The coastal town of Swakopmund is known for its beautiful art deco architecture. Namibia was a German colony and the town’s architecture has a Germanic influence. It has a laidback vibe with cafes bars serving cuisine influenced by Namibian and Bavarian flavours, as well as tasty local beer. The town is also the departure point for many adventures in the surrounding desert and adventure sports. Dune sandboarding, 4×4 dune trails and skydiving are popular.
Drips to see the flora and fauna of the Namib Desert also depart from here. Guests search for small critters such as the Palmetto gecko or the golden mole. Another popular activity is a day trip to the Welwitschia Plains. This is a region where a very special plant called a Welwitschia is commonly found. These plants are some of the oldest plants on the planet individual plants could be thousands of years old. Each plant only ever produces two leaves, which are very tough and leathery and they just continue to grow. They thrive in this harsh environment, only getting moisture from fog which rolls in off the Atlantic Ocean.