On this guided tour around Mondesa you'll be able to get lost in African culture and find out about the impact the apartheid had on this area of Swakopmund, located on the Atlantic coast of Namibia.
Mondesa Guided Tour
At the arranged time the guide will pick you up from your hotel in Swakopmund and set off on the tour of the Mondesa neighbourhood. On this tour we'll find out about the inhabitants of this suburb and what the influence the apartheid regime had on the area.
Mondesa was the suburb black citizens were banished to during the apartheid regime whilst white wealthy folk dominated the city. Although the racial segregation system was abolished in 1991, we can still see remnants of Mondesa's history today.
We'll explore the streets of Mondesa and get lost in its culture. You'll be taken aback by the friendliness of the inhabitants who won't hesitate to welcome you to the town. They may even offer you one of their artisan beers and typical dishes, including mopane worms (caterpillars of the emperor butterfly), a delicacy of the area. During the visit we'll give you some traditional snacks to try so you can completely immerse yourself in the culture.
Meeting the locals will give you a real feel for African culture and history. You'll even learn some words in the local language, khoe-khoe, as well as the meaning of the term Ubuntu and why it became so important in Africa.
For those who fancy a bike ride, you can also do the tour of Mondesa on wheels for a different and dynamic way to discover the history and culture of Swakopmund!
Per personUS$ 90.80
Per personUS$ 103.20
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Bike rental (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 20 days before (Swakopmund local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).