Lagoon Loge is impossible to miss with its yellow exterior.
Lagoon Lodge: Our full report
The bright yellow Lagoon Loge (whose French owners Helen and Wilfred use the French spelling of 'lodge') is located just next to the Walvis Bay Lagoon, which is frequented by various species of birds. Although most base themselves in Swakopmund, Lagoon Loge offers a homely welcome for those who wish to stay in Walvis Bay. Run by French couple Helen and Wilfred Meiller, the guesthouse uses the French spelling of 'lodge' causing locals much confusion!
Lagoon Lodge's eight rooms are all individually decorated with different themes. 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, with paintings of birds covering the walls. All the rooms have private balconies with views over the lagoon, as well as en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, TVs and telephones. One room can be used for families.
The main area of the lodge is a bright and airy lounge, breakfast room and reception area all rolled into one. Tables are dotted about, and amongst them are various examples of carved furniture and wall paintings. Some of the furniture has been made by Wilfred, a keen wood-turner. The large glass windows allow guests to look out over the lagoon while at breakfast. Out the back of the lodge is a pretty garden, filled with flowers and a small pool. WiFi is available in reception.
Activities in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay can be booked here, and Helen and Wilfred can also book you a table at the highly recommended Lyon des Sables restaurant, run by their son Virgile.
Our viewWith quirkily designed rooms and a welcoming and homelike feel, Lagoon Lodge is a good base for exploring Walvis Bay and bird lovers will enjoy bird watching over the lagoon.
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
Owner: Helen and Wilfred Meiller
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Food quality: Breakfast is a tasty and generous buffet of fruit, cereal, yoghurt, bread, jams and preserves served with tea, coffee or juice.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor Dining
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Lagoon Loge.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Notes: Children must be under parental supervision at all times.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: WiFi internet is available in the main area. There is reasonably strong phone signal in Walvis Bay.
TV & radio: There are TVs in all rooms.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Medical care: There are doctors and a hospital in Walvis Bay and in Swakopmund.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers spread over the building.
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 as well as local currency cash are accepted here.