Self-drive holiday-makers in Namibia visiting Walvis Bay looking for a reasonably priced bed and breakfast establishment, should seriously consider staying at Spindrift Guesthouse. This convenient location is only a minutes walk from the famous Lagoon, ideal for birders especially in the breeding season. Relaxation is high on the agenda at Spindrift and they pride themselves on a 'friendly and homely atmosphere'.
Spindrift is also the ideal coastal stopover to visit the Namib Naukluft Park, Damaraland and eventually on to Sossusvlei. The Welwitschia mirabilis, one of the rarest plants in the world, can be viewed near the Kuiseb and Swakop dry river beds. A decent selection of well-established bars and restaurants are a short distance away. Day trips and activities include a drive on to Pelican Point Peninsula or perhaps an organized 4x4 tour to Sandwich Harbour.
Relax and unwind in their well-kept garden, around the swimming pool and koi fish pond in this delightful and peaceful setting. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind between Namib Desert coastal explorations.
Other facilities include a guest lounge, pool table, wi-fi Internet connection, braai area and off-road secure parking. All of the rooms are non-smoking and there is a laundry service on request. Their art studio, run from within the guesthouses management team, benefits local artists.
Accommodation is in:
Double Rooms: En-suite bathrooms, a TV and a tea/coffee station are standard. Some of the rooms that don't benefit from cross-wind ventilation are equipped with fans. All rooms have verandahs/balconies that overlook the beautiful garden.
Family Room: There are 3 Family Rooms suitable for up to 4 persons. The facilities are similar to the Double Rooms as are the verandahs/balconies.
Breakfast is served between 07h00 and 10h00. Evening meals can be arranged in advance and the management team will be only too happy to recommend a nearby restaurant.
There are a wide variety of day tours and activities to occupy yourselves in Walvis Bay. Attractions in or around the town include birdwatching at the lagoon, golf, fishing and walking. The local museum and the wooden Rhenish Mission Church, (proclaimed a national monument on the 24th November 1972) are also worth a visit.
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.
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon.
A business hotel close to the town centre.
A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities.
A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon.
Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant.
Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Close to the lagoon, very friendly and helpful people, the room we had could have done with a bit of updating.
Friendly stay - helpful host who gave good recommendations regarding places to eat and get tyre puncture repair
A nice lodge of a dutch man who is alway willing to help or to give information about Namibia. Excelent breakfast.
Very cold rooms! But lovely owners who helped us getting around, book restaurants and told us some stories about Namibia
Really good pension and the owner is really nice. They phone for us to book for a trip and gave us some recommendation for visiting the city
Good budget accommodation however a simple ceiling in the upstairs rooms would improve the warmth in the rooms. The bare look makes it aesthetically pleasing on the eye but I'd rather be warmer winter.
The room was ok and clean but cold and no heating available in the room. That was a bit unpleasant since we were staying there during winter time. Breakfast was ok but could have a bit more choice. Otherwise ok and felt safe there.
This newly open guesthouse in Walvis Bay is quite a good surprise with a very nice host. The house is decorated with great inspiration, breakfast is complete and the owner is very helpful. From Bullsport : the main road is not so easy, bad holes from place to place and it took us 5 hours to arrive.
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