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Lagoon Lodge
Lagoon Lodge
Lagoon Lodge
Lagoon Lodge
Lagoon Lodge

Lagoon Lodge: Our full report

The bright yellow Lagoon Loge is located right next to Walvis Bay Lagoon, which attracts numerous species of birds.

Run by Frenchman Wilfred Meiller, the guesthouse uses the French spelling of 'lodge', causing locals much confusion!

Although most visitors base themselves in Swakopmund, Lagoon Loge offers a homely welcome for those who wish to stay in Walvis Bay. Its eight en-suite rooms are individually decorated with different themes. Considerable thought and imagination has gone into the room design, with various paintings and murals on the walls. Highlights include the colourful ‘seaside’ room, complete with a beach hut used as a cupboard, and the ‘bird’ room, where paintings of birds cover the walls. All the rooms have private balconies with views overlooking the lagoon, as well as tea and coffee facilities, TVs and telephones. Please note that although the lodge has good views of the lagoon the D1986 road runs between the two. This road is a fairly major road by Namibian standards and can be busy.

Three of the rooms can be used as family rooms sleeping between 3 and 5 people. In these rooms there are generally two twin beds with further sofas and fold out beds that can be used for children.

The main area of the lodge is a bright and airy lounge, breakfast room and reception area all rolled into one. A series of wall paintings dominate the room, where tables are set among various items of carved furniture, some of it made by Wilfred, a keen wood-turner. Large glass windows allow guests to look out over the lagoon while at breakfast. WiFi is available throughout.

At the back of Lagoon Loge is a pretty garden, filled with flowers and a small pool. There is also a sundowner/viewing deck, on the lodges roof terrace, the perfect place to enjoy the sun, watch the sunset with a drink, or admire the flamingos and other birds on the lagoon.

Activities in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay can be booked here, and Helen and Wilfred are also happy to make table reservations at any of the local restaurants. If you are planning on heading out on one or more of the excursions that go through Walvis Bay, then a stay here will allow a slightly later start than having to come south from Swakopmund.


Our view

With quirkily designed rooms and a welcoming and homelike feel, Lagoon Lodge is a good base for exploring Walvis Bay, and bird lovers will enjoy birdwatching over the lagoon.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Namibia

Geographics

Location
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2 nights
Directions
On arrival at Walvis Bay, follow signs to Sandwich Harbour. Travelling down Nangolo Mbumba Drive, you will see the lagoon on the right. On the left, right opposite, is the bright yellow building of Lagoon Loge.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Food quality
Breakfast is a tasty and generous buffet of fruit, cereal, yoghurt, bread, jams and preserves served with tea, coffee or juice. A cooked breakfast in the form of eggs and bacon can be served on request.

Special interests

Birdwatching
Walvis Bay is a popular destination for birdwatching in Namibia. Many species can be seen in the Walvis Bay area, ranging from Namibia’s endemic Dune Larks to the migrant Ruddy Turnstones and resident Damara Turns To Make.
See ideas for Birdwatching

Children

Attitude towards children
Children are welcome at Lagoon Loge.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions.
Equipment
Three rooms are suitable for families with children. Cots and highchairs can be provided on request. It is best to let Helen and Wilfred know in advance if you would like these to be provided.
Generally recommended for children
Given the ungraded and open pool, the stairs and the roof terrace we feel that Lagoon Lodge would be best suited for children 12 and over.
Notes
The pool is not lifeguarded, and the lagoon opposite the lodge is unfenced, so children must be under parental supervision at all times.

Communications

Communications
WiFi access is available throughout the lodge. There is a strong cellphone signal in Walvis Bay.
TV & radio
There is a TV in every room.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
No
Medical care
There are doctors and a hospital in Walvis Bay and in Swakopmund.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Security measures
Off street parking can be provided on request.
Fire safety
There are fire extinguishers spread around the building.

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Dune-boarding

    Dune-boarding

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

  • Quad-biking

    Quad-biking

Extras

Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
A laundry service is available for an extra charge.
Money
There is no currency exchange.
Accepted payment on location
Visa and MasterCard are accepted here, as are Namibian dollars and South African rand in cash.

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