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Sophia Dale Camp

Swakopmund - Namibia

Sophia Dale Basecamp is located just 12km from Namibia's popular coastal resort of Swakopmund, only 800m from the main road (B2). This is a bed and breakfast establishment, with the added attraction of self-catering facilities. Renovations for the camp were completed in 2009. It is set in a lush area next to the Swakop River without the fog banks that are associated on the coast.

The camp is an ideal destination for travellers and families who prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of Swakopmund, but still close enough to drive into town and use its beaches, shopping, medical and banking facilities if required. There are also a wide range of bars and restaurants in the town.

Although there is no restaurant at present, future planning includes the addition of a cozy and inviting Lapa by the end of 2010. Sophia Dale Basecamp will be offering local and international cuisine for their diners. Traditional German breakfasts can be ordered, but guests must order meals in advance, with the chef's home made sausages a speciality.

Other facilities include a small shop, selling a wide range of goods for your cooler box or to stock up for your stay and onward journey, such as cool drinks, firewood and snacks. There is also a laundry service, secure parking and an outside braai area.

The accommodation has been designed and decorated in 'authentic African styles'. There are:

  • Self-catering rondavels: There are 2 self-catering bungalows ideal for 2 or 4 persons. The 2 en-suite bedrooms have a combo of double/single beds. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, 2 plate stove, kettle, coffee machine, radio, as well as adequate cooking utensils. There is also a small dining area with views of the surrounding area, parking and a large braai area.
  • Double Rooms: 3 double rooms are situated in 'The Royal House' for non-self catering guests. Each room has a kettle and a fridge. Relax on the verandah or in comfortable room seating. 2 of the rooms have 2 beds and shared bathroom facilities with a shower and are suitable for up to 4 persons. The other room can convert to 2 single beds with own bathroom, bath and shower.
  • Family Room: The Family Room are suitable for a family of 4. There is a shared bathroom with a shower and 2 beds in each room, A couch and armchairs, fridge and kettle are supplied.

Sophia Dale is a good choice for visitors seeking self catering accommodation in Namibia

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Sophia Dale: Sophia Dale
  • Sophia Dale: The 'Royalhouse' Interior
  • Sophia Dale: A campsite
  • Sophia Dale: Rondavel
  • Sophia Dale: A self catering rondavel
  • Sophia Dale: Braai Area
  • Sophia Dale: The Royalhouse
  • Sophia Dale: Rondavel
  • Sophia Dale :Camping Area
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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

From the B2 (about 12km inland from Swakopmund) turn onto the 1991 road, Sophia Dale is about 800 meters along this road.

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