Beach Lodge

Reviews of Beach Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Beach Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 17-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A touch of German culture by the sea.

This hotel whilst situated outside of town sits on a marvellous location overlooking the sea. It has very good rooms offering every level of comfort you could wish for, and the rooms are very large, and with a very large bathroom.

The only down side was that the restaurant was not open in the evenings. Apparently they close the restaurant in the low season. It will open in July I believe. It was open for breakfast only.

The restaurant offers superb views across the ocean. Again the staff were very good, especially the restaurant staff. Activities on offer were limited mainly due to the weather, it was very foggy.

We were able to arrange a taxi to take us to the town centre and spent an enjoyable few hours at the aquarium and looking around the town. Swakopmund is a fascinating town to visit as its in sharp contrast to any other town in Namibia.

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J & R
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Swakopmund

A lovely room overlooking the sea. Very helpful staff.

The Wreck restaurant, which is attached to the Lodge is not open for meals, just breakfast - not mentioned in the guide book - needs to be updated. So the receptionist had to phone around about 6 places before we got a reservation for dinner.

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Phil - London
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastice room with view of sea!

Great location overlooking the sea. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed (possibly permanently). Had to drive into town for dinner.

The Tug : Worth visiting but book in advance - make sure ask for window seat. Outside can be cool so take jacket or fleece.

The room was the best so far. Great window overlooking the sea.

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Mr F & Ms G - Surrey
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Can't get closer to the sea than this

Beautiful rooms with thoughtful design and amazing sea views. The restaurant (on the top floor) has a good reputation in Swakop and so gets quite busy for dinner. Breakfasts are good. Fantastic to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the sea on the beach barely twenty metres away. Also a great spot to watch the surfers.

Swakopmund is a ten minute drive away through the streets of holiday homes. To a European, the town itself is not really that special - plenty of shops, diverse but not outstanding architecture. One hidden treasure was the Swakopmund museum - an amazingly eclectic collection of geologic, botanical, historical and cultural information, with a few stuffed animals thrown in for good measure!

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C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beach Lodge review

Great view on the beach

Day trip to coast and dunes at Sandwich Harbour: Good
Burger was a super guide! He explained a lot. An we had much fun by driving on the dunes.

Pelican Point kayaking: Excellent
It was really an extraordinary experience to be so close to the seals. And Jeanne was really a good and helpful guide.

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Ms A & Mr K - Denmark
Arrived on: 16-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Beach Lodge review

The restaurant and bar was closed because of the season. It would have been good to know

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Mr and Mrs H - Essex
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Quirky and fun

Be prepared for a temperature drop and sea mists.

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Ms M &n Mr H from West Midlands
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Magnificent - don't miss it!

What a lovely hotel. The restaurant is to die for. Sumptious food, excellent service and stunning views all along the coast-line. For food loving birdwatchers it was heaven. Superb cuisine at reasonable prices while watching flamingoes fly past one way, pelicans the other and curlews grazing the shore-line! We only stopped for 3 nights and would have liked to stay longer. We were dreadfully dissappointed that the restaurant was closed on Sunday evening. it's best to book a window table on-line before you go as it can get busy. Take a jacket as it is quite a bit cooler than other locations in Namibia. Don't forget to take your binoculars into the dining room. No mobility issues as mostly on lower level with lift to restaurant.

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Mr & Mrs R - Halifax
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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...and through the Round Window

...a view of the ocean. Located on the beach at the edge of town, a great base in Swakopmund for those with a hire car.

Very different to being out in the bush, but a good contrast for a couple of days. An unusal building, but great views of the ocean from the bed through the very large windows. We had two good meals in the modern 'Wreck' restaurant, which was obvioulsy busy and popular.

Whilst at Beach Lodge these travellers undertook a kayaking excursion to Pelican Point. Here's what they said about it:
Another 'must do' experience while in Namibia, kayaking with seals!

After a drive out to Pelican Point by jeep, we put on wet-suits and headed out into the bay to look for the wildlife. Very lucky to see the rare sight of three African Penguins swimming close by. Also saw a few dolphins that swam alongside for a while.The main attraction though were the thousands of seals which enjoyed splashing around amongst the kayaks. Great fun, and very difficult to photograph!

Our guide, Craig, was knowledgable about the local area and wildlife, especially the birds. We saw many varieties including pink flamingos and even a Pelican himself.

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Mr & Mrs P - Yorkshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury at Beach Lodge

We were upgraded to a family suite with a luxurious bedroom overlooking the sea, very pleasant. We also ate in their Wreck restaurant which is very nice again with views of the sea but he food was a little disappointing after the reviews we had read.

Swakopmund has numerous interesting shops and fine buildings. We did the all day trip from Walvis Bay to Sandwich harbour with a return through and over the dunes - very exciting and great fun with expert driving by our guide, Kurt of Sandwich Harbour Tours.

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