Swakopmund City Tour

Swakopmund City Tour

$112 (Per Adult)

$112 (Per Adult) / Day


  • Transport
  • Sightseeing

Duration1 day(s)


Start PointSwakopmund

End PointSwakopmund

AvailabilityAug 31 , 2018 to Aug 31 , 2020

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This tour is a perfect blend of remarkable history, architecture, culture and natural beauty as you are taken through the streets of Swakopmund and then onto Dune 7 near Walvis Bay to climb the highest dune in the area. This is an ideal shore excursion for those travellers with limited time in Port because this tour explores the main interests in both Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. ​


  • General Photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Game drive
  • Bird Watching
  • Culture
  • Photo-safari


  • Swakopmund, Namibia

Physical Condition

  • Suitable For Seniors


  • No WiFi but good phone coverage

Day-by-day Description

Day 1The Ultimate Swakopmund Excursion

Activities Included

General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Wildlife photograph Bird Watching Culture Photo-safari

Highlights ​ *Swakopmund Mole *Kristalle Gallarie *The 1905 Jetty *The Martin Luther Road Locomotive *German Marine Memorial *Swakopmund Flea market *Lighthouse *Dune 7 ​ What to Expect Your day starts when we collect you from the Port of Walvis Bay where you will receive a short introduction and briefing from your guide. Thereafter we start our journey towards Swakopmund. Situated 30km north of Walvis Bay, we travel on the coastal road for approx 30minutes. On the way there you will see the stark contrasts of the massive dunes and the Atlantic ocean. ​ As we approach Swakopmund you really get the feel of the towns adventurous personality with various adventure sports facilities and tour operators in the area. ​ Our first stop is at the Martin Luther Road Locomotive, a steam driven tractor engine that has been abandoned in the Namib desert outside of the town. The Road Locomotive was brought to German South-West Africa in early 1896 to use for freight services between Swakopmund and the interior of the country, in place of oxen. The locomotive weighs 14 metric tonnes and due to various setbacks and breakdowns, eventually came to a complete halt and was abadoned where it is at present. ​ From here we travel to the Kristalle Gallerie where you will be amazed by all the semi-precious stones and gems that have been mined from this area. You also have the opprtunity to purchase some of these unique gemstones. ​ Next we head over to the German Marine Memorial and Lighouse. Also known as the Marine Denkmal, this memorial was commissioned in 1907 by the Marine Infantry in Kriel, Germany and designed by sculptor AM Wolff. It commemorates the German First Marine Expidition Corps that helped beat back the Herero uprising of 1904. The Swakopmund Lighthouse was opened on July 1902, it is 21 years older than the Lighthouse at Pelican Point Peninsula in Walvis Bay. The lighthouse is still in operation and guides ships with its light seen as far as 35 nautical miles away. Here we also have the opprotinity to visit a local market, selling a variety of hand made crafts. ​ From the Lighthouse we travel south to the 1905 Jetty. With the silting up of the harbour near the Mole, it was decided that a wooden landing jetty should be constructed for the purpose of off-loading the boats and rafts. On 25 October 1904 a team of sixty german engineers landed at Swakopmund with materials to build the jetty. It was a difficult taks that the engineers faced, fighting with strong currents of the Atlantic as well as the race against time as the Mole started silting up with sand, however, they pushed through and met their deadline and the Jetty was commissioned on 25 April 1905. It was 275meters long and 9 meters wide. In 1912 it was deided that a steel jetty is necessary and work soon began to build it. Today it also has a lovely restaurant that provides delicious food and a spectacular view over the Atlantic Ocean. ​ We now head back towards Walvis Bay and onto Dune 7. Being the highest dune in the area at 132 meters, Dune 7 is a spectacular sight. We have the opportunity to climb the dune to the top for a breathtaking view, and then we rest for some lunch. ​ And this brings our tour to conclusion. We will then take you back to Port or to your accomodation.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer


Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia

Travel Time: 4 hrs

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