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Swakopmund Travel Guide  

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194 km2
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Swakopmund is a beach city in Namibia. It falls under the Erongo administrative division. Being the second largest city, Swakopmund has a total area of 181 sq km. With the Atlantic Ocean on its west, the city is bounded by the Namib Desert on three sides.
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 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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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Providing for the perfect summer retreat from the sweltering summers of the interiors, Swakopmund has several beach resorts for its visitors to unwind. Those with a penchant for adventure sports can indulge in quad biking and sand boarding in the... more nearby Namib Desert. 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 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.
Level 18     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Something not to miss in Swakopmund, is to go on a Dolphin Cruise with Ocean Adventures. It is great to have a transfer to the boat and back to the hotel for free and the cruise is just great with... more a very friendly crew. Having seals on board, viewing dolphins jump next to the boat and meet with pelican "JJ" and his family! An awesome experience!!!
Not to be missed Moon Valley , Sea Adventure , Desert Tours
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I was born in Swakopmund in 1960. It`s a beautiful town. I`m proud to live in Swakopmund.
johan leng
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Swakopmund is a wonderful place it has the best schools in the region and any child comes to these schools will get the best education especially at namib primary swakop also has a wonderful beach and lots more excitement.
Not to be missed swim at the mole , eat at strand hotel , sleep overnight at hansa hotel
Anna Eliakim
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : It is the best coastal town to visit when you are on holiday.. there is a lot of activities to do, very Entertaining town!!! From kids to eldery there's always something to do... safe to have a tour in town... more and location. Historical monuments, road is roadworthy. Nice restaurants in town, local food are also available.
Samatha van der Merwe
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Do not mis Napolitana Pizzaria & Grill best food Best Spare rib and very affordable. Snake Park a must see and get your photo taken with the snakes. Fishing trip always fun on land or on sea. Paintball is fun... more and of course a walk on the Jetty. What is a visit to Swakopmund without a walk on the jetty?
Not to be missed Napolitana Pizzaria & Grill , Snake Park , The Jetty
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : it is a beautiful place
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