Swakopmund, Namibia

Often described as being more German than Germany, Swakopmund is Namibia’s most popular holiday destination, and it attracts surfers, anglers and beach-lovers from all over southern Africa. However, the seaside resort has recently reinvented itself as the adventure-sports capital of Namibia, and now also attracts adrenaline junkies jonesing for a quick fix. Whether you race through the sand sea in a quad bike, slide down the dunes on a greased-up snowboard, jump from a Cessna with a parachute strapped to your back or live out your Lawrence of Arabia fantasies on a camel safari, there’s no shortage of gut-curdling activities to choose from.

One thing Swakopmund isn’t is boring. It’s Namibia’s most popular holiday destination, and there are myriad attractions for enjoying the great climate including surfing, fishing, lolling around on the beach and finding ways to terrify yourself – it’s the adventure sports capital of Namibia.

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