The best sunsets
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 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.