you get as close to flamingos and pelicans, seals, Heaviside’s and Benguela dolphins as with a kayak
Levo Tours offers a 4 hours seal and dolphin tour in the Walvis Bay lagoon. Levo’s speciality is its personal touch and its humour!
Living Desert Tour
With charisma and lots of humour Chris Nel explains the flora and fauna of the desert world around Swakopmund. Starting with a short excursion to the mouth of the Swakop River, the tour continues on a small path into the 2010 proclaimed Dorob National Park.
Namib Desert Scenic Flights
Exclusive and luxurious scenic safaris to many of the coastal highlights are offered. Highlights are the Namib Desert with its Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast with its ship wrecks, the Kuiseb Canyon, Cape Cross with its huge seal colony and many more.
Sandwich Harbour 4x4
The beautiful dunes of the Namib Desert meet the rough Atlantic Ocean: The 4x4 excursion of „Sandwich Harbour 4x4“ to Sandwich Harbour south of Walvis Bay is scenically unique, exciting and extraordinarily organized.
Swakopmund is the capital of the Erongo Region and has about 34,000 inhabitants. Swakopmund is known as activity centre of Namibia, nowhere else in the country travelers will find such a variety of possible activities.
Walvis Bay is a Namibian city situated at the Atlantic coast. The largest Namibian harbour is situated here. Between 55,000 and 65,000 people live in Walvis Bay depending on seasonal workers for the dominant fishing industry.