Swakopmund Guesthouse

Reviews of Swakopmund Guesthouse

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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Swakopmund Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J & Mrs S - Namibia fly-drive
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse review

Clean and functional - helpful staff happy to serve us muffins and coffee ahead of the official breakfast time as we needed to get to Walvis Bay early for kayaking.

Restaurants seem to book up early in Swakop - think about booking a day ahead of your arrival if possible. The Tug was very good but fully booked on our first night and we could only get a very early table elsewhere.

Pelican Point Kayaking
This was one of the highlights of the trip. Jeanne is very relaxed and competent leader - it is not strenuous and much better than the alternative launch trips. It was quite cold but Jeanne had all the right gear available for this.

Worth noting the seal pups are at their most playful between June and September (according to Jeanne) - the best time of the year for this activity.

We also saw large groups of flamingoes and half a dozen jackals on the way to Pelican Point.

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Mr S. from Manningtree
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse review

Very well appointed and close to centre and good fish restaurants. Breakfast good.

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The W family - Holland
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse review

Our rooms weer separated from the main lodge. That was a slight minous. They were however good en quiet.

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Mr & Ms S from Abingdon
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A pleasant stay

A good stopover in Swakopmund. The guest house was comfortable, clean and the breakfast was of a good standard.

The welcome was not as friendly as many we had received during our trip but overall we were very happy.

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Mr A & Ms S & family - London
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse

An excellent guesthouse with very friendly staff who took time to make sure we had a great experience, we have no hesitation in recommending this as a place to stay. We had a two bedroom apartment which also had self catering facilities. Based within 5 minutes walk of the sea front Swakopmund Guest house is ideally placed to explore the town. We stayed on a B&B basis and the breakfast was excellent.

Angela at Expert Africa had recommended the kayaking activity next to the seal colony so we had booked it as part of the holiday itinary. We met Jeanne and Bernard from Eco Marine Kayak Tours in Walvis Bay and initially we were taken on a fascinating 45 minute drive to the starting point, Bernard is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area, he kept all of us captivated during the drive, taking time to answer any questions.

The kayaking was one of the highlights of the holiday, surrounded by inquisitive sea lions (Bernard mentioned sea lions have ears, seals do not) we were actively encouraged to interact with the sea lions who come up to the kayake and play with the paddles. Jeanne took videos of the experience and emailed them without any additional charge, this has meant that we have some great videos to keep. The tour is thoroughly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse review

A beautifully appointed guesthouse, although we found the pebbled floor in the bathroom a little hard on the feet! Breakfast only here but that did not matter was we wanted to return to the Tug restaurant to enjoy their extensive fish menu and wine list. Breakfast was buffet style with hot options if required. Well situated and easy to park.

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Dr & Mr B - Cardiff
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 7 nights
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guest house with style

For a guest house this gives the service equal to a 4 star hotel. Our hostess Christiana made every effort to make us welcome and organised or advised us of trips in the area as would a hotel concierge.

The property has an attractive nautical theme, spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and very conveniently situated

Good german style breakfast and complimentary hot drinks & cake

Highly recommended

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Mr & Mrs E - Montana
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very nice and comfortable

The guesthouse has a great location, easy walking to the waterfront and the downtown. It was also easy and very convenient to connect with the companies offering water and sand boarding excursions.

My only negative comment is that the flow to the dining room and other rooms was disconnected. I had to step around planters, berms, chairs, leave the walkway to get from A to B. Not only an inconvenience ( I am older and not as agile as the young) but could present a safety issue such as tripping.

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Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Swakopmund Guesthouse review

Clean, comfortable rooms, nice breakfast and located within walking distance of the town centre and restaurants.

Whilst in Swakopmund, we organised a day trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers. They commented:

Great trip with Ernst

Wonderful and informative day trip to Sandwich Harbour with Ernst. He provided an excellent lunch on the beach where the Namib meets the Atlantic and we saw loads of bird life and a few seals. A good day out.

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Mr J C - London
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect place to stay in Swapkopmund

An excellent location, and a very helpful and charming manageress.

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