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African Pride Burning Shore
Ranked #19 of 19 Hotels in Swakopmund
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Actually set in the toytown development of Landstrand, some 15km north of the town and roughly half way to Swakopmund, this place hit the headlines when it bizarrely became the spot in which Brad and Angelina decided to stay whilst having their first child.

As a frequent visitor to namibia and particularly Swakopmund over the last several years, I decided that due to all the hype surrounding this place I would give it a try. The hype being the fact that Brad and Agelina stayed there a few years back for the week. The Hotel itself is set right on the beach front, but it is in a really strange area of development, which kind of resembles Toytown. The area is quite upmarket place, with lots of upmarket holiday homes surrounding it, but there is nothing to do other than walk the beach. If you want to get anything you need to drive 20 minutes into Swakopmund itself.

The Hotel accommodation is very comfortable and is comprised of five luxury suites, the one i rented even had a jacuzzi. Downstairs there is an comfortable lounge and dining area which has a garden. The food and service were pretty good, but you can only handle the same Restaurant a couple of times, hence the need to get out and go into town. Which by the way has some excellent Restaurant options.

Although it is a comfortable and reliable option, i cant see myself staying there again, as I much prefer to base myself in nearby Swakopmund.

Room Tip: They are all good rooms with great sea views
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Was in Namibia for two months...started and ended my stay at the Burning Shore. The bad hype is behind this property- excellent, friendly staff, lovely accomodations, and a great restaurant to boot! Exactly mid-way between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in an area known as Langstrand, an upscale residential beach community. Dune riding and kayaking very nearby. Rates were not extremely high, as might be expected of a beach-side resort of this caliber, in this part of the world. Can't say enough about how attentive everyone was.

Room Tip: Each room has its own charm. I enjoyed the Bay Room, just above the entrance to the restaurant. Kind...
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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koet, Manager at African Pride Burning Shore, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write your review upon your return. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us.
We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you to Burning Shore again soon.

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

We had such a wonderful stay at Burning Shore! The staff is professional and friendly, the establishment is clean & tidy, the security was great, and we felt really at home there! The breakfast was delicious, with a wide variety of treats to choose from! If you're looking for warm hospitality, a home away from home, and a gem in the desert, THIS IS IT!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

Service whas absolutely wonderful
The rooms just great
Great location - cant ask for better
Everything just amazing, the staff friendly and helping.
Food, beverages and room service - wonderful
There is nothing threats or anything bad about The Burning Shore

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

We visited The Burning Shore for holidays a week ago and we were surprised after reading all the bad reviews. We enjoyed our stay and were very happy with all the services and we dont have any complaints. Please dont see it as the Brangelina five star hotel, just see it as a normal Namibian hotel for normal people who can afford to stay there.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2011

Clean, neat and professional service. All our expetations were met exept that we did ask for a seaview! Still it was a very enjoyable time!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

Stayed here for 1 night in December 2010. Luckily we got a discounted rate at almost 50%, and at that rate, the stay was average. It would be severly overpriced for what you get if you pay full whack. Design of room let down by open plan toilet (why anyone finds this romantic is beyond me). Design/decor fine, but again, