Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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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... ...

More Sand, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

More Sand

A travel blog entry by karenkost

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... in the Swakopmund hospital. At the hotel we showered, relaxed then ventured down town to explore all of the shops.  Swakopmund has a wonderful assortment of artesian crafts made by the locals.  I bought 2 pieces of jewelry, Ava bought a purse ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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