An authentically Namibian beach retreat, set on the shores of Swakopmund

Driftwood Guesthouse offers the opportunity for travellers to sit back and enjoy authentic Namibian living. Found in a quiet residential area in Swakopmund, this guest house resonates with its serene surroundings. Just a few metres from the front door is the beach where guests can spend sunny days lazing under an umbrella provided by reception. Other activities include taking easy walks along the idyllic garden walking route, or starting the day in the yoga studio next door. The guest house is furnished with unique pieces of driftwood that emphasise the tranquil atmosphere flowing through each room. A shopping centre is within walking distance and is full of quaint shops and lovely restaurants.

Stay Location

Facilities

 2.5
Sustainability Rating
Environmental Impact
1.5
Economic Impact
2.8
Socio-cultural Impact
3.3

Best time to go to Namibia

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Namibia is best visited between May and October when safari viewing is at its best. Between the winter months of May and July, daytime temperatures are moderate, while nights can get quite cold, so remember to pack a warm jacket. The veld fills with baby animals during the summer months of November and December. This is also an excellent time for birders as many migrant bird species have returned. The rainy season is from November to April, resulting in dramatic thundershowers and even desert flooding.

Rooms

Sea View Family Room

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This spacious, en-suite room looks out over the azure ocean and is well decorated to make you feel part of the oceanside surroundings. The room can comfortably host a family of 5 with its open plan design and private balcony.

Sea View Twin

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With a magnetising ocean view from the private balcony, this room is more than just comfortable. The en-suite bathroom, complimentary water, bathroom amenities, and small bottle of wine – on the house – will be sure to make your stay a memorable one.

Garden View Twin

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Looking out into the lush, manicured gardens of the guest house, you’ll enjoy your stay in these well-decorated rooms. 2 twin beds, which can alternatively be converted into 1 king-sized bed, as well as a bar fridge, filter coffee and tea station, complimentary water, and bathroom amenities, ensure a convenient and cosy stay.

Garden View Family Room

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With the tranquil guest house gardens as a backdrop, this lovely family room can easily accommodate a family of 4. A bar fridge, filter coffee and tea station, complimentary water, and bathroom amenities, along with the spacious layout of the room make for the perfect retreat.

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