Must-see hotels in Namibia

  • Krabbenhoft une Lampe

    Lüderitz

    One of the more unusual sleeping options in town, the Krabbenhoft is a converted carpet factory that now offers a number of self-catering flats upstairs…

  • Makalani Hotel

    Namibia

    Situated in the town centre, the upmarket Makalani Hotel is a rather garish-looking place that markets itself as both a small hotel and almost a mini…

  • Tambuti Lodge

    Namibia

    An old place that has been around for a while, Tambuti leaks faded grandeur from its stone walls and flagstone floors. Less than a kilometre from town, it…

  • Swakop Lodge

    Swakopmund

    This backpacker-oriented hotel is the epicentre of the action in Swakopmund, especially since this is where many of the adrenaline activities depart from…

  • Mukusi Cabins

    Namibia

    Although it lacks the riverside location of other properties in the area, this oasis behind the Engen petrol station has a good range of accommodation,…

  • Rostock Ritz

    Namibia

    This unique accommodation is known for its bizarre water gardens and cool and cave-like cement-domed chalets. The Rostock Campsite is a peaceful 7km from…

  • Hobatere Lodge

    Etosha National Park

    Close to Etosha's western boundary, 65km northwest of Kamanjab, Hobatere inhabits an 88 sq km private concession where you could see all three big cats as…

  • Burning Shore

    Walvis Bay

    At the Burning Shore, a secluded retreat (managed by the Protea/Marriott Hotel chain) with only a dozen rooms, you can soak up the beauty and serenity of…

  • Travel North Namibia Guesthouse

    Namibia

    This budget guesthouse is a wonderful spot if you’re counting your Nam dollars. It’s a fantastically friendly place delivering decent, good-value…

  • Omarunga Lodge

    Namibia

    This German-run camp operates through a concession granted by a local chief, and has a well-groomed campsite beneath the palm trees with modern facilities…

  • Protea Sea-View Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet

    Lüderitz

    In a town defined by its colonial heritage, the Protea bucks the trend with a modern offering of polished steel and sparkling glass. There are only 22 sun…

  • Kapps Hotel

    Lüderitz

    This is the town’s oldest hotel, dating back to 1907, which has managed to retain a certain faded grandeur while adding a touch of modernity. Darkish…

  • Terrace Bay Resort

    Skeleton Coast

    Open year-round, this resort is a luxurious alternative to camping at Torra Bay. Around the camp you may spot black-backed jackals or brown hyenas, and…

  • Sylvanette Guest House

    Namibia

    This cosy guesthouse is located in a quiet, garden-like suburban setting and centred on a refreshing swimming pool surrounded by all manner of potted…

  • Alternative Space

    Swakopmund

    Out on the desert fringe, 800m east of town, this delightfully alternative place is run by Frenus and Sybille Rorich. The main attractions are the castle…

  • Sophienhof Lodge

    Damaraland

    This place just off the C39, 12km southwest of Outjo, gets consistently good reviews from travellers. Accommodation is in good, grassy campsites, sturdy…

  • Desert Sky Backpackers

    Swakopmund

    This centrally located backpackers' haunt is an excellent place to drop anchor in Swakopmund. The indoor lounge is simple and homey, while the outdoor…

  • Okahandja Country Hotel

    Namibia

    This big old stalwart is a great bastion of hospitality. The stone buildings with sweeping thatched roofs stay cool in summer and have plenty of room. The…

  • Hotel Pension Rapmund

    Swakopmund

    Overlooking the park promenade and much better than it looks from the outside, this long-standing hotel pension has light and airy rooms that are adorned…

  • Hardap Resort

    Namibia

    Attractive rooms, many with balconies overlooking the lake, are an excellent place to spend the night. The higher the rate, the better the view; the…

  • Camp Provenance

    Namibia

    Approximately 10km west of Noordoewer is this safari-chic river camp and launch point for Felix Unite. Purists can pitch their own tent on the grassy…

  • Zelda Game & Guest Farm

    Namibia

    The rooms here are a mix of safari chic (think zebra rugs) and grandma decor (chintzy knick-knacks and floral prints); the eclectic blend of styles won't…

  • Schweizerhaus Hotel

    Swakopmund

    Although it’s best known for the landmark institution that is Cafe Anton, the Schweizerhaus Hotel itself is also a class act. Standard but comfortable…

  • Caprivi River Lodge

    Namibia

    This diverse lodge offers options to suit travellers of all budgets, from rustic cabins with shared bathrooms to luxurious chalets facing the Zambezi…

  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs Spa

    Fish River Canyon

    Administered by NWR, amenities here include washing blocks, braai pits and use of the resort facilities, including the hot springs. The rooms are tidy, if…

  • Hippo Pools Camp Site

    Namibia

    Also known as Otjipahuriro, this community-run campsite sits alongside the river and has a good measure of shade and privacy. There are also braai …

  • Duwisib Castle Rest Camp

    Namibia

    This very amenable rest camp (with a sparkling amenities block) occupies one corner of the castle grounds and is well set up with campsites containing bin…

  • Taranga Safari Lodge

    Namibia

    With just six tented chalets (two deluxe, four luxury), Taranga is a relatively new and intimate addition to the Kavango accommodation scene. Most rooms…

  • Mirabib

    Namibia

    Mirabib is a pleasant facility that accommodates two parties at separate sites, and is comfortably placed beneath rock overhangs along a large granite…

  • Campsites

    Skeleton Coast

    There are campsites on the water’s edge 1.7km back along the coast from the seal colony. They're far enough away from the stink and have uninterrupted sea…

  • Quivertree Forest Rest Camp

    Namibia

    About 14km east of town, the Quivertree Forest Rest Camp proudly boasts Namibia’s largest stand of kokerboom (quiver trees). Day rates (per person N$60)…

  • Cañon Mountain Camp

    Namibia

    One of the more budget-orientated properties in the area, this remote mountain camp occupies a high-altitude setting amid dolerite hills. Self-caterers…

  • Ugab River Rhino Camp

    Skeleton Coast

    Outside the Skeleton Coast Park, this campsite is administered by the Save the Rhino Trust. This remote landscape is truly enigmatic, and those who’ve…

  • Hobas Camp Site

    Fish River Canyon

    Administered by NWR, this pleasant and well-shaded camping ground near the park’s northern end is about 10km from the main viewpoints. Facilities are…

  • Canyon Village

    Namibia

    Drawing inspiration from the Cape Dutch villages of yesteryear, this wonderfully bucolic spot hugs a rock face on the outskirts of Fish River Canyon…

  • Elephant Song Camp

    Namibia

    Community-run Elephant Song is located in the Palmwag Concession, a very rough 25km down the Hoanib River from Sesfontein. This camp caters to outdoorsy…

  • Bernice B&B

    Namibia

    Although down a side road, Bernice B&B is extremely well signed from any direction that you approach town – just follow the signs! Book ahead, as it does…

  • Kaza Safari Lodge

    Namibia

    Overlooking the impressive Mombova rapids, Kaza Safari Lodge (formerly Impalila Island Lodge) is a stylish retreat of eight luxury chalets built of wood…

  • Daan Viljoen Lodge

    Windhoek

    Daan Viljoen Lodge provides luxury accommodation within Daan Viljoen Game Park – a refreshing alternative for those who can't handle city life. Chalets…

  • Mavunje Campsite

    Namibia

    Excellent campsites just across the Kwando River from the Kwando Core Area of Bwabwata National Park. Sites have private shower and toilet, there's a…

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