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Where in the world: Africa  /  Namibia  /  Erongo Region  /  Swakopmund

Top 15 things to do in Swakopmund

1. Safaris

Suggested duration: 5h 30 min
Tours from $55 › Learn more about Safaris

2. Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay

Suggested duration: 4h 30 min
Tours from $52 › Learn more about Kayaking & Canoeing

3. Off-Road Tours, Walvis Bay

Suggested duration: 3 hours
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4. Pelican Point Kayaking Half-Day Tour

FROM $52
This kayaking tour will give you the opportunity to kayak among a permanent seal colony at the tip of the Pelican Point Peninsula about 35 km outside of Walvis Bay.
Suggested duration: 4h 30min
Tours from $52 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Swakopmund Jetty

Constructed for the purpose of loading and unloading rafts and boats, Swakopmund Jetty was designed and built by German engineers immediately before the outbreak of World War I. Abandoned for years, the jetty underwent a massive reconstruction project and reopened to the public in 2010. Today, the wooden landmark hosts a popular restaurant, known equally for its eclectic menu as well as its views.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $26 › Learn more about Swakopmund Jetty

6. Swakopmund Museum

Head to Swakopmund Museum to find an eclectic collection of artifacts that will help you understand the history of the town and the whole of Namibia. Located just beneath a lighthouse, the small museum boasts a wide range of items, from stamps and war medals, to dental instruments from the colonial era. You'll also stumble upon a reconstructed colonial home interior, a reminder of the town's rich German heritage.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $51 › Learn more about Swakopmund Museum

8. Scenic Sandwich Harbour Tour

FROM $119
This will be your most memorable Dune Tour and your Namibia Highlight. We go where dune meets see, harsh and desolate area constantly changing, yet quiet and relaxing, see amazing wild life, learn how animals and plants have adapted to these harsh desert conditions. We go up the towering Dunes, to the best view points, exciting dune drives with skilled and knowledgeable guides Look for animals and learn how they survive in these harsh conditions. View thousands of pink Flamingos, Pelicans, Avocets and Plovers, some endemic species, cute little Sanderlings, amazing numbers of birds in the Ramsar Walvisbay Wetland. One of the biggest evaporation pond Salt Mines in Africa with its pink salt waters is seen along the route get to Feel the Desert, the quietness, the ambience, amazing.... an unforgettable tour creating everlasting memories this HALF DAY TOUR also available as Full day. Minimum 2 pax the FULL DAY TOUR is the Sandwich Harbor Dune Drive, view as additional option.
Suggested duration: 5h - 6h
Tours from $119 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Welwitschia Plains

Welwitschia Plains allows visitors to discover the unique landscapes of the Namib Desert. Dry and uninhabited at first glance, this area boasts many species of lichen. Other desert vegetation you'll likely spot during your excursion includes various drought-resistant shrubs, like the so-called "dollar" bush and the ink bush. Adapted to the desert's arid conditions, these unusual plants survive on less than a single downpour of rain each year. Look for the 13 stone markers, which point to particular places of interest along the drive.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $66 › Learn more about Welwitschia Plains

10. Spitzkoppe, Damaraland

Scamper around magnificent rock formations at Spitzkoppe, a series of granite peaks. Rising out dramatically from a flat, desolate landscape, the highest peak stands at 1,784 m (5,853 ft) above sea level, some 700 m (2,300 ft) from the desert floor below. See rock paintings by Khoi San people, some of which are several hundred years old, and enjoy the sight of dassie rats popping out of the cracks in the rock. This area offers high-grade rock climbs and great safari opportunities, but make sure to bring plenty of water with you.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $103 › Learn more about Spitzkoppe

12. Sandwich Harbour 4x4 guided tours.Join us for an awe inspiring adventure.

FROM $116
This tour is a must for any coastal visitor. From the start of this trip you will be awed by the natural beauty on offer. From the abundant birdlife in the lagoon area to the free roaming animals in the Namib Desert. Get to see where massive sand dunes meet up with the ocean. Ever changing landscapes and the thrilling offroad drive will make for lasting memories. Book now!
Suggested duration: 4h
Tours from $116 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Photography Tours, Walvis Bay

Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $58 › Learn more about Photography Tours

14. Walvis Bay Waterfront, Walvis Bay

Enjoy a leisurely stroll and admire wildlife at Walvis Bay Waterfront, a long, curving stretch of gray sand. Sandwiched between the Namib Desert sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, the bay area offers a variety of water sports and excursions, making it a popular adventure destination. Quad biking, kite-boarding, sandboarding, kayaking, and canoeing are among the activities offered along this restaurant-lined waterfront. Take a boardwalk deep into the sea on a floating wooden jetty from one of the many wharfs, and see pelicans, seals, and flamingos. You can also swim, go fishing, or take a dolphin-spotting boat trip. Public walkways provide good opportunities for jogging, while hotels and bars offer a variety of entertainment year-round.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $52 › Learn more about Walvis Bay Waterfront

15. Tour to Sandwich harbour

FROM $144
Sandwich harbour is a magnificent area, people from all corners of the world travel thousands of miles to see and experience in person. On this tour we take you to where the desert meets the ocean, on the way we stop by the Walvisbay lagoon (declared as an international important bird area), a home to many species of birds such as flamingos, pelicans, plovers , terns. Proceeding through the salt pans and then the beach route. possible sightings: Springbok, ostrich, plamato gecko, fog basking beetle, blackbacked jackal .We allocate enough time to our clients to explore, experience, take photographs and ask all the necessary questions they may have during the tour. Our clients will be guaranteed a splendid experience by our friendly guides. Refreshments are always provided on tour and sufficient time will be allocated to ensure you enjoy your meals and drinks. Clients have the choice for a beach or dune picnic.
Suggested duration: 2h - 5h
Tours from $144 › More about this tour at viator.com ›