Swakopmund

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Swakopmund

Swakopmund is Namibia’s largest coastal town and traditional 'summer capital'. Surrounded by the sweeping expanse of the Namib Desert, Swakopmund retains a bustling atmosphere of a kind that you would never expect to find in the middle of a desert. Swakopmund is ideally situated as a base from which to explore the main attractions of East Namibia, including the Skeleteon Coast and Walvis Bay.

Namibia self-drive holiday

Namibia is the most spectacular place, with a raw beauty that is hard to describe.

Rosie and David

Featured itineraries

Namibia 23-day Self-Drive

This comprehensive self-drive itinerary takes in the many highlights of Namibia, from the semi-desert of the Kalahari in the south to the spectacular Waterberg Plateau in the north. You’ll be able to discover these vast landscapes at your own pace, with the added flexibility that comes with a self-drive holiday. The itinerary is fully flexible and can be adapted to suit your interests. If you do not have the time available for this extensive route, then an abbreviated version is possible.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Self-drive Holidays
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Family Travel

Prices from £3845 pp

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North Namibia and Caprivi

Explore Namibia’s little-visited northern territories in this 17-day safari. Your self-drive tour begins in Namibia’s vibrant capital, Windhoek, from where you travel west to the coastal enclave of Swakopmund. From Swakopmund, you begin your journey into the remote northern regions, taking in the rugged beauty of Damaraland, the vast Etosha salt pans, and the lush floodplains of Caprivi, before returning via the Waterberg Plateau.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Self-drive Holidays

Prices from £2095 pp

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Quintessential Namibia

This twelve-day overview of central and northern Namibia includes plenty of wildlife-viewing - elephant and rhino tracking in Damaraland and Etosha, big cat spotting in Okonjima - time spent exploring the attractions of Namibia's caital Windhoek, sea kayaking off the coast of Swakopmund, and visits to two of Namibia's most famous landmarks, Twyfelfontein and Sossusvlei.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £3185 pp

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Namibia Self-drive Camping Safari

This self-drive camping itinerary is designed for those who love the outdoors and enjoy independent exploration. You will visit some of the most scenic locations in Namibia, sleep under the stars, and explore at your own pace. Your campervan has everything you need and you will be provided with detailed directions and a mobile phone for local access. In a small number of the locations you visit, camping is not an option and instead you will have a self-catering apartment.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Self-drive Holidays

Prices from £1290 pp

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Diverse Namibia (Small Group Safari)

Beginning and ending in Windhoek, this 10-day small group safari offers a fabulous overview of central Namibia, taking in the Damaraland, Sossusvlei, Etosha and more. With a low single supplement, it is ideally suited to independent safari-goers looking to travel in the company of others. The tour departs at fixed dates throughout the year, and will run with a minimum of 2 passengers and accommodates a maximum of 7. Please see price guide for upcoming departures.

Destination

  • Namibia

Experience

  • Group Travel
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from £2846 pp

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Accommodation

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse is a charming B&B located within walking distance of Swakopmund town centre.

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Hansa Hotel

The Hansa Hotel is one of Swakopmund's oldest and best-known hotels. It occupies a enviable location in the heart of town, close to both the beach and shops.

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Pelican Point Lodge

Pelican Point Lodge is one of Namibia’s most unique luxury accommodations. It enjoys a fantastic location at the end of a remote peninsula, 30km from Walvis Bay.

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Swakopmund Guesthouse

Swakopmund Guesthouse is a privately-owned, 12-room B&B situated close to the centre of Swakopmund, and only a five minute walk from the beach.

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Meru and Kilimanjaro combo group of 10 climbers all successful

Safely back, and don't know quite how to thank you for the whole experience. Absolutely wonderful.

Bron Kerr, Family and Friends