Swakopmund: Township Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Explore the township of Swakopmund by foot with a local guide and visit the museum, crystal gallery and the Woermann Tower. Learn about the history of Swakopmund, and the nearby Walvis Bay, as well as the people who live here and their culture.

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Highlights

  • Visit the Museum of Swakopmund
  • Marvel at the lighthouse and learn about its history
  • Admire the delights housed in the stunning crystal gallery
  • Explore the old colonial streets and visit the Lutheran church
  • Meet local people and try authentic delicacies

Description

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the Mondesa District. During the first part of the tour, learn about Swakopmund’s history, its origins, and its well maintained buildings from the colonial era. Nestled between the wind-blown Namib Desert and the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Swakopmund is home to palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and a pleasant summer climate that attracts surfers, anglers and beach lovers. Upon arrival in the Mondesa District, learn about how the neighborhood suffered during the apartheid years. Although racial segregation was abolished here in 1991, it is still possible to observe the traces of this dark part of history. Stroll through the streets of Mondesa and discover its vibrant culture. See first hand the kindness of Mondesa’s local people, who won’t hesitate to offer you to taste their traditional delicacies or homemade craft beer. During the visit, there’s plenty of time to taste the flavors of the region, such as grilled caterpillars. Spend time interacting and conversing with the locals and truly immerse yourself in the heart of African culture and history. Learn a few words in the town's local language, Khoe-Khoe, and understand the meaning of the African term “buntu.” Next, visit a traditional Nama herbalist and listen to her share her knowledge of the Nama culture and traditional herbal medicines. Last but not least, enjoy drinks at a typical African bar, and taste yet more authentic but unusual African delicacies.

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Important Information

  • Bring a camera

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