Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Ilmenite was first discovered in the southern Ilmen Mountains of Russia and were named after Lake Ilmen. It is a robust, hard ore mineral, mined for its titanium content. It is mainly used as a paint pigment, the manufacture of special titanium metals, ceramics, oil refining, sunscreen lotions, prosthetics and artificial teeth implants.
Crystal system: Hexagonal.
Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.
Slightly outide town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a desert setting near the convenience of town
Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool
Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.
A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4
Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.