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Coastal Towns

Visit Namibia's Coastal Towns


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.


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Top itineraries in Coastal Towns

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,165 pp incl. flights

Explore Namibia's many and varied highlights, from the plains of the Namib Desert and the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei to wild Damaraland and the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

Top places to stay in Coastal Towns

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay

Contemporary lodge

The location of this luxury lodge is quite unique – set on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point, near 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

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.

Artemis Hotel Swakopmund

Artemis Hotel Swakopmund

Contemporary hotel

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

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 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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