Swakopmund, Namibia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Swakopmund, Namibia? If you're planning to go to Swakopmund, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Swakopmund, Namibia

Based on the climate and weather in Swakopmund, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Swakopmund, Namibia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Swakopmund, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Swakopmund, Namibia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Swakopmund.

If you are planning to visit the stunning Lutheran Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you visit Swakopmund Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Swakopmund.

What to wear/what to pack for Swakopmund, Namibia by month

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January

January is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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February

Traveling to Swakopmund in February, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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March

If you visit Swakopmund during March, you might see that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you go to Swakopmund in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May for Swakopmund is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

June in Swakopmund is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

If you are traveling to Swakopmund in July, you will notice that it can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August for Swakopmund is crisp and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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September

If you are traveling to Swakopmund in September, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October in Swakopmund can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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November

November here can be chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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December

December for Swakopmund is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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