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Coastal Towns

Visit Namibia's Coastal Towns

Introduction

Namibia's coastal towns are a highlight of any Namibia holiday. These former colonial outposts on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean have long drawn explorers and chancers with a frontier spirit.

Luderitz and Swakopmund are noted for their fascinating German colonial architecture and are today popular holiday resorts. Further inland, Kolmanskop is a former diamond mining settlement, now a ghost town at risk of being overrun by the creeping sand dunes. Walvis Bay has changed hands many times since being ‘discovered' by the Portuguese and is a great base for bird watching or venturing into the Namib-Naukluft.

Special offers in Coastal Towns

African Adventure - Cape Town To Accra

23-day exploration cruise from £9,395 pp incl. flights

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Exploration Cruise Fares

Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.

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Top itineraries in Coastal Towns

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,225 pp incl. flights

Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

African Adventure - Cape Town To Accra

23-day exploration cruise from £9,395 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Exploration Cruise Fares

Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.

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Top places to stay in Coastal Towns

Hotel Zum Kaiser

Contemporary hotel

Combining colonial charm with contemporary indulgence, Zum Kaiser offers luxury accommodation by the beach. It’s well positioned for stunning views of the Atlantic but also for Swakopmund’s vibrant street life.

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Contemporary lodge

The location of this luxury lodge is quite unique – set on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Namibia’s beautiful Walvis Bay, offering the chance to indulge in all manner of activities, from kayaking and fishing to quad biking, hot air ballooning and sand boarding.

Strand Hotel, Swakopmund

Contemporary hotel

A historic and iconic site surrounded by ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicentre and destination in itself for visitors and residents of Swakopmund alike.

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Where to go in Coastal Towns

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay is another remote foothold of the colonial powers. It is a pleasant alternative to Swakopmund and a great base for bird watching or exploring the nearby Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is one of the most captivating colonial towns in Africa. Facing the South Atlantic and surrounded on three sides by the Namib Desert, it is Namibia's premier holiday resort.

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