Desert Breeze Lodge

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5.0
#1 of 3 villas in Swakopmund
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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In it’s prime position above the ephemeral Swakop River overlooking a vast and sensuous apricot dune sea, Desert Breeze offers the ultimate desert experience. A short drive from central Swakopmund, its spectacular location provides peace and tranquillity away from the bustling town, and the privilege of savouring the ancient Namib Desert.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

Riverside Avenue, Swakopmund 4045 Namibia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Rooikop Airport
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
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philippe p wrote a review May 2024
Penestin, France
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming and unusual place between the city and the dunes, magnificent view from the room, very good breakfast
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mfuwe wrote a review Apr 2022
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We often need to overnight or spend a few days in Swakopmund but prefer more open locations. This place, allied with the similar Stiltz closer into town, is ideal. A previously quiet rural area overlooking the ephemeral river Swakop and some splendid dunes and yet easily accessible to the main town either by foot or car.
This is B&B only so one needs to eat main meals in the town but this is just few minutes drive away.
The rooms are actually quirky looking bungalows each separate from its neighbour and mostly with excellent views over the river. Paths are lit at night and there is ample covered parking for one's vehicle. The rooms are furnished to good standard and clean. Bed, sitting area and access to a balcony are standard as is the excellent en suite Bathroom area. There is a fridge and writing desk and the room is WiFi enabled and a stove is fitted for those 'winter' evenings..
Breakfasts are taken in the communal building behind reception and the Fare is comprehensive with buffet, cereals, coffee etc., plus the option of cooked dishes on request.
We booked direct by mail and the process was trouble free and friendly. If in Swakopmund in future this will be our first call.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the river bed are better located.
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Heidri Saayman wrote a review Dec 2020
Ballito, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Desert Breeze Lodge in Swakopmund was a complete surprise as it was booked for us by Live the Journey. We were travelling with teenage twin boys and allocated individual units with exceptional views of the Namib desert across the Swakop River. We arrived unexpectedly early from Walvis Bay, but the manager Margariet was able to accommodate us immediately in these delightful free-standing units perched on the rocks above the (now) dry river bed.
The lodge has unique architectural features and beautiful rock sculptures in the garden to complement the stunning wide vistas of the Namib.
After a week of dune driving and camping, we had a load of washing which the friendly and helpful ladies of the Desert Breeze Lodge washed, dried and ironed in record time. Thank you Maggie for the helpful and smiling service.
We will definitely return to this special place!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dwatkinsuk wrote a review May 2022
Egg, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is a short drive from the city centre, which on the one hand makes it super peaceful at night, but on the other hand means a short 5 minute drive is needed to get an evening meal as the lodge offers only a breakfast…

It has a small number of individual units for 2 guests, each with super large room, seating area, great walk in shower and stunning desert views. It is located at the end of a nice residential street of pretty fine houses, so you feel safe quickly. One or two units are actually large “villa” self catering sleeping 6 or more, which are break along places….

Breakfast offered at he lodge is really good, with eggs to your liking made fresh….

All in all a great stop…
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Margaret Moolman, Other at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 20 Sept 2022
Thank you for the positive feed back. Much appreciated
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Joycekaulinge wrote a review Jan 2020
Windhoek, Namibia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is unique and totally different from all the other accommodations in swakop. The Bungalows are huge and spacious and the view into the dunes is just magnificent. Shower with an open glass on top, where you can view the stars and clouds while enjoying your shower, was my highlight. Improvement can be made at breakfast, as we waited too long for our eggs and our kids hot milk for their cereal.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from TheStiltz, Manager at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thank you for the advise, will see that it does not happen again. Glad you enjoyed your stay with your family
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melandashfoodies wrote a review Sept 2023
Warwick, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Greeted by anastacia who was very friendly and welcoming. shown to our rooms and assisted with luggage by a lovely guy who’s name I can’t remember, showed everything about the rooms which are gorgeous with everything you would ever need even a gorgeous log burner for if it’s a bit cold.

Breakfast lovely, plenty of choice and all tasty, plentiful and well presented. You can order eggs and bacon too if you want to, we had bacon sandwiches everyday 😊we were looked after by phillipene who was wonderful, friendly and greeted us every morning like old friends.

