Swakopmund in Namibia has a population of some 25,000 people.
Swakopmund is situated 810 miles (1304 kilometers) north of Cape Town and 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of the national capital Windhoek.
Find out more about the rich history of the area by investigating a range of its heritage buildings and sites. Three of the most rewarding historic places to see are the Alte Kaserne, the Hohenzollernhaus and the Old Country Court.
Study the displays, browse the galleries and let the kids try the interactive models in some of the local museums such as the Kristall Galerie or the Swakopmund Museum. Of the many museums in Swakopmund these venues are two of the more talked about.
Lighthouses are often wild, evocative places; the Swakopmund Lighthouse on the Swakopmund coastline is one of those places. This lighthouse is the perfect place learn about the area’s past, feel the salty air against your skin and to feel the ever-shifting moods of the sea below.
Take a little time to reflect upon the loyalty and bravery of Swakopmund’s military and civilians at the Marine Memorial. This significant site provides a fascinating window into the sometimes turbulent history of Swakopmund.
Journey beneath the ocean’s waves and come face to face with the incredible creatures of the deep at the National Marine Aquarium. Relax as tropical fish glide by and pick up a few tips about marine conservation.
The German Evangelical Lutheran Church is the perfect attraction for visitors who think they’ve seen everything in the Swakopmund area.