Coast between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund

Coast between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund

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Motorhoming in Swakopmund

Photo by FC Georgio (wikimedia commons)Hohenzollernhaus Photo by FC Georgio (wikimedia commons)

Swakopmund is a fun seekers paradise, a Victoria Falls, without the falls!  Here, you will find all kinds of thrill seeking adventure opportunities, and for visitors with a motorhome rental or campervan hire, there are lots of different kinds of places to stay.

Services for Motorhome Rental vehicles.
As Swakopmund is a popular holiday spot there are lots of choices, both inside the town and further away.  Along the coastal road there are lots of campsites which were set up for the fishermen, so have basic facilities, the ones closer to town are a little more ‘comfortable’.  There are also quite a few sites to the west, in the Hamilton Hills to choose from, these range from the ones suitable for normal vehicles to those only accessible to 4x4 vehicles, for a more remote experience.

Top things to see and do

Try an experience in the dunes.  There are lots of things to do, from sand tobogganing and sand boarding, to dune carting and quad biking.  There’s a wide choice of operators who can rent you the necessary equipment, and given instruction, before you take off to experience the wind in you hair as you travel at speed to the bottom.

If sand’s not your thing then are opportunities to take a scenic flight over the Skeleton coast, probably the best way to see the ship wrecks, or if you’re really into extreme sports try parachuting or skydiving.  For visitors who prefer to take to the water, there are plenty of companies offering trips out into the ocean for deep sea or even shark fishing, and if you’re not keen on boats then you can even try your luck from the shore.

Take a trip to the Cape Cross Seal Colony north of Swakopmund.  Here, you can get an idea of what the Skeleton Coast is like as well as visiting the ….seals.  This is a popular place to visit and you can either drive yourself, or if you want a rest from driving, take a guided tour.

Visit the oasis of Goanikontes on the Khan River in search of living fossils.  This is where you can find trees that only grow to two meters tall, the oldest one of which is 2,000 years old!

Swakopmund is an ideal place to break up your road trip around Namibia, spend a few days here, and experience a bit of excitement.  There are lots of surprises, some really good restaurants, and German bakeries, as well as a feel of being right in the heart of Bavaria.  Stop off for a few days in your motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle and relax in this charming seaside resort.

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