Pelican point lodge

Pelican Point Lodge is situated on a remote peninsula around half an hour (32km's) 4x4 drive from the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay. The lodge is built on a large sandbank and is bordered on one side by the Lagoon and on the other by the Atlantic Ocean. - a truly remote and spectacular location. Many guests stay for 2 or 3 nights and the owners pride themselves on a high standard of service and hospitality.

Pelican Point has housed a beacon to safely guide ships into the Walvis Bay harbour since 1915. The lodge itself is situated in the renovated harbour control building adjacent to the 'new' lighthouse which was built in 1932. So expect panoramic views of the sea (morning fog permitting)and at times a bracing breeze.

The communal areas consist of a lounge & dining offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a drink or fine dining while admiring the fine views. The large outside deck area offers views over the bay & the Namib Desert dunes and is the perfect place to watch the sun set. Breakfast is a big part of the experience at Pelican Bay Lodge and can be enjoyed either in the dining room or on your rooms private deck. A 3 course meal rounds of the day and is served either in the dining room or on the main deck (depending on the weather). For those who find themselves to still be peckish between these two meals a light lunch is available on request.

Pelican Point offers accommodation in a choice of 9 suites:

The eight 'luxury' suites are spacious and offer a queen sized bed, I-Phone charger and clock, hair dryer, lounge area a private deck area to enjoy amazing views of the lagoon with blankets for the chilly and windy evenings), a private safe, an eco fireplace, 24hr-room service. Most of the en-suite bathrooms have 2 showers and a double basin and are located to maximise the views, even from the shower.

The Captain's Cove suite is on top of the building and offers 360° views. In addition to the facilities available in the standard suites the bathroom in the Captain's Cove is also equipped with a bath tub & shower.

As one would expect from an establishment situated in such a pristine & unspoiled environment Pelican Point Lodge takes the utmost care to be environmentally friendly.

Guests at Pelican Point Lodge are free to explore the peninsula at their leisure and the lodge staff will happily arrange a picnic hamper for breakfast or lunch, or some sundowner drinks for those wanting to spend some additional time in the great outdoors. There is a great deal to see in the area with seal colonies, a plethora of bird species including the very endangered Damara Tern, pelicans & flamingoes. You may also encounter abandoned oyster farms, aquatic animals such as the Mola Mola or giant jelly fish, while adventurous jackals often approach visitors.

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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.

Pritchard, Rob

7 Oct 2016

A unique and most wonderful place to stay. Excellent staff and service. The setting was just amazing. We will be back again.


Leave Walvis Bay on the lagoon road, just before the salt factory (amongst the salt pans) there is a right turn to Pelican Point Lodge (this is well marked). At this juncture you should stop and deflate your tyres to pressure suitable for driving on sand (1.3 to 1.5 bar is recommended for most vehicles) - now is also a good time to engage 4x4. From here you can follow the vehicle tracks they will all lead you to the lodge - although there are two choices. By keeping right you will take the more popularcompact & sturdy route along the lagoon (this is flooded during spring tide), while following the tracks to the left will get you to the lodge via the Atlantic coastline.

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