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Swakopmund Jetty

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Address: Swakopmund, Namibia
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Nice jetty

Saw flamingoes flying past and seals at the end of the jetty. Was very cold and windy on a November afternoon, but nice views out to see and out to the city and desert.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Gemma L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very bad experience. The whole place is just left. The garden are a mess. Trees are dying and the pub at the end are also dying. No place to go to.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Having dinner at the Jetty Restaurant was an awesome experience. The Restaurant serves excellent food and just the idea of having dinner on the sea is exhilarating. I would do it over and over again.

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Thank Elizabeth L
Le Bugue, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This restaurant appears to be resting on its laurels - relying on the location to attract customers but not backing this up with good service. The food was quite acceptable but it is not acceptable to arrive with the main course before the starters are finished and have them placed on the table. The waiting staff are clearly inexperienced and... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Come here to have a stunning view of the waves crashing into shore. This is a rather scenic area of town. It offers a great view of sunset on those days when the fog is not so heavy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Saw flamingoes flying past and seals at the end of the jetty. Was very cold and windy on a November afternoon, but nice views out to see and out to the city and desert.

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Thank Gemma L
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you're in Swakopmund, you HAVE to explore the beloved Jetty, a famous landmark built in 1905 by the then German colonists. It gives you excellent views of Swakopmund and often you are showered with an unexpected bout of seawater, when the mighty Atlantic Ocean wants to welcome you with its mighty waves ! Especially beautiful at night, when the... More 

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Thank GeorgKnoke
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It's just nice to walk up and down the jetty, but not really spectacular. Especially when it's cloudy, there is not too much to it.

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Thank AvW12345
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Traveling with young children, this was a must-do activity. The kids were fascinated to think about how far away the next point of land was.

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Thank William T
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

...this one is worth your time as the Atlantic ocean can be unpredictable. You'll get nice photos of town from out on the jetty, and the occasional wave will splash up a bit and share some spray if you are (un)fortunate enough to be in its path. Nice restaurant with good views at the jetty. Given Swakopmund's unpredictable weather you'll... More 

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

good walking site and overview to the beach. especially night walks and sunset is beautiful to see . Beware in windy days .

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