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Visit 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.

With a fascinating architecture of extravagant pastel-coloured buildings, turrets, and towers, Swakopmund resembles a mirage in the hazy morning fog of the desert.

There's plenty to do around the town, but most people come for the sea, the desert (especially the Namib-Naukluft National Park) and the fine collection of German colonial buildings.


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Top itineraries in Swakopmund

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 Swakopmund

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.

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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