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Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

at 28 meter Swakopmund lighthouse is a well known landmark

Swakopmund is the activities capital of Namibia.

black-backed jackals are a common site

gentle kayaking with seals bobbing around you

be delighted by playful cape fur pups

Walvis Bay lagoon attracts lesser and greater flamingos.

an aerial view of the icy cold Atlantic ocean

shipwrecks along Namibia's west coast

full day tours to Sandwich Harbor

spoiled for choice - great seafood restaurants

Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Reviews of trips to Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

857 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Swakop' & Walvis Bay.

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"My Feb 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 3 Feb 2023 and 19 Feb 2023
"Wonderful first trip to Namibia.

Exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Landscapes are stunning, animals are exciting to see and we felt that the lodges and overall trip was making a positive contribution to supporting local people and environment efforts.

Would recommend kayaking with seals at Walvis Bay as a side excursion. Going out of season did mean that a couple of lodges were very quiet but in the positive side we had some personalised excursions, found that the Etosha waterholes were not mobbed by visitors and that the heat was manageable.

We would certainly recommend this trip and ExpertAfrica to others - thank you to Tracy for the fantastic service and also for sending us the Namibia guidebook which we found so useful and used extensively." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
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Mrs S

"My Jan 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 29 Jan 2023 and 18 Feb 2023
"Sabina was endlessly patient in tweaking this trip to get it just right for us, and she succeeded beyond our expectations.

We had a great mix of accommodation styles and Sabina took on board our request for lots of hiking, giving us plenty of opportunities to really explore Namibia.

Overall a great trip." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 20 on a Namibia trip
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"My Jan 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 24 Jan 2023 and 9 Feb 2023
"Running out of superlatives - we simply loved our trip, every single minute of it. We were a bit apprehensive at travelling after getting out of the way of it over the last three years. However, everything went so well, we'll be back for more soon, we hope.

All the arrangements went so well, from our arrival at Windhoek airport to the return two weeks later. We absolutely loved the Namibian people, who couldn't be nicer, at everywhere we went.

The land, the landscapes, the variety of animals, the food, the accommodation - we've never had better.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Can't think of anything. It all went so well." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
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Ms U

"My Jan 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia and 2 other countries between 15 Jan 2023 and 30 Jan 2023

I would try to combine trip to Okavango into one day if possible. I understand concerns with border crossing (as I had them) but very fast even though we lost power and were held up. I also would have spent another day at Okonjiwa although it would have broken my budget.

As Welwitschia Drive took so long and the map was so bad we ended up climbing Dune 7 at 6:30 pm which was a blessing. The sand was cool and climb was easy. In general I highly recommend the trip.

I will say we were rather unique travelers in that we were not looking for the massive herds and numerous predators. We had seen that before. Our interest was in the smaller things, nocturnal animals, unique environments and sustainable responses to those environments. So this might not be for everyone but worked perfectly for us." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Namibia trip
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Mr A

"My Dec 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia between 14 Dec 2022 and 6 Jan 2023
"Absolutely loved it.

It was always a bit of a risk going back to a country that we had previously visited and loved, but this trip was even better." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 21 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs B

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia between 20 Oct 2022 and 4 Nov 2022
"Overall our trip was amazing, we found Namibia to have such a contrast in scenery. On the whole the accommodation was perfect.

We have 3 problems we would like to highlight.

1: Bullsport, we are not sure why we were booked into low cost accommodation for one night when we could have gone straight to Hoodia for 3 nights.

2: Mushara lodge was less that 15 minutes drive from Onguma, and this should have been pointed out to us by Sabina. It was a waste of time and money staying for one night.

3. The greeting at the airport by Mclinda, she had a nice smile but that was about it! We asked for directions to Galton House which she said she didn't know how to get there. The Hertz rental man who showed us the car was far more helpful!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs H

"Hodge Namibia road trip October 2022"

I visited Namibia between 6 Oct 2022 and 21 Oct 2022
"This is probably one of our "all time" favourite trips.

Namibia is vast and beautiful and the people so welcoming. For us, everything went smoothly, our drives between destinations were problem free and the variety of activities worked for us. Despite distances travelled, it was very relaxed and arriving at lodges was always a delight with a welcome drink and a song. The small "touches" that the lodges offer really do make a difference.

Thank you Expert Africa for the itinerary recommendation, your expertise and organisation at relatively short notice." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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San Diego

"Oct 2022 Africa trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 3 Oct 2022 and 10 Nov 2022
"We spent 5 weeks in Africa this time around, in Namibia for 2 weeks and South Africa for 3 weeks. This was our 2nd trip with Expert Africa, and it definitely lived up to expectations. (Our previous trip was 5 years ago to Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana and Zimbabwe.)

