Pelican Point Lodge
Pelican Point Lodge is situated on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Bay. This unique lodge is in a converted building at the base of the lighthouse, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay on the other.
At a Glance
On the remote Peninsula of Pelican Point near Walvis Bay
Set within the renovated Harbour Control Tower at the foot of the Pelican Point Lighthouse
Nine uniquely decorated suites, all with spectacular views
Wonderful wildlife viewing with seal colonies, families of jackal, flamingos, pelicans and the endangered Damara Terns
A perfect one stop off for those driving between Sossusvlei and central Namibia
Pelican Point is set 32 kilometers from Walvis Bay on a remote peninsula. The hotel is situated within the renovated harbor control tower, adjacent to the lighthouse which has been safely guiding ships into Walvis Bay Harbour since 1915. Surrounded by nothing but untouched beaches and with only the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, Pelican Point Lodge is a completely unique hotel and its remote location allows guests to completely relax, reflect, unwind and take in the spectacular scenery around them.
When the weather is good, you can relax on the deck and take in the views over the bay and the Namib Desert Dunes in the distance. The wildlife along this stretch of beach is plentiful; take a walk along the peninsula and see the thousands of seals surfing in the waves and basking in the sunshine. Whales and dolphin are also frequently spotted from the deck and jackal often roam right past the lodge. The bird life is also spectacular and damara-terns, cormorants and flamingos feed in the tranquil waters of the lagoon.
There are nine luxurious suites all designed within the Old Harbour Control Tower. Each of the suites are uniquely decorated but the most spectacular suite has to be the Captain's Cove Suite set at the top of the control tower with 360 degree views. All of the suites have either a shower or bath and a private deck from which you can enjoy the views and listen to the sounds of the ocean.
Pelican Point has a comfortable lounge and dining area both of which have been cleverly designed so they feel cosy and warm when the mist surrounds the lodge on the colder evenings and then make the most of the views and sea breezes on the clearer, warmer evenings. The staff at the lodge are very accommodating and for guests who wish to dine in the privacy of their suite or on their own deck, this can easily be arranged.
Take a picnic hamper or sundowner drinks and spend an afternoon exploring the Peninsula and everything that it has to offer. Alternatively, simply curl up on the sofa, relax and take in the spectacular scenery surrounding you. Pelican Point is the perfect spot for guests to completely switch off and unwind.
Location & Directions
Pelican Point Lodge is situated on a unique stretch of land, the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Bay, to the south of Swakopmund.
When to go
The best time to visit Namibia is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.
December and January see the main school vacations: so the coast is busier at this time.