The delight swakopmund

The Delight Swakopmund 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.

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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.

Air Sand and Stay Self-Catering

Air Sand and Stay Self-Catering

Air Sand and Stay is a short to medium stay rental business with a growing portfolio of the best apartments and homes in Swakopmund.

Alte Brücke

Alte Brücke

A centrally located self catering lodge & campsite.

Alternative Space

Alternative Space

An art gallery turned guest house - the Space is truly alternative and worth a visit if you are interested in philosophical conversation, innovative thinking and staying somewhere out of the norm.

Burning Shore Beach Lodge

Burning Shore Beach Lodge

In the small holiday village of Langstrand, between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, this lodge sprung to prominence when Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt used it as their base for their visit to Namibia.

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Small, peaceful guesthouse in a well established part of town.

Cornerstone Guesthouse: An der Mole & Atlantik Sicht

Cornerstone Guesthouse: An der Mole & Atlantik Sicht

Two well equipped self catering apartments, both with sea views.

Desert Breeze Lodge

Desert Breeze Lodge

Slightly outside town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a desert setting near the convenience of town.

Driftwood Guesthouse

Driftwood Guesthouse

Centrally located, close to the beach & 15 minutes walk to the Mole and city centre.

Orange House Swakopmund

Orange House Swakopmund

It is a family-run, private Guesthouse located 1.5 km north of the famous Swakopmund “Mole”.

Seboa Guesthouse Swakopmund

Seboa Guesthouse Swakopmund

Seboa Guesthouse boasts with the Seboa House (which can be rented as either a three bedroom or four bedroom Self Catering unit respectively) and 2 Self Catering Apartments.

Swakopmund Luxury Suites

Swakopmund Luxury Suites

A variety of well appointed suites in a central location.

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool.

Traveller Reviews

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

Torres, Ana

19 Aug 2017

The buffet breakfast and the location were excellent. Moreover, the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

Avio, Daniele

5 Sep 2019

The hotel is really a bouquet hotel. Nice people, great breakfast and easy location. We appreciated the suggestion for the restaurants.


19 May 2016

The room was really good. Staff really helpful and friendly and found us the best restaurants to eat at. The breakfast was the best that we had in Namibia, the spread was unbelievable.

Aswin, Andrea

1 Jun 2017

Favorite lodge of the entire trip! Service was exceptional--they made restaurant reservations for us, called one of our activities to make alternate arrangements, and the laundry service was affordable and prompt. We loved the modern vibe and the casual elegance. Breakfast was amazing!


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

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