Activity Overview

Swakomund and the surrounding areas offer a variety of interesting activities. Therefore it makes sense to spend a few days in Swakopmund. Whether on land, at sea or in the air, there is certainly something for everyone!

The following list is very long, but see the positive: All this activities are available in our nice and unique Town “Swakopmund” If you click on “More Info” you will get detailed information on each activity, including operator, prices, start times, durations and a few pictures (slide show). For most of the activities you will even find a video.

As most of our guests are staying only a few days in our wonderful town we strongly recommend to pre-book the activities with us. The availability of a few activities are sometimes very limited.

By the way: The activity booking service is tollay free of charge for guests of Swakopund Plaza Hotel!

Sightseeing flights

Swakopmund is an ideal location for sightseeing flights. No matter whether you fly over the “moon landscape”, along the Swakop river bed or over the Kuiseb River, the dunes of the Namib Desert and the fascinating Sossusvlei. A flight from Swakopmund is a highlight that you should not miss. There are many routes offered but each of them are an unforgettable experience.

Fat Bike Scenic Desert Tour or Beach Cruise

Join us on an unforgettable and unique ecological Namibian cycling experience in and around the charming historic town, Swakopmund. Feel the fresh coastal air, take-in the silence and breathtaking scenery of the oldest desert in the world wh ile enjoying the thrill of cycling up and down Namibia’s famous dunes. Guaranteed to excite and offer an unforgettable and unique cycling experience.

A Swakopmund must for both the scenic appreciator and adrenalin seeking adventurist. 3 tours to choose from for all levels of fitness. No air or noise pollution and shallower tracks than even footprints makes Fat Bike Touring the most ecological way to explore our desert’s delicate habitat.

Dolphin Cruise with Sun Sail Catamarans

The Catamarans are motorized and sailing vessels. The emphasis is on Sailing and all the romance and luxury associated with this fine way of travelling on the seas. Toilets on board with proper wash basins make the cruise ever more pleasant.

These tours are excellent for viewing the marine life on the Walvis Bay Lagoon with a close encounter with seals, dolphins, birds, Whales, turtles, and Sun Fish. There are a number of tame seals that entertain the guests by jumping onboard.

Drinks and a light lunch with oysters is included!

Dolphin Cruise with Laramon Catamaran Tours

Laramon Tours operate 2 motorised catamarans that can accommodate up to 50 people, (which is only 70% of the actual seating capacity), between them and offer ample space on deck to walk around and enjoy the cruise.

All tours and cruises depart from they private pier, located in the Walvis Bay harbour / lagoon area. There you can enjoy a cup of coffee with an unobstructed view over the Harbour area while waiting to go onboard. Laramon Tours still do the original cruise which take you through the Walvis Bay Harbour, Bird Island, Pelican Point, Oyster Farms and back. This route is aproxmately 30% longer, therefore you get 30% more value for your money.

Living Desert Tour with Thommy

This Living Desert Tour is a memorable 4×4 adventure drive through the dunes outside Swakopmund. Search for life in this apparently barren landscape, such as: Sidewinders, Palmato Geckoes, Namaqua Chameleons, Fitzsimons Burrowing Skinks, Sand-Diving Lizards, Scorpions, etc.

You will be informed about the plant-life, insects and minerals as well you will experience a ‘roaring’ dune. The scenic drive through the dunes takes you from the life-rich eastern side through to the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Eco-aware, informative and fun, and kids are welcome.

Plenty to see, experiences and photography moments!

Living Desert Adventure with Chris

This Living Desert Tour is a unique 4×4 adventure which specializes in bringing the desert to life while sharing the awesome beauty of the Namib Desert with travelers from all over the world.

The coastal dune belt may seem barren and lifeless to many people, but in fact it is alive with a fascinating variety of little desert adapted animals, which are able to survive on the life-giving fog which consistently rolls in from the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Sandwich Harbour 4×4 Excursion

A 4×4 excursions with accomplished guides to one of Namibia’s most spectacular and inaccessible destination, Sandwich Harbour.

Sandwich Harbour is approximately 40 km south of Walvis Bay. It is a Ramsar heritage site situated within the confines of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is a beautiful setting with the lagoon flanked by high dunes to the East and the sea to the West.

