The area of the Namib Desert around Swakopmund is properly named the West Coast Recreational Area. Swakopmund and the surrounding environment offers a plethora of opportunity to be active. Whether you’re interested in sandboarding, quad biking, hot air ballooning, deep sea fishing, or joining a Living Desert Tour there is virtually an activity to suit every taste. For the more sedentary Swakopmund has a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes, plus an art gallery, museum, snake park and aquarium.
Swakopmund is located along the south Atlantic coast surrounded by the Namib Desert. North of the port city of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund is approximately a four hour drive west from Windhoek along the B2 Highway.
Swakopmund can be included as part of any itinerary. To learn more about our itineraries, click on one of the sample itinerary links below:
- Namibia Sample Self Drive Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Guided Safari Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Classic Fly & Guided Safari Itinerary
Best Times to Go
The best time to go to Swakopmund is between November – April. The cool Namibian coast offers relief from the blistering heat found throughout much of Namibia’s interior.
Below are some of the accommodations we recommend for Swakopmund. Click a link below for more information.