We’re staying in Swakopmund (German: Mouth of the Swakop), a city on the coast of western Namibia, 352 km west of the Namibian capital Windhoek via the B2 main road. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The town has 44,725 inhabitants and covers 196 square kilometres of land. The city is situated in the Namib Desert and is the fourth largest population centre in Namibia.
My new BFF. (Please click on any image to enlarge gallery)
Pelicans are seriously weird. (Please click on any image to enlarge gallery)
Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa. As of the 1970s, German influences remained evident, including German street names, a German daily newspaper, and the German language being spoken by some residents, prompting The New York Times to describe it as “more German than Germany”.A 2008 New York Times article describes the town as having “the dislocating feel of a Baltic Sea resort set in the tropics.
We went on an amazing boat trip and saw lots of birds and some friendly seals
And, not for something totally pink (Please click on any image to enlarge gallery)