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Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

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Located on the Atlantic seaboard, the seaside city of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay offers a cooler climate than other areas of Namibia. Uncover a strong German colonial link in the monuments and historic buildings that dot the city and explore an array of cafes and restaurants. Experience sandboarding, quad biking, parachuting, paragliding, dolphin cruises, and exciting scenic flights and ballooning above the sand dunes.


  • Thrilling adventure activities, including quad biking and paragliding
  • Kayaking with Cape fur seals and dolphin cruises
  • Awe-inspiring flights over the Skeleton Coast
  • A large number of water birds, including flamingo and pelicans
  • Scenic hot air balloon rides over the dunes

Iconic Activities

  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
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Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

  • Flamingo
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
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When to visit

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Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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