Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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time for a clean up, swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

time for a clean up

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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We spent last night in a guest house in Swakopmund, and very comfortable it is as well. We had a great shower and sent all our clothes off to the laundry just over the road from where we are staying. Yesterday evening we all went out to a restaurant on ...

Sand Boarding the Namib, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand Boarding the Namib

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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Today we went sand boarding in the Namib Desert dunes.  We both did lye down boarding where you cruise down the dune face on a waxed piece of ply wood.  We both recorded a top speed of 74 km/hr.  By the end of it we were completely covered ...

Eddie's Result of a Day, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Eddie's Result of a Day

A travel blog entry by touchafrica

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... of us could surpass his 73 and 74 km/hr speeds. Apparently weight distribution and compactness are important assests!! Back at the Swakopmund lodge, Eddie's result of a day continued with the barman opening up the main bar so that he could watch the ...

A Desert Oasis, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by texasnomads

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There's a couple interesting facts about Swakopmund, Namibia. The first is that this area of the country was inhabited by Germans until 1920 and therefore German is more widely spoken than English or Afrikaans (as in the rest of Namibia) and German food ...

A Little Slice Of Germany, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Little Slice Of Germany

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... to roll into the relatively pristine towns of Walvis Bay (South African flavour) and, an hour further up the coast, Swakopmund (German flavour). Since we'd now be on paved roads until we dropped the Wounded Zebra at her Namibian destination, we emptied ...

Jeux dans un carré de sable, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Jeux dans un carré de sable

A travel blog entry by hypsi

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... quand je n'étais qu'un petit garçon. Les châteaux de sables ici peuvent plus gros que dans mon enfance, c'est tout. Swakopmund est une petite ville balnéaire qui a définitivement des allures germaniques. Ça fait tout drôle de rouler pendant des ...

Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Atlantic Ocean

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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... to go the wind gave us it's all and we were slowed to 6km/hr (Still, one hour till we arrived at Swakopmund).  Seriously, I'm not kidding.  It was very frustrating! But we did finally wrestle our way in and are now enjoying pastries, ...

Spotting the Big Five, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Spotting the Big Five

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... of interesting facts about the plight of the cheetah, of which there are less than 10,000 left in the world. From interior Namibia, we headed to the altantic ocean coast. The weather is now colder and wetter. We drove through Skeleton Coast National ...

Swakopmund Snake Park, Swakopmund Namibia, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund Snake Park

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... on when they said they were closing for the day. We went off in search of more excitement in this seaside town of Swakopmund and discovered that everything was closed!  And everything would also be closed tomorrow!  Eventually, after an hour of ...

Swakamond, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakamond

A travel blog entry by miles1

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05/10/09 Swakopmund 250ks Nothing here in namibia is close. This ride was 250ks with one straight the was one hour long. This took us right through the desert and past the tropic of Capricorn. Great ride. ...

Brave or Stupid?, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Brave or Stupid?

A travel blog entry by karenkost

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... were obliged to an afternoon departure.  After our delicious European breakfast buffet we headed for down town.  The population of Swakopmund is about 45 000.  There was a balance of tourist shops and regular store options to peruse.  ...

Funky Town, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Funky Town

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... enough time to find out where we can go tomorrow to find a suitable replacement. Hakuna matata.  There’s the Swakopmund Brauhaus to take away the worry.  We enjoy a weissenbier from a new brewery in Windhoek called Camelthorn ...

Quadbiking on the dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Quadbiking on the dunes

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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Nothing can be compared with the feeling of riding a quad bike up and down the sea of dunes. ...

Squad biking over the Namib-desert dunes!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Squad biking over the Namib-desert dunes!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... world because you know what…….this one was none other than……..squad biking over the desert sand dunes of Swakopmund!   Doesn’t it sound exciting! Michel and I were the only ones from our tour group to have chosen ...

Sand, Sand and more Sand!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sand, Sand and more Sand!

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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March 9th - Swakopmund The sand boarding people picked us up at 9.30am and took us to dune no7 just outside town. After getting our equipment on and choosing a board it was time for the part Cesca had not been looking forward to, the trek up the dune. ...

