Swakopmund (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) is considered a seaside resort, the weather is cooler here in December to January (Namibia’s summer months). The German colonial architecture is well know here and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today. Buildings in the city include the Altes Gefängnis prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The Wörmannhaus, built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library. Attractions in Swakopmund include the Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand south of the Swakop River. Outside of the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of 5 all-grass desert golf courses in the world. The city is known for extreme sports. Nearby lies a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert. A great way to start or end a safari in Namibia is take some timeout here in ‘Swakop’ as the locals call it.