Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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The Namibian Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Namibian Desert

A travel blog entry by christine_n_den

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Hello from Swakopmund, Namibia. Since you've last heard from us we’ve spent most of our time in the back of a dust filled truck bouncing down gravel in the desert of rural Africa.  The scenery has been, in general, nothing short of ...

A Perfect Moment ..., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Perfect Moment ...

A travel blog entry by leinsterman

9th January - Municipal Bungaloes, Swakopmund, Namibia, 22.6856S 14.5256E Alt 45m   Keywords - Donkey Wake up, Brandberg shoot, Prefect moment, 1st sight of the Atlantic ocean, Seal smell, Subtle landscape change, Namibia - the worlds biggest ...

Cape Town to Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Cape Town to Namibia

A travel blog entry by rtwexplorer

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... . Today we arrived in relative civilisation, the first we've seen since leaving Cape Town last Saturday. It's a sleepy little town called Swakopmund and we say relative because so far we've been living in a tent, going to bed with the stars and waking ...

Adreline Rush, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Adreline Rush

A travel blog entry by caralyn

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... to refer to as "home").  We shared our bungalow with our esteemed neighbours Bridget and Troy.  The first day in Swakopmund we went for a walk down to the market and did some crafty bargaining for souvenirs and then went out for a nice dinner, ...

Skydive Namibian Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Skydive Namibian Desert

A travel blog entry by nickmofry

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... can do the beer drinking thing at home..........id rather be out wrestling giraffes you know! I caught an intercape bus to Namibia ............and got dropped of at a Service station at 3am......i found the local campsite .............Well i say that ...i ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by jamaandgraham

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Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by ccinafrica

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... Many Namibian has German as their first language and it is clearly evident in building style and when going to restaurants. Swakopmund is a little like Livinstone, Zambia, as it is mostly about the activities. Here you can quad bike, sky ...

Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia

A travel blog entry by claireoff2005

... a dvd of the whole thing and I look so lovely wearing plastic goggles with my cheeks wobbling with the wind. We left Swakopmund after all our daredevil activities and drove to Selstreim to visit the canyon. We stayed there overnight and then had to ...

Allein in der Wüste, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Allein in der Wüste

A travel blog entry by c172

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... 50-Stunden-Service durchführen lassen. Der Besitzer vom Rostock Ritz half mir auch dabei und organisierte einen Termin samt Übernachtung in Swakopmund für mich. Diese Stadt liegt in etwa auf der Höhe Windhoek, aber direkt am Meer und am Ende der Stadt ...

A very strange place, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A very strange place

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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Swakopmund is a rather strange town, where not much is going on. It is right in the middle of the desert, surrounded on 3 sides by sand and one side by sand. We had four days there, which I didn't really understand because there is not all that much to ...

Swakopm, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopm

A travel blog entry by anneowens

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We have spent 3 nights in Swakopmund with people doing lots of exciting adreneline-type things. Jono, Ron and Mick went fishing and caught enough fish to feed the entinre truck for the evening meal - Malinga is going to cook the fish for them. (they ...

Getting to Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Getting to Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by anneowens

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... We followed the coast through Walvis Bay which is a town that remained a British colony even when Namibia was ruled by Germany. We got to Swakopmund by lunchtime, despite the earlier delay with the tyre. Swakopmund (where 'Brangelina' had their ...

Saving the best for last, Namibia, Namibia travel blog

Saving the best for last

A travel blog entry by willyblog

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... my cider! With amazing scenic stops in between, too many to mention (see photos), we ventured on to Swakopmund -the adrenaline sports capital of Namibia. You can pretty much do anything here, and we did!  We tried sand-boarding which was great fun ...

Close Encounters with Seals, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Close Encounters with Seals

A travel blog entry by travellingross

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... . Our final big drive together took us further North away from the red dunes and then West towards the German colonial coastal town of Swakopmund. We stopped a couple of times along the way; I think mainly for our driver to have a few ciggies to calm his ...

Joining the Crowd, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Joining the Crowd

A travel blog entry by jpcasey

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... . Every building is decorated elaborately and ornately with bright colors, sculptures, and/or other detailing. The official language in Namibia is English as I mentioned even though most people in the country don't speak it.  In Swakupmund everyone ...

