Swakopmund is a fascinating and intriguing resort town, complete with German architecture, monuments, historic buildings, well-maintained gardens, palm tree lined avenues, coffee bars and great seafood restaurants. Temperatures rarely drop below 15C and rainfall is practically zero, however, the town is subjected to 9 months of morning fog each year. These damp and grey conditions often result in cool temperatures persisting for the whole day, but this mist band, stretching up to 30km inland, gives water and life to the desert plants & animals and sustains 80 types of lichen, as well as the unique Welwitschia plants. The many ingenious adaptations to water collection, like the Tok-Tokkie beetle which condenses vapour on its’ raised back, make for fascinating walks and drives in the ‘Moon Landscape’ or ‘Welwitschia Drive’, located close to the town. Please ask us for advice on restaurants, the more popular ones should be booked in advance and we are happy to do this for you.

There are many adventure activities on offer including sand-boarding (lie down or stand up), tandem sky-diving, fishing or quad biking which can be arranged prior to arrival. We can also recommend some excellent day trips including one which visits the marine sanctuary of Sandwich Harbour, a unique environment comprising towering dunes, a freshwater lagoon and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, a half day catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay may offer the opportunity to see dolphins, fur seals and many species of marine birds, as well as enjoying some sparkling wine and local oysters on board. Other half day trips which are a lot of fun include the Living Desert tour which takes you into the dunes near to Swakopmund, in search of uniquely adapted creepy crawlies, kayaking with seals from Pelican Point in Walvis Bay, or a specialist birding trip in the area. Some activities can be booked at the last minute, but we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are also some very interesting attractions in the town itself that you may wish to visit. The Crystal Gallery has displays of Namibia’s mineral wealth, and an area where kids (or adults!) can collect a bag full of semi-precious stones. The National Marine Aquarium only displays indigenous Atlantic Ocean species and has a wide variety of fish, some sharks, rays and smaller inhabitants of the rich Benguela waters. The Snake Park houses a fascinating display of Namibian snake species as well as some confiscated exotics, and the Swakopmund Museum near to the main beach offers an interesting insight into the history of this town.

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Villa Margherita is a luxury boutique hotel with stylish buildings and wonderful atmosphere. It offers unique and exquisite accommodation for connoisseurs looking for a remarkable retreat in the center of Swakopmund, in Namibia. The villa features a fusion of contemporary art and historic colonial buildings. All the guest accommodations include a flat screen TV, safe, free wireless internet connection and room service.

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  • Rooms: 10
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  • Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, French, German, Italian
  • Special Interests: Adventure, Beach Coastal, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History Culture, Leisure, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Wine
  • Location: Swakopmund, Namibia

The new Lifestyle B&B and Apartments, privately owned & managed, situated in Swakopmund, is undoubtedly the jewel of Namibia. Guests can anticipate a warm sense of modern style while taking away an original experience.
Lifestyle B&B and Apartments provide a trendy accommodation concept as to give everyone a choice between different accommodation options….

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Situated in Swakopmund town centre and only a 5min walk from the beach and main shopping area, is the Swakopmund Guesthouse, owned and run by the Borg family. Previously used as a holiday home it has been completely revamped, in a very elegant and modern style. A bed and breakfast for the upmarket traveler who demands high comfort levels,…

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Separated by the promenade and a well-tended public garden, An Der Mole is a luxury apartment in a prime location on the edge of Swakopmund’s main swimming beach.

An Der Mole self-catering villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a main en suite. The massive balcony has a barbecue that overlooks the sea and the apartment is fully furnished to luxury standards….

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Atlantik Sicht is a luxury self catering apartment, situated meters from the sea and minutes away from Swakopmund town center, on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. The apartment has three luxury double bedrooms with a main en suite bathroom, as well as a shared bathroom. Decor throughout the apartment is light and modern with a distinctive Scandinavian air….

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Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund on Namibia’s fascinating Skeleton Coast. Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund’s old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. Within a few minutes from the guest house you can walk to beaches, cafés, restaurants, lively pubs, Swakopmund tourist attractions and a variety of interesting shops and markets in the town.

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  • Rooms: 7
  • Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, German
  • Special Interests: Adventure, Fishing, Golf, Leisure, Shopping, Sports, Wine
  • Location: Swakopmund, Namibia