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Plot 120 Swakop River, Swakopmund 9000 Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 70 Specialty lodging in Swakopmund
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4.2
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4.4
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4.5
Value
4.4
The ultimate oasis, 15 km from Swakopmund. Indulge in style and luxury in a peaceful and tranquil environment. The gym, outdoor lapa and spacious luxury rooms are the ultimate in terms of luxury and comfort. Wooden sun decks for a sundowner and amazing sunsets over the Namib desert and moon landscape. Just outside the fog line, Gecko Ridge enjoys beautiful sunny days.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Desk
Sofa
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German

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Benjamin P wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very nice lodge with a great team and a very friendly and professional owner Zandre! Try a roof top sundowner aperitif...you will fall in love :-) Thanks a lot, I already came many times and I will continue! Kind regards Benjamin
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Date of stay: September 2022
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trenn5 wrote a review Dec 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
We stayed here two nights, just a short drive to Swakopmund. Very nice grounds, lots of outdoor seating. Our room had a private backyard with outdoor braai. Kitchen was well stocked. Very nice and accommodating staff.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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pddeoliveira wrote a review Oct 2021
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Beautiful place with friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyed the colorful peacocks and nature sounds. Was great to have a place we could take our dogs along. They even delivered my charger I fleet behind to my work place. Overall a very pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Ben wrote a review Jan 2021
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Friendly and flexible service, in an overall beautiful and very family/child-friendly environment, especially Chalets are awesome. Thanks again so much, we will definitely be coming back next time we travel to the coast. Only fun-element was the gas-geysers, yet one also gets used to that one ;-)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Raymond Coetser wrote a review Mar 2020
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Best venue ever, i will recommend this 200%, absolutely fantastic. Thank you Zander and your wonderful team. Best atmosphere you can imagine, and the most of all, the pure nature bliss with the free roaming birds, what a treat. Beautiful rooms and the best food ever. Thank you once again for the hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard Wadland wrote a review Feb 2020
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We found Gecko Lodge the most delightful and friendly accommodation in our stays over the years in this area of Namibia. A floral oasis in the dessert and a truly hidden gem and one which we’ll be sure to visit again. The views, particularly at sundown were breathtaking and even the beautiful peacocks only added in setting a truly stunning scene. Our surroundings and pool area were equally charming and the more we explored the property the more pleasant surprises we found. Our accommodation was spacious, comfortable and designed with the discerning guest in mind. The food served was delicious and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff or friendly owners. It all added up to the most enjoyable of stays. Richard & Elaine Wadland – Sheffield – England.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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katherinecharala2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay at Gecko Ridge. The rooms are big, comfortable and clean and the communal areas of the lodge are really lovely. The pool area is like a little oasis of green in the middle of the desert and has been designed beautifully. The restaurant is really nice and all the staff were lovely. It is a 20 min drive into town but that did not bother us...it was nice to get back after a day out to the peace and tranquility of the pool area at Gecko Ridge. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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louise victor wrote a review Dec 2019
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We stayed here for four nights in a self catering unit, over the weekend the room wasn't serviced at all and the rubbish bin wasn't emptied once during the weekend. Our experience is a pity due to a perfect location not far out of Swakopmund, fantastic farm atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Zandre R, Owner at Gecko Ridge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
I'm really sorry to hear that you were unhappy, I went and did some research on when you stayed with us. We had a function at the time & its possible the staff unfortunately missed your chalet on one of the days. Sundays we do not normally refresh the chalets unless we are specifically requested. Please let us know if you visit Swakopmund again, It would be our pleasure to offer you a complimentary night.
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cwagne512707 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Facilities are beautiful, location is good when going by car and the staff are very attentive and accommodating. Worth visiting. Especially nice is watching the sunset from the terrace of the garden surrounded by guinea fowls and peacocks.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Zandre R, Owner at Gecko Ridge
Responded Nov 14, 2019
Thank you for the excellent review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with.
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nraffr797663 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Come early for breakfast or risk of shortage. Would be great to see the manager more implicated. There is a great terrace upstairs but no incentive to use it. The rooms are comfortable with fridges, coffee & small kitchen.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Zandre R, Manager at Gecko Ridge
Responded Oct 29, 2019
Thank you for your positive comment. We will see how to better the experience in future.
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gecko Ridge
What are some of the property amenities at Gecko Ridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gecko Ridge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Gecko Ridge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gecko Ridge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gecko Ridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include 1877 Doughnut Bar, Farm Shalom, and Moonlight Resort - Swakopmund.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gecko Ridge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Gecko Ridge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gecko Ridge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Gecko Ridge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gecko Ridge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.