10 Day Namibia Camping Small Group Safari from Johannesburg
The 10 Day safari focuses on both comfort and a little adventure. The Namibia Camping Safari begins in Johannesburg and ends in Windhoek/Namibia. The Adventure Starts here!
Take a private tour to Swakopmund in Namibia and you will see a very sweet and nostalgic coastal city. Located on the Northwestern coast of the country, it is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert.
During the German colonial era in Namibia, Swakopmund was of great significance and the influence of the Germans is evident with all the beautiful German style architecture found here.
On a guided tour of the city, some of the wonderful sights to be seen include the Railway Station that is now a hotel. This building which was built in 1901 was declared a National Monument in 1972 and is an impressive sight.
There are excellent sandy beaches that face the Atlantic Ocean and it is because of these that Swakopmund is a very popular tourist resort for foreigners and natives. Thanks to lots of exciting activities that the Atlantic Ocean can provide you can be entertained for days.
There are many great activities to be enjoyed when you visit Swakopmund thanks to the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean.
You can have a fantastic day on an adventurous quad bike safari through the Namib Desert or if Quad bikes is a little too adventurous, you can do the same desert safari tour in a 4x4. Sand-boarding is another activity that is becoming more and more popular.
Better yet take one of the balloon or skydive adventures and see the city of Swakopmund and its surrounding areas from the sky. It is marvelous how much you can see and how much you would have missed.
The best time to visit the city of Swakopmund is anytime. The weather is good all year round. August is the coolest month with the least amount of rainfall and ideal for doing outdoor activities or going on sightseeing tours. There are festivals and other major events held during the year which can be a good time to visit, more atmosphere around town. It may also mean that it is a bit more expensive though.
Swakopmund is a very reasonably priced destination for tourists. During the most popular time of the year, the average spend for a tourist a day is US$260. This is for a nights 3-4 star accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner in excellent restaurants and local transport costs. There are of course even cheaper places to eat and sleep. Activities and guided tours will vary in price so check around.
It is always advisable to research where you plan to visit. If you are planning to travel during peak season, book accommodation and any private tours well in advance of traveling to avoid disappointment. When going on activities or guided tours when the weather is very hot, make sure to have plenty of water, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a hat. At night we recommend you apply mosquito repellant before going out!
The weather in Swakopmund is great all year round. The temperatures vary very little throughout the year. January to July has temperatures averaging 27 degrees Celsius during the day, around 19 degrees Celsius in the early evening and very little rain. August is the coolest month at 23 degrees Celsius. September to December has temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius and a bit more rain than other months.