Sleeping

Swakopmund has a number of budget hotels and hostels that are of a high standard, as well as family-run guesthouses and B&Bs. There are also a handful of attractive midrange and top-end hotels that are definitely worth the splurge.

Given Swakopmund’s chilly climate, air-conditioning is absent at most hotels, though you won’t miss it once the sea air starts blowing through your room. On the contrary, a heater is something of a requirement in the winter months when the mercury drops along the coast.

During the school holidays in December and January, accommodation books up well in advance – make reservations as early as possible.