Holidays to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

Holidays to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay may not be the usual choice for a beach destination, but where they differ from the traditional archetype they make up for in various other ways. Located on the Atlantic seaboard, Swakopmund offers a cooler climate than other areas of Namibia and it takes a brave soul to swim in the cold, murky ocean. Walk the pleasant streets to uncover a strong German colonial link in the monuments and historic buildings that dot the city. Comfortable places to stay and an array of cafes and restaurants to discover ensure a pleasant stay in this quiet seaside city.

Swakopmund And Walvis Bay Highlights

  • Thrilling adventure activities from Swakopmund including sandboarding, quad biking, parachuting and dolphin cruises
  • Kayaking with Cape fur seals at Walvis Bay
  • A large number of water birds, including flamingo and pelicans
  • Hot air balloon rides over the dunes
  • Historic monuments and buildings in Swakopmund
  • Scenic flight over the Skeleton Coast
Take-in the wild coastline on holidays to Swakopund and Walvis Bay, at Hotel Zum Kaiser Hotel Zum Kaiser quad biking Flamingos, The Stilz

However, it is the adventure activities from Swakopmund that really define it. Not always for the faint of heart, activities range from dolphin cruises and scenic flights to parachuting and paragliding over a sea of sand dunes. There's also quad biking, sandboarding and hot air balloon rides on offer.

Some 30 km south of Swakopmund lies Walvis Bay, the main harbor town in Namibia. If you happen to approach it from the north you will do so on a stunning ocean road seamed by mighty dunes. Attractions of Walvis Bay are the lagoon with innumerable sea birds, pelicans and flamingos and a variety of recreational possibilities, a desert golf course, a choice of restaurants and adventure activities such as sea kayaking, sandwich harbour tours and dolphin cruises.

Selected Swakopmund And Walvis Bay Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Swakopmund And Walvis Bay

Best of Namibia Self Drive Honeymoon

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,180 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

Luxury Namibia Fly-In Safari

Days
18
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $12,910 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Kaokoland

Namibia at a glance Fly-In Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,680 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

Ultimate Namibia Self Drive

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,290 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

Desert and Dune Self Drive

Days
11
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

A Wonderful Week in Namibia

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,480 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

Northern Explorer Self Drive

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Central Highlands

Discover Namibia Self Drive Safari

Days
20
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,670 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert

Swakopmund And Walvis Bay Accommmodation