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The golden hour should be ac­com­pa­nied by a golden beer. Th­ese restau­rants have won­der­ful views and serve de­li­cious meals.

Jetty 1905, Swakop­mund

Book a ta­ble next to the win­dow at Swakop­mund’s Jetty 1905 and watch the day wind down.

There’s sushi on the menu, plus light seafood meals like grilled sar­dines with fresh salsa and toast (R65), black mus­sel pot (R95) and a seafood ke­bab with kingk­lip, mussels, prawns, litchis, onions, cala­mari and chips (R95). Main dishes in­clude chicken and prawn curry (R185), grilled sole with potato and green beans (R135), pep­per­corn-crusted tuna medal­lions, pick­led gin­ger and mash (R185) and spring­bok sir­loin with sweet potato chips (R210). Where? At the end of the Swakop­mund jetty. GPS: S22.68084 E14.52172 Open­ing times: Tues­day to Thurs­day from noon to 2.30 pm, and 5 pm to 10 pm; Sun­day noon to 9 pm. Con­tact: 00 264 64 405 664; jetty1905.com

The Tug Restau­rant, Swakop­mund

You won’t eas­ily tire of all the Ger­man beer in Swakop­mund, but should there come a day when you long for a South African wine, The Tug is the place to go. They have about 150 va­ri­eties on of­fer: KWV, De Gren­del, Rust en Vrede, Kleine Zalze… You’ll def­i­nitely find some­thing to suit your taste and bud­get.

The restau­rant is built around the Danie Hugo, a South African tug­boat used in the Cape Town har­bour from 1959 to 1984. The tug “re­tired” to

Swakop. The decor in­cludes old wooden steplad­ders, storm lanterns, buoys and port­holes.

The Tug is known for its seafood – their spe­cial­ity is grilled kingk­lip (R145) with hol­landaise sauce. If you’re in the mood for meat, or­der the lamb shank with mashed potato (R150). It’s a popular spot. If you don’t book ahead you’ll have to sit on the deck, where it can get quite chilly af­ter sun­set. Where? Next to the Swakop­mund jetty. GPS: S22.68084 E14.52173 Open­ing times: Week­ends from 5 pm to 10 pm; week­days from noon to 3 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm. Con­tact: 00 264 64 402 356; the-tug.com

Jetty 1905

The Tug

JETTY DOWN. Swakop­mund’s orig­i­nal wooden jetty was built in 1905, but you only have to spend five min­utes watch­ing the waves pum­mel it to un­der­stand why it had to be re­placed with a steel jetty in 1911.

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