Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

The small, charming town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast is famous for its classic German architecture, the seal colony at Cape Cross, dune boarding and delicious fresh seafood.

Why visit Swakopmund & Walvis Bay ?

  • Watch the playful Cape Fur seals at Cape Cross frolic on the beach
  • Seek out the flamingos and rare migratory birds in the Walvis Bay wetlands
  • Go kayaking in search of the dolphins at Pelican Point
  • Try your hand at some sandboarding down the mighty dunes
  • Take a tour of Swakopmund town to learn about its fascinating German history

Other nearby sights include the Moon Landscape in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, a world of rocky ravines and fissures caused by millions of years of flash floods on the Swakop River. Here you can view some of the world’s rarest and most extraordinary plant life growing on stark gravel plains including the extraordinary Welwitschia mirabilis.

A fascinating visit can be made to Walvis Bay for a boat trip to view seals, dolphins and sometimes penguins and even whales. The bird life here in the lagoon is also magnificent.

There are a number of fine restaurants in Swakopmund where you can enjoy fine seafood lunches and dinners.




No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT +2 Hours

Flight Time

13 Hours Indirect


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