Villa margherita

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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Ballooning in Swakopmund: A hot air balloon ride over the Namib DesertBird Watching Day Trips.

Briding: 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 CrossCape.

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 DesertNamib Desert Day Trip.

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.

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Traveller Reviews

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

Page, Sophie

12 Oct 2011

Very nice hotel. Good location and very nice staff always available to help you to have the best stay! Beautiful room and well decorated!

Beffa, Sabina

17 Oct 2010

Very good proportion quality-price: a special room (Romeo and Giulietta) and a very good breakfast! The owner (Madame) come from our country!

Freeman, Kim

7 Sep 2016

Loved Loved. What sweetheart women, smiling and warm and helpful. 4 starts and I hope they all know I just thought they were GREAT. Loved the rooms, everything. Great locarion

Adair, Brain

16 Oct 2009

Lovely hotel - most impressed to have had the honeymoon suite and our own private courtyard. Staff very helpful and considerate. Great breakfasts. Wonderful to have a laptop provided.

Sampson, Michael

12 Oct 2010

Excellent B&B accomodation, very large and nice room, well equipped. Location is great for walking the town. Service was good and local knowledge helpful. Owner was particularly helpful.

Guth, Brian D

24 Aug 2016

Really an outstanding luxury boutique hotel. Exceeded our expectations. A very friendly staff and warm welcome. We ended up eating there twice for our evening meal as well and the food is excellent. Highly recommended.

Courtney, Claire

3 Oct 2016

What a wonderful place to stay! Located almost in the centre of town but very peaceful. The apartment style accommodation meant that we had access to a lounge and kitchen, which was lovely. The style of the villa set the atmosphere for Swakopmund and the service from all staff was impeccable.


34 Daniel Tjongarero Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

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