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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 …
... by Frans, but definitely a very worthwhile stopover. Back into the truck and off to Swakopmund, but first we cross the Tropic of Cancer for another quick photo op, and stop at Walvis Baii, a small community near Swakopmund where flamingos often gather.
On arrival in Swakopmund we stop at an "activity center" where the more adventuresome of the group can sign up for one or more optional activities, like sand boarding, quad riding, dolphin cruising, among ...
After a comfortable night and a lovely breakfast we prepared for our sky dive, we are surprised just how calm we feel. Les telephoned a local garage that looks after Namvic's vehicles. They said that they would pick up the Land Rover in ten minutes, so he went and sat outside. When they came Les asked them to leave the keys with reception when they brought it back. We sat in the sun to wait for Ground Rush Adventures to pick us up, ...
... cheap. There was one place called Village Cafe that we went to twice and I even bought a travel mug from them. There's some pictures attached to the journal of the menu there bc it was just a fun place.
Really, the thing I enjoyed most about the week was the chance to have a leisurely getaway. Every trip we've gone on has been very go go go and this ...
... meat and dairy diet.
Later when we stopped at a supermarket, I saw a Himba woman standing in a queue between two Herero women which was quite a sight. I later found out that the Himba and Herero aren't just closely related they were originally the same tribe but after living with/working for the Germans they were encouraged to cover up and wear more clothes which led to the elegant and elaborate dresses the Herero tribe continue to wear today. They of course ...