Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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A taste of Namibian culture, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A taste of Namibian culture

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... spent the past few days in the city of Swakopmund on the Atlantic Coast. There are many Germans living in Swakopmund as well as the rest of Namibia because it used to be a German colony (South Africa later ruled Namibia until it gained independence in ...

Rolling quad bikes and biting turtles, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Rolling quad bikes and biting turtles

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Excellent fun packed day. We signed up for a quad bike/sand board combo. After a quick ride on out semi automatic quads we stopped for about 40 minutes at a place where we sped down a steep dune on a thin veneered polished piece of plywood. ...

Moon Landscapes and Weird Welwichias, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Moon Landscapes and Weird Welwichias

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... and Bernhard, a German couple that we saw in Sesriem, and they happened to be staying at the same hostel as us in Swakopmund. After a couple of evenings chatting over dinner and wine in Swakopmund we all decided that we would head north and drive up the ...

Sandboarding, dunes and Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding, dunes and Desert

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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We are making our first non-camping stop of the tour today in Swakupmond. This very german little town is right on the edge of Atlantic ocean and fringed on the opposite side by massive sand dunes. The coast is known as the Skeleton coast, as fog is very ...

Seals and Civilization!!!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Seals and Civilization!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... the corner. After stopping of at the Seal Colony (the newborns were so cute!), we pulled into the Promised Land... Swakopmund!! A real modern city! Paved roads, sidewalks, coffee shops, stores....paradise!! And a bed, TV, private bathroom... ...

Back On the Road, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Back On the Road

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Yesterday we went out to nowhere at all - the welwitchia plants. Where to begin about these...? These plants are remnants of tropical forest. They have adapted to live in the some of the driest desert on earth (2 cm of rain per year - many years with no ...

Beach Resort, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Beach Resort

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... the Swakop") which is on the Atlantic coast of northwestern Namibia (see map above), 175 miles west of Windhoek, Namibia's capital. Swakopmund is the main beach resort in the country and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in ...

Vacation in civilization!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Vacation in civilization!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... of WWI when South Africa was given jurisdiction of the territory. It wasn't until 1990 that Namibia became fully independent of South African control. Swakopmund reflects this past by being a town of full of cute, historic German architecture, populated ...

Searching for sidewinders in little Germany, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Searching for sidewinders in little Germany

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... windows on the truck pulled down. Everyone was freezing and wrapped in hats gloves and sleeping bags. We arrived at Swakopmund and went straight to a place called Desert Explorers where we could book numerous activities. Swakop is a popular Namibian ...

Overlanding in Africa: Part 1, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Overlanding in Africa: Part 1

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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It's been a few days now since we left Cape Town and any kind of civilisation. We've just arrived in Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia after 5 days of overlanding up the West coast of Southern Africa. It's been an incredible few days and start ...

The Magic of Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Magic of Namibia

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... in motion merits its title as King or Queen of the jungle. After learning all of these facts and witnessing amazing animal behaviour, Namibia, our second country in the South of Africa is proving to be one of our favourites.       ...

Resting in Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Resting in Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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We arrived in Swakopmund before sunset and I rushed to the beach. I jumped in just as the sun touched the water. When the sun is near the horizon here it moves very fast because we are so near the equator. It was gone within a few seconds. I jumped in ...

Between the desert and the sea, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Between the desert and the sea

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... 'd already done, and even if it was really fun, we'd already far exceeded our spending limit for Namibia with our Sossusvlei tour.  What we did in Swakopmund was still excellent fun, however, and I'd recommend a jaunt there if you've got a minute for ...

More tobogganing on sand, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

More tobogganing on sand

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 9, Sand tobogganing on the dunes again The kids had enjoyed it so much yesterday that they wanted to toboggan again today...so we ended up buying sand boards (simple rectangular masonite boards) and some wax and off we ...

Seafood and Shopping - Swakopmund Style., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Seafood and Shopping - Swakopmund Style.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... could get the car owners to wake up and move their cars. There are lots of adventure sports to be tackled in Swakopmund like skydiving, bungee jumping and dune buggies, but tackling our seafood platter and buying some clothes was ...

