Right by the coast, Swakopmund is the perfect place to enjoy the ocean and the sand dunes. The German style buildings are a good reminder of the history of Namibia. Make sure to explore not only the center, but also the location for getting a full picture of Swakopmund. You will notice that there are many cafes and restaurants downtown. In case you’re having difficulties deciding which ones to try, consult the list below.
1. Hafeni Traditional Restaurant
Located in Mondesa, Hafeni Traditional Restaurant is one of the few places in Swakopmund where you can have local food. This is a basic restaurant with a very simple design but good food. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you don’t know what to order, they will have good recommendations for you. Since Hafeni Traditional Restaurant is part of a tourism agency that offers tours of Mondesa, the restaurant will be the lunch stop for the tourists joining the tour. But there are also locals who come eat here.
Hafeni Traditional Restaurant
Address: Lucas Nehoya Street, Mondesa, Swakopmund, Namibia
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2. Namib Restaurant
If you feel like having German food, this is the place to go. Namib Restaurant is part of Hotel Deutsches Haus. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service very efficient and fast. At lunch time, they serve different special menus every day. It’s for sure worth it to try out the lunch specials.
Address: 13 Luderitz Str., Hotel Deutsches Haus, Swakopmund, Namibia
Website: Namib Restaurant
3. Gabriele's Italian Pizzeria
Pizza of the week: cherry tomatoes, fresh rocket, balsamic reduction and pecorino shavings... 'Cos the simple things in life bring happiness ;)Posted by Gabriele's Italian Pizzeria Swakopmund on Thursday, 9 February 2017
Gabriele’s Italian Pizzeria gives its customers exactly what it advertises: real Italian pizza. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. The restaurant is small and unpretentious, yet very cozy. The staff and the owner are very attentive with the customers, creating an even more relaxing environment. Once you get there, you might end up eating just pizzas for the rest of your stay in Swakopmund.
Gabriele's Italian Pizzeria
Address: 15 Swakop street (old laundry), Swakopmund, Namibia 9000
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4. Village Cafe
Village Cafe gives the restaurant scene of Swakopmund some color with its artsy decor and general atmosphere. The friendliness of the staff adds to the nice vibe. It’s a place where laughter and good humor are highly appreciated. You can tell that just by glancing at the menu. The portions are big and the food and coffee are excellent. Village Cafe is a place that exudes an air of creativity all around it. Even if just for a drink, it’s worth going because of its unique atmosphere.
Address: 21 Sam Nujoma Ave., Swakopmund, Namibia
Website: Village Cafe
5. Brewer & Butcher
This is the perfect option if you want to take a break from the beach, but don’t want to go too far. Brewer & Butcher is part of Strand Hotel. Although there are also some vegetarian options on the menu, Brewer & Butcher is particularly good for meat lovers. The service is wonderful and the staff amazing.
Brewer & Butcher
Address: 01 Strand Street, Strand Hotel Swakopmund, Swakopmund, Namibia
Website: Brewer & Butcher
6. The Tug
FRESH OYSTERS 6 Fresh Walvis Bay Oysters. www.the-tug.com @thetugswakopPosted by The Tug Restaurant on Saturday, 22 April 2017
Do you want to organize a romantic dinner with your partner? This is the best option for you. The outside sitting area comes with a wonderful scenic view over the South Atlantic Ocean. In terms of food, The Tug is famous mostly for its selection of seafood. However, do try to book a table in advance, as it can get rather crowded. And keep in mind that during the week, this restaurant is opened only during dinner time (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.).
Address: A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road, Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
Website: The Tug
7. Jetty 1905
Online bookings right here on our Facebook Page or our website @ www.jetty1905.comPosted by Jetty 1905 Restaurant on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Arriving during daytime gives the extra opportunity of admiring the beautiful scenery. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a dolphin or two. But if you’re aiming at catching the sunset, make a reservation beforehand. Being rather popular among the tourists who are travelling to Swakopmund, Jetty 1905 has quite a lively atmosphere. There are many dishes on the menu, yet the seafood varieties are the most popular ones.
Address: Molen Road, On the Pier, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
Website: Jetty 1905
8. Garden Cafe
Right in the middle of the town, yet in a very quiet corner, Garden Cafe offers an escape in an unexpected area of the town. It is a small and hidden place that provides the customers with healthy and tasty food at reasonable prices. Vegetarians will have more options than in other restaurants in Swakopmund, yet meat lovers can still enjoy a good hamburger.
Address: 11 Tobias Hainyeko Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Facebook: Garden cafe
9. The Fish Deli
Hooray!!! Today is ALL YOU CAN EAT Sushi day! Book now to avoid disappointment. Phone us at 46 2979Posted by The Fish Deli on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Who said you can only have good sushi in Japan? This is one of the best places in town if you’re craving sushi. The seafood and fish are also well cooked. The Fish Deli is a good place to go to if you want a quick lunch. Their service is very efficient. It’s conveniently placed in the center of Swakopmund, so it’s easily reached.
The Fish Deli
Address: 29 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
Website: The Fish Deli
Explore the places where the ocean meets the desert
If you’ve seen everything there is to see in Swakopmund, head south to Walvis Bay or even better, head north to Skeleton Valley. The Namibian coast is amazing. Seeing the dunes comes with a great feeling of happiness. There are many activities that can be organized in order to make the most of your time around the dunes and sandboarding is just one of them.
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