Reviews of Brigadoon
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21 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Brigadoon and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Great Indian restaurant in town, able to walk to it." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Breakfast was delicious and a served in a really nice and unique way." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
The new manager at reception was very willing and keen but not very well informed. Found a good Walking tour in English in the morning which was interesting.
Walvis Bay flamingos and a brisk walk in the afternoon - needed!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"A nice B & B with friendly staff"
It was Swakopmund which we didn't like. It was such a contrast to the idyllic desert experience. The weather was misty and cold (people were wearing ski jackets) and the architecture underwhelming.
We did have 2 excursions booked but we didn't feel like we wanted to hang around this town whilst we were waiting to go on these excursions, so having booked 3 nights we only stayed 1 night. We would have liked to have been given more advice about Swakopmund itself to manage our expectations." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"A slightly tired place"
This was a mistake! The rooms were depressing and run down although the beds were comfortable.
The staff, however, were helpful and kind.
Kayaking with seals
A fantastic morning. Jeanne drove us to the kayaking point and was fun and really informative; pointing things out all the way there.
We arrived and everything was provided. It was amazing. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jeanne provided sandwiches and coffee afterwards which were most welcome.
True to her word she send some great photos and 2 videos afterwards." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Brigadoon - convenient B&B in Swapokmund"
The rooms and at the side and rear of the main house, behind a secured gate and surrounding a nice garden. There seemed an emphasis on security with a guard present in the evening for the parking area. Unfortunately a couple had their rear windscreen smashed even though the guard was present and this was rather unsettling.
We have a family member who is gluten intolerant and had contacted Brigadoon about this in advance but no gluten free bread was provided.
The en suite bathrooms are 'open plan' i.e. there is no door between bedroom and bathroom which was a bit strange.
It would have been useful to have known in advance that July/August is peak season in Swapokmund and evening meals/activities need to be reserved well in advance. We were lucky to manage to get on to a trip kayaking with seals at Warvis Bay at short notice and would highly recommend this to other visitors." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"Good location, good rooms, helpful staff"
The idea of breakfast on our little terrace would have been quite nice if the weather wasn't decidedly cold on the two mornings we were there - it felt more like an endurance test than anything else although the quality was very good.
Staff were helpful when it came to finding an adapter for the hairdryer they provided and also providing us with an early breakfast on one morning as we had to be in Walvis Bay for the kayaking at 7.45am." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"A convenient B&B in a central location"
The local restaurants are within easy access for evening meals. We went to the Lighthouse as it was the nearest and thought it served very good value meals- booking advisable.
This is a quite good, safe place to stay if you wish to visit Sandwich Harbour or do the Welwitschia Drive- both to be recommended." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
I love staying here as it's so easy to walk to the shops and restaurant at night.
The breakfast is also updated and warm food is now offered as a choice." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
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Other lodges in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small friendly B&B in a peaceful residential area. It's just a short walk from Swkopmund's waterfront & amenities.
Welcoming, professionally run, and mildly eccentric, Sam’s Giardino lifts the level of hospitality in Swakopmund to unusual heights.
Not your typical guesthouse, The Stiltz occupies a glorious location over the Swakop River on the edge of Swakopmund.
Villa Margherita is a beautifully renovated B&B in the heart of Swakopmund, with comfortable, well-appointed rooms, and friendly and attentive staff.
One of the larger hotels in Swakopmund, the Strand is well-placed on the seafront with good access to restaurants and the centre of town.
Right on the sea front, Beach Lodge offers good standard accommodation and its own restaurant, 15 minutes’ drive from Swakopmund.
Lagoon Lodge is a quirky little guesthouse located right on the edge of Walvis Bay Lagoon, a good spot for watching the flamingoes that frequent the area.
Colourful and contemporary in style, The Delight is a relatively large hotel within a short walk of Swakopmund's waterfront, restaurants and main attractions.
Swakopmund Guesthouse is a family-run B&B, boasting comfortable and high-quality rooms with a maritime touch.
Friendly Sandfields guesthouse is a cosy and inviting place to stay just north of Swakopmund town centre, and is particularly suitable for families with children.
With a very central location in Swakopmund, the traditional Hansa Hotel is reliably good, though it is quite formal.
Secret Garden Guesthouse is well located in the centre of Swakopmund not far from the sea. With a seaside feel, it has its own small restaurant and bar.
Just north of Swakopmund, the delightful Sea Breeze Guesthouse is bright and well-looked after with welcoming and helpful owners.
Organic Square is a modern guesthouse across two properties in the centre of Swakopmund.
Not your typical Swakopmund guesthouse, Desert Breeze occupies a glorious location overlooking the Swakop River and the desert beyond.
Pelican Point Lodge
Pelican Point Lodge sits on a remote peninsula offering panoramic views of the ocean and is only accessible by 4WD or boat.
In a quiet residential area just north of the town centre, Intermezzo Guesthouse is a comfortable and bright place to stay while in Swakopmund.
Zum Kaiser Hotel
Hotel Zum Kaiser (formerly Swakopmund Boutique Hotel) is fairly large by Swakopmund standards, but has a good location in the centre of town, near to the beach.
Oyster Box Guesthouse
Oyster Box Guesthouse is a small, modern and comfortable B&B, overlooking Walvis Bay Lagoon.
The Namib Guesthouse is a small, modern B&B, set in Swakopmund's peaceful Kramersdorf area. It's just a short walk from the coast and many amenities.