Alte Brucke is as close to the N. American-style green grass camping as you can get on the coast with the bonus of Wifi at your campsite.
The campsites are spread out on a lawn of grass with concrete structures for a fireplace, an elevated area for your camping goods, a braai (barbeque), bathroom and a little roof with solar panels that power your spot.
You are surrounded by palm trees and placed in between all the sights and places you need. Yes, in front of you, you have the beach, behind you the desert and riverbed and next to you, town. Alte Brucke is family-friendly and the campsite is fenced off, so the kids can go running around and you can pull the cork out of the (second) chardonnay.
The campsite is not the only part of the experience, just outside you will find the Old Steamer, this is the Alte Brucke Hotel restaurant. Campers can dine at the hotel with a three-course buffet eat-all-you-like dinner that changes twice a week.
As great as the food is, there are more things to do and places to go than you could ever imagine in this tiny town. In the dunes, your options range from sandboarding and quad biking to sundowners and skydiving and everything in between. On the coast, you can go for a (cold) swim, a fishing trip, catamaran trip or again, just another great sundowner (we like that sort of thing).
The town is quiet, but if you are looking for good coffee a few small shops to tickle your fancy or just some interesting people, you will find it in this old German-style setting.
Swakopmund thrives on tourism and history, so you will be catered for wherever you go. Get your camera out, remember the corkscrew and know that you are about to get sand everywhere. This calm camping trip has loads of adventure in store for you.
Activities can take place in the desert, at the ocean and in town: