Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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The world is made of sand, Namib desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The world is made of sand

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... of your month in Namibia", I ask one of last year's students who took part in an expedition to Namibia. "Sandboarding in Swakopmund!", comes the instant reply. So not the trekking through incredible lanscapes then, or the satisfaction ganined from ...

beach n bier, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

beach n bier

A travel blog entry by tc-mike-travels

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... bird. There was a lot of mining activity along the road….there is a BIG uranium mine close by. Finally got to Swakopmund and it was cooler…..walked around a bit.  Visited the Kristal Gallerie where the world’s largest quartz crystal ...

The rocky landscape of Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The rocky landscape of Spitzkoppe

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

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This morning Matt and I slept through our snooze opportunity and were late to breakfast. I felt so rushed. No time for a cuppa! Our 300km-or-so journey to our bush camp in Spitzkoppe began soon after. I was happy to be leaving Cheetah Park. I read and ...

What take 1hr, 11mins and 40 secs, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

What take 1hr, 11mins and 40 secs

A travel blog entry by spongebobsquad

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... 're never know until you've tried it!  There we were, driving down a not interesting, very long road in Namibia on the way to Swakopmund. The collective decision had been for the tar road to shorten the journey; the music was pumping, the boys had ...

Photos at last!!!!!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Photos at last!!!!!

A travel blog entry by charlottesmith

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News post to follow, but for now, here are some photos of my adventure so ...

dune 45, bushman walk, snake, fishriver cannon, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

dune 45, bushman walk, snake, fishriver cannon

A travel blog entry by jonangela09

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Wednesday 16th December   We rose at four for the sole purpose of making our ascent of Dune 45 to perch on its crest, inhale the crisp cold desert night air and watch the sun rise in all its splendour and glory.   Dune 45 lies in the range of ...

Cape Cross Seal Colony, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Cape Cross Seal Colony

A travel blog entry by mushbird25

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In the morning we had what we considered a lie in. We had to be up at 8am for a presentation on the activities we could book. I decided to go crazy and booked both the sandboarding and the quad biking. Then I went back to bed to get some more sleep ...

Self-drive door Namibie, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Self-drive door Namibie

A travel blog entry by trip2africa

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... landschappen te zien. Toen zijn we naar de kust vetrokken en hebben we 2 dagen gekampeerd in het Duitse plaatsje Swakopmund. Het is een erg toeristisch plaatsje, maar wel gezellig met veel leuke restaurantjes. Daarna weer terug richting Windhoek en waren ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by lyne_orser

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... this since 1997. I knew I was in good hands. We had a 25 minute helicopter ride and took in the simply breath-taking views of Swakopmund coast. At 10 000 feet, the door to the aircraft was opened and before I knew it, I was airborne!!!! I free fell for ...

Dune boarding, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Dune boarding

A travel blog entry by yardbird

Hey all, Four mins left, so let me get to the basics. Today I did go dune boarding (think snowboarding but on sand), and I had a great time. Also, I managed a jump over the ramp on the highest steepest dune (300 feet). I did not, however, manage to ...

Dolphins, Seals, and Dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Dolphins, Seals, and Dunes

A travel blog entry by dwfromuk

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Swakopmund – seals, skydiving, and dune climbing. The three days planned in Swakopmund were mostly for some R&R, to get showered do laundry and buy supplies for the next leg. The first two nights we stayed at the Mile 4 campsite which was north ...

From one extreme to another!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

From one extreme to another!

A travel blog entry by mikeandedwina

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... prepared for the unexpected!.................. Today brought us the unexpected, clouds and then rain! And it's cold. This is most unusual. Namibia s are very happy but its not good news for sundowners or sunrises on Sossusvlei (the Big sand dune). Day 22 ...

Damaraland & A seaside resort (in winter?), Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Damaraland & A seaside resort (in winter?)

A travel blog entry by esploratore

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... vast, completely flat salt plains leading to the ocean, only to arrive at an essentially deserted coastal resort town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund was so cold! In the mid-afternoon! Coming down from Hentjies Bay we passed row after row of recently ...

A strange place, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A strange place

A travel blog entry by spychka

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As we rock up to Swakopmund, Namibia I could not be more excited to sleep in a real bed and feel the buzz of a real city after two weeks of camping in the bush. Goodbye tent, hello civilization. But as I hop out of the truck I am not quite sure where I ...

A week in Cape Town and then another in Namibia!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A week in Cape Town and then another in Namibia!

A travel blog entry by jamesedmondson

... on this trip (sorry Dad)!!!!!  We moved north from CT, camping two nights in SA before making the crossing into Namibia over the Orange river. The campsites were simple, but stunning, surrounded by bush and bathed in a beautiful golden light ever ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by chrisnicolehall

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... Moose is well known in these parts for his baked goods. Years ago Moose was in the German army and decided to stay in Namibia. Did we mention, Moose is a BIG man! We then crossed through the Tropic of Capricorn. We travelled through 2 mountain passes, ...

Namibia - Three Men and a Truck, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia - Three Men and a Truck

A travel blog entry by olliedixon

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... to the ceiling although our co-travellers consisted mainly of intimidatingly hard faced oil rig workers and Afrikaaner miners. Swakopmund is a town more German than Namibian, a little slice of Bavaria clinging to its home among the sand ...

Where the desert meets the sea, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Where the desert meets the sea

A travel blog entry by charlottesmith

Hello from Swakopmund, Namibia! After leaving Windhoek, we travelled north to Etosha National Park, where we stayed at a really nice campsite on the edge of the park. The campsite is famous for its floodlit watering hole, which is pumped full of water ...

Out and about in town, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Out and about in town

A travel blog entry by emmalgwilliams

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... to watch the sunrise over the granite peaks before breakfast back down to the camp and then drove along to the coastal city of Swakopmund. On arriving we were taken to the activities office to book ourselves in for what we wanted to do during our 2 night ...

Relax and fright time, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Relax and fright time

A travel blog entry by emmalgwilliams

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Breakfast in the hotel this morning and then back to the room for a massage, 'pedicure, and 'manicure' AKA extreme nail cutting! The woman that performed all these beauty treatments was very chatty and wanted us to be her best friends for life... I ended ...

Day 37 - Swakopmund, Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 37 - Swakopmund, Namibia

A travel blog entry by stuiesmith119

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We left the Damaraland in the cold quite early and after stopping at a tribal craft market we made the long drive to Swakopmund where we arrived at 3pm. We went straight to the Activity Centre where they ran a session showing all of the activities that ...

Day 38 - Swakopmund, Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 38 - Swakopmund, Namibia

A travel blog entry by stuiesmith119

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... In the afternoon we showered up and then went shopping, I had sand everywhere and made a right mess of the bathroom floor. Swakopmund seems a funny town, there are some really good shops and facilities but a real lack of people. I got some shorts and ...

Swingin' time in Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swingin' time in Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by ronamoon

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Swakopmund is a delightful town, with a lot of German heritage - and it's a lot cooler than inland as the cool current sweeps down along this coast - it doesn't get much rain though! Legendary Outback Expeditions (LOE) run unique 4WD tag-along adventures ...

Sand Dunes Vs The Atlantic, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand Dunes Vs The Atlantic

A travel blog entry by jess76

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... start to see the sunrise (not as spectacular as the sunset!), we headed off towards real beds in buildings in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a very German looking town sandwiched between the desert and the atlantic, the adventure capital of Namibia and the ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by travellingkaeti

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... you find yourself in Swakopmund.  The connection is so fast that I have managed to upload a few photos to previous entries. Swakopmund is like a small piece of Germany dropped in the middle of the desert.  Most people here speak German, there ...

Christmas in Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Christmas in Namibia

A travel blog entry by jennifersarah

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... some enjoyed eating game but I stuck to the basics enjoying a pizza (maybe in a few weeks I will be more adventurous). In Swakopmund I had the opportunity to go Sandboarding which was so much fun but a ridiculous work out. Unlike snow skiing there are no ...

40. Namibian 24 hr Ultra, Swakapmund, Namibia travel blog

40. Namibian 24 hr Ultra

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

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... Coast. This hotel is situated 10 minutes walk from the town centre and is also close to the beach. Swakopmund has a restful and relaxing atmosphere with promenades, palm trees and beautifully tended public gardensFlight InformationThe flight details are ...

Somewhere in the bush toward Swakopmund, Somewhere in the bush toward Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Somewhere in the bush toward Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by mpoelzl

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We camped in the desert below the Brandberg mountain, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The red desert was a beautiful backdrop as the sun set, it was a great ...

2 days rest or adrenline?, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

2 days rest or adrenline?

A travel blog entry by dannian

... in 1492 by a Portugese captain in the name of the his king. A long time ago and a long way from Portugal. Three nights in Swakopmund. Time to do some washing, get some rest, internet and not sit on the truck. There are also a lot of activities that can ...

Stadtbesichtigung und Mondlandschaft, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Stadtbesichtigung und Mondlandschaft

A travel blog entry by meine_reisen

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... nach außerhalb auf den "Welwitschia Drive" bzw. in die "moon landscape". Es gibt ein paar Kilometer außerhalb von Swakopmund einen Rundkurs, auf dem an verschiedenen Staionen auf Besonderheiten der Natur bzw. der Geschichte hingewiesen wird. So gibt es ...

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