Most of the buildings in Swakopmund are German colonial buildings, and most of the food served in the restaurants are standard Western fare aimed at tourists. It doesn't feel much like the Africa people imagine, but I admit it was nice to eat a good pizza.
We next traveled to the German colonial town of Luderitz, which is full of German art nouveau architecture from the early 1900's. Given all of the German architecture, pubs, bakeries and sausage stores, this town seemed to belong more to Bavaria than to Africa. Above is a video of our "hotel," which really was a sparsely-furnished 1910 house with appliances that belonged in a museum. The proprietors of the hotel stopped by once a day for five minutes to ask how we were doing, but otherwise, we were left alone in the large house. At least it was our least expensive hotel in Namibia.