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TravelPod Member ReviewsSam's Giardino Swakopmund
Cold, smells, not in centre of town and with a owner who sits with you at meals without asking.
Beds are small so plus sides lots of cuddles lol :-)
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So we drove for approx 6 hours, mostly on dirt and gravel roads, to arrive at the town of Swakopmund and I won't lie our first thought was, we have driven 6 hours for this! Lol We eventually found our hotel after asking some locals, as the SatNav does not seem to work here, thank god for Kelly's superior map reading skills. We stayed at Sams …
... buried back in the 1800’s when horse died because of the lack of food and disease,
These bones are uncovered whenever there is a real sandstorm coming in from the sea (all the sand is bought in from the sea and forms dunes which constantly move inland, but the bottom of a dune can be millions of years old, it’s the top that moves and forms waves, the dark colour at the top is various minerals, mainly iron oxides)
Our guide showed us some of the plants ...
... else around these parts, the Free Style shoes were made in South Africa. She bought a pair of pink shoes, Seth a pair of grey ones and for her birthday, she bought a pair of purple boots. They are great. We also discovered a great spot for muffins and cappuccinos called Slowtown. On day nine, we headed out of town towards Etosha National ...
... animals do not seem to have any personal space and a little one being crushed seems perfectly plausible. We then headed back and had the most amazing fish lunch at Henties baai. Also stopped off at a little town (mainly of eclectic holiday houses) called Wlotzkasbaken. Headed back via salt pans the suburburbs of Swakopmund and then did a walk along the beach. Swakopmund reminds me of a very mini Perth Australia. Clean, houses only really along the coast and very much the same vibe (just ...
... township pub! We all got free beers and Nico and Bambo put some music on the duke box and we all had to exhibit our greatest dancing skills one by one in a circle which unfortunately wasn't very impressive.
After the beers and impromptu dance performance we went into a small room in a building next to the pub to try some local delicacies- caterpillars! They were quite interesting, very salty, they taste at first like bacon and then at the end like sardines. Pete ...