The area of Namib Desert around Swakopmund is named the West Coast Recreational Area. For those interested in adventure activities Swakopmund offers sand-boarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing and beach angling to name but a few. For the more sedentary there are restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, historical buildings and monuments. If danger isn't your middle name, then the architecture and general feeling of Swakopmund might be more to your liking. This town has the ambiance associated with a small German village, and the town seems to be stuck in time. Although in recent times the new generation have woken up to the tourist potential of the area, Swakopmund still manages to create a feeling of timelessness.
A visit to the Cape Cross Seal Colony is worth a visit as it offers a taste of the Skeleton Coast and the seals are worth a visit. The Welwitschia drive is an interesting way to spend a few hours and introduces you to some of the fauna and flora of the Namib Desert. Bird lovers can pay a visit to the Swakopmund Salt Works or the Walvis Bay Lagoon, which in season is frequented by thousands of pink flamingos, and rare white pelicans here make for a very attractive picture. Dune 7, on the outskirts of town, is the highest dune in the area.
Cape Tours has a vast portfolio of properties from which to choose, including some of the best exclusive and luxury 4 and 5 star hotels, Spas, lodges, guesthouses and personalised B&B’s,. Our property portfolio has been personally hand-picked by Cape Tours and its clients, are privately owned and managed, and renowned for their ambience and great locations