Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Located between the cool Atlantic Ocean and the haunting beauty of the Namib Desert, Swakopmund is Namibia's second biggest town. Boasting a discernible German flavour and design dating back to Namibia's colonial days as German South West Africa, Swakopmund resembles a picturesque German town. Exuding a rich cultural melting pot of old and new, the trappings of a beach resort are mixed in with that Old World charm.
Swakopmund has a real holiday feel to it and the cool Namibian coast offers relief from the intense heat of the rest of Namibia. It's a wonderful place to relax and get some rest after a safari in Etosha National Park or a dusty trip to the towering orange dunes of Sossusvlei.
Swakopmund has palm-lined streets that are filled with seaside promenades, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums and historical monuments. It is also considered an adventure hotspot, offering quad-biking tours, sandboarding and boat rides to see the resident seal populations.