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Alte Brucke

Swakopmund - Namibia

Alte Brücke is an ideal coastal self-catering, bed and breakfast establishment for travellers and families who prefer to be by the beach, but still not too far from the town. It is near the national aquarium and only 10 minutes walk from Swakopmund town centre,. Here you can use the banking and medical facilities, shops and wine and dine in a decent range of eateries and bars.

Although there is no restaurant here, Alte Brücke can recommend the nearby Tiger Reef Beach Bar, The Tug, The Lighthouse and The Napoli Tana for meals and refreshments.

There is a beautiful garden to chill out and relax in. Log on to Wi-Fi and update friends and family about your travels. Other facilities include disabled access, secure off-road parking and a laundry service. Alte Brücke is situated near, and gets it's name from an old bridge.

Functions and conferences for between 80-90 people can be catered for. It has the added attraction of having it's own fully-licensed bar. This is the perfect venue for small corporate and business meetings and seminars, weddings, birthdays, group lunches and dinners.

Accommodation consists of 23 luxury self-catering chalets. Non-smoking rooms are available. There are:

  • Luxury Chalets: All of the these rooms have 4 channel DSTV, heaters, telephone, mini-bar/fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, oven, cutlery, pots and pans, tea/coffee station and an in-room safe. 5 chalets have en-suite bathrooms, the others have shared facilities. Some chalets sleep up to 4/5 persons and are suitable for families
  • Exclusive Chalets: There are 8 Exclusive Chalets sleeping a maximum of 2 guests. They have 1 bedroom and are all en-suite with similar facilities to the Luxury Chalets.

The Alte Brucke also has luxury campsites which are fully grassed and each with it's own ablution facilities.

Alte Brücke - your home away from home in Namibia. Swakopmund vehicle rental can also be arranged.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Alte Brucke: Curio Shop And Reception
  • Alte Brucke: Lodge-environmnet
  • Alte Brucke: Room
  • Alte Brucke: Room Interior
  • Alte Brucke: Beautiful Grounds
  • Alte Brucke: Camping Sites
  • Alte Brucke: Restaurant
  • Alte Brucke: Reception
  • Alte Brucke: Room And Grounds
  • Alte Brucke: Self Catering Unit
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Activities from Swakopmund
Ballooning in Swakopmund

A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert

Bird Watching Day Trips

Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis


Everything from sharks to pilchards

Living Desert Tour

A half day tour into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Day Trip

A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert

Namib Desert Night Walks

Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.

Quad Biking

2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary...


Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.

Sandwich Harbour Tour

A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour


Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!

Spitzkoppe Day Tour

Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.

Swakopmund Sightseeing

This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund

activities from Walvis Bay
Catamaran Cruise

view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran

Dolphin Cruise

A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Historian Quad Bike Edu-Desert Tour

Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed

Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo

An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour

Marine & Dune Day Trip

A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon

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Directions to the lodge

Alte Brucke Resort is situated on the north bank of the Swakop River close to the Atlantic Ocean. On entering Swakopmund get onto Sam Nujoma Avenue and turn towards the sea. At the T-junction with Strand Street South turn left and travel to the end of this road.

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