Swakopmund is - at least in comparison to the inland - quite chilly. Due to the cold Benguela current, the water is usually too cold for swimming. Until midday, the town is often covered in dense sea fog. Swakop is a popular holiday place. Especially during the Christmas holidays, when the Namibians find it too hot in Windhoek, it gets crowded here. Early booking of accommodation is recommended.
Some years ago, the former train station of Swakopmund - one of the many colonial buildings of the town - was transformed into an elegant casino and entertainment complex, including a 5-star luxury hotel. The formerly so sleepy place on the rough Namibian Atlantic coast has evolved as a upmarket seaside resort.
The Swakopmund Entertainment Centre & Hotel also offers camel excursions into the Namib desert. Tel ++264-(0)64-400800, Fax 064-400801.
Rossmund Golf Course
Swakopmund offers a new golf course development at the - normally dry - Swakop river. Details can be found in our Golf menu.
Namibia Fly-in Safaris Exclusive flights and excursions to the Kaokoveld; Kalahari, Skeleton Coast, Sossussvlei... Tel +264 (0)64 404500. eMail
Accommodation in Swakopmund
Restcamp "Sophia Dale" Affordable rondavels; self-contained;camping and caravan sites; 12 km from Swakopmund.
Tel: +264-64-403264; eMail
Hotel Schweizerhaus Excellent family-run hotel; close to beach; German café + restaurant; pool. Swakopmund; Reservations by eMail
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