Travel

Mini – Vacay: Swakopmund Trip (22 – 25 September 2017)

My brother had a soccer tournament about 2 weeks ago in Swakopmund and we decided to turn it into a little family vacay and I thought I would share what I got up to, as most of my recent posts have consisted of outfit and makeup ideas.  Most of my time there consisted of watching soccer and cheering on my brother from the sidelines, as the weekend was filled with soccer games, but we did however have a little time left to go visit the beach, the aquarium, the snake park, as well as the mall.

Accommodation

We decided to stay at the Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp, as they are conveniently located near the soccer field where my brother was playing, various shops, the beach, as well as the aquarium, plus the prices are very affordable which is definitely an added bonus.  There are various types of accommodation that you can choose from and we decided to go for the one named “Spitzkoppe” (each type has different names), as we were 6 and the Spitzkoppe bungalows accommodates 6 people.   The bungalows are not the biggest or fanciest accommodation that you’ll find in Swakopmund, but they are very comfy and you get the basic amenities needed and I definitely recommend it.  I do however advice making a booking through telephone, as I did it online and when I called to confirm the booking they had no record of it.

 

National Marine Aquarium of Namibia

The aquarium is situated on Strand street and is walking distance from the Swakopmund Municipal Restcamp.  The opening hours are from 10 am to 4 pm and they are closed on Mondays.  They charge N$ 10 for adults and N$ 5 for kids (for Namibians).  The place is quite small, but there is ample marine life to see and it is definitely worth the visit! My favorite definitely has to be the sting rays.

 

The Living Desert Snake Park

The snake park is situated on 5 Libertina Amadhila Street and houses a variety of snakes, with very detailed information sheets on every snake.  The entrance fee is N$60 for adults and N$20 for kids (For Namibians) and their opening hours are from 9am – 5pm, with it being closed on Sundays.  This is definitely worth the visit, as you get too see so many species of snakes in one place and you get to learn about each one.  We also got to see some of the snakes feeding, which was a pretty interesting experience.

 

Swakopmund Jetty

When visiting Swakopmund, a stop at the Jetty is definitely a must.  You can take some amazing pictures and walk on the jetty, while waiting for the sun to set.  There is also a restaurant situated at the jetty, so you can have an early dinner while watching the sun set.  I didn’t get my sunset pictures this time around, as it was pretty windy, foggy and cold and we didn’t want to stick around and wait for the sun to set, but I can assure you it is definitely worth the wait.

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Overall it was a pretty awesome, much needed trip to escape the Windhoek heat, as well as studies.  Below are more pictures from the trip.

But that is it for this post…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

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