: 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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satellite tracking station at Swakopmund. Construction was completed in July 2001 at a site north of Swakopmund to the east of the Henties Bay-Swakopmund road and opposite the Swakopmund Salt Works. The site was chosen as it was on the orbital track of a manned spacecraft during its re-entry phase. Costing N$ (Namibian dollar)12 million, the complex covers 150m by 85m. It is equipped with five metre and nine metre satellite dishes. In August 2008, filming commenced in Swakopmund on the AMC (AMC (TV channel)) 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
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
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
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. *
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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
of European coffees make you wish for the movies. *'''Café Anton''' Great for an all-you-can-eat Breakfast. Around N$60. * WikiPedia:Swakopmund Dmoz:Regional Africa Namibia Localities Swakopmund commons:Swakopmund
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
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
'''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)