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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'.

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

Rooms and or self catering
Camping facilities
Breakfast and or meals are served
Horse riding facilities
Cycling allowed and or mountain bikes to rent

Compare Accommodation in Swakopmund

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Atlantic VIlla Guest House Swakopmund +264 64 463 24 Plover Street -22.633446, 14.527116 Google Maps N$ 740 ppp/n Grid YesTV Beach view YesYes
Sea Wind Self Catering Cottages Swakopmund +264 81 622 1 Aragoniet Street -22.642303, 14.529311 Google Maps N$350 ppp/n YesYes
Bushbabies Inn Swakopmund +264 81 215 47c/oTobiias Hainyekostreet & Rhode Allee -22.682611, 14.525708 Google Maps DST YesYes
Alte Brucke Resort Swakopmund +264 64 404 Swakop street -22.686354, 14.525318 Google Maps TV YesYes
Sandfields Guesthouse Swakopmund +264 64 463 136 11 Sphinx Street -22.661675, 14.528529 Google Maps N$ 735 ppp/n TV YesYes
Swakopmund Backpackers Swakopmund +264 81 298 15 Swakop Str -22.684253, 14.525201 Google Maps N$ 170 ppp/n YesYes
Royal Benguela Guest House Swakopmund +264 64 402 193 Tsavorite -22.635932, 14.529354 Google Maps YesYes
Brigadoon B&B Swakopmund +264 64 406 16 Ludwig Koch Street -22.673565, 14.524779 Google Maps N$ 910 ppp/n YesTV YesYes
Be-Still Accommodation Swakopmund +264 64 405 No 9 Kraal Street -22.671612, 14.527446 Google Maps YesYes
Maggie's Self Catering Accommodation Swakopmund +264 81 273 -22.654219, 14.531155 Google Maps N$1000 per unit per night sleeps 1 to 3 persons, min 2 nights YesTV YesYes
Cornerstone Guest House Swakopmund +264 64 462 468 Hendrik Witbooi -22.682206, 14.527291 Google Maps from N$900 ppp/n YesYes
Amarachi Guesthouse Swakopmund +264 81 127 0728 84 Turmalinstreet -22.638954, 14.529832 Google Maps from N$495 ppp/n N$1600 self catering - 6 people YesDST YesYes
Sandcastle Apartments Swakopmund +264 64 403 632 4 Woker -22.663068, 14.528876 Google Maps from N$468 ppp/n YesYes
Jetty Self Catering Accommodation Swakopmund +264 81 676 Anton Lubowski Ave -22.681848, 14.522872 Google Maps DST YesYesYes
Beach Lodge Swakopmund +264 81 127 1 Stint -22.633777, 14.525384 Google Maps N$ 825 ppp/n Grid YesYesTV Beach view YesYes
Hansa Hotel Swakopmund Swakopmund +264 64 414 3 Hendrik Witbooi Street -22.677346, 14.526132 Google Maps N$ 800 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Hotel Zum Kaiser Swakopmund 021 930 4564 Sam Nujoma Ave N$ 580 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Namib Guesthouse Swakopmund +264 64 407 61 Anton Lubowski Street N$ 550 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Swakopmund Accommodation Swakopmund +264 64 462 4 Bernstein Street N$ 540 ppp/n Grid YesYes
The Stiltz Swakopmund +264 64 400 Am Zoll N$ 425 ppp/n Grid YesYes
Strand Hotel Swakopmund Swakopmund +264 64 411 Grid YesYes
Dunedin Guest Lodge Swakopmund +264 64 403 437 Cnr. Theo Ben Gurirab & Windhoeker Street -22.676272, 14.531801 Google Maps N$325 ppp/n YesYes
Jan Jonker Holiday Houses Swakopmund +264 61 221 Fischreiher Strasse / Harder Strasse -22.648550, 14.531357 Google Maps SolarYesDST YesYes
Seaside Hotel and Spa Swakopmund Swakopmund +264 64 415 Erf 298, Mile 4, Dolphin Drive -22.625068, 14.522007 Google Maps Grid YesYes
Swakopmund Sands Hotel Swakopmund +264 64 405 3 Strand Street South -22.685170, 14.523350 Google Maps YesYesTV YesYes
Hotel Prinzessin Rupprecht Swakopmund

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+264 64 412 540info@hotel-prinzessin-rupprecht.com 15 Anton Lubowski Avenue -22.681934, 14.524224 Google Maps N$440 to N$630 ppp/n Grid Yes YesYes
Namib River CampSwakopmund+264 81 315 5395namibrivercamp@iway.na0 km, Road D1901, Plot 176-22.640170, 14.639325Google Maps GridYesYesYesYes

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