Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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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 ...

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 ...

Sandboarding and Quad-biking!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding and Quad-biking!

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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A foggy escape from the heat, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A foggy escape from the heat

A travel blog entry by sarahfey

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... were grateful. Unfortunately, it turned back to gravel after only 1/2 a mile! Quite a dissapointment. We pulled into the fog of Swakopmund at 6:30 pm. It was much cooler than the rest of Namibia, and our guidebook said it was the only real tourist ...

The things you buy, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The things you buy

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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Back in Swakopmund in hopes of finally selling the vehicle (fingers crossed). In the month leading up to returning to Africa I spent countless hours contemplating new gear that I believed could make or break my return. In the last few days, after ...

Swapodmund photos, swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swapodmund photos

A travel blog entry by hmax

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Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by pugsly2002

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... return to the hostel and much needed showers we went for a quick dinner and to bed early. An interesting note about Swakopmund - Doing laundry here was the only "African" experience I had here since this is a popular vacation and retirement spot for ...

Across Namibia to Botswana, Swakopmund to the Okavango, Namibia travel blog

Across Namibia to Botswana

A travel blog entry by herbkari

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Day 16 We left modern life behind us today and continued on with our journey north deeper into Namibia. We stopped at a rock/precious stone marked on the way to Spitzkoppe. We bought a small polished amethyst stone for and a large rock with quartz and ...

Day 8 - Spitzkoppe, Spitzkoppe Campsite, Namibia travel blog

Day 8 - Spitzkoppe

A travel blog entry by aporter

After another heavy day of driving, we eventually reached our end destination of Spitzkoppe. This is an tranquil place, with ancient rock formations tower above the dry, desolate plains. Once unpacked we quickly ventured out to explore the nearby bush ...

Keep on Truckin', Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Keep on Truckin'

A travel blog entry by teamham

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... Sossusvlei, we hopped up a huge red sand dune (100m high) for sunrise. We also visited Germany, in the colonial town of Swakopmund. Described as “more German than Germany” by the Lonely Planet, should you be that way inclined you can enjoy a ...

Namibia, one of my favourites!!!!!!!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia, one of my favourites!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by laurenmckowen

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This country is just WOW, it is sooo diverse, so much to see and the dunes blew my mind... just stunning, photos will never explain the sights and views!!!!! ...

Another adrenalin capital, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Another adrenalin capital

A travel blog entry by tychii

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Yesterday we arrived in Swakopmund, which is a quintessential German town on the Atlantic Coast. This afternoon, in approximately an hour and a half we are scheduled for a sky dive over the dunes! The sun should just be setting so the colors should be ...

Lucky !, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Lucky !

A travel blog entry by africabound14

We had planned to head towards Windhoek via the scenic route staying at Tsoabis  Leopard Park.  Provisioning done & whilst packing away in back of the car, a cheeky thief helped himself to Nick's backpack !!   Fortunately a ...

Sandboarding and quading, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding and quading

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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Sacrifice for reward is a great philosophy. 5 min. climb up the dunes of the skeleton coast for 30 seconds of fun adrenaline. Up 8 times for sandboarding. 6 times standing up on a normal board, 2 times laying down on a board. My first run on the board I ...

Day 174-Namibia, Swakopmund - Sandboards & Parties, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 174-Namibia, Swakopmund - Sandboards & Parties

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

Another activity we did in the dunes was sandboarding which went from 9:30 - 2 and cost about N$250 (US$25). You had a choice of lay down or sand up which is pretty much like snowboarding. We had heard from others that standup was exhausting as you were ...

The Gang Breaks Up, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Gang Breaks Up

A travel blog entry by kickthrough

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Swakopmund is one of Namibia's largest cities with a population of 28,000. It is perhaps the strangest place we have been on this trip, because it is a small German city plopped down in the middle of a desert. The architecture is German, the signs are ...

Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia

A travel blog entry by hans-jenny

... to take a farm manager's job. We already had the air tickets to Windhoek and all vaccinations...but fate decided otherwise. Namibia is one of the youngest of Africa's countries, gaining independence only in 1990. Before the Portuguese (15th century), ...

The tenth planet in the solar system, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The tenth planet in the solar system

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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The tenth planet in the solar system is the Namibian sand dunes. I went quad biking yesterday and had the MOST INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE EVER!! It was like the high of bungee jumping prolonged for two hours!! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, absolutely LOVED it!! As ...

Finally...the Atlantic!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Finally...the Atlantic!

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Swakopmund is a small town on the Skeleton Coast that seems to have appeared out of the desert to serve overlanders.  Most trucks stay a few days here to give people enough time to take in a few of the adrenaline activities.  The big 3 here are ...

Lentelyä, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Lentelyä

A travel blog entry by matkaajamaks

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Blogi laahaa taas jäljessä, kuten tapana on, joten kirjoittelen tätä Okavangon rannoilta huomattavasti vereämmissä maisemissa, kuin näissä kuvissa näkyy. Swakopmundissa vietimme vapaapäivää, jonka päätin sitten käyttää kaupungin ...

Drive to Swakopmund, Swakopmund Namibia, Namibia travel blog

Drive to Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... States who are on a year-long honeymoon (woohoo!) and Liz, the German student from Stellenbosh who’s ending her trip here in Swakopmund.  Five to a room, with one key.  We figured out our system and then had some drinks in the bar.  ...

Sand junkies r us, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand junkies r us

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... in Swakopmund. We were blessed with good weather for our activities, and were able to finally relax and unwind a little. Swakopmund is great for adrenalin activities but otherwise it certainly isn’t the most exciting town we’ve been through. ...

To the Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

To the Skeleton Coast

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... smell, to have a pleasant, if chilly, picnic lunch by the seaside. A couple of hours later, we reached the outskirts of Swakopmund. A seaside town, Swako, as the locals refer to it, is a very German-looking city, with plenty of shops and restaurants and ...

Namibia - Swakopmund & Cape Cross, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia - Swakopmund & Cape Cross

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... Boxing Day so we decided to go quad biking (4WD motorcycles). First of all, we headed to the tourist information center in Swakopmund in order to book a quad biking tour. Unfortunately you cannot just rent a motorbike, go to any part of the desert and ...

A Day at the Beach...Africa?, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Day at the Beach...Africa?

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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We had an action pack day of a scenic flight of the dunes and some low flying manuvears in the fog before making it to the coast for some whale watching. Well we never saw any whales but got pretty tight with a seal and some birds all prior to a lovely ...

Namibia - Second Time is the Charm, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia - Second Time is the Charm

A travel blog entry by kbrooks

... , and annoyed him. It was funny though I was not sure he thought so though the next morning he laughed.  Now we are in Swakopmund partying it up in the Swakop Lodge. Its funny because we have gone all the places that I went before. I also saw my quad ...

Strolling around Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Strolling around Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by zolab

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... and looked for dolphins (we did not see any, but my Mom saw some the next morning on her run). We also went to the Swakopmund Museum, where we learned about how it was for the Germans and other people who used to live here in the 1800s, and also about ...

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