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A land of contrasting landscapes, abounding wildlife, diverse cultures, and breathtaking stark natural beauty, Namibia is enticing and fascinating to explore.

Swakopmund is a charming coastal holiday town wedged between the dramatic Atlantic Ocean and the harsh desert dunes. The endearing town resembles an old German village with beautifully preserved colonial architecture, and exudes romance further enhanced by the relaxed atmosphere. The town is an eclectic cultural mix, rich in history almost though stuck in time, and is strikingly framed by palm trees, stunning public gardens, and winding promenades.

Stroll along the streets to explore the museums, art galleries and graceful old buildings of which there are several national monuments. The old lighthouse is one of the characteristic old buildings lending a particular charisma to Swakopmund. While exploring Swakopmund and the surroundings, visitors can seek accommodation in a variety of establishments ranging from top hotels, backpackers, bed and breakfasts, upmarket lodges, guest houses, and self-catering units. Feast on traditional delights at the many restaurants and cafes, or relax at the German beer houses and other welcoming pubs in town after browsing the vibrant markets and curio shops. Attend an assortment of drama, music and cultural events, or the avid punter can spin the wheel of fortune at the casino and entertainment centre.

Sand-board, quad-bike, walk and ride the magnificent towering desert dunes, take a scenic hot-air balloon or flight over the area, or go on an excursion to see the dolphins and seals. Just outside the town of Swakopmund is the amazing Moon Landscape, a seemingly never-ending series of bizarre barren hills, truly an enthralling visual experience particularly at sunrise and sunset. Swakopmund is surrounded by the Namib-Naukluft Park, a bewitching wilderness area, ideal to visit for day trips or for longer safaris to encounter the ultimate in desert camping. Swakopmund has a mystical and intriguing aura; it is a place that will thrill the adrenaline seeker as well as the nature lover, truly a unique and very special vacation destination.