Living Dunes Tour with Charlys Desert Tours

Discover one of the oldest deserts in the world between majestic dunes and silent lowlands! The unique climate of the Namib Desert flanked by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean hosts a variety of endemic life, animals and plants alike, some found nowhere else in the world but here.

For the untrained eye the dunes, and gravel plains seem to be lifeless but your guide knows it beams with life and will show you this.

Not only does this impress you but also the extreme silence can be overwhelming and soothing – whilst hiking all these elements come together. On gravel stones lichens grow and in the sand we discover chameleons, lizards, scorpions, small snakes, spiders, and much more life.

In the area around Swakopmund, the Namib desert shows it’s most beautiful side.

Namib Desert Tour with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours was born and bred in Swakopmund. He acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability.

Namib Desert Tour with Charlys Desert Tours

Our way from Swakopmund to one of the oldest deserts in the world leads us at first to the old steam engine “Martin Luther“ which was thought to be a replacement for the ox wagons in 1896. You will hear interesting stories about the colonial times of german South West Africa while you continue to the dry river bed of the Swakop which only carries water in the rare heavy rain years. We drive along the Swakop river bed and discover in this wide and rough area beautiful minerals, “living stones“ and age old plants like the prehistoric Welwitschia Mirabilis.

The geological history of Namibia lies in front of us like an open book, and as the Namib Desert is close to the Atlantic coast it shows a unique flora. Lichens and rare Nara plants match perfectly with the climate.

Half Day Mineral Tour with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours was born and bred in Swakopmund. He acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability.

Full Day Spitzkoppe Excursion with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours was born and bred in Swakopmund. He acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability

Pelican Point Kayaking

Experience a leisurely trip to witness splendid scenery filled with exquisite flamingos, pelicans, terns, plovers, cormorants and sandpipers on the lagoon bird watching trip. Whilst on the Pelican Point trip enjoy excellent bird viewing, seals and occasionally dolphins.

Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour with Kallisto Tours

We travel along the coast in a northerly direction and visit some salt-pans where Flamingos can be seen. We continue along the coast and stop once more to take a closer look at a ship wreck. We also inspect some lichen-fields next to the salt-road. Afterwards we proceed to the Cape Cross seal reserve. Here in 1486 a Portuguese explorer named Diego Cao, the first European to set foot in Namibia, erected a stone cross in honour of King Juan I of Portugal.

Urban Tours with Kallisto Tours

The tour of Historical Swakopmund concentrates on the historical part of Swakopmund. Your guide will relate the history of Swakopmund and explain the origin of the various historical buildings in town. However, the tour is not confined to the historical center, but also includes “millionaire’s mile”, the northern suburbs and the townships.

Township Tour

The tour starts on foot through the streets of Mondesa taking the opportunity to chat with the local people and getting a fascinating glimpse into a typical Namibian township and learn about their cultures and traditions. Then you will hop back into the township mobile and drive out to the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC).

Quad Biking

Experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes. After the engines are revved up and ready to roll, an experienced guide will lead you through the Swakopmund River mouth into the dune belt. Feel the freedom of riding through one of nature’s great wildernesses.

Massage

Enjoy the massage service offred by our sister hotel: BEACH HOTEL SWAKOPMUND!

Fishing

Shore or Boat options are available. Good catches can be expected all year round. The following species can be caught: Kabeljou, Steenbras, Barbel, Galjoen, Garrick and various sharks. Experienced skipper and guide on board

Sandboarding

Lie-down or stand-up boarding. No experience is needed for either and 6 different slopes are included in the lie-down option. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached for the maximum adrenaline buzz. Stand-up sand boarding is snowboarding with a difference. Two slopes are on offer with various runs on either. Guaranteed to give smiles and to get the adrenaline pumping. An awesome full morning outing.

Tandem Skydiving

Before taking off, an experienced Tandem Master will give full instructions on the procedures that will follow. Once in the plane you will enjoy a 35-minute scenic flight over the area climbing to 10,000 feet. After exiting the plane, a 30-35 sec at 220km/h free fall will follow before the parachute opens. Once under the canopy, another 5-8 minutes are enjoyed whilst descending to a tiptoe landing outside the club house.

Tandem Skydiving in Swakopmund has a 100% safety record and guarantees enjoyment in the safest way possible!