Week 1, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Week 1

A travel blog entry by ellieburrows

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Reunited with Georgia! Just arrived today in Swakopmund after a few days in Windhoek. Lost my luggage on the way over but have it now! It has rained every day but the hostel was lovely and have now done 2 days in the orphanage- incredible experience and ...

Namibia - Skydiving and concentration camps, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia - Skydiving and concentration camps

A travel blog entry by das1601

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... gag at the overpowering stench -  rancid fish mixed with tonnes of excrement and rotting carcases. Our final destination was Swakopmund.  Imagine if aliens decided to build a German themed wild west frontier town and populate it with not quite ...

Quad bikes, dune boards and a bit of skydiving..!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Quad bikes, dune boards and a bit of skydiving..!

A travel blog entry by mattgottwald

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Hey, I'm off from Swakopmund first thing tomorrow morning so thought I would give one last update as may not have internet for a week or so. Yesterday we went quad biking and dune boarding which was amazing fun. I was on a manual bike and so had a bit ...

Mistig, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Mistig

A travel blog entry by familie-az-rtw

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... mist in. Deze mist ligt precies boven de kustlijn. Heel normaal blijkt hier in de Duitse woestijn-aan-zee-enclave Swakopmund... Het zorgde ervoor dat de temperatuur 15 graden zakte en dat truien en jassen tevoorschijn moesten komen. Onwaarschijnlijk... ...

Goodbye Malawi, Hello Zambia., Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Goodbye Malawi, Hello Zambia.

A travel blog entry by emilykamal

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Hello Welcome to our new blog - there were technical hitches with the old one so here's our home for the next year...  We continue to be amazed at what you can carry on a bike and on your head. Will see how it compares to what you can carry on ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by danacarlson

skydiving and such in ...

Spitzkoppe, Spitzkoppe, Namibia travel blog

Spitzkoppe

A travel blog entry by pugsly2002

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May 8th:  Today we spent the first part of the morning running errands (buying water, swim trunks, head lamps, etc...) preparing for another stretch through the middle of Africa. We left the city in the morning and headed for Cape Cross which is a ...

A foggy evening out in Swakopmund!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A foggy evening out in Swakopmund!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... , foggy, windy It was a perfect evening to be walking on the pedestrian walkway along the Atlantic Ocean here in Swakopmund. The coastline had this mysterious appearance as a thick blanket of fog embraced the horizon.  Even though visibility was ...

départ pour Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

départ pour Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by isaetjef

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Nous mettons 5 heures pour atteindre Swakopmund. A peine de temps de passer dans nos bungalows (dormir dans un vrai lit...) et nous repartons pour le tour culturel. Visite guidée du bidonville où l'on rencontre l'artiste du coin, visite chez un médecin ...

Sandboarding!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding!

A travel blog entry by daveandlisa

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... excited to get out to Swakopmund on the coast. We got about 2 hours of sleep, jumped on a minibus and found ourselves in Swakopmund a few hours later. Actually, the bus broke down on the way, so it actually took us a few hours longer than it should ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by kandjmidd

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After our great Kuzikus experience, we rented a car in Windhoek (the capital city of Namibia) and drove west to Swakopmund, a small, coastal town heavily influenced by german immigrants.  The architecture, food, shops and people were all reminiscent ...

Great African Trek Week 1, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Great African Trek Week 1

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... a cold probably because of the last few nights being frozen in the tent. Friday morning we were up at 5am for a drive to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a 3 night stop where we get to sleep in beds, I don't think I've ever been looking forward to sleeping in ...

Sep 03, 2011, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sep 03, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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The Happy Camper- literally, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Happy Camper- literally

A travel blog entry by travelbug15

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... ) to the winelands, Fish River Canyon, Orange River Sossusvlei (pronounced sos-ooov-lay) and finally here, my last stop, Swakopmund. I went with Top Deck tours or African Travel, their sister company. More people joined the group the following day and ...

Chilling in Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Chilling in Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... is either original or -- in most cases -- imitation German. One thing I really like about Swakopmund is that, unlike most cities in South Africa or Namibia, there are storefronts visible to the street, as opposed to hidden behind high walled gates and ...

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