Swakopmund Tourist Attractions Namibia

Swakopmund Tourist Attractions Namibia

  • Swakopmund Architecture
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    Swakopmund is rich in Architectual history, dating back to the period from 1884 through 1915 when Swakopmund was the main port for the area. With German South-West Africa as a German Protectorate, a very strong German influence can be seen in the... More Info
  • Martin Luther Steam Tractor Swakopmund
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    In 1894 the German artist, Troost, tried to replace the tedious ox-wagon traffic on the "Bay Road" from Swakopmund into the interior by the implementation of a steam traction engine, but it did not succeed to operate under the harsh... More Info
  • The Spitzkoppe (Spits Koppe)
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    Rising out of the sandy plains just north of the main road between Swakopmund and Windhoek and west of Usakos lies the Spitzkoppe one of Namibias if not the worlds most striking rocks spires. Rustic Campsites scattered around the granite boulders of... More Info
  • German Schutztruppe Graves and Fort - Tinkas
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    From the Bloedkoppie there is a 4x4 trail of about 30 kilometers joining up with the C28. On this route there are two old German war graves dating back to 1895. There is also the remains of a German "fort" nearby. More Info
  • Living Desert Tour
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    The Namib Sand Sea was inscribed into the Unesco World Heritage List in 2013 as Namibi’s second World Heritage site, the 0only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dunes fields influenced by fog. According to Unesco, one of the... More Info
  • Regimental Insignia in the Namib Desert
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    During May and June of the year 1915 hundreds of South African troops were posted to do guard-duty on the rebuilt Otavi Railway between Swakopmund and Usakos. These were men of the second battalions of three of South Africa's proudest fighting... More Info
  • Tommy’s Tours and Safaris
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    The Living Desert Tour, originally developed by Tommy himself in the 1990’s, is a unique 4x4 adventure drive through the dunes outside Swakopmund, Namibia. Just the drive in the dunes is an amazing experience, but Tommy will show you a lot... More Info
  • The Bloed Koppie
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    The Bloed Koppie is a spectacular granite hill ideal for the enegetic to explore. Smaller than the Spitskoppe the Bloedkoppie still offers ample opportunities to explore and take photographs. Visiting the Bloedkoppie and the 4x4 trail requires a... More Info
  • Swakopmund Museum
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    he Swakopmund Museum was founded in 1951 by Dr Alfons Weber and relocated in 1960 to the current site on Swakopmund's Beachfront. (The site of the old Harbour Warehouse that was destroyed by fire from a British warship, the armed merchant cruiser... More Info

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After the German proclamation of a colony in South West Africa, they found themselves dependent on the British-held territory of Walvis Bay for trade.

To try to counteract this, in 1892 they established Swakopmund at the mouth of the Swakop river, as the name suggests, to serve as an alternative. The lack of shelter for ships proved a problem and Swakopmund ceased to be a port and developed into a popular beachside holiday resort.

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