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Swakopmund

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Surrounded by the vastness of the Namib desert and the cold depths of the Atlantic, Swakop lies at the mouth of a river which rarely flows.

This is Namibia’s seaside holiday resort of choice, and you’ll find some good restaurants, beach front promenades and plenty of desert adventure on offer. More German than most Germans would believe, a visit here is will take you back in a time warp with street names from the good old days and chocolate cake whose recipe went missing after the Second World War …

If you’re into trains, ask about the luxurious Desert Express that runs between Windhoek and Swakop. Welwitschia plants grow in the desert east of Swakopmund. They hang around for a 1000 years or longer, watching the sand blow across the plains…

There are a bunch of adrenaline activities to indulge in and pilesa companies who’ll book trips to the desert or around the rest of the country for you, although car hire companies offer competitive rental rates if you prefer to travel under your own steam. Activities include Sand-boarding, Quad biking, Skydiving, Hot Air Ballooning and Microlight flights.

And if all this sound like too much work, you can just hang out at one of the many restaurants and enjoy the cool sea breeze while you wash down the desert dust with one of Swakopmund’s locally brewed beers.

The seal colony of Cape Cross, the flamingos and the Skeleton Coast lie to the north.