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About Swakopmund

Swakopmund is situated in Namibia. Swakopmund is known as the adventure capital, and is ideal for backpacking tours for adventurists.

Swakopmund Budget Travel

Below is a list of Swakopmund's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Game Fishing, Paragliding, Swakopmund Quadbiking, Swakopmund Sandboarding, Swakopmund Sky Diving, Swakopmund Township Tour

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Skeleton Coast National Park airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport
•Eros Windhoek Airport


Swakopmund has a large number of bird species across its rich habitats. As large number of birds move through this area each year, with a large number of endemics to be seen as well. Some of the most common bird species to be seen includes coastal birds such as dabchicks, avocets, Egyptian geese, moorhens, flamingos, plovers and other small waders.


Swakopmund is a popular gateway to a range of coastal and desert conservation areas. There are a large number of habitats, from coastal areas which support sea birds and marine life, to vast desert areas which support land mammals and a number of bird species.


Swakopmund malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is not needed to visit Swakopmund
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need


Swakopmund money and banking information includes:
•ATMs can be found in town
•US Dollars and South African Rands are often accepted at major retailers
•Credit cards are accepted to some degree
•Travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks, airports or hotels
•Banking hours are Monday to Friday 09h00-15h30 and Saturday 09h00-11h00


Swakopmund plant life is fairly minimal. The vegetation mostly between within the desert and is relatively sparse, the most common species being dollar bush, brakspekbos and ganna.

Safety Tips

•Swakopmund is generally a safe and friendly travel destination
•Petty crime can sometimes occur in rare cases
•Keep valuables out of sight and secure, and carry a certified copy of your ID at all times
•Avoid travelling alone through the desert areas as it can be easy to get lost
•Be cautious in when game viewing at nearby parks and do not leave the camp to wander alone as wildlife can be present at any time

Travel Books

Swakopmund recommended travel books include:
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre
•Namibia Footprint Handbooks by Lizzie Williams
•Namibia Insight Guide by Apa
•Namibia Globetrotter Travel Pack by Willie Olivier and Sandra Olivier
•Namibia Lonely Planet Travel Guide by Deanna Swaney


A number of Swakopmund wildlife species can be found across the town's habitats. Some of the most common species include black-backed jackal, brown hyena and Cape fur seals. Springbok and gemsbok can also be found near the coastlines, while desert elephants can sometimes be spotted outside of the town in the surrounding desert.


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