The coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are flanked by the Namib Desert and Atalantic Ocean. Rich in Germanic history, Swakopmund boasts quaint Bavarian style buildings, palm lined streets, an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés and shops. The famous jetty and lighthouse are iconic landmarks, and the lunar landscape which lies further inland, a popular tourist destination. Camel rides, sand boarding, dune biking or parachuting anyone?
Walvis Bay may be quieter, but it feels much more spacious than Swakopmund. The scenic lagoon and surrounding area is a popular destination for bird watchers, with the salt pans also an attractive landmark for photographers. Out in the bay itself why not try your hand at fishing, kayaking to Pelican Point or kite surfing?