Urban Tours with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours & Services was born and bred in the coastal town of Swakopmund in Namibia. As a former businessman, politician, town-councillor and mayor of Swakopmund, he acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability.

Activity Option 1
Historical Swakopmund (1.5 h tour)
Swakopmund, known as the prime holiday resort of Namibia, was founded in August 1892 by the German Colonial Reich. For many years this town was the main harbour for the territory, being served by the mole and later the jetty. Both these structures still exist. Many historical buildings dating from that area are still being used and are rated as historic monuments. The distinct German Colonial character of Swakopmund has been well preserved and is undoubtedly a key attraction for tourists and entrepreneurs.

The tour of Historical Swakopmund concentrates on the historical part of Swakopmund. Your guide will relate the history of Swakopmund and explain the origin of the various historical buildings in town. However, the tour is not confined to the historical center, but also includes “millionaire’s mile”, the northern suburbs and the townships.

 • Pick-up from Swakopmund Plaza Hotel: 10h00 or 16h00 (included)
 • Price per adult:   N$ 290



Activity Option 2
Walvis Bay and Wetlands (2.0 h tour)
We travel to Walvis Bay and visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon, a Ramsar Site, and one of the richest and most important coastal wetlands in southern Africa. Up to 160,000 birds are counted in our summer months, including thousands of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Damara Terns, Curlew Sandpipers, Chestnut-banded Plovers and numerous other shore- and sea birds. After a tour of the Walvis Bay town -and harbour area we head back for Swakopmund, paying a short visit to Bird Island enroute.

 • Pick-up from Swakopmund Plaza Hotel: 09h00 or 15h00(included)
 • Price per adult:   N$ 560

Minimum participant: 2 adults


As most of our guests are staying only a few days in our wonderful town we strongly recommend to pre-book the activities with us. The availability of a few activities are sometimes very limited.