Travel Blogs from Swakopmund, Namibia

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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 ...

A Dramatic Time, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A Dramatic Time

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... then the famous rock painting of the 'white lady'. And the hot winds dramatically caught us by surprise as we arrived in Swakopmund, Namibia's adventure capital. We spend three nights in Swakopmund, and for Karen it would be a bit of a dramatic time. One ...

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, ...

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 ...

Swakopmund Namibia Adventures!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund Namibia Adventures!

A travel blog entry by mjlankers

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We're about to leave this little town of Swakopmund and am not certain when we'll have internet again... We're in Swakopmund which is a little beach town (it even has a strand) surrounded by miles of emmence, red dunes. We have been eating well and ...

Etosha National Park, Outje, Namibia travel blog

Etosha National Park

A travel blog entry by bonnieandpaul

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Hello Everyone! A bloody hot day today in Namibia. We have just pulled into Outjo, a small town, en route for the Cheetah Park later this afternoon. We have spent the last 2 nights in Etosha National Park - one of the last great wilderness areas in ...

Not as shitty as it sounds, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Not as shitty as it sounds

A travel blog entry by stevecori

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... in Swakopmund, where we could leisurely bid adieu to our travel companions and wander around this strange German outpost.   Swakopmund was founded as a German colonial center right on the Swakop River where it pours out into the Atlantic.  ...

Beds!!!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Beds!!!

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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... least as close as I can get. Walked on the moonscape of Namibia. Crossed the tropic of capicorn. Amazing hamburgers for lunch. A frame cabins with beds for a quick change in Swakopmund Restcamp. Lovely. Out for dinner at Napolitana then to a house ...

Searching for adrenaline, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Searching for adrenaline

A travel blog entry by froglin81

... What a shock that your double is not very nice and seems selfish and judgemental and frivolous and illogical." Welcome to Swakopmund, sponsored by Namibia Breweries, the sign read as a town emerged before us in the middle of the desert. It was weird ...

Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Desert

A travel blog entry by miles1

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04/10/09 Sossusviei, Solitaire. 360 ks The sand dunes in Sossusviei are amazing. Pink in colour, and all around you. I walked half way up one and the view was as if you were standing on the moon, only pink.. That night we stayed in Solitaire and ...

Day 173 - Namibia, Swakopmund  - Quad Biking, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 173 - Namibia, Swakopmund - Quad Biking

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... much encasing the town bringing the temperature down with it. Reminded us of chilly days spent in San Francisco. Swakopmund's biggest attractions, besides the beautiful sand dunes, is adrenaline packed activities - sky diving, quad biking and ...

Day 175 - Namibia, Swakopmund - Hugging Seals, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 175 - Namibia, Swakopmund - Hugging Seals

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... an oyster farm consisting of dozens and dozens of wooden barges with cages hung beneath, each containing 1,000 oysters. Heaven!! Here in Namibia they take 8 months to grow to an edible size compared to SA where it takes 2 years and NZ 8 years!! ...

Totally Extreme, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Totally Extreme

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... Cao who placed a stone cross here in 1485.  Driving parallel to the coast we moved south until we arrived at Swakopmund, Namibia's recreation mecca.  There is an amazing number of activities to choose from here but the two at the top of my ...

Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Skeleton Coast

A travel blog entry by yoni

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March 22, 2008 Swakopmund, Namibia This morning we took the Inter Cape Mainliner to Swakopmund. You would think that after our disastrous trip on Inter Cape from Livingston to Windhoek we would have learned not to trust them. But there doesn´t seem ...

Food, Fraud, and Fish River Canyon, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Food, Fraud, and Fish River Canyon

A travel blog entry by annieandmark

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... for a while. Even despite our regular pit stops at various somewhat third world supermarkets along the way to buy food supplies. Swakopmund was a very western town, our first taste of 'civilization’ as we knew it for some time. ...

Botswana and Namibia so far, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Botswana and Namibia so far

A travel blog entry by therobsblogs

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... was informed that the Manc twats had robbed us on pens. We decided to leave Spitzkoppe a day early so we could get to Swakopmund sooner. This is the adrenaline junkie capital of Africa and also has loads of bars, etc. Last night we got pretty pissed ...

Night on a rock, Usakos, Namibia travel blog

Night on a rock

A travel blog entry by shieldsontour

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... in the late afternoon after almost a full day of driving through nothing-ness.  You soon get to appreciate how underpopulated Namibia is - there's hardly anyone there.  Our camp for the night was in an outcrop of rocks called Spitzkoppe.  ...

Week 1 of Safari, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Week 1 of Safari

A travel blog entry by loopystravels

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... ! at sunset watching the mountains change colour! bliss! next stop orange river the south african side, but the obligatory illegal entry to namibia on the other side was achieved with a short swim over! that stamp was not included in my passport! but i ...

Nature drive in the desert, swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Nature drive in the desert

A travel blog entry by aniseh

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Matthew and I left the boat today, and the first thing we saw was some playful seal right next to the boat (about 5 feet from where we were standing) on the starboard side. One little guy even smiled at me when I said hi.  We went via 4x4 on a ...

Day 1 - 5 of Overland; Cape Town to Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Day 1 - 5 of Overland; Cape Town to Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by therhodesies

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... Way was clearly visible and we could also spot the satellites tracking across the sky.     Thursday 29th January - Swakopmund, via Lie in!, Walvis Bay Flamingos Finally the pace slowed today and we were afforded a lie in until ...

Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Swakopmund

A travel blog entry by shieldsontour

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... the next couple of nights we were again afforded the luxury of a bed - this time in Swakopmund the adventure capital of NamibiaSwakopmund is on the coast and is surrounded by massive sand dunes.  It is supposed to be a real tourist town but ...

First week of the adventure, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

First week of the adventure

A travel blog entry by pmckenna

... quite far inland. There must be something that just makes all the moisture from the ocean dry up right away.   Since Swakopmund is world-renowned as an adrenaline capital, we decided to go sandboarding this morning. It was actually lots of fun, ...

On holiday!!, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

On holiday!!

A travel blog entry by estroux

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And now... just relax... some final planning to do before I leave for Dar Es Salam next ...

Desert Bushcamp and Seal Colony, Desert of, Namibia travel blog

Desert Bushcamp and Seal Colony

A travel blog entry by vannhansen

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... and asked if we wanted to put the sides back down. We enthusiastically took him up on the offer. We soon reached Seal Colony around 11am and watched them lounge on the beach for about an hour. We then headed off to Swakopmund!! - Jeremy and ...

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