Namibia

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  • 1. Alte Feste Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Literally the "old fort," the oldest existing building in Windhoek (1890) once garrisoned the first contingent of German colonial troops. Now...Read More

  • 2. Big Daddy Dune

    Local Interest–Sight

    If you're in good shape, you can hike to the top of Big Daddy, the highest sand dune in the world at 360 meters (1,181 feet). But it's tough...Read More

  • 3. Bushman Art Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    This souvenir and curio shop on bustling Independence Avenue distinguishes itself from the rest with its fairly sizable collection of cult objects...Read More

  • 4. Christuskirche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Lutheran Christ Church is a good representation of German colonial architecture—a mixture of art nouveau and neo-Gothic dating from 1896...Read More

  • 5. Elim Dune

    Local Interest–Sight

    If you're fairly fit, it's well worth climbing the towering Elim Dune, the nearest sand dune to Sesriem, about 5 km (3 mi) away; it will take...Read More

  • 6. House of Gems

    Store/Shop/Mall

    For a uniquely Namibian gift, visit this long-standing attraction in the heart of Windhoek. House of Gems is a small unassuming shop that has...Read More

  • 7. Katutura

    Neighborhood/Street

    Created in the late 1950s for the forced evictions of blacks from the town center, Windhoek's vast African township now houses an estimated...Read More

  • 8. Kristall Galerie

    Museum/Gallery

    This sizable gallery houses the largest known quartz-crystal cluster in the world—an awesome natural wonder more than 520 million years old...Read More

  • 9. Namibia Crafts Centre

    Market/Bazaar

    On Tal Street in the old breweries building behind the Kalahari Sands and Casino hotel, the Namibia Crafts Centre boasts some truly beautiful...Read More

  • 10. National Gallery

    Market/Bazaar

    This small but lovely museum features contemporary Namibian art. The somewhat ho-hum permanent exhibit downstairs features German-Namibian painters...Read More

  • 11. National Marine Aquarium

    Museum/Gallery

    The small, attractive aquarium showcases great displays of marine life in its tanks, including a huge main tank that can be viewed from different...Read More

  • 12. National Museum of Namibia-Owela Display Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    With displays on everything from archeology to natural history to ethnology, this rather musty but endearing museum makes up in information...Read More

  • 13. Old Station Building

    Museum/Gallery

    Probably Swakops's most notable landmark, the gorgeous, historic Old Station Building was built in 1901. Declared a national monument in 1972...Read More

  • 14. Palm Beach

    Beach–Sight

    At a manageable 500 meters (1,640 feet), Palm Beach, which stretches along the western side of Swakopmund and effectively forms the western...Read More

  • 15. Post Street Mall

    Market/Bazaar

    At this open-air market known for its colorful sidewalk displays of curios, crafts, and carvings of all kinds, international tourists and...Read More

  • 16. Sam Cohen Library

    Library/Archive

    As in Windhoek, there are lots of historic German buildings dating to the turn of the 20th century, most of them in perfect condition. The railway...Read More

  • 17. Sesriem Canyon

    Canyon

    About 4 km (2½ mi) from Sesriem Gate, your entry point to Sossusvlei, is Sesriem Canyon, named after the six rieme (thongs) that were tied...Read More

  • 18. Swakopmund Dunes

    Tour–Sight

    Though you may have already visited higher or more visually stunning dunes, the Swakop dunes have the unique distinction of being the subject...Read More

  • 19. The Living Desert Snake Park

    Museum/Gallery

    With more than 25 species of Namibian snakes, lizards, chameleons, and scorpions, this small museum will excite herpetologists large and small...Read More

  • 20. The Mole Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The designated swimming beach at Swakopmund, The Mole, is actually a failed engineering project. In 1899 the South Africans controlled the closest...Read More

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