Lagoon lodge

The French owned Lagoon Loge enjoys a beautiful setting right beside the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Many guests comment on how their lively French hosts, Helene and Wilfried, go out of their way to make a visit here great fun. As they are both artists your rooms are personally designed and furnished with amazing wood and textile pieces, created by them both. This adds to the welcoming and homelike feel.

The lagoon is the main attraction of the area, and is regarded as the most important wetland for coastal birds in Southern Africa. Because of it's location, there is a wide variety of marine birds here, including large flocks of flamingos and is a great favourite for bird-watchers. Lagoon Lodge is also a good base for exploring Walvis Bay and the main surrounding tourist attractions as well. Many visitors stay for a couple of nights.

Accommodation at the lodge is in 8 individually decorated rooms. Enjoy the magnificent views of the lagoon from your private balcony or a verandah on a comfortable wicker chair. All of the rooms are sea-facing. There are:

Double Rooms: Each room has an en-suite bathroom and is equipped with a TV, telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee station and an in-room safe. Some of the rooms have twin beds and others have a king-size bed.

Family Rooms: The 3 Family Rooms have either single or double beds, single beds or 2 twin and a double bed or 3 single beds and the similar facilities to the Double Rooms.

Set in the hotel's beautiful garden, and at the back of the main building, is a swimming pool. It comes complete with lazy-loungers and sun-shades, for guests to relax and laze around in.

Lagoon Loge also has a roof deck - a wonderful place to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lagoon and the dunes, whilst drinking a sundowner!

Thousands of lesser and greater flamingos, as well as white pelicans, plover, avocet, turnstone and a huge variety of waders, gather in the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Several endemic species, such as the dune lark and the Damara tern are also in the vicinity.

Visitors may want to join some of Walvis bays numerous activities or visit the Swakopmund and its museum, the Namibian Minerals Museum, the Crystal Gallery, the Welwitschia plain and Moonlandscape and the desert of the Topnaars. (Homeb and Gobabeb)

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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.

Fishing: 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.

Sandboarding: 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.

Skydiving: 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.

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.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Bottigelli, Marco

29 Aug 2014

Absolutely amazing. This french run lodge is a place where I would have spent a week instead of a night. Really mesmerizing.

Block, Jeanne

1 Oct 2012

great location on the lagoon. Helene and Wilfred were very personable and very helpful in making suggestions, scheduling tours, and arranging transfer to Swakopmund.

Martin, Angel

10 Jan 2013

This place was fantastic. The manager was the nicest we have found in the trip and we did enjoyed a lot this place. Room was comfy and clean. Breakfast was fantastic.

Vancoillie, Caroline

8 Jun 2012

We preferred to stay in Walvisbay iso Swakopmund as it is close to Sandwich bay. The lagoon lodge had everything we needed and has an excellent view on the sunset. The owners were very helpful. Walvisbay is very quiet.

Brands, Mark

3 Feb 2010

This accomodation was only OK, a bit too quaint and bed-and-breakfasty for my liking, 70s/80s decor, nothing wrong with anything per-se (everything was presentable and in good order etc), but think things have moved on a bit..

Welcome, Louise

23 Apr 2017

A great place to explore from. The owner went above and beyond and breakfasts were great. The most expensive place we stayed in but it was the first time we weren't camping and I really did appreciate the bed, internet, smile and quietness as it was storm time and as windy as heck in our tent.


Lagoon Lodge is situated at 88 Kovambo Nujoma Street, Walvis Bay

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