Swakopmund

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service offering

. A new self catering accommodation service offering affordable luxury, with sea views, coffee tea, DSTV in master bedroom and lounge, indoor BBQ, from NAD550 per Unit, sleeping up to 6 people. * *


extremely high

in the world, with the tallest sand dune in the world). *'''Sandboarding''' You can ski the dunes just like you're snowboarding, or ride the board on your belly. Extremely high speeds. Alter Action has access to the infamous "Dizzy" hill. *


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06.JPG thumb left upright Lutheran Church The Herero (Herero people) called the place ''Otjozondjii''. WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


film location

channel) AMC television series ''The Prisoner (The Prisoner (2009 TV miniseries))'' starring Jim Caviezel and Sir Ian McKellen. Swakopmund was used as the film location for The Village (The Village (The Prisoner)). WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


world nearby

all-grass desert golf courses in the world. Nearby lies a camel farm and the ''Martin Luther (Martin Luther (steam locomotive))'' steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert. Swakopmund lies on the B2 road (B2 road (Namibia)) and the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. It is served by Swakopmund Airport and Swakopmund Railway Station. thumb Swakopmund (File:Namibia-Swakopmund-2009.JPG) Etymology thumb left upright Lutheran Church (Image:Namibie Swakopmund 06.JPG) The Herero (Herero people) called the place ''Otjozondjii''. WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


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companies that provide tours. The most visited places include the Caprivi Strip, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast Park, Sesriem, Etosha Pan and the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz. Namibia has an embassy to Russia in Moscow and Russia has an embassy to Namibia in Windhoek. Relations between Namibia and Russia were considered "excellent" in 2006 by then-Namibian Minister


articles national

www.namibian.com.na news-articles national full-story archive 2009 october article swakops-drc-to-provide-for-youth Swakop’s DRC to provide for youth February 13, 2008, The Namibian Most inhabitants of the town live in the suburbs of Vineta, Tamariskia, Mondesa and Vogelstrand. Both black and white people, mostly well-to-do, live in Vineta. Tamariskia was originally a neighbourhood for the coloured people (Coloured People in Namibia), built in the early 1970s, to replace the shacks


year making

with 70 beds. CottageMC.co.za Geography Climate Surrounded by the Namib Desert on three sides and the cold Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean) waters to the west, Swakopmund enjoys a mild desert climate (''BWn'', according to the Köppen climate classification). The average temperature ranges between 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). Rainfall is less than 20 mm per year, making gutters and drainpipes on buildings a rarity. The cold Benguela current supplies moisture for the area in the form of fog that can reach as deep as WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


good views

next *Swakopmund is a good starting point for trips up the Skeleton Coast (Skeleton Coast National Park). A good day-trip would be south from Swakop to Walvis Bay, Namibia's port town. The road to Walvis Bay provides good views of the Namib dunes meeting the Atlantic. thumb Cape Cross Seal Colony (File:Cape Cross Seal Colony.jpg) *120 km north of Swakopmund lies Cape Cross, where every October to December about 100,000 of the Cape Fur Seals breed. The sight and the noise (and also the smell) is absolutely breathtaking! The name Cape Cross comes from a stone cross erected 1486 by the Portuguese Diego Cáo. Entry fee to the nature reserve is 10 N$. Accommodation at the Cape Cross Lodge. *For hobby botanists a half day trip to the south east will take you to the legendary Welwitschia Mirabilis plants. In a place where there is no rain for decades the only water source this plant uses is humidity. Welwitschia can become over 1000 years old and only live in this part of the Namib desert, 40 to 120 km away from the coast. Take the Welwitschia drive that starts 50 km east of Swakopmund. Be careful not to walk too close to the plants (roots easily destroyed) or even take plants with you, the species is highly endangered! WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


celebrity

purchased by ''People'' for over $4.1 million, while ''Hello!'' obtained the British rights for approximately $3.5 million. The proceeds from the sale were donated to charities serving African children. Rose, Lacey. "The Most Expensive Celebrity Photos". ''Forbes''. July 18, 2007. Retrieved September

Swakopmund

'''Swakopmund''' (German (German language) for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city url http: www.alan.org.na ?q localauthorities list title Local Authorities publisher Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) accessdate 1 October 2012 on the coast of western Namibia, of land. title ELECTIONS 2010: Erongo regional profile publisher New Era (New Era (Namibia)) url http: www.newera.com.na article.php?articleid 14109 date 16 November 2010 The city is situated in the Namib desert and is the fourth largest population centre in Namibia.

Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial (Colonialism) architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today.

Buildings in the city include the ''Altes Gefängnis (Altes Gefängnis, Swakopmund)'' prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The ''Woermannhaus'', built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library. Attractions in Swakopmund include a Swakopmund Museum, swakopmund-museum.de the National Marine Aquarium (National Marine Aquarium of Namibia), a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand south of the Swakop River. Outside of the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of only five all-grass desert golf courses in the world. Nearby lies a camel farm and the ''Martin Luther (Martin Luther (steam locomotive))'' steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.

Swakopmund lies on the B2 road (B2 road (Namibia)) and the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. It is served by Swakopmund Airport and Swakopmund Railway Station. thumb Swakopmund (File:Namibia-Swakopmund-2009.JPG)

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