Swakopmund (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city on the coast of western Namibia, 280 km (170 mi) west of Windhoek, Namibia's capital. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The town has 44 725 inhabitants and covers 193 square kilometres (75 sq mi) of land. The city is situated in the Namib desert and is the fourth largest population centre in Namibia.

Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonialarchitecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.


Things to do in Swakopmund:

  • Skydiving – Ground Rush Adventures has established a name as the best skydiving centre in Africa
  • Sandboarding – Trips run daily from 09:30 am until 13:30. We offer both Lie Down and Stand Up boarding.
  • Quad biking – experience the beauty of the Namib Desert dunes on quad bike.
  • Sea Kayaking – Play with seals near Pelican Point!
  • Fishing – Explore the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast and discover a fishing paradise!
  • Township Tours – Take a look behind the scenes and meet the locals to experience their customs and food! 
  • Seal and Dolphin Cruise – Enjoy a leisurely morning on either a boat or catamaran, accompanied by seals, dolphins, pelicans and seagulls – a photographer’s dream.
  • Living Desert Tour – You would never guess how much life is in the desert – join us to find out what goes on and who lives there….
  • Welwitschia Tour – Another mystery of the desert … and so old!
  • Scenic Flights – Have you ever seen the Namib Desert from the sky? An unforgettable sight!
  • Horse Riding – We ride through the river to the beach and back – a horse lovers dream!
  • Paragliding – Glide through the air off the dunes towards the Atlantic and see how that feels.





Police: 064 415 004

Hospital: State Hospital: 064 410 6000

                     Medi-Clinic: 064 412 200


Pharmacy: Oceanview Chemist: 064 418 050