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Hotel Pension Rapmund

Swakopmund - Namibia

Hotel Pension Rapmund offers a value-for-money Bed & Breakfast establishment situated in the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund. It is only a few minutes walk from the beach and the town centre, with a wide variety of shops and restaurants placed just around the corner. The area around the hotel is safe enough to walk around at night.

The very strong German influence can be still be seen in the architecture of the town today and the buildings have been excellently maintained and preserved. The Rapmund family were the original owners of the Hotel Pension since 1969, but it changed hands in 2008. The new owners continue to run the pension as a family business.

The reception, breakfast room and TV lounge, are situated in the main building. Wine, beer and soft drinks can be purchased here. Other facilities include a laundry service, a safe to lock up your valuables and 24hr security. Keep in touch with family and friends courtesy of complementary Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is a traditionally hearty German affair, including eggs, cereals, cheeses, jams, tea/coffee, homemade bread and a selection of polonies and meats. Guests can enjoy a wonderful sea view from the breakfast room.

As this is a bed and breakfast establishment, the Rapmund recommends The Brauhaus, a typical German style restaurant and bar to it's guests, for it's meat, seafood and steak menu's. It also serves a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Hotel Pension Rapmund has double rooms, luxury rooms and family units.

  • Double Rooms: Standard accommodation with en-suite facilities of a bathroom and shower and heaters. Some of the rooms are on the first floor have a balcony with ocean views. Other rooms have sea-views with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with a bath. Facilities include communal tea/coffee station and a fridge.
  • Single Rooms: There are 3 Single Rooms with similar facilities to the Double Rooms.
  • Family Rooms: 2 Family Rooms have 2 bedrooms with twin beds and separate bathroom/shower and similar facilities to the Double Rooms. The kitchenette has no cooking facilities. Sleeps 2 adults and 2/3 children.
  • Luxury Flat: A luxury family unit with direct sea-views. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a large lounge with another bed and sleeper couch, tea/coffee station and a microwave.
  • The Gallery Room: A luxuriously decorated room on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom and shower, private patio with sea-view, tea/coffee station and a fridge.

The Swakopmund museum, library, heated indoor swimming pool and aquarium, are in easy walking distance from the hotel. Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.

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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 Swakopmund - indicating Hotel Pension Rapmund

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Directions to the lodge

Hotel Pension Rapmund is situated at 6 Bismark Street, Swakopmund

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