Namib Desert Swakopmund

© Sam's Giardino, Swakopmund


Have a blast in the Namib Desert around Swakopmund! Apart from the town's unique attractions, the surrounding desert has enormous appeal. Gigantic coastal dune belts stretch south to Walvis Bay and vast gravel plains lie to the east and north.

The massive dunes along the Atlantic Ocean coastline offer a great playground for some mega-fun activities. Take a guided quad bike tour or go sand boarding, dune climbing and walking. The ocean and desert views from the top of the dunes are also perfect for romantic sundowners.

Venture into the gravel plains of the coastal Namib and be amazed by ancient plants, particularly the Welwitschia mirabilis and the sprawling fossil lichen fields. Incredible desert-adapted wildlife, mostly birds, reptiles, springbok and Oryx antelope are frequently seen on desert excursions.

This place was added by Sam's Giardino Hotel

Namib Desert Swakopmund Map

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Accommodation near Namib Desert Swakopmund

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,420
1 night, 2 adults

The Stiltz

Sleeps 26 Swakopmund Coast Lodge in Swakopmund Coast
2.06km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Unique in every aspect, staying at The Stiltz offers the most spectacular views in Swakopmund overlo...

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Beach Hotel Swakopmund

Sleeps 82 Swakopmund Coast Hotel in Swakopmund Coast
2.23km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

This owner-managed hotel is located only 50 m from the Atlantic Ocean and is within walking distance...

Swakopmund Sands Hotel
from R1,670
1 night, 2 adults

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Sleeps 49 Swakopmund Hotel in Swakopmund
2.27km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

A jewel between the Atlantic Ocean and the dunes of the Namib Desert, Swakopmund Sands Hotel offers ...

from R1,110
1 night, 2 adults

Desert Villa Guesthouse

Sleeps 16 Swakopmund Guest House in Swakopmund
2.44km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Desert Villa is centrally located in Swakopmund, Namibia and is within walking distance from the tow...

from R1,500
1 night, 2 adults

Atlantik Sicht

Sleeps 6 Swakopmund Self-catering in Swakopmund
2.46km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Atlantik Sicht is a luxury self-catering apartment located just metres from the sea and minutes from...

from R1,374
1 night, 2 adults

Organic Square Guesthouse

Sleeps 16 Swakopmund Guest House in Swakopmund
2.51km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Organic Square Guest House is located in the centre of Swakopmund and within a five-minute walking d...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Bushbabies Inn

Sleeps 20 Swakopmund Self-catering in Swakopmund
2.51km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Bush Babies self catering accommodation is situated in Central Swakopmund, just a few minutes' walk ...

from R1,440
1 night, 2 adults

Swakopmund Guest House

Sleeps 27 Swakopmund Guest House in Swakopmund
2.55km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Swakopmund Guest House is situated in the town centre, a mere five-minute walk from the beach and ma...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Cornerstone Guest House

Sleeps 18 Swakopmund Guest House in Swakopmund
2.56km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Cornerstone Guest House is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast within easy walking dista...

from R895
1 night, 2 adults

Hotel Europa Hof

Sleeps 72 Swakopmund Hotel in Swakopmund
2.65km from Namib Desert Swakopmund

Hotel Europa Hof combines distinct German architecture with a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is cen...

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