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Better than sex - Swakopmund Top 5 Adventure Activitiesby Tamzyn

Swakopmund is an adrenalin junkie’s paradise, and if that's how you get your kicks, this place is better than sex. The air, ocean and sand adventure activities in Swakopmund will get the heart racing whilst exploring and enjoying your Namibia overland trip. Namibia’s adrenalin capital, Swakopmund, is a candy-store of adventure activities to quench the thirst of even the most extreme adrenalin junkie on a Namibia overland tour. The beautiful seaside holiday belies the host of exciting and unique adventure activities which are the ultimate way to explore all the natural wonder and beauty of a Namibia overland whilst getting your adventure fix. Here is Overlanding Africa’s guide to Swakopmund's top 5 adventure activities to make your Namibia tour legendary.

Skydiving over the Namibia Desert


What better way to enjoy the endless panoramic views of Swakopmund, the rugged Namibia coastline and vast Namib Desert on your Namibia overland trip than from 10 000 ft in the air attached to a friendly tandem master and a parachute. After a 25 minute scenic flight up into the air, you shuffle towards the door and peer over the edge to the beautifully infinite desert stretching out around your feet. Then it’s three, two, one and out the door for 30 seconds of freefall flight in which you reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. If you ever dreamed of being superman as a kid this is your best chance. Nothing can describe the feeling of flying through the air and soaking it all in before you pull your parachute and coast back down to the Namibia Desert floor enjoying the view as you go. No Swakopmund trip or Namibia tour is complete without skydiving over the Namib Desert. Don’t believe how awesome skydiving is? Check out this video. Skydiving in Swakopmund For more information or to book a skydive contact Ground Rush Adventures.


Paragliding in Namibia For those Namibia tour travellers looking for a little more hang-time, paragliding is unique way to experience all the insane beauty of the Namib Desert dunes from the air. Let the air thermals of the Namib Desert carry you down the sheer face of the Swakopmund sand dunes or explore the diverse birdlife, game and natural wonder of Sossusvlei, Sandwich Harbour and Damaraland on a Namibia overlanding paragliding trip.

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For more information or to book paragliding trips contact Namib Gliding.

Exploring the Namib Sand Dunes on a Namibia 4x4 adventure

Quadbiking-in-the-Namib-Desert Translated from Nama to mean vast, the Namib Desert is an infinite sea of sand in every vibrant and crazy shade of caramel, red and gold possible. With so much sand to explore and rugged coastline to see on a Namibia tour there is no better way to tear up the dunes than on a speeding Namibia 4x4 ATV or four wheeler. It’s a blast whizzing up the sheer towering sand dunes, the Namib Desert whipping through your hair as you try your luck at popping wheelies and outracing your fellow Namibia 4x4 adventurers. Monstrous Namib Desert dunes, speed and motoring on a Namibia safari- enough said. For more information or to book a Namibia 4x4 ATV or four-wheeling adventure contact the Far Out offices on +26464402737 or  +264811282737.

Swakopmund Sandboarding


The Swakopmund sand dunes are any board lovers dream on a Namibia tour. An epic 100m 6 sided dune calls for you to conquer it. After waxing up your snowboard or lie-down board you shred your way down the sheer face of the dune getting schweet turns in before running back up to try again. There is even the chance to grab some air on the ramp or clock up to 80 km/h on the infamous lie-down sandboarding Dizzy run. Sandboarding down one of Namibia’s iconic Namib Desert monsters is the most fun you can have on a Namibia tour - as long as you don’t mind the taste of Namib Desert sand. For more information or to book a sand-boarding trip contact Alter-Action. (They can also be found in the lobby of Swakopmund’s Hotel Gruner Kranz in the Far Out offices).

Sea kayaking

Sea-Kayaking-Swakopmund Sea Kayaking along Swakopmund and Walvis Bay’s rugged coastline teeming with ocean life is a unique experience on any Namibia tour. Curious bottle-nose dolphins will swim alongside you and fur seals will do back flips as you paddle through the waves with your experienced guide.  You will explore the wonder of the seal colony and see Namibia’s variety of birdlife as you get up-close-and-personal. For more information contact Namibia Sea Kayaking.

The Most fun you can have with your clothes on

Swakopmund skydiving

Whether you’re keen to race up the sheer towering faces of the Namib Desert Dunes on a Namibia 4x4 wheeler tours, tear down them on a snowboard or take in the view of the rugged Swakopmund coastline as you hurtle towards the ground, Swakopmund will plant a grin on your face for the rest of your Namibia overland trip. All of these activities and more can also be booked through the Far Out offices in the Hotel Gruner Kranz lobby in Swakopmund’s Swakop Lodge. For more information you can chat to one of our Overlanding Experts or check out our tour page for Namibia Overlanding tours passing through Swakopmund. Keep Discovering!

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