A gorgeous place with astonishing views, they also put us in touch with terry the taxi driver who will drop you into town for $100 and is a top guy!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Margaret Moolman, Other at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Thank you for the great feed back. much appreciated.
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Niel Swanepoel wrote a review Nov 2023
Windhoek, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Desert Breeze is absolutely the best location in Swakop for its peace and quiet atmosphere and unbeatable views of the dunes. We stayed for the weekend and can highly recommend the Desert Breeze Villa and Bungalows. Very comfortable rooms and wonderful friendly and helpful staff. Thank you Margaret, Phillipine and Mirjiam!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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surya77 wrote a review May 2022
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
2nd review

For us Desert Breeze is not just a Lodge anymore, it is the place where we return year after year to nourish our souls, to feel inner peace and joy. Our bungalow with it's amazing views over the sand dunes, is our sanctuary, our home in Namibia. As soon as I walk through the door, my mind quietens down and I feel happy.
Everything about DB is beautiful; the view, the lovely colourful bungalows, the garden with the all the well cared for plants and guinea fowls running around, the dining room with the view over the sand dunes and all this, taken care of by the most lovely and efficient staff, under the guidance of dearest Margaret, who I truly believe is the BEST manageress in the business.
We miss our bungalow, we miss the peace and beauty and we miss the Desert Breeze amazing team. Thank you again and again!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Margaret Moolman, Other at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2023
Thank you Surya for staying with us again and giving us this lovely review. It is always lovely seeing you and DR . Hope to see you next year again
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surya77 wrote a review Apr 2020
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When someone, with a beautiful and different vision from everyone else, manages to materialise that vision, then the result is something like Desert Breeze !!
It is a piece of art. From the choice of location, to the architecture, to the colours, the internal design and decor of the bungalows.
We stayed for 15 days and never tired of that view; the constant dance of light on the sand dunes of the Namib! Waking up to that view was a daily nourishment of the soul.
There is a touch of taste and beauty throughout the Lodge; the enormous sculptures by Knut Huneke blending in so much with the environment and adding to the sense of vastness and desolation of a desert landscape.
The bungalows are perched on the rocky cliff side of the Swakop River and on the other side of the river starts the Namib Desert with the beautiful sand dunes.
In addition to the stunning location and tasteful, comfortable bungalows.....thank you Dani Holloway ....... the staff deserve a big thank you for being so helpful and friendly.
Thank you Margaret, Andria, Elsie, Emily and Otilia.
If circumstances permit, there is no doubt that we will be staying with you again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All bungalows have a view of the sand dunes, but, front ones have more of an uninterrupted view...
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Response from TheStiltz, Manager at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 13 Apr 2020
Thank you Surya . was so nice meeting you and looking forward to your next stay.
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Jeanne D wrote a review Aug 2022
Longfield
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We cannot recommend this lodge more highly. From the moment we arrived Anastasia in reception was incredibly helpful sorting out tour changes, booking restaurants and taxis.
The rooms are fabulous and funky but clean and modern and a monsoon type shower walk in.
Views from the window of our lodge are stunning.
If you want to stay in this area don’t consider any other lodge
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Margaret Moolman, Other at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Thank you very much for this great review, much appreciated. Looking forward in seeing soon again
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Christiane F wrote a tip Feb 2024
Calw, Germany36 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are searching for something special, go for it "
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WDbxl wrote a tip Jan 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom136 contributions105 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reception happy to arrange for fixed-rate local cab service; has excellent connections with outdoor guides for excursions."
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Yolande en Theo wrote a tip Oct 2023
Cape Town, South Africa92 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available"
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Pieter v wrote a tip Mar 2023
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reception will arrange bookings for eating out, taxis etc."
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mfuwe wrote a tip Apr 2022
Isle of Man, United Kingdom48,663 contributions549 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms overlooking the river bed are better located."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,321 - R 2,869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Breeze Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Breeze Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Swakopmund Museum (1.8 km), Swakopmund Jetty (1.9 km), and Kristall Galerie (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Breeze Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Desert Breeze Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Breeze Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Breeze Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Breeze Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Steamer Restaurant, Village Café, and Farmhouse Deli.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Breeze Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Breeze Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (1.7 km).
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