At a Glance
Modern, stylish guesthouse catering to upmarket guests
Walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Swakopmund
Family-owned and managed, ensuring excellent attention to detail
Eco-friendly, making use of solar energy
Free WiFi internet
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Swakopmund is between April and November, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the roads to the coast tricky to negotiate. December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed. Be aware that weekends are busy, too, as Swakopmund is a popular weekend destination for Windhoek residents, so restaurants are likely to be busier.
To start planning your holiday to Swakopmund Guesthouse
Swakopmund Guesthouse is an owner-run B&B in the heart of Namibia's coastal playground of Swakopmund. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach and in the heart of town, Swakopmund Guesthouse is in a great location to make the most of a stay on the Atlantic coast.
Situated in the town centre, a mere five-minute walk from the beach and main shopping area, Swakopmund Guesthouse is owned and run by the Borg family.
The family used to use the property as a holiday home, and revamped it several years ago to offer fifteen luxurious rooms in this charming seaside town. Attention to detail is something the family pride themselves on, with an aim to go beyond the remit of a typical guesthouse to ensure every need is met.
The rooms are split into seven standard rooms, seven luxury rooms and one family suite. Each is modern and designed individually, with large wallpaper feature walls depicting an ocean scene in each room. Each has a mini-bar, free WiFi, television, crisp white linens, fluffy towels and modern ensuite bathrooms.
Sumptuous breakfasts are served each morning, and the staff are ready to help book restaurants for your evening meals, or assist with booking local excursions.
Children of all ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must share a room with an adult. However, there are no specific child care facilities here.
Swakopmund Guesthouse has a beautiful dining room where delicious buffet breakfasts are served each morning. Furniture made from driftwood and modern white lampshades add to the unique decor of this stylish restaurant area.
Miles McConnell (Staff)
With a great location and lovely modern bright rooms Swakopmund Guest house is a great option for those wanting to explore the surrounding town and the Skeleton Coast in general. And with a annex of 4 rooms slightly removed from the main hotel it is also the perfect option for bigger families or groups travelling together.
Rose Gemmell (Staff)
Perfectly positioned just 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and the beach, this is the perfect base for a couple of nights in Swakopmund. The rooms are all very comfortable and beautifully decorated and the hotel also offer a shuttle service meaning you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the Tug or The Jetty restaurants and not worry about driving back after a couple of glasses of wine.
Kayaking with Seals
The Lagoon at Walvis Bay offers a marine haven for birds and marine creatures. A morning kayak safari, when the water is calm is one of the best ways to observe the Cape fur seal colonies & flamingos. Dolphins and pelicans are also regularly spotted.
Living Desert Safari
This half day tour sets off into Swakopmund's desert terrain in search of its resident fauna. Your guide will seek out fascinating creatures such as specially adapted beetles, legless lizards and geckos. Particularly popular for families.
Look at the German architecture in town
Wander the streets of Swakopmund soaking in all of the fabulous German architecture.
Sandboarding On The Dunes
For an adrenaline pumping adventure go sandboarding on the dunes of the Namib Desert.
Sandwich Harbour Tour
Explore the remote and wild coastline south of Swakopmund and discover the dramatic rolling dunes and lagoons teeming with bird life at Sandwich Harbour.
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etendeka Concession Area, Etosha, Okonjima
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- Hike across the stunning Namib desert landscapes from one camp to another.
- Explore the rolling red sand dunes of Sossusvlei for picture perfect moments.
- Kayak alongside seals and marine birdlife at Pelican Point.
Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, Aus, Sossusvlei, Naukluft, Swakopmund
from £3600 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights
- Explore the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei that Namibia is so famed for.
- Stay at Fish River Lodge, with a spectacular position on the rim of the Fish River Canyon.
- Feel the eerie atmosphere of Kolmanskop, a deserted ghost town that has been absorbed by the encroaching desert.
Location & directions
Swakopmund Guesthouse is in the heart of Swakopmund on the Namibian coast. Just 5 minutes from the beach and close to the shops, museums and the historic heart of Namibia's coastal playground.
How to get there
Swakopmund is a straightforward drive from Windhoek, a journey of approximately five hours on a good tarmac road. It is also accessible from Sossusvlei in the south, and Damaraland in the north, so fits nicely into any driving circuit. Alternatively there are flights into Walvis Bay which is an hour's drive south, or light aircraft flights from safari lodges around the country.
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