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Journey to the colonial village of Swakopmund. Begin with a scenic drive along Namibia's coastal sand dunes. In Swakopmund, take a guided tour of this seaside resort with Bavarian architectural elements. Learn about the village's colonial past and view the 19th century Art Nouveau architecture. See the Magistrates Court, the Lutheran Church, and the old Railway Station Building. Pass the old Hansa Brewery and jetty before visiting the Kristall Galerie, where you'll see the world's largest crystals, some weighing up to 14 tons. Continue on to the Swakopmund Museum, where you'll learn about local Namibian ways of life. After, enjoy free time to browse the Brauhaus Gallery in the heart of town. Make your way back to the ship on a scenic gravel road that takes you past a spectacular sand dune, Walvis Bay Lagoon, and the ecologically-significant wetlands of the tidal flood plains, home to many bird species.
Enjoy a scenic drive along Namibia's coastal sand dunes.
View Swakopmund's historic architecture and learn about this village's colonial past.
Discover the Kristall Galerie and the Swakopmund Museum, where you'll discover a fascinating exhibit about local people and culture.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Wind/ water resistant jacket
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility may be able to manage this tour with assistance.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards over even, paved, and sandy surfaces.
Shops are closed on Saturdays from 13h00 onwards and are closed all day on Sundays.
Tour sequence may vary.
The Kristall Galerie is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and the venue is closed on Sundays. Karakulia Weavers will be offered on Sundays instead.
Guests who wish to purchase gemstones at the Kristall Galerie must produce a photocopy of their passport.
Swakopmund Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Tour Code M05L
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