- 120 km north of Swakopmund lies Cape Cross, where every October to December about 200,000 of the Cape Fur Seals breed. The sight and the noise (and also the smell) is absolutely breathtaking! The name Cape Cross comes from a stone cross erected 1486 by the Portuguese Diego Cáo. Entry fee to the nature reserve is 20 N$ per person and cars also 20N$. Opening hours are from 10-17o`clock all seasons. Accommodation at the Cape Cross Lodge.
- For hobby botanists a half day trip to the south east will take you to the legendary Welwitschia Mirabilis plants. In a place where there is no rain for decades the only water source this plant uses is humidity. Welwitschia can become over 1000 years old and only live in this part of the Namib desert, 40 to 120 km away from the coast. Take the Welwitschia drive that starts 50 km east of Swakopmund. Be careful not to walk too close to the plants (roots easily destroyed) or even take plants with you, the species is highly endangered!!!
- The National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area - north of Swakopmund until the Ugab-Delta ca. 200 km- is one of the hidden jewels for fisherman. Mile 8, Mile 13 and a Kupferhai are the must for the day. Henties Bay is under self-admination since 1965 and is still growing. At the weekend and durling holiday time there is a lot going on.
- The visitors stand in big uramium mining area and marvel at the technological equipment. Since years the spoil pile seems to be a danger groundwater, air and the enviroment of swakopmund. The discussions of closing the mine are still pending. Visits every second friday Tel. 067/402046.
- On the road to Windhoek after 140 km befor Usakos you have to turn left and take road 1918 direction Henties Bay so see the "Matterhorn" of Africa. The "Große Spitzkoppe" is 1728 m hight abd have a pink shimmer. For the native people where the waterholes in the middle a secure shelter from the hard nature ouside. This place is also a paradis for people which are interested in minerals.
- is good destination for a day-trip from swakopmund. Walfish bay is called the "garden city" at the sea. Is is the secondlargest city of namibia (36.000 inhabitants). Unil 1994 this city belongs to RSA. For Namibia the only deep-water port is very important, because over 90% of the imports are handelt here.
- Skeleton Coast National Park is called the north, 500 km from the Ugab Rivier to the Kunene-reaching nature reserve on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. In the east, the 16,845 km ² nature reserve bordering the Kaokoland. The Skeleton Coast Park consists of two zones, the southern one is free available and the northern allowed only in a small area under the guidance of licensed according to travel companies that are here overnight camps visited a few entertained. The National Park in 2009 went to the Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park. The park entrance is located a few miles north of Mile 108 before Ugab, one of the largest of the Namib Riviere, who has dug a wild and spectacular canyon in the marble, dolomite and shale layers. The park consists here of a gray gravel area, only 100 km north of the park entrance at Torra Bay dune fields begin. North of the Huab Rivier located on the beach and a former Oildrillingstation Kapkormoranen serves as a breeding place. A few kilometers north of Torra Bay is the wreck of the Atlantic and Pride in a canyon of multicolored sandstone there is a waterfall located in the middle of the desert. In the northern part of the coastal parks a special natural phenomenon near the Hoarusib Rivier is observed or heard: the roaring dunes by Terracebucht. The dune sand is configured here in such a way that it is similar at a given wind strength and direction of gliding down a snow board the dune and it produces a by dunes body resonated friction noise that resembles an approaching aircraft squadrons and hear about many kilometers.