Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the South Atlantic Ocean.

Swakopmund is the main town in this region and is well known as the ‘adrenaline capital’ of the country and there is something on offer for everyone! For those looking for adventure, quad biking in the dunes or dune carting is a popular option as is sand boarding and for an aerial view of this stark landscape, there is the option of a hot air balloon ride. The town itself is very pretty with cafes situated alongside the white sand beaches, art galleries, interesting shops and even an aquarium.

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Highlights in Swakopmund

  • See giant Welwitschia mirabilis trees, the ‘living fossils’
  • Visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop
  • See flocks of thousands of pink flamingos at the lagoon
  • Ride camels in the Namib Desert
  • Explore the desert on a quad bike
  • Go sandboarding in the desert
  • Walk along the promenade

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Strand Hotel Swakopmund

The hotel is the perfect location from which to explore beautiful Swakopmund. It’s located directly on the promenade by the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the main beach in town and close to the historic centre. Its amenities include restaurants, bars, lobby lounge and a state-of-the-art conference centre. …

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Hansa Hotel

Centrally situated, the Hansa Hotel serves as the perfect getaway to all tourists amenities which Swakopmund and surrounding areas have to offer, from sand-boarding some of the highest dunes in the world to big game viewing in one of our country’s world-known game parks.Surrounded by local tour operators, aviation and…

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