Reviews of Brigadoon
Wildlife sightings and reviews
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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