Must-see hotels in Namibia

  • Strand Hotel

    Swakopmund

    Overlooking Palm Beach, the new Strand is the kind of upmarket hotel that the Swakopmund waterfront has been crying out for for decades; modern and…

  • Betta Camp Site

    Namibia

    A welcoming stop on the road in these parts is Betta Camp Site, roughly 20km past Duwisib. Apart from petrol and campsites if you want to crash the night,…

  • NamibRand Family Hideout

    Namibia

    Run on solar energy and making a virtue of its remoteness, NamibRand Family Hideout is run by Andreas and Mandy, who offer a warm welcome, two wonderfully…

  • Wabi Lodge

    Namibia

    Wabi is a private luxury set-up almost 30km from Waterberg Plateau on the D2512. The Swiss owners have imparted their heritage on the design and…

  • Villa Verdi

    Windhoek

    This unique Mediterranean-African hybrid features whimsically decorated rooms complete with original paintings and arty touches. Straddling the divide…

  • Kulala Desert Lodge

    Namibia

    If you've stayed in a Wilderness Safaris lodge before, you know the deal. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. Semiluxurious canvas tents and great food…

  • Epacha Game Lodge & Spa

    Etosha National Park

    Superb rooms are a hallmark of this beautiful lodge on the private 210-sq-km Epacha Game Reserve. Night drives, great views from its elevated hillside…

  • Wolwedans Dune Lodge

    Namibia

    One of the more affordable lodges in the NamibRand, Wolwedans Dune Lodge features an architecturally arresting collection of raised wooden chalets that…

  • Kalahari Anib Lodge & Campsite

    Namibia

    Gorgeous wood-floored rooms here have a more contemporary look than your average safari lodge and we love it all the more for it. There are also three…

  • Spitzkoppe Rest Camp

    Damaraland

    The sites at this camp are dotted around the base of the Spitzkoppe and surrounding outcrops. Most are set in magical rock hollows and provide a sense of…

  • Chameleon Backpackers Lodge & Guesthouse

    Windhoek

    With a chilled vibe and a considerable range of accommodation options, this Backpackers offers decent-sized, luxurious African-chic rooms and spick-and…

  • C’est Si Bon Hotel

    Namibia

    Named after a common French expression that translates to ‘it is good’, this charmer of a hotel takes its moniker to heart, blending Namibian design with…

  • Okonjima Bush Camp & Suites

    Namibia

    Removed from the main lodge area and hence quieter and more discreet, the Bush Camp and nearby Bush Suites are beautifully turned out. The camp rooms are…

  • Ruacana Eha Lodge

    Namibia

    This upmarket lodge appeals to travellers of all budgets by offering manicured campsites and rustic A-frame huts alongside its polished rooms. An…

  • Ngatutunge Pamwe Camp Site

    Namibia

    Community-run Ngatutunge campsite is perched along the Hoarusib River 2km from Purros village, and surprisingly has hot showers, flush toilets, well…

  • Hansa Hotel

    Swakopmund

    Swakopmund’s most established upmarket hotel bills itself as ‘luxury in the desert’. Individually decorated rooms with lofty ceilings and picture windows…

  • Wolwedans Boulders Camp

    Namibia

    A stunning Wolwedans property, Boulders Lodge puts its back hard up against a protrusion of bouldered hills, which gives a sense of refuge from the great…

  • Jackalberry Tented Camp

    Namibia

    Run by the same people who operate Nkasa Lupala Lodge, Jackalberry has just four luxury tents close to the water's edge near the entrance to Nkasa Rupara…

  • Khowarib Lodge

    Damaraland

    The rooms here are original with their rough-hewn stone walls, but its the activities that we like here – wildlife drives in search of desert elephants,…

  • River Guesthouse

    Damaraland

    The camping here is the best in town, with some great shady trees to pitch a tent under and excellent facilities including fireplaces and power outlets…

  • Stiltz

    Swakopmund

    Balanced atop 3.5m-high stilts with a bird's-eye view over the coast and town, the Stiltz is unlike anywhere else in Swakopmund. The rooms vary in size…

  • Camp Kwando

    Namibia

    This gorgeous property has luxury thatch-and-canvas chalets that each overlook the Kwando River in all its glory. Elephants and abundant birdlife are…

  • Sptitzkoppe Campsites

    Damaraland

    These wonderful campsites in the nooks and crannies that surround the Spitzkoppe massif perfectly capture the area's other-worldly landscapes. Operated by…

  • The Villa

    Namibia

    Overlooking a waterhole where predators roam free, the Villa is an exclusive retreat with just two rooms and two suites. It's a rather decadent experience…

  • Ugab Terrace Lodge

    Damaraland

    Perched precariously atop an escarpment and with fabulous views, the chalets here have an easy charm but it's the views that really stand out and you'll…

  • Kupferquelle Resort

    Namibia

    This modern, resort-style place has lovely, contemporary rooms with high ceilings, quiet terraces and a real sense of space, style and light. Some have…

  • Belvedere Boutique Hotel

    Windhoek

    Highly recommended by travellers, the Belvedere has classically styled rooms, quiet grounds and professional service. It's the sort of place that will…

  • Camp Mara

    Damaraland

    This lovely spot by a (usually dry) riverbed has shady, well-tended campsites, as well as eclectic but extremely comfortable rooms with whitewashed walls…

  • Casa Forno Country Hotel

    Namibia

    Large and semiluxurious, Casa Forno is decorated in classic Cape Dutch style and it's far enough away from the main street to ensure a quiet night's sleep…

  • Groot Tinkas

    Namibia

    Groot Tinkas must be accessed with 4WD and rarely sees much traffic. It enjoys a lovely setting beneath shady rocks and the surroundings are super for…

  • Swakopmund Luxury Suites

    Swakopmund

    Classy, contemporary rooms dominate this fine, newish suites-only hotel just over a block back from the waterfront. The rooms are large and the white…

  • Brukkaros Campsite

    Namibia

    The basic Brukkaros Campsite has sites with toilets and a bush shower, but you must supply your own drinking water. Half of the campsites are literally…

  • Mushara Lodge

    Etosha National Park

    Part of the elegant and varied Mushara Collection (which includes three other fine properties), this lodge is impeccably attired in wood, thatch and…

  • Organic Square Guest House

    Swakopmund

    Very much part of the new wave of contemporary-styled boutique hotels sweeping Swakopmund, Organic Square is close to the city centre and gets that whole…

  • Hoada Campsite

    Damaraland

    Run by Grootberg Lodge, this superb campsite sits among towering boulders with excellent facilities including a fine swimming pool, flush toilets and…

  • Stone House Lodge

    Namibia

    Probably the best of the in-town options, Stone House has six attractive rooms overseen by Boet and Magda. This guesthouse has a welcoming, family feel to…

  • Waterberg Camp

    Namibia

    Together with its sibling properties in Etosha, the Waterberg Camp is part of NWR’s Classic Collection. At Waterberg, campers can pitch a tent in any…

  • Ngepi Camp

    Namibia

    One of Namibia’s top backpacker lodges that appeals beyond the budget market, Ngepi makes a great base for the area. Crash for the night in a bush hut or…

  • Canyon Roadhouse

    Namibia

    This wonderful (and terribly kitsch) place attempts to recreate a roadhouse out on the wildest stretches of Route 66 – at least as it exists in the…

  • Namutoni Rest Camp

    Etosha National Park

    Etosha’s easternmost camp is defined by its landmark whitewashed German fort. Namutoni offers an immaculate campsite (the only campsite in the park with…

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