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The Delight Swakopmund

Swakopmund - Namibia

The Delight is conveniently located close to the city centre and within a short walking distance from the main tourist shopping areas, restaurants and bars. A major drawcard is that The Delight is also only 5 minutes walk from the main Swakopmund beach (the 'Mole') and beach promenade, both areas that attract swimmers and water sports lovers alike. Whether it is to or on the way back from Twyfelfontein, Brandberg Mountain or Etosha NP in the north or Sossusvlei and Fish River Canyon in the south, a comfortable and modern coastal vacation is assured at The Delight.

The quaint seaside town of Swakopmund exudes old-world charm and a laid back atmosphere. It sits between the sea and the Namib Desert and offers both relaxation and excitement. The well-preserved and interesting architecture from yesterday adds to the ambiance of the place with much of today's shops and offices housed in the town's original buildings. There is much to see and do including museum, libraries and archives, churches and a host of German colonial reminders which include some of the town's most notable landmarks.

Namibia's favourite seaside destination is not just about the past. Sport and adventure rate highly. Adrenalin rushes include sky-diving, paragliding, dune-boarding and sand-skiing. On the water your can surf and windsurf, hop on a yacht for the morning, kayak and take a catamaran trip in the company of seals and dolphins. More sedate pastimes include a cultural township tour, admire flamingoes and other water birds at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and take a ride on the dunes and beaches on a horse or camel. All great fun!

The Delight's 'signature morning buffet' is served in the breakfast dining room. A refreshing cocktail is waiting for you in the bar after your long, dusty drive, day trip or activity. This is also an ideal venue to meet other travellers and exchange your travel tips and experiences. Your 'Delight Hosts' will always be available to help you book a table at a recommended restaurant. Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Guests stay in modern, light and comfortable accommodation. There are 54 rooms including:

  • Twin Rooms: The 44 x twin rooms have en-suite bathrooms, twin beds, air-conditioning, satellite DSTV hotel package, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee station, fridge, in-room safe, hair-dryer, umbrellas, ironing board and bath robes.
  • Loft-Style Family Rooms: There are 10 x spacious loft-style rooms ideal for a family. The facilities are similar to the twin rooms.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • The Delight: Reception
  • The Delight: Bar
  • The Delight: Breakfast Room
  • The Delight: Decor
  • The Delight: Evening Delight
  • The Delight: Exterior
  • The Delight: Family Loft
  • The Delight: Room
  • The Delight: Gardens
  • The Delight: Guest Room
  • The Delight: Reception
  • The Delight: Reception Area
  • The Delight: Entrance
  • The Delight: The Bar
  • The Delight: Breakfast
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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

The Delight is situated on the corner of Theo Ben Gurirab Ave & Nathaniel Maxuilili St. Central Swakopmund

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Strand Hotel

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Hotel zum Kaiser

A very centrally located small hotel - within easy walking distance of the town center, Swakopmunds favourite restaurants - the Jetty and the Tug, as well as everything else the town has to offer

Swakopmund Hotel

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The Delight Swakopmund

A large modern accommodation establishment that offers a warm welcome and all-round attentive service

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