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Rossmund Lodge & Golf course

Swakopmund - Namibia

The Rossmund Lodge is situated on the northern banks of the Swakop River, approximately 6kms from the coastal town of Swakopmund. The Lodge forms part of the 18-hole Rossmund Golf Course, uniquely set in the Namib Desert, and is one of only five registered all-grass desert golf courses in the world. The rural location of the lodge makes it an ideal setting for non-golfers wanting to avoid staying in the town.

Rossmund Lodge is beautifully positioned, with 360° vistas of the fairways, and a striking backdrop of the Namib Desert sand dunes. Its location beyond the coastal mist belt, (which frequently engulfs Swakopmund and other coastal areas of Namibia) permits guests to enjoy longer spells of good weather.

Guests can wine and dine in the attractive bar and lounge area. Take your early morning meal in the breakfast room while light lunches and dinners can be eaten inside or outside beneath the wavering palm trees on the patio. Both venues overlook the golf course and surrounding wilderness. The 'a-la-carte' restaurant in the main golf clubhouse is also available to diners. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at reception and in most rooms.

The business community can book the Conference Centre for meetings, seminars and conventions. Facilities for up to 80 delegates can be organized and data projector facilities are available. Additional breakaway areas can be arranged for more private gatherings. Larger groups, various wedding packages and special events can be coordinated by the events team.

Accommodation at Rossmund Lodge is offered in:

  • Chalets: There are 18 chalets which can sleep 2-4 people in either twin, double or king-size beds. Additional mattresses can be arranged. An en-suite bathroom, telephone, mini-bar/fridge, tea/coffee station, DSTV with hotel channel package, fan, fireplace (wood supplied) and complimentary Wi-Fi are standard. Enjoy fairways or rock pool views from the comfort of your private patio.
  • Luxury chalets: There are 2 Luxury Chalets that sleep 2 guests in each unit with the addition of a king-size bed and separate sitting room area. The facilities and views are similar to the other chalets.

The beautiful rock swimming pool provides a welcome relief for golfers and guests alike. It is also a terrific spot to just soak up the Namibian sunshine and desert tranquility.

Both golfers and non-golfers may stroll freely around the course. They are within touching distance of herds of free-roaming springbok, and can spend many a happy hour identifying the variety of bird species here, including bokmakierie, chestnut vented tit babbler, fiscal shrike, rock kestrels, white-backed mouse-birds and guinea fowl to name but a few. Swakopmund vehicle rental can also be arranged.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Rossmund Lodge: Sunset
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  • Rossmund Lodge: Room Interior
  • Rossmund Lodge: Springbok on the golf course
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  • Rossmund Lodge: Bedroom
  • Rossmund Lodge: Swimming Pool
  • Rossmund Lodge: Restaurant
  • Rossmund Lodge: Swakopmund's desert gold course
  • Rossmund Lodge: Overlooks The Golf Course
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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

Rossmund Lodge situated inland from Swakopmund. 6kms east of Swakopmund turn south off the B2 and follow the signs to the lodge.

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