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Desert Breeze Lodge

Riverside Avenue, Swakopmund 4045 Namibia
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#1 of 69 Specialty lodging in Swakopmund
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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)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Heidri Saayman wrote a review Dec 2020
Ballito, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
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
surya77 wrote a review Apr 2020
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany368 contributions214 helpful votes
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
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 Apr 13, 2020
Thank you Surya . was so nice meeting you and looking forward to your next stay.
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Corbin B wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed in 'The Villa' for an extended amount of time with some colleagues. We were in awe of the amazing views from our rooms of the dunes. The staff provided excellent service. We were usually greeted with smiles on a daily basis. The breakfast is amazing and something to look forward to in the morning. On a side note, the dunes near these lodges are perfect for sand boarding! We bought a sand board and the lobby also had a couple extra boards to spare. The view of the dunes and sliding down them at 69 kph is one of the highlights of our stay at the Desert Breeze!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The Villa is best for a larger group of close friends or colleagues
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Louise wrote a review Jan 2020
the netherlands269 contributions152 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights here. Excellent accommodation with spacious houses with fantastic views and balconies. Breakfast very extensive. Elsie from the front desk was very helpful and managed everything just fine. She is one of the best staff members we met during our trip comparing to other accommodations in Namibia.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Joycekaulinge wrote a review Jan 2020
Windhoek, Namibia7 contributions
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: Traveled with family
Response from TheStiltz, Manager at Desert Breeze Lodge
Responded Jan 6, 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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$98 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Breeze Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Breeze Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Desert Explorers (3.1 miles), Swakopmund Museum (1.9 miles), and Swakopmund Jetty (2.0 miles).
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 and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Breeze Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (1.8 miles).