Having Tracy assist us in planning the Namibia portion of the trip for 6 of us (3 couples), and then making all of the detailed arrangements was simply wonderful. Her knowledge and expertise gave us the confidence to do a 2-week self driving trip in Namibia. She thought of every detail, including having people meet us at airports to help with the car rental process or to simply guide us through JoBurg Airport to make a tight connection. All of the lodges or camps she selected for us were top-notch, and the activities perfectly suited to our interests.

Following Namibia, we did a 2-week birding and wildlife trip in South Africa with another company--Rockjumper--that we arranged on our own. Even then, Tracy helped us to coordinate with Rockjumper tour dates and arranged our flight to from Windhoek to Durban for the start of the tour. At the end of that tour, she arranged our flight to Capetown, our stay at the lovely Vineyard Hotel for 5 nights, and the delivery of a van for the 6 of us to use while there.

Everything that Tracy could control went smoothly, and even things that she had no control over she helped us fix! Specifically, we had a disasterous flight from the US, with several missed connections due to weather that caused an extra day of travelling. As soon as we contacted her, she rearranged our rental car and notified our first lodge in Windhoek of our late arrival.

Overall, a wonderful and certainly memorable trip!" Read full review: 38 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs L

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia between 1 Oct 2022 and 18 Oct 2022
"We really enjoyed our trip to Namibia getting to see more of the country and its fantastic and varied scenery.

We are glad we followed the route we did, getting the bad roads out of the way first and finishing with the better tarmac roads and animal spotting.

We will definitely be seeking your advice and guidance for our next trip to Africa." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
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Mr D.
East Lulworth

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia between 30 Sep 2022 and 16 Oct 2022
"Fabulous holiday which exceeded expectations

Tom was fantastic in setting up

Think to improve some hints on where to stop on the long drives would be nice" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 14 on a Namibia trip
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857 reviews of Swakop' & Walvis Bay by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Swakop' & Walvis Bay

Our suggestions for places to stay in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small friendly B&B in a peaceful residential area. It's just a short walk from Swkopmund's waterfront & amenities.

94% (255 reviews)
Sam's Giardino

Sam's Giardino

Welcoming, professionally run, and mildly eccentric, Sam’s Giardino lifts the level of hospitality in Swakopmund to unusual heights.

88% (173 reviews)
The Stiltz

The Stiltz

Not your typical guesthouse, The Stiltz occupies a glorious location over the Swakop River on the edge of Swakopmund.

88% (64 reviews)
Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita is a beautifully renovated B&B in the heart of Swakopmund, with comfortable, well-appointed rooms, and friendly and attentive staff.

87% (60 reviews)
Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

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.

90% (56 reviews)
Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge

Right on the sea front, Beach Lodge offers good standard accommodation and its own restaurant, 15 minutes’ drive from Swakopmund.

90% (54 reviews)
Lagoon Lodge

Lagoon Lodge

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.

90% (48 reviews)
The Delight

The Delight

Colourful and contemporary in style, The Delight is a relatively large hotel within a short walk of Swakopmund's waterfront, restaurants and main attractions.

93% (25 reviews)


In a quiet residential location, Brigadoon is conveniently located for the Swakopmund waterfront and amenities.

80% (21 reviews)
Swakopmund Guesthouse

Swakopmund G'house

Swakopmund Guesthouse is a family-run B&B, boasting comfortable and high-quality rooms with a maritime touch.

82% (21 reviews)
Sandfields Guesthouse

Sandfields Guesthouse

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.

92% (20 reviews)
Hansa Hotel

Hansa Hotel

With a very central location in Swakopmund, the traditional Hansa Hotel is reliably good, though it is quite formal.

88% (17 reviews)
Secret Garden Guesthouse

Secret Garden

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.

86% (14 reviews)
Sea Breeze Guesthouse

Sea Breeze

Just north of Swakopmund, the delightful Sea Breeze Guesthouse is bright and well-looked after with welcoming and helpful owners.

83% (12 reviews)
Organic Square

Organic Square

Organic Square is a modern guesthouse across two properties in the centre of Swakopmund.

82% (11 reviews)
Desert Breeze Lodge

Desert Breeze

Not your typical Swakopmund guesthouse, Desert Breeze occupies a glorious location overlooking the Swakop River and the desert beyond.

91% (7 reviews)
Pelican Point Lodge

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.

100% (4 reviews)
Intermezzo Guesthouse


In a quiet residential area just north of the town centre, Intermezzo Guesthouse is a comfortable and bright place to stay while in Swakopmund.

90% (4 reviews)
Hotel Zum Kaiser

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.

80% (3 reviews)
Oyster Box Guesthouse

Oyster Box Guesthouse

Oyster Box Guesthouse is a small, modern and comfortable B&B, overlooking Walvis Bay Lagoon.

73% (3 reviews)
Namib Guesthouse

Namib Guesthouse

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.

70% (2 reviews)

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