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Gecko Ridge Guest House

Swakopmund - Namibia

This guest house is situated 15km inland from Swakopmund on the banks of the (usually) dry Swakop River. This is an area consisting mainly of residential small holdings and one of the main reasons for its popularity is that it is just outside the fog bank that often enshrouds the Namibian coastline, here away from the cold Atlantic currents they typically enjoy beautiful sunny Namib Desert days.

Gecko Ridge has numerous wooden decks that cross over ponds and running water to create a tranquil environment, the guest house is also well equipped and guests can make use of the gym, swimming pool,restaurant & bar, WiFi, or just enjoy a drink on the deck while watching the sun set over the Namib Desert (this part of the desert is frequently called the 'moon landscape'). The guest house owner, Zandre, is extremely helpful & friendly and will go out of his way to ensure you have a memorable stay.

Accommodation is in either self catering rooms, the guest house or campsites.

  • Luxury Rooms: These spacious, modern & stylish rooms to cater to every need and include high quality bedding, mini bar, WiFi, flat screen TV and a private balcony
  • Self-Catering Chalets: great for the family that wants to do their own catering during a weekend or holiday by the sea, but still have a need for style and comfort. These units include a fully equipped kitchen, open plan lounge / TV room with sleeper couch, flat screen satellite TV, WiFi and a private lapa and braai (BBQ) area. The self catering units also have a pet friendly private garden
  • Campsite: for small group of travellers who seek more adventurous settings. All campsites are equipped individually with basic facilities.

The guest house offers a shuttle service into Swakopmund for those not wanting to drive themselves.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Gecko Ridge: Swimming Pool
  • Gecko Ridge: The Guest House
  • Gecko Ridge: Backyard At Sunset
  • Gecko Ridge: Private Deck
  • Gecko Ridge: Bedroom
  • Gecko Ridge: Double Room
  • Gecko Ridge: Garden Area
  • Gecko Ridge: Family Unit
  • Gecko Ridge: Fire Place
  • Gecko Ridge: Gym
  • Gecko Ridge: Guest Chalet Exterior
  • Gecko Ridge: Living Area
  • Gecko Ridge: Lounge
  • Gecko Ridge: Pool And Garden
  • Gecko Ridge: Restaurant
  • Gecko Ridge: Self Catering Chalet
  • Gecko Ridge: Self Catering Kitchen
  • Gecko Ridge: Braai Area
  • Gecko Ridge: Bathroom
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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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Map of Gecko Ridge Swakopmund

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Directions to the lodge

on the B2 towards Windhoek, turn right at the first road past the Nonidas sign (D1901). Keep on for 4,5 km until our sign on left hand side. Turn left and simply follow the signs to Gecko Ridge Guesthouse

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