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Hansa Hotel

Swakopmund - Namibia

The four star Hansa Hotel is nestled in the centre of Swakopmund and offers easy access to everything the town has to offer. This classical building dates from 1905, and it is an integral part of the architectural heritage of the area.

The Hansa has twice received the Best Hotel in Namibia Award. It is also a 5 time winner of the Award of Excellence, a Golden Award of Excellence and a HAN Gold Award winner. The hotel has also been awarded the prestigious Diners Club Wine List Platinum Award, for outstanding selection and quality of it's wines.

Expect a formal atmosphere with hard working professional staff at the Hansa Hotel. They have proved to be a reliable choice for guests who prefer the facilities of a larger hotel as opposed to a smaller guesthouse.

The restaurant is among the most popular in Swakopmund. The Terrace is a perfect venue for a leisurely lunch, and it overlooks the inner gardens. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room. The 'a la carte' menu includes soups, cold and warm starters, main courses of seafood, game and grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, and a huge selection of mouthwatering desserts for afters.

If you've had enough to eat, then why not retire to the residents bar? It features a large fireplace, a welcome relief from the cool Swakop night, as the fog rolls in, not to mention a wide variety of spirits, beer, wines and after-dinner drinks. There is also a secluded garden courtyard, where guests will be well-protected from any inclement weather.

Other services available at the Hansa Hotel include a laundry service, dry cleaning, mail / message /postage facility, safety deposit, foreign exchange, secretarial service, baby sitting, house library, car wash, lunch packs, lost and found, courtesy transport, secure parking and a medical service.

The Hansa Hotel pride themselves on providing the finest and most luxurious accommodation that Swakopmund has to offer. Each room is individually decorated and are fitted with under tile and/or under carpet heating. There are

  • Rooms: Some of the rooms have twin beds others double beds. En-suite bath/showers, 15 channel television stations, radio, high speed internet access, direct dialling telephones, hair dryer, in-room safes and a tea/coffee station are standard. Air-conditioning is in some of the rooms.
  • Luxury Suites: The Suites are equipped with similar facilities as the Double Rooms. Air-conditioning, a comfortable lounge area and daily freshly cut flowers are standard extras.

Meanwhile, the Terrace is perfect for dinners and banquets for up to 60 people. The Private Lounge on the other hand, is the venue for the more intimate cocktail party, meeting or dinner night.

Swakopmund has always been the 'jewel of Namibia's coastline.' It has built itself a reputation as an adrenaline-filled destination, and there is something for everybody here. The Namib dunes, beach walks, swimming and sightseeing through this historical town, and a trip to the craft market are very popular here.

The Hansa Hotel. A great choice for a stay in Swakopmund and car hire can also be arranged.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Hansa Hotel: Courtyard Garden
  • Hansa Hotel: Garden
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  • Hansa Hotel: Reception
  • Hansa Hotel: Restaurant
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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

The Hansa Hotel is situated at 3 Hendrik Witbooi Street, in the centre of Swakopmund.

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