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Top Choice Italian in Swakopmund

22° South

Inside the ground floor of the lighthouse, this atmospheric place is run by an Italian-Namibian couple who prepare Swakopmund's best (and homemade) Italian food. It's a slightly more formal option than the many pizz…
Top Choice Pub Food in Swakopmund

Kücki’s Pub

A Swakopmund institution, Kücki’s has been in the bar and restaurant biz for a couple of decades. The menu is full of seafood and meat dishes alongside comfort food, and everything is well prepared. The warm and con…
Top Choice Landmark in Swakopmund

Jetty

In 1905 the need for a good cargo- and passenger-landing site led Swakopmund’s founders to construct the original wooden pier. In the years that followed, it was battered by the high seas and damaged by woodworm, an…
Top Choice Aquarium in Swakopmund

National Marine Aquarium

This recently overhauled waterfront aquarium provides an excellent introduction to the cold offshore world in the South Atlantic Ocean. Most impressive is the tunnel through the largest aquarium, which allows close-…
Seafood in Swakopmund

Tug

Housed in the beached tugboat Danie Hugo near the jetty, the Tug is something of an obligatory destination for any restaurant-goer in Swakopmund. Regarded by many as the best restaurant in town, the Tug is an atmosp…
Farm in Swakopmund

Goanikontes

If you're on a quest to see welwitschias, continue east along the Welwitschia Drive to the Moon Landscape, a vista across eroded hills and valleys carved by the Swakop River. Here you may want to take a quick 12km r…
Arts & Crafts in Swakopmund

Cosdef Arts & Crafts Centre

This worthy project supports local artisans and unemployed people by providing a shopfront for their work. The quality is high and the overall message, one of building sustainability in local communities, is one tha…
Cafe in Swakopmund

Cafe Anton

This much-loved local institution, located in the Schweizerhaus Hotel, serves superb coffee, Apfelstrudel, Kugelhopf (cake with nuts and raisins), Mohnkuchen (poppyseed cake), Linzertorte (cake flavoured with almond…
International in Swakopmund

Hansa Hotel Restaurant

It’s hard to top history, and the Hansa Hotel is steeped in it. In the main dining hall at this classic colonial spot, you can indulge in culinary excesses and wash them down with a bottle from the extensive wine li…
Antiques in Swakopmund

Peter’s Antiques

This place is an Ali Baba’s cave of treasures, specialising in colonial relics, historic literature, West African art, politically incorrect German paraphernalia, and genuine West African fetishes and other artefact…