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How to Spend 1 Day in Swakopmund

How to Spend 1 Day in Swakopmund

With its German colonial history and modern African culture, new arrivals soon realise that Swakopmund is more than just a gateway to the Skeleton Coast and Namib. From township tours to desert bike rides, here’s how best to spend 24 hours in the city.

Morning: Discover the City Districts

Get your bearings by spending the morning exploring the coastal city; bike and bus tours reveal more about colonial history and culture, and typically take you to districts such as Mondesa and the Democratic Resettlement Community. Choose from a range of itineraries to suit you—if you’re interested in Namibian cuisine, try a food tasting tour, or immerse yourself in local customs on a cultural tour led by a local.

Afternoon: Namibian Nature and Culture

Dedicate your afternoon to exploring the attractions dotted in the center, which include the Swakopmund Museum, Woerman House, and the National Marine Aquarium. Or, opt for an out-of-town tour to see the city’s coastal desert surrounds. Foodies can explore nearby farms and breweries for a taste of fresh Namibian produce, or snack their way around the center on a food tour, which allows you to overcome the language barrier and discover dishes you may otherwise have missed. Alternatively, nature lovers can glimpse desert flora and fauna on a nature tour; desert biking experiences are ideal for adrenaline-seekers, while chauffeured tours let you create your own sightseeing tour of the Namibian desert.

Night: Supper and Sea Views

Unwind after an active day with drinks and dinner on the beachfront—several upscale hotels line the promenade on the way up to Vogelstrand and offer prime views of the Swakop sunset. If you’re not ready to retire to bed after dinner, the city center is also home to many trendy bars—try Desert Tavern or Kücki' s Pub for a relaxing nightcap.

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Swakop Food Tour

Swakop Food Tour

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Skip the touristy restaurants and experience the local flavors instead on this walking tour of Swakopmund’s authentic haunts. On a tour curated for foodies and history buffs alike, your guide provides context for the city’s unusual palate by unraveling the fascinating history and culture of the former German colony. Arrive hungry and indulge in African game meat, fresh fish, local beer, and sweets at a German-influenced cake shop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$87.18
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US$87.18

Eco Dune Tour

Eco Dune Tour

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This super informative tour of Namibia’s dune landscape is an ideal choice for nature lovers. Your guide tells you all about the distinct desert environment and helps you spot wildlife like lizards, snakes, and beetles as you walk across the sandy expanse. Hotel pickup and drop-off, bottled water, and a snack make this tour an easy and comfortable option.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.59
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US$55.59
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Private Guided Swakopmund Tour with Local Guide

Private Guided Swakopmund Tour with Local Guide

Explore the food, culture, and history of Namibia with a tour of the Township of Mondesa in Swakopmund. Lead by a guide who grew up in the township, visit markets, schools, and homes where you can try traditional food with a local family and see daily life in the township. The tour includes cultural stories, education, and a live performance from a local choir.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.06
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US$82.06

Scenic Desert Tour by Bike

Scenic Desert Tour by Bike

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Explore the stunning Namibian desert by bicycle, covering more sights in less time on two wheels. Enjoy a scenic and eco-friendly adventure, pedaling your way up and down rolling sand dunes surrounding Swakopmund. Tours are suitable for people with moderate fitness levels, and include personalized attention from a hands-on group guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.77
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US$30.77
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Swakopmund Historical Local Guided Cultural Day Tour

Swakopmund Historical Local Guided Cultural Day Tour

Learn about Namibia’s diverse cultures and traditions during this half-day, insider-led tour of Mondesa Township, in Swakopmund. Understand the country’s different tribal groups, including the Ovambo, Damara, Herero, and Ovahimba. Highlights include a tasty meal in a local home and a chance to observe daily life in the community.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Half Day Swakopmund Cultural Historical Township Tour

Half Day Swakopmund Cultural Historical Township Tour

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Discover the region’s cultural heritage on a half-day tour of Mondesa and the Democratic Resettlement Community from Swakopmund. Meet important members of the local community, visit a local restaurant and bar, and gain insight into Damara and Herero culture as you explore the township, with insights provided by your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Mondesa Cycling Township Tour

Mondesa Cycling Township Tour

We encourage you to discover and explore our exiting Cycling and Walking Tours.If you looking for a unique way to experience township culture, where the other majority of people live, where you get up close and personal, meet and greet locals with a local guide. Then choose from one of our eco-friendly Cycling, Walking or driving by car tours in Mondesa Township.Exploring the heart and soul of Namibia with your local guide, you are able to get to know the true African Authentic Hospitality.Explore different cultures and meet local people in the Community of Mondesa with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, Herero and the Ovahimba people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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US$92.31


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