Swakopmund

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service based'

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


romantic setting

. Walking distance to town Splurge * *'''Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre''' is a 4 star luxury hotel, built in and around the impeccably restored old station building. Includes casino, pool and restaurant. From NAD940 per Room, incl. breakfast Go


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


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. *


ostrich

days. North of the town is the Mile 4 Salt works. Some roads go along the open saline lakes where the salt is being extracted. This area is very important for various birds, including Flamingos. Buy There are several nice shops in Swakop selling souvenirs and art. There is also a very good '''craft market''' near the lighthouse, which has a lot of items which are difficult to find elsewhere in Namibia. *

articles url email address Brauhaus Arcade, lat long directions Centre of town in Hendrik Witbooi St. phone +264 64 404778 tollfree fax hours from 9h00 to 18h00 price content Luggage and leather retail shop, the finest ostrich and kudu wallets and purses. Modern zebra skin belts, ostrich and kudu leather belts as well as designer handbags in springbok, kudu, nguni, buffalo and ostrich leather. Eat *


music production

Deco architecture? ...that '''Johannes Bugenhagen''' introduced the Protestant Reformation to Pomerania and Denmark in the 16th century? *'''Ma gaisa''', the popular dance music genre commonly known as Damara Punch, has produced household names like Stanley, Phura and Raphel & Pele (Marurus di Gereseb), all with Welwitchia Music Production, Swakopmund, Axue and Om Backos. The genre was derived from Damara (Damara (people)) traditional music


great sports

to the aquaruim and walk along the beach in the direction of Walvis Bay. Grab a bottle of bubbly for the amazing sunset (Locally called sundowners) *'''Grunerkrantz''' Located above Cape to Cairo. This is where everyone comes for their late night drink. *'''Rafters''', great sports bar with big LCD screens. * WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund


largest religious

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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distance to the centre of town. * *


service based

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

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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