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Villa Margherita

Accommodation in Swakopmund

The Villa Margherita is an antique Colonial villa, set in the heart of Swakopmund. It is over 100yrs old, and was originally known as the historical building of Dr. Schwietering Haus. At the end of March 2008, after a year's intensive renovation and upgrading, it opened it's doors to the public as a restaurant and guest house. The new owners, Claudine and Amelio, have created a 'guest house of their dreams,' whilst maintaining the original structure and unique charm of the old house.

In building such a place, a more relaxing, spacious and private environment was favoured. This concept enables their guests to receive a more personal and dedicated service from the Villa Margherita's staff.

One of the 7 double rooms (the largest suite) can be converted into a family unit. It has 2 bedrooms and a lounge area. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, a private lounge area, flat screen TV, safe, hair-dryer and Wi-Fi connection. (An Internet point is available in the lounge bar). Some of the rooms have 2 single beds and others have either king or queen-sized beds.

Breakfast is individually served, and guests can even order smoked salmon if they wish. Their Italian restaurant, 'Il Tulipano' is 'delighted to offer guests an exquisite, gastronomical experience.' The in-house restaurant serves a wide variety of Namibian ingredients, in an Italian way of cooking. It offers a fixed menu with regular new dishes, including freshly made pasta dishes, meat, seafood, as well as a mouthwatering assortment of desserts.

The restaurant also has a home bar, which serves a selection of beers, spirits and wines, a perfect setting to relax and unwind after a long day.

There is secure parking and a laundry services here. German, French, Italian and English are all spoken at the Villa. Car hire in Swakopmund can be arranged.

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  • Villa Margherita: The Fireplace
  • Villa Margherita: The Lounge Bar
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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

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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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Map of Swakopmund - indicating Villa Margherita

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Directions to the lodge

34 Daniel Tjongarero Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

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