We will take photos of you as you zoom past ..., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

We will take photos of you as you zoom past ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... had a massive sleep in until 8:30am -usually up by 6am and on the road by 7am. Spent the day wondering around swakopmund which is such a beatuiful town - reminds me of Lorne with a German influence. Well yesterday was the much anticipated sandboarding ...

Activities on dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Activities on dunes

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 11, Activities on the dunes We stayed at Desert Sky backpackers Since it is Lance's birthday soon, the kids decided to have a surprise adventure for him and me....I will have to admit that I don't like surprises and ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... which was inland, a huge sandstone mountain set in the desert, the stars were beautiful that night. Now we are in Swakopmund, you feel like you are in Germany not Africa, the architecture and food, drinks, and the language...they speak German!! Its a ...

Flying and boarding, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Flying and boarding

A travel blog entry by vicki

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Onto Swakopmund - the adrenalin centre of Namibia. After a bit of a hardsell from the activities company, I managed to avoid the draw of Skydiving (need a bit more courage before I get on to that!!) and chose a scenic flight over the Kuiseb canyon, ...

Swakopmund =

Swakopmund = "Bowel Opening"

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... following week I sat and watched the waves roll in and felt something therapeutic in the crashing waves. My week in Swakopmund consisted mostly of eating sausages, and wandering around aimlessly. Probably the highlight of the week came with the ...

From the desert to the coast, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

From the desert to the coast

A travel blog entry by ngenikis

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... were also a couple of shipwrecks, which had been blown high on to the dunes.  As we got closer to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, we flew over giant Seal colonies, then clouds of flamingoes close to the Salt Pans.  We landed at Swakop airport which ...

Oct 18, 2011, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Oct 18, 2011

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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The skydive....what goes up, must come down!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The skydive....what goes up, must come down!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... for me! Michel’s account of the whole experience was a very thrilling one starting from the time the plane circled around Swakopmund for a good twenty five minutes while gaining altitude, to the time he wiggled his way up to the open door with ...

Weirdest Town Of The Tour So Far, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Weirdest Town Of The Tour So Far

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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Fell asleep on the drive back down the salt road to Swakopmund, named for being at the mouth of the Swakop river apparently. Seems that the town was pretty much built on sand dunes that they just shovelled out of the way, and as the prevailing conditions ...

Sand in every orifice/crack of my body, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand in every orifice/crack of my body

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

... me $100 US to make sure it was covered and I would leave the rest at the hostel in Cape Town as everything was closed in Swakopmund on Sundays (weird). So took my bus and again it was weird to be leaving the group and I felt a little down leaving ...

The second most southern town in Germany., Swapkopmund, Namibia travel blog

The second most southern town in Germany.

A travel blog entry by natecropp

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... who's boss. On getting to the coast, we first went to Walvis Bay. It was weird to be back in a town again. Walvis is Namibia's biggest port and handles just about anything that moves in or out of the country. As such, it was pretty nice. So we ...

Sand dunes and endless skies of Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand dunes and endless skies of Namibia

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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BBC country profile: NAMIBIA http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1063245.stm From the BBC site: Namibia, a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast, enjoyed more than a decade of stability under its ...

Quad Biking & Sandboarding, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Quad Biking & Sandboarding

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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Nice sleep in this morning then 8:30 pickup for quadbiking even though the office was about 100m away lol. Went with Tania, Paul & Jo along with 4 middle aged Americans. After reading the warning about manuals getting bogged and the cost of repairs, ...

Desert Dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Desert Dunes

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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Years ago, flipping through one of my National Geographics, I became intrigued by the people and landscapes of Namibia. I remember ochre-covered bodies gleaming in the sun, desert dunes stretching endlessly on. It was this memory that led me, somewhat ...

4 days in the Swakop dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

4 days in the Swakop dunes

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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... ( I know what people are thinking but these animals are not endangered and the meats were actually very tasty). Saturday 12th September. Swakopmund has strange weather patterns being by sea and desert in that for most days of the year fog clouds the town ...

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