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Swakopmund is situated in the Namib Desert. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa. Swakopmund means mount of the Swakop river (translated from German). Swakop derives from a Khoi word meaning 'flow of excrement'.
Rooms and or self catering
Camping facilities
Breakfast and or meals are served
Horse riding facilities
Cycling allowed and or mountain bikes to rent

Things to do and places to visit in and around Swakopmund

Moon Landscape

The Moon Landscape is roughly 30 km inland from Swakopmund. The Swakop river carved canyons into the granite rock which makes this a spectacular site to visit. You need to get a permit from the Tourist Office in Swakopmund to visit the Moon Landscape.

Rosmund Golf Resort and Lodge

6 km from Swakopmund

Rossmund Desert Golf Course is a private golf course in Swakopmund. It is one of only 5 all-grass desert golf courses in the world.
Location: Google Maps

The Swakopmund Museum

The Swakopmund Museum was founded in 1951 by dentist Dr. Alfons Weber. It is the largest privately run museum in Namibia.
Location: Google Maps

The National Marine Aquarium of Namibia

You can see a variety of sea animals in the aquariums. Seawater is drawn in from the old jetty and pumped through filter systems into the exhibition tanks.
Location: Google Maps

Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht (State House)

This house was constructed in 1902 to serve as the district magistrates' court. In 1945 a tower was added. After WWI it was converted into the official holiday home of the territorial administrator. It is now the official Swakopmund residence of the president.

Mermaid Casino

This casino is located inside the Legacy Hotel & Resorts. Inside you will find a gym, wellness center, outdoor swimming pool, cinema room etc.

+264 64 410 5200


Atlantic Villa Guesthouse


24 Plover Street
☎ +264 64 463 511
Location: Google Maps

Beach Lodge


1 Stint street
☎ +264 81 127 3397
Location: Google Maps

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Accommodation Atlantic VIlla Guest House Beach Lodge Hansa Hotel Swakopmund Hotel Zum Kaiser, Swakopmund Namib Guesthouse Swakopmund Accommodation The Stiltz Strand Hotel Swakopmund Seaside Hotel and Spa Swakopmund
Contact Details (Please see above for website, e-mail and FB link)
☎ Telephone +264 64 463 511 +264 81 127 3397 +264 64 414 200 021 930 4564 +264 64 407 151 +264 64 462 743 +264 64 400 771 +264 64 411 4308 +264 64 415 900
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Distance from Swakopmund 24 Plover Street 1 Stint 3 Hendrik Witbooi Street Sam Nujoma Ave 61 Anton Lubowski Street 4 Bernstein Street Am Zoll (blank) Erf 298, Mile 4, Dolphin Drive
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N$ 825


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N$ 580


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Swimming pool
Air conditioner
Internet access
Laundry facilities
Mosquito nets
Horse riding
Bicycle to rent
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Language spoken

* Please check the above guesthouses' website for detail about accommodation, prices, and cancellation policies. Not all costs are listed here.
Above prices range from the cheapest accommodation excluding breakfast to the most expensive including breakfast and dinner per person per night, except where stated otherwise. Prices are inclusive of VAT and the bed levy.
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