Swakopmund or Swakop is a coastal town in Namibia and a holiday destination for tourists and locals. Its name is from the river Swakop and the town founded in 1892 as a main harbour by Captain Curt von Françoi for Imperial Germany. This former German colonial town has old historical buildings, beautiful beaches and is sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert. In Swakopmund you can stroll along the palm-lined streets (Molke Street, Kaiser Wilhelm Street & Post Street), seaside promenades, bookshops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and museums. If you are more into active tourism take a look at the the many activities offered in Swakopmund: skydiving, paragliding, balloon flying, fishing, dolphin cruise (Walvis Bay), horseback riding, desert exploring, quad-biking, sand-boarding, sand-skiing, windsurfing, surfing and kitsurfing.
Some of the Swakopmund hotels are: Beach Hotel Swakopmund four stars, Organic Square Guesthouse four stars, Namib Guesthouse four stars, The Secret Garden Guesthouse four stars, Duenenblick Selfcatering Apartments four stars and Swakopmund Luxury Suites.
Swakopmund is about 280 kilometres west of the Capital Windhoek.
Tip for golfers: Rossmund Desert Golf Course is a private golf course in Swakopmund and one of only 5 all-grass desert golf courses in the world on the B2 on the way to Windhoek on the Swakop River.