Situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean is a city-oasis, tucked in the sand dunes. Enchanting, little seaside town is set in the middle of the Namib Desert. Often described as „a slice of Germany on the edge of the desert”. It has many fine German colonial buildings and a distinctly German character. Along with the region’s food specialties of rock lobster, fish and Swakopmund oysters, traditional German cuisine, including sausages, beer and pastries, can be enjoyed; among the residents German is widely spoken.
Driving along the stunning dune-lined coastline is particularly attractive; whether you go south to Walvis Bay (30 km) or to the National West Coast Recreation Area, in the north. The road goes right along the beach and leads to the Ugab River’s mouth and further to the fishermen’s resort of Henties Bay and Cape Cross, on the way. North of the Ugab, starts the Skeleton Coast National Park.
„Living fossil” and botanic, desert attraction Welwitchia mirabilis’ trails leads to the „moon-landscape” of the Moon Valley, presenting great opportunity for unique, scenic photography.