Swakopmund

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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


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are prominent in business, farming, and tourism or as governmental officials. For example, the first post-independence mayor of Windhoek was a German Namibian. The interests of the community are usually voiced through Africa's only German-speaking daily, ''Die Allgemeine Zeitung''. The legacy of German colonialization in Namibia can also be seen in the Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia), which is the largest religious denomination in the country. Production Director John Moore scouted locations in Morocco and Australia before looking at, and quickly choosing, Namibia as the crash site. "Where most of the film takes place, was only a 20 minute-drive from the coastal town of Swakopmund." Lovgren, Stefan. "Africa Desert Is Bad Guy in "Flight of the Phoenix." ''National Geographic (National Geographic (magazine)),'' December 17, 2004. Retrieved: October 3, 2010. The Namib Desert location caused problems: cameras and other equipment had to be constantly cleaned of sand, and a "couple of hundred people were employed as 'dune groomers'" so that visual continuity (Continuity (fiction)) could be maintained. '''Henties Bay''' (English (English language), literally: ''Henty's Bay''. Afrikaans: ''Hentiesbaai'', German (German language): ''Hentiesbucht'') is a coastal town in Erongo Region, Namibia. It is located 70 km north of Swakopmund and is an important holiday settlement. 70 kilometres to the north of the town is the seal (pinniped) colony of Cape Cross. The town has 3,300 inhabitants and owns WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


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: worldwildlife.org ecoregions at1315 title Namib desert (AT1315) author Spriggs, Amy date work Wild World publisher World Wildlife Fund accessdate 11 December 2011 While this has proved a major hazard to ships—more than a thousand wrecks litter the Skeleton Coast—it is a vital source of moisture for desert life. The fauna and flora of the area have adapted to this phenomenon and now rely upon the fog as a source of moisture.


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: worldwildlife.org ecoregions at1315 title Namib desert (AT1315) author Spriggs, Amy date work Wild World publisher World Wildlife Fund accessdate 11 December 2011 While this has proved a major hazard to ships—more than a thousand wrecks litter the Skeleton Coast—it is a vital source of moisture for desert life. The fauna and flora of the area have adapted to this phenomenon and now rely upon the fog as a source of moisture.


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are slightly cheaper and are an experience, they have no fixed time schedule and are often overloaded. So check out these operators: *'''Intercape''' operates a service from Windhoek via Okahandja. Intercape service also extends to South Africa and Zimbabwe. *'''Econolux''' Tel +264 64 205935. Town Hoppers Shuttle Service - Based in Swakopmund, they travel daily 08h00 from Swakopmund and 14h30 from Windhoek. This is a mini bus, 14 seater, air conditioned bus with all

necessary insurances. Friendly and helpful drivers and office staff. You can contact them - +264 64 407223 or townhoppers@iway.na By train The train service to Windhoek will take up to 21 and a half hours. Normally 10 hours overnight. Bring a jacket, it can get quiet cold in the night. There is a first and secound class but no sleeper. By ship The RMS St Helena makes regular round-trips from St Helena Island (Saint Helena (island)) to Cape Town via Walvis Bay. Catch

Swakopmund is Namibia's adventure capital. Because of this, taking advantage of the following is a must. *'''Do a tour''' Go out to see the Welwitschia plants, the Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross, the Swakop River and the life and beauty of the dunes and desert. *'''Elephant Conservation''' Go on a locally based desert elephant conservation trip with


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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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stars of ''Red Scorpion,'' an action-adventure movie set in the fictional African country of Mombaka. Filmed from below so that one has the sense of peering up at a massive kinetic sculpture, his glistening torso, which over the course of the film is subjected to assorted tortures, is the movie's primary visual focus whenever the action slows down. And since Mr. Lundgren remains stone-faced, rarely speaking except to issue commands in a surprisingly hesitant monotone, his heaving chest actually communicates more emotion than his mumbling lips." WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


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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


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url email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Game food and good wines. * *'''Out of Africa''' Get your coffee and cake here. African-sized muffins and mugs

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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