Avid bird-watchers should visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon, usually frequented by beautiful flamingos. The Welwitschia drive is the best way to witness the flora and fauna of the Namib Desert. The Cape Cross Seal Colony offers a taste of the Skeleton Coast.
The city’s German inheritance is best exemplified in ... More the architecture of the city. Certain notable buildings in Swakopmund include the Altes Gefängnis prison and the Wörmannhaus, which is now used as the public library.
Visitors can also visit the transport museum in the city. A must visit is the National Marine Aquarium. Other sites worth visiting in the city include the lighthouse and the Swakopmund Jetty.
The coastal city of Swakopmund has a temperate climate. The mean temperatures of the city ranges between 15°C and 25°C. The city receives very less rainfall, about 15 mm annually. The main source of moisture for the flora and fauna in the city is fog, which can be attributed to the Benguela Current. Due to its ... More climate, the city serves as the traditional summer capital of Namibia.
The city has an approximate population of 35,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1892 by Captain Curt van Francois, Swakopmund served as the central harbour for the German South West Africa.
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