Swakopmund Travel Guide

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Swakopmund Overview

Swakopmund is often accused of being more German than Germany. I wouldn't know, since I've never been to Germany, but the town is certainly full to the brim with colonial architecture. The coastal town faces the Atlantic Ocean, and cold winds make Swakopmund surprisingly cool compared to the rest of Namibia. For this reason, it is known as the "summer capital" of Namibia.

Swakopmund is a popular tourist destination for South Africans, and is abound with adrenaline activities and historical sites.

It's also interesting to note that Swakop, meaning 'excrement hole' in the Nama language teamed with the German 'mund', means 'estuary of the excrement hole'.