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Desert Sands Boutique Self-Catering and B&B

Self-catering in Swakopmund - Namibia

Desert Sands Boutique Self-Catering and B&B is a privately-owned establishment with the advantage of having a wide choice of accommodation options. It suits individual travellers, self-drive tourists and families who prefer the convenience of a centrally located venue.

There are a number of excellent restaurants and pubs within walking distance, and one of Swakopmund's main drawcards, the beach, can also be easily reached. The main seaside area is called the Mole and the town's most iconic symbol is the jetty, now popular with walkers and line fishermen. The Germanic history of the town is reflected in of the many restored buildings, monuments and private enterprises.

Although each apartment is equipped for self-catering, guests can book in on a Bed & Breakfast basis as well. Breakfast is served until 10h00. The owners and management pride themselves on providing a value for money, yet high quality stay in their contemporary styled business. Reception is open 24hrs and there is secure parking. Day trips and activities can also be arranged.

Accommodation is in a total of 22 apartments spread over 2 floors. Complementary Wi-fi, daily cleaning service, hair dryer and an electric shaver plug are standard in all.

  • Studios: Each of the 4 studios are fitted with an extra length queen-size and/or 2 single beds, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning (hot & cold), 16 channel hotel DSTV package and a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, 2-plate stove, fridge, cutlery and crockery.
  • 1 Bedroom Apartments: There are 10 x 1 Bedroom Apartments with facilities similar to the Studios.
  • 2 Bedroom Apartments: The 6 x 2 Bedroom Apartments have similar amenities to the other apartments.
  • 3 Bedroom Apartments: The 2 x 3 Bedroom Apartments are fitted and supplied with facilities to the other apartments.

Accommodation in Namibia

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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

Desert Sands Boutique Self-Catering and B&B are on the corner of Libertina Amathila and Otavi Street

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Beach Lodge

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Centrally located self catering apartments offering a good selection of units (choose from studio, one, two or three bedroom units)

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Gecko Ridge Guest House

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Meike's Guest House

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Sophia Dale

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