The picturesque coastal town of Swakopmund was established by German colonists in 1892. With its german history, some buildings have german colonial architecture accompanied with endless german cuisine and a small part of its population is still german-speaking.
Attractions in Swakopmund include the Swakopmund Museum, Martin Luther steam locomotive, National Marine Aquarium, Jetty and the Crystal Gallery where you will find the worlds largest quartz crystal on display.
Overlooking the Atlantic ocean and Namib Desert, Swakopmund has a laid back feel to it with palm trees, good restaurants and gift shops. For the more adventurous, there are a variety of extreme sports, from skydiving, quad biking, fat wheel biking, ocean safaris, dune boarding and surfing.