To Swakopmund via Skeleton Coast Park, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

To Swakopmund via Skeleton Coast Park

A travel blog entry by steve.caroline

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Day 12 - 10 Dec. Left Aba Huab camp heading for our next stop in Swakopmund. Driving through Damaraland we encountered two tribal races. The 'Herero' whose women dress in Victorian multilayered dresses  and cow horned shaped headdress   ...

Boesman, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Boesman

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... time.  After bidding farwell to the Boesman and his wife we boarded our truck and headed to the coastal adventure town of Swakopmund.  We had a break from the tents tonight and stayed in a 6 person self contained unit.  We shared with ...

The Sands of Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Sands of Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by vannhansen

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... to a room of the hotel to watch a video presented by Outback Orange of the activities we could participate in while in Swakopmund. We had seen a brochure earlier on our truck and had tentatively decided upon dune buggying as something we'd like to do. ...

It's frikking cold and we're still in the desert!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

It's frikking cold and we're still in the desert!

A travel blog entry by ashah_008

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... sleepy town...and it's cold!  The next day we took a scenic flight across the Namib desert and skeleton coast around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay! It was amazing! Seeing the dunes from the sky was pretty cool, but even more amazing was seeing ...

Who would jump out of a perfectly good plane......, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Who would jump out of a perfectly good plane......

A travel blog entry by nickyloo

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... I'm having.  Just think though it saves me doing it when I'm home.  Less than 2 weeks now! In Swakopmund on the west coast of Namibia.  If you didn't know already it is the adrenalin capital of Africa.  I didn't think I was much of ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by izzie

Swakopmund ...

The Trip Begins In Ernest, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

The Trip Begins In Ernest

A travel blog entry by simeons_blog

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... to out truck. When we where back at the truck we thanked to tour guide for his amazing insight and then began the long drive to Swakopmund (21m, Lat: S22°41'03.4”, Lon: E14°31'42.8). The days had become hot now and we where able to drive with the ...

Star Gazing and Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Star Gazing and Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by claudiv

... and when I awoke I was at the ship!  A big group of us grabbed lunch, showered, and then met up to go to Swakopmund.  We got in taxis and traveled to Swampkomund which is 20km away for 25 Namibian dollars ($2.50 US).  I rode with Desha, ...

Day 309, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 309

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher

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... Once showered we set off on the long drive across the desert to the coast. Gretel, our Namibian satnav predicted arrival at Swakopmund in around 6 hours, that's a lot of desert to cross! We realised this morning that the fridge isn't working, we called ...

Day 310, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 310

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher

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... shouting, he calmed down a little as we gradually climbed higher and higher. The views were amazing, the ocean, the desert and Swakopmund. The excited chap pointed out the sand golf course, the oldest of only five in the world, also the lagoons where the ...

Day 313, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 313

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher

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Very cold this morning, with mist rolling in and out. Washing out doors in these conditions makes you gasp a little! After breakfast before we set off for Mowani Mountain Camp, we filled our water tank. In the car park there was a meercat sat on a ...

One extra day in paradise, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

One extra day in paradise

A travel blog entry by whk2006

... Michael, is sick, we can not leave for the Northern Namibia as scheduled today. We had to stay one extra day in Swakopmund. Fine with me, since I finally have chance to update my travel blogs. Actually, most of the blogs you are reading were ...

Namibia, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Namibia

A travel blog entry by robandloopy

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... seeing the animals and fauna plus learning how the bushmen used to live and were eventually wiped out. We made it to Swakopmund - a very german town. Here we have visted a township, visited a AIDS nursery, bought loads of toys and things for the kids - ...

Luxury camping, Swokopmund, Namibia travel blog

Luxury camping

A travel blog entry by penny_d

Hey guys!! Tonight I am staying in luxury camping.. in a dorm room! We get 2 nights here at Swokopmund which is on the Indian Ocean, so warm water.. and on the other side we have just come from the Namib Desert. Not much time left and the keyboard ...

I've been through the desert on a bike with noname, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

I've been through the desert on a bike with noname

A travel blog entry by imapilot

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... German bier. I'll spare you the reflections though. So we're a little burned out on biking, especially with wind, but Swakopmund has all the required ingredients to fix that sort of thing; lovely B&B, Laundromat,  no biking, and fully ...

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