Hotel Europa Hof
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
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Written by guest bloggers - Pat and Gail MacDonald
Swapkopmund, a coastal town whose architecture strongly displays it's German heritage, is sometimes called the adrenalin capital of Namibia because of the many activities available here: dune boarding, sail surfing, etc. These opportunities are wasted on the 4 of us, however because the Smiths had a lot of business to take care of when we got to town, and Pat and I wanted nothing more than a good shower and soft comfy bed.
... her nagging me to go just one step closer I obliged and took a look down. Below were all the people who had done the same thing, a few caravans, half of the original Teletubbies and the gold from the Italian Job film. I quickly made my way back in a bit as I didn't want to be part of this odd bunch of misfits. Later on we visited AiAis hot spring resort. Apparently not springs you get in a bed or the season that Australia ...
... before, but wow that was so much fun. The boys race was a lot crazier than ours, they were crashing and spinning out all over the place. Poor Andy was coming 2nd and blew out a tyre so sadly had to come off the track. He was so upset as he could have nailed it and come 2nd. We then went for a really nice Italian dinner where I tried zebra, oryx, springbok and kudu. Springbok was delicious, will definitely have to try that again ...
... I explored the town checking out the local supermarket, trying a local steak pie, and shopping at the local markets. It didn't feel like we were in Africa at all. Rach and Leigh got back buzzing from skydiving. We rejoined and went for ice cream and then walked to see flamingos. For dinner we had leftover mush and then pigged out at our SECOND night at the cinema! This time we watched The Maze Runner, now that was a good movie and a brilliant day to end a good day in ...
... a very early start ahead on Thursday to see sunrise over the dunes.
The following day was an excellent one although at 4.30am, when the alarm went, I was in need of some convincing. It was pitch dark of course and very cold. At 5.00 am we set off for the Namib Naukluft National Park to visit Namibia's iconic sand dunes. It was an hour's drive to the park entrance where we received some bad news. The gates wouldn't be opening until 7.30. ...