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Brigadoon: Our full report

If you enjoy a bit of seclusion, then Brigadoon, set in the well-established gardens of the owner's house, ...

... is in a quiet residential area of Swakopmund, not far from the beach and within a couple of minutes' walk of the town centre.

Brigadoon is a boutique bed and breakfast decorated in a modern style in creams and browns with splashes of brighter colour here and there and African-influenced art on the walls. It offers seven well-kept rooms, including a family room capable of comfortably sleeping four, and they are all supplied with WiFI, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, toiletries and a safe . The rooms are open plan, meaning that there is no door on the bathroom, although there is a partition between the toilet and the rest of the room. The en-suite bathroom is painted off-white with pebbles used to create the shower floor. The 'rain' shower has a large head for a relaxing shower after a long day.

All of the rooms are on the ground floor and have a decked patio and garden outlook, with dividing walls and strategic hedges providing privacy for the adjoining room s.

The main area consists of a reception room, a well-kept garden with a trimmed lawn, and an outside braai area that guests are welcome to use. Breakfast is served to you on your veranda, although in cold weather it can be served inside. On arrival you will be asked what time you would like breakfast and how you would like your eggs – a question which should be given careful consideration, as on our last visit we found the staff to be quit insistent that we stick sharply to the designated time. Eating breakfast in the natural surroundings of the courtyard though was a delightful experience.

The lodge can book all local restaurants and activities available in Swakopmund. The staff here are friendly and attentive to your needs, however, as there is no lounge, there is not that much opportunity to chat to the staff or fellow guests.

Our view

Brigadoon is a peaceful and quiet place to stay in Swakomund. It has a good location within walking distance of the centre of town, and offers clean and comfortable rooms with a pretty garden.

Chris McIntyre

Chris McIntyre

Namibia expert


Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2-3 nights
Brigadoon is located on Ludwig Koch Street in the centre of Swakopmund.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Food quality
Breakfast consists of a choice of eggs, cereals, ground coffee, fruit, toast, and yoghurt. This was all perfectly acceptable but on our last visit we found there to be less choice than the buffet breakfasts on offer at other Swakopmund Guesthouses.
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining


Attitude towards children
Children are welcome at Brigadoon.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions at Brigadoon.
Special activities & services
Cots and high chairs are available.
Generally recommended for children


Internet access is available in reception.
TV & radio
Local TV and DSTV are available in all rooms.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
There are many doctors and a hospital in Swakopmund.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Security measures
Each room is individually alarmed with a remote control on your room key. The gate is always locked and during the night security guards are on duty.
Fire safety
There is a fire extinguisher in each room.


  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching


  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Dune-boarding


  • Fishing


  • Kayaking


  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

  • Quad-biking



Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
A laundry service is available for an extra charge.
A currency exchange is available for major currencies.
Accepted payment on location
Visa and MasterCard are accepted but travellers' cheques are not.

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