Swakopmund Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Walvis Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay is home to some of this desert country’s most scenic lagoons, dunes, wetlands and ...  Read more

Namib-Naukluft National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Namib-Naukluft National Park—one of the most photographed (and visited) destination in the entire country—straddles the Namib Desert, what’s considered by ...  Read more

Kalahari Desert

The famous Kalahari Desert spans some 900,000 square kilometers of desolation between the borders Namibia and Botswana. Its semi-arid savannah is home to ...  Read more

Quiver Tree Forest

A magical forest containing one of the continent’s most iconic trees lies just north of Keetmanshoop in the southern region of Karas. Some 250 Aloe ...  Read more


This salt and clay pan surrounded by towering red dunes just may be one of the most photographed spots in all of Namibia. Located in the southern tip of the ...  Read more

Skeleton Coast National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Opened in 1971, Skeleton Coast National Park was named for its nearly inaccessible shores that serve as a modern-day graveyard to dozens of tattered ...  Read more

Etosha National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

In 1907, the arid plains and vast savannahs in Namibia’s northwest Kunene region were designated as the country’s second game reserve. Today, what’s known as ...  Read more

Cape Cross

In the late 1400s, explorers stumbled upon this rocky stretch of coastline while en route to India’s Spice Islands. Today, Cape Cross has become a popular ...  Read more

Democratic Resettlement Community

Namibia ranks high on the world’s economic disparity list, as the income gap between its richest residents and the nation’s poorest people is one of the ...  Read more


During apartheid, Namibia’s bigger towns were divided between the “town,” where wealthy whites lived, and the “location,” where blacks were forced to stay. ...  Read more

Pelican Point

The scenic shores of the Erongo region—from the Germanic Swakopmund to the traditional port town of Walvish Bay—showcase some of the aquatic wonder this ...  Read more

Swakopmund Jetty

This popular raised boardwalk reaches out into the Atlantic Ocean some 300 yards (270 meters). And while construction started in 1911 with the intention of it ...  Read more

Swakopmund Museum

History buffs will love this small museum in the heart of Namibia’s favorite coastal city. Friendly staff members greet foreign travelers and serve as ...  Read more


Built in 1894 and declared a national monument in 1976, the historic Woermannhaus is one of Swakopmund’s most iconic buildings. Its traditional green and gold ...  Read more


Petrified forests are a hallmark of any great American road trip. But in the desolate landscapes of sparsely populated Namibia, it’s the picturesque backdrop ...  Read more

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