Beach Lodge

Reviews of Beach Lodge

Good(90%) From 50 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 50 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.
Cambridge 4
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good location a little way from town

The hotel is well situated, right on the beach & a short journey from the centre where restaurants are. The area around is all being developed.

The hotel has a good restaurant of it's own, best to book though as always seemed busy. The rooms are all different - I think my sister had something like the honeymoon suite! The rooms all have great views and are fitted to a good standard.

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Mr&Mrs D + kids 7,11,11 from Herts
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nice spacious apartment on the beach

Rather different type of accommodation to much of Namibia - a fairly clinical-style open plan apartment on the beach a few km outside central Swakopmund. 'Montrose' ideal for five - split over two floors (first and second floor) with large double upstairs, and two single and two bunks downstairs; both floors with a balcony.

Beachfront fairly wild - rather like the North Sea. Setting great; all you need on site, but really too remote from town if you want to go out in the evening.

Fairly motel-style welcome and check-in / check-out but very efficient.

'Wreck' restaurant on site. Breakfast fine, but not special. Dinners very good with wide-ranging menu and plenty of children's options. Dinner is two sittings at 6pm and 8pm, with no flexibility.

No activities run by the lodge but we did:

Pelican Point Kayaking - brilliant fun for all playing with the seals, but especially for the kids for whom it was one of the highlights of the whole trip. Supposedly fully booked, but two other groups did not show - so we were on our own. Even if you cannot book online, it is worth a call to check late availability.

Sandwich Harbour 4x4. Did this in the afternoon in August. Wind had got up to 35kts by the time we got to Sandwich, so it was very wild - great, but think about going in the morning if you want more chance of something less bracing. The trip was very good and included great dune and beach driving. Had no complaints but it was very definitely not as explicitly advertised in a number of aspects (time / vehicle / exclusivity (probably of more concern to the couple with us!) etc) as it was let out to another operator. If you want something very specific, you may want to question specifically.

Swakopmund Fat Bikes. Despite checking carefully when we booked this, there was no bike suitable for our 7 year old (he is not small) and one of the 11-yr old girls struggled. A really good trip but hard work. Probably 11 is about the minimum sensible age - depending on size and strength of kids.

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Expert Africa comments

Please note that these travellers booked all three activities directly themselves. Expert Africa do offer kayaking, and can also book a full day trip to Sandwich Harbour, as we feel the full day enables visitors to see this unique area in more depth. This excursion can be booked exclusively or as part of a group.

Mr H. from Portsmouth
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beach Lodge review

This was a relaxing break from all the driving and a good place to stay to do kayaking with seals at Walvis Bay.

The hotel wasn't that easy to find as it was in a quiet outskirt of the city and the signposts were quite confusing.

On arrival we were shown into our room. Although it was a luxury room, it was small and the bathroom bizarrely overlooked the restaurant carpark and street with no frosted glass or curtains! We asked if we could move to another room and was shown something much nicer and bigger, with a view of the beach and a balcony. I was pleased that the hotel were able to re-allocate us easily but given that it was not fully booked (only about 4 rooms occupied each night) we very much felt that they had tried to get rid of the least-nice room on us, which set rather a negative tone to our stay. This was also the only place we stayed at that charged for WiFi which was disappointing, especially as WiFi was free in some of the very remote lodges!

The room we moved to was really nice and we had a relaxing stay here - after rushing from place to place this was a nice place to have a rest. Shower was excellent and the room was modern and well equipped. We only had breakfast here which was nice.

It is worth noting that the restaurant is not open for evening meals on a Sunday but the reception was happy to book us in for a meal at The Jetty where we had some of the best fish we'd ever eaten.

Staff were friendly, particularly the car park attendants.

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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
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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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