The Noels in SA and Namibia 2018 travel blog

Neurotic group of Guinea Hens

On our way to the museum in Swakopmund

Absolutely insane Pharmacy memorabilia at the museum

More of the Pharmacy items at the museum. This is without a...

more Pharmacy at the museum

more Pharmacy at the museum

more Pharmacy at the museum

last Pharmacy photo, I promise LOL

Shopping in Swakopmund

Very colourful atmosphere at The Village, a very popular spot for lunch...

The decorum was colourful too

Our three milkshakes

Us three at "The Village" for lunch

parts of Mondesa township, sobering experience ...

Edible Mopane worms for sale in Mondesa. These are really caterpillars and...

'Mama'. We visited this lady to learn about the culture of the...

Washing hands at the restaurant in Mondesa

My very brave companions dine in Mondesa. After seeing Mopane worms I...


Today's itinerary

Enjoy a free morning. Opt to go sandboarding, or just take a walk in town. This afternoon, explore the township of Mondesa with a local guide, learning about its people and history. Visit the local market for an introduction to traditional food including wild spinach, mopane worms, and dried kapenta fish. Also visit an art and craft shop, meet with some locals, then visit a family-run establishment for dinner and local entertainment. Explore the town's unique mix of German and African culture and opt to visit curio shops, the museum and restaurants. Optional activities include sandboarding, or if you're feeling brave, skydiving.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mondesa Township Walk

Visit the community of Mondesa Township with an expert resident guide. Learn about its daily life, history and traditions through an immersive experience with the welcoming people that live here. Visit its lively market for an introduction to traditional foods like wild spinach, mopane worms, and dried kapenta fish. Also visit an arts-and-crafts shop that helps train the township’s youth in traditional crafts. Drop by a shebeen (tavern) to enjoy a favourite drink, and meet some local residents. Finally, continue on to a nearby family run establishment for dinner and local entertainment.


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