Reviews of Organic Square
Wildlife sightings and reviews
11 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Organic Square and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Organic Square review"
Our first night we ate dinner at The Tug. The restaurant sits on the pier. We were hoping to see a sunset while we ate but it was a bit overcast. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend a dinner there. They offer a shuttle home.
One of the highlights to our stay in Swakomund was kayaking with the seals in Walvis Bay. Our guide, SJ stopped along the way to show us the flamingos. We also saw a jackal. He explained his work with the seal rescue group. Kayaking among the seal colony was a great way to safely be around wild animals. He explained that it was up to the seals to interact. They were very playful and curious about us. It was a highlight of our trip.
After our trip we went to The Raft to have a drink and appetizers. There is a wonderful view of the coast." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
"Good base in Swakop"
Breakfast not as good as other places ( no hot dish on offer )." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Very warm welcome from manager who provided lots of useful information on area.
Enjoyable stay." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Organic Square review"
The restaurants and shops are all within easy walking distance of Organic Square.
Whilst here, these travellers took a Day trip to Sandwich Harbour. They commented:
We were lucky enough to be on our own on our trip to Sandwich Harbour. Berger was an excellent guide with a huge amount of knowledge and driving expertise. He managed to drive us to Sandwich Harbour along the beach just before the tide made it impossible so we were the only people there. We were left to do some exploring on our own while he prepared an excellent lunch. Although Swakopmund is renowned for its foggy mornings, we had clear skies and sunshine all the time we were there. We had many sightings of lazy jackals, and also pelicans and flamingos. The hectic dune driving was good fun.
These travellers also took park in a kayaking with seals excursion and they commented:
Another clear, sunny day for our day kayaking with the seals. Jeanne is a brilliant guide and very reassuring. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience being so close to the seal pups and they are very familiar with tourists. Jeanne made sure we kept a respectful distance from those on the shore. All the equipment needed is provided and in addition we had a lovely sandwich, cake and coffee break. By that evening, we had already received the photographs and short videos Jeanne had taken of us." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Organic Square review"
"Good location for the town"
Helpful staff, tasty breakfast with fresh eggs and juices. It's an easy walk to the excellent Swakomund restaurants and a break from/the heat here....quite different to the rest of Namibia.
We had a great day with Mola Mola at Walvis Bay - seal and pelican cruise with oysters for lunch, then 4x4 trip in Sandwich Harbour dunes - such fun! Dinner at The Tug (best table ever over the Atlantic Ocean) and Ocean Cellar where the grilled seafood was top quality" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Comfortable base to explore Swakopmund from"
Nice and quiet without any intrusion from owner or staff who kept very much in the background initially.
Breakfast choice a bit limited." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Bad experience at Organic Square House"
No cooked breakfast was available, only cold eggs and cold bacon were standing on the buffet, the lady told us no cooked breakfast is available, breakfast variety and quality was average, furthermore the breakfast lady was not very friendly.
The owner was not very friendly, we had the feeling we disturbed her on our arrival, she didn't help us with our luggage either.
Cleaning is not done properly, I could find hair in the bathrooms and dust in the corners." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia
In detail, regarding the heaters they said that they have econo heaters in the rooms which normally do keep the rooms warm and cozy but they did say that they had an extremely cold winter this year. Breakfast from Organic Square is a continental breakfast with scrambled or fried eggs with a bacon strip or classic boiled eggs and a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and juices. We are sorry that these guests did not enjoy this breakfast. The owner also responded that she always tries to go out of her way to be friendly and welcoming and that although they do not have people specifically to carry baggage any member of staff will help upon request.
"Well run guesthouse"
Whilst staying here these travellers also took part in a kayaking with seals excursion in Walvis Bay and a day trip to Sandwich Harbour, here are their comments:
Well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. The seals were very relaxed and no sign that they were putting on a show. Many birds as well to see. Jeanne and Bernd looked after us very well and emailed pictures afterwards.
We were fortunate that the tide was just about right to get into Sandwich Harbour for a short visit. Only a few birds but our guide was very good at pointing them out. We were very pleasantly surprised by the hot lunch provided in the dunes and the dune bashing was fun. A very good day." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
" Great location, clean B&B in Swakop"
Is exactly as advertised.
Walking is safe at night and location is 5 to 6 minutes from The Tug, Strand Hotel and all shops.
Also very easy to locate from the coast road coming into Swakop from Walvis Bay.
Whilst staying here these travellers also took part in a kayaking with seals excursion in Walvis Bay, here are their comments:
Easy to find to meet the guide Jens who was excellent throughout. Very engaging, informative and entertaining!
Great trip out to Pelican Point with an informative guide and then a super trip on the water.
Weather was excellent so don't be put off and assume it is always foggy - Walvis Bay is usually far clearer than Swakop.
Kayaks and all kit were excellent - very easy to stay warm and dry and have a wonderful time with many, many seals.
So listen to the guide and follow the rules though. Kayaking company used by Expert Africa are ethically sound whereas some are not - it should be applauded in order that future groups of tourists can enjoy the seals in the wild. Don't touch them!" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
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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.
In a quiet residential location, Brigadoon is conveniently located for the Swakopmund waterfront and amenities.
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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.
Not your typical Swakopmund guesthouse, Desert Breeze occupies a glorious location overlooking the Swakop River and the desert beyond.
Pelican Point Lodge
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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
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Oyster Box Guesthouse
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