Things to do in Swakopmund
Catamaran Charters, Walvis Bay
Catamaran Charters Team invites you aboard the 45’ Royal Cape Catamaran ‘Silverwind’ and the 60′ Simonis Catamaran ‘Silversand’, to enjoy an adventure packed tour to Pelican Point and Walvis Bay’s beautiful bay area searching for the marine's Big 5, showing the Oyster platforms and finally serving a lunch with fresh Oysters and sparkling wine.
During the tour experience
- Dolphins swimming alongside the Catamaran
- Seals being fed aboard
- Mola Molas (Sunfish) and Leatherback Turtles
- White Pelicans and
- Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and Orcas in certain periods.
Desert Tour Swakopmund
A guided desert experience covering all aspects of the desert landscapes in and around Swakopmund.
You can choose between a half day or full day excursion experiencing firsthand the- Moonlandscape,
- Swakop Canyon
- Goanikontes oasis
- The famous Welvitschia Mirabilis
Sea Kayaking at Pelican Point
There is no better way to explore the Walvis Bay lagoon than setting off a sea kajak trip.
You get very close to the rich diversity of
- Dolphins (in certain periods)
- Whales (in certain periods)
Living Museum Of The San People (Bushmen) Near Omaruru
The name San is historically applied by their ethnic relatives and historic rivals, the Khoikhoi. This term means "outsider" in the Nama language and was derogatory because it distinguished the Bushmen from what the Khoikhoi called themselves, the "First People". The San people are hunter-gatherer living in the northern part of Namibia. They are employing a name rule (only 35 names are circulating per gender and each child is named after a grandparent or another relative) and an age rule (the older of two people always decides what to call the younger. Children have no social duties besides playing, leisure is very important to Bushmen of all ages. Women have a high status in the San society, they are mainly involved in the gathering of food, but may also take part in hunting.
Trip From Swakopmund To Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is of mixed origin and roughly means "dead end marsh". "Vlei" is the afrikaans word for "marsh", while "sossus" is nama for "no return" or "dead end". This area is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange color, a consequence of a high percentage of iron in the sand and consequent oxydation processes.
The dunes are among the highest of the world, many of them are above 200mts, the highest, "Dune 7", is about 380mts high.
Inside Sossusvlei you will meet small animals that can survive with little water (arthropods, small reptiles), rodents, jackals and bigger ones as antelopes (oryxes and springboks) and ostrichs.
The Swakop River Is Running... März 2011
It has last nine years that the Swakop river has reached the Atlantic Ocean on the 7th of March 2009.
Nearly two years later, in March 2011, it happens again.
The runnier river lets the reviers becoming green pastures and the desert changes into flowery fields.
The quantity of rainfall this year is as much as eleven years ago and the dams have to be opened to drain the water.
Today, on the 1st of May 2011, the Swakop and many other rivers have expanded their river beds and changed to a torrent.