The family-owned Swakopmund Guest House is perfectly situated in the town centre, a short five-minute walk from both the beach and the main shopping area. Swakopmund is a much-loved town because of its picturesque, old-world charm and its relaxed atmosphere that is both welcoming to tourists and full of fascinating history. Founded in 1892 during the period of German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. It is now a curious desert town that boasts lush green lawns, colourful public gardens and palm trees all hedged in by endless desert and ocean.
Swakopmund Guest House opened in December 2008. It was previously a holiday house owned by the Borg family, who totally revamped it and now run it as a bed and breakfast facility. It offers seven standard rooms, which are equipped with an en-suite bathroom and shower, toilet and wash basin. They also have mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee station, satellite TV and an in-room safe. The seven luxury rooms are larger than the standard rooms and come with the same facilities. The family suite is a two-room combo with open plan kitchen and sitting room.
The newly-revamped rooms are comfortable and spacious, fitted with crisp, white linen sheets and tasteful, scenic wallpaper that adds to the clean, neat atmosphere of the place. Catering for the upmarket traveller, facilities range from laundry service to shuttle service and wheel-chair friendly accommodation.
Built and run in an eco-friendly manner, the Swakopmund Guest House makes use of solar energy. It also has free WiFi Access available for all guests to make use of.
Activities in and around the area are many and varied. They include sand-boarding, quad biking, parasailing, sea kayaking, horse riding and fishing. A dolphin cruise can also be organised, which includes a champagne breakfast and fresh oysters, while dolphins leap alongside the boat.