Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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Spitzkope or no?, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Spitzkope or no?

A travel blog entry by mushbird25

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... showers and wifi waiting for us. Obviously we chose the latter. We headed back the way we'd come and drove on to Swakopmund. The scenery changed dramatically from green rocky hills to flat sandy desert roads and we saw the sea again for the first time ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by hannahriddoch

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Namib desert and skeleton coast, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namib desert and skeleton coast

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... Park which starts about 50km inland. Once we got to the coast it was south down the Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund. The drive through the desert was stunning.  Great vistas of rocky hills and plains and beautiful colours.  And ...

Namibia here I come, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia here I come

A travel blog entry by surfingig

... una ciudad de antiguos inmigrantes alemanes que parace sacada de sajonia y ansio por la autentica africa, ya que sudafrica y namibia estan demasiado desarrolados para mi gusto y me siento mas como turista cuando me gustaria sentirme mas como explorador. ...

Sandboarding at 72 kph, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding at 72 kph

A travel blog entry by ashjen.parkes

Wednesday 10th November 2010 Everyone was up this morning as we were all sandboarding at 9.30am. We were picked up at the campsite and transported about 20 mins out of town, which felt like the middle of nowhere out int he Dunes.  Matt and Alicia ...

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 ...

Exciting stop, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Exciting stop

A travel blog entry by johnandi

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... base.  Chilled for the afternoon, and then went for a meal with the group and Delano to a German restaurant, as Swakopmund has a predominantly German population. I had butterfish – delicious. The others went on to a nightclub/bar, but I had ...

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 ...

Träningsvärk o Ostron, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Träningsvärk o Ostron

A travel blog entry by mammabodil

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De sista som släntrade in i natt kom ca halv fyra tror jag, inte jättetysta heller men det är ok. Som tur är så har jag inte så ont av det. Matilda fyller 20 år idag så innan frukosten så kom Diana in o hon o Annelie grejade lite med smågodis ...

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