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Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Swakopmund - Namibia

Swakopmund Sands Hotel is a well-placed, modern bed and breakfast establishment set on the seaside town's 'Platinum Mile'. They offer luxury combined with tranquillity for individual travellers, self-drive tourists in Namibia and families alike. Head to the roof 'sun terrace' after a long drive or your day trip or activity to admire the beautiful views of the Namib Desert dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Also only a few minutes walk away are the aquarium, the Swakopmund town centre and most of the other tourist attractions. Wine and dine in the popular Jetty & Tug Restaurants, located nearby.

Services inside are a safe and Wi-Fi both at reception, Breakfast Room, bar, lounge and conference facilities. Relax on the terrace and there is secure parking. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is served in the dining room and enjoy a sundowner in the lounge.

The Swakopmund Sands Hotel provides comfortably furnished rooms and luxury suites

  • Standard Double Rooms: Most of the rooms have twin beds the others double. All of these rooms are equipped with flat screen TVís, a safe, under floor heating, fridge and a tea/coffee station. Hair-dryers, and International power points and a shaving facility are fitted in the en-suite bathrooms.
  • Royal Ruby Suite: A private and luxurious 45m≤ unit with partial sea views. The bathroom has a modern shower/heated towel rails. Also in the suite is a king-sized bed, flat screen TV, under floor heating, in-room safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served on your private balcony. Self-cater in the fully-equipped kitchenette and feast in the luxury dining area.
  • Emerald Luxury Suite: A suite with sea views and similar facilities to the Standard Double Rooms.
  • Sapphire Luxury Suite: A suite with 2 double beds and similar facilities to the other suites.

There are many activities in and around the Swakopmund area, including the National Marine Aquarium, a transport museum, the Crystal Gallery and bird and dolphin watching.

If you're looking for modern, yet cosy, accommodation in Swakopmund this is the hotel for you.

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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

Swakopmund Sands Hotel is opposite the Swakopmund Aquarium on Strand Street

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Beach Lodge

Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.

Desert Breeze Lodge

Slightly outide town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a desert setting near the convenience of town

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool

Hotel Pension Rapmund

Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.

Sea Side Hotel & Spa

A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4

The Stiltz

Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.

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