Activities

Swakopmund offers a variety of interesting activities. Our friendly team will gladly arrange these activities for you:

BOAT CRUISES

Departing daily, they promise you an unforgettable experience.

Once on the boat, we will proceed to Pelican Point, where you will Experience the excitement of feeding a few seals who might even join you on the boat. Best of all, you will be highly exhilarated to see dolphins riding the bow of your boat. With a bit of luck you might see a Sunfish (Mola Mola) and the Leatherback Turtles. In season, the larger mammals like the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whales may be spotted and occasionally the Killer Whales (Orcas).

Afterwards, just relax on the boat and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with fresh oysters and snacks.

LIVING DESERT TOUR

The tour takes place across the Swakop River in the dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. You will be driven along the foot of the dunes in a 4×4 vehicle offering incredible views of the desert landscape. Your guide will be in search for various desert adapted creatures including FitzSimons Burrowing Skink, Web-footed Geckos, Sand-diving Lizards, Sidewinders, Horned Adders, Scorpions and the White Lady Spider. Learn about their incredible adaption’s of these creatures to the harsh living conditions of the Namib Desert.

DESERT NIGHT WALKS

Enjoy a night walk to the Namib gravel plains and see the desert adapted night life concentrating on the various species of Geckos, Spiders, Gerbils and Scorpions. During the day the desert looks inhospitable, unfriendly, devoid of any animal life, but once the sun sets, the sand turns into a playground for all kinds of animals. Most of the creatures in the Namib are nocturnal and can be observed only after dark. The Night walk offers a glimpse into the nocturnal theatre of this unique eco-system. After dark the seemingly barren Namib gravel plains come to life and we help you discover these little nocturnal wonders. The walks provide a truly amazing educational experience of the little seen nocturnal creatures.

BIRDING

There are several excellent birding tours from Swakopmund. Full and half-day tours can be organized in search of Namibia’s only true endemic species, the Dune Lark, which can be found in the Kuiseb Delta. From here travel to the Walvis Bay Lagoon and salt pans and discover some wetland species.

The Gray’s Lark and Coastal Wetlands tour takes you north of the Swakopmund gravel plains in search of the elusive Gray’s Lark. From here continue onto the wetlands near Swakopmund salt works in search of a variety of waders.

WELWITSCHIA AND MOON LANDSCAPE

This tour takes you into the Dorob National Park and allows for breath taking views of the stark looking Moon Landscape. From here ravel to the Swakop River Valley and enjoy several close ups with the oldest living plant, the Welwitschia.

 

KAYAKING

Join one of numerous magical kayaking experiences on the beautiful lagoon and in the surrounding water of Walvis Bay, Namibia.  Spectacular bird-life will fascinate and captivate both nature lovers and photographers alike.

A peaceful haven for marine creatures, the bay is a precious gem framed by desert and sea – a memory to cherish for a lifetime!

Driving to Pelican Point takes you past flocks of flamingos, Cormorants, Pelicans, waders and a big variety of other seabirds. You will also get to see the Walvis Bay wetlands and the salt mine which is one of the biggest in the world.

SAND BOARDING

Locals and holiday makers to the Namibian coast have been boarding on these dunes for years. In 1995, Frenus Rorich of the Alternative Space backpackers lodge got the idea to take his guests to the dunes for a bit of fun in the sand using masonite boards for lie down boarding. Word spread that sand boarding trips were available in Swakopmund and from there Chris Jason and Beth Sarro formed Alter-Action CC, the first professional sand boarding operation on the Namibian Coast. With time and experience, Alter-Action developed the safest and most effective method of sliding on the dunes. The “perfect” sand boarding dune was chosen- a star dune with six different faces and a towering height of 100 meters. The dune is located approximately 11 km from Swakopmund. (5 KMs as the crow flies.) Three years after the formation of Alter-Action, the company introduced Stand Up Boarding. Alter-Action cc is the first sand boarding operation in Namibia to use proper snowboards to teach people boarding on the dunes.

SKY DIVING

Swakopmund is one of the best destination for the adrenalin seeker! Skydiving is the one item that features on almost every bucket list. Swakopmund boast dedicated instructors and internationally qualified tandem masters who are on hand to make your skydiving dream a reality. There’s no better way to experience Swakopmund than in free-fall.

On the way up in the aircraft to your tandem skydive, the view is breath-taking. To the West, the serene Atlantic Ocean famous for its tasty rock lobsters. To the east, lies Swakopmund and the spectacular Namib Desert in all its spender. Go on – take the plunge!

QUAD BIKING & CAMEL RIDES

Experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes with an experienced guide that will wow you.

There are plenty of things you’ll love about your quad biking experience in Swakopmund. Experience life in the desert on a safari tour. Get your adrenaline thrills on a dune-bashing drive, Watch the sunset or take camel ride.

Four-wheelers are a fun way of getting out into the real terrain, away from traditional routes and crowds of visitors.

With proper safety measures in place, quad biking in Swakopmund is one of the most fun, family-friendly experiences around.

HORSEBACK RIDING

In Namibia a car can only take you so far. In Swakopmund you can experience the Namib Desert, the beach or both, from horseback! Ride into the sunset or take a stroll on our beautiful pristine beaches and see sight you can only see from horseback. Learn about the Namib Desert & the history of Swakopmund from your guide! Best of all, no experience required!

Swakopmund is one of the only places in the world where you can ride from a desert onto a beach in a matter of minutes. Treat yourself and your family with an experience they will never forget.

CITY TOURS

Experience the Rich history of Swakopmund with one of the amazing city tours that are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and local food learn to say “Uharapo” and experience what is meant by “Ubuntu” cheer with the locals and feel our hospitality Swakopmund Explorer Township Tours. Learn about the colonial heritage Swakopmund has to offer by visiting the old monuments and historical building that dot the cityscape.

All of this can be done with an experienced guide that will show your local gems that you will never see in other towns.

FAT BIKE TOURS

What a thrill to be able to ride a bike up a dune… never could we have imagined it until the arrival of the fat bike! On the Scenic Desert Tour you take in the silence and breath-taking scenery of the oldest desert in the world while feeling the fresh coastal air and enjoying the thrill of cycling up and down Namibia’s famous dunes. Guaranteed to excite and offer an unforgettable and unique cycling experience.

River…Dune…Beach…City…one fat bike – many options…

SCENIC FLIGHTS

Immerse yourself in the iconic wonders of Namibia with a unique aerial tour. From desert mirage to architectural marvels, our scenic tours provide the finest views of the country’s renowned wonders.

It’s an experience that imbues the intimate charm and exquisite detail of Namibia iconic attractions. And it fully showcases the splendor of cities that are surrounded by scorched desert and shimmering sea.

Choose between a plane, helicopter or Hot air balloon.

GO CARTING

Enjoy a unique racing experience in the desert. A Professionally run, outdoor Go-Karting arena, with no less than 10 top quality German Go-karts. The tar track is an impressive 520m in length, and at speeds of up to 70km/h, is perfect for that adrenaline junky ready to take on any opponent, and show there friends who is king of the track. The lap times are recorded as we make use of a computerized lap time system, ensuring your times are recorded to the split second. Catering for everybody. For the beginners out there, professional instructor are on hand to provide you with all the assistance required to make your first experience memorable

Enjoy a cool refreshing drink or snacks at the bar after you victory!

SHARK DEPP SEA & COASTAL FISHING TOURS

No coastal city would be complete without a fishing excursion. Namibia has some of the best angling opportunities Africa has to offer. Choose between numerous excursions from deep see angling to coastal fishing and catch your bounty.

The most common fish are kabeljou, black tail, steenbras, catfish and a variety of shark species. Bottom fish are caught with bait such as sardine, mussels, ect, in depths of 2m water up to 15m very close to reefs.

And in Swakop they NEVER forget the cool box or the drinks!

SWAKOPMUND MUSEUM

The Swakopmund Museum was founded in 1951 by dentist Dr. Alfons Weber. It is the largest privately run museum in Namibia. On display are various types of indigenous plants, animals, minerals, an archaeological exhibition, the transport system of old and a variety of cultural historical objects. One of a kind and educational is the exhibition “People of Namibia.” This focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia.

If you wish to learn about our Namibian heritage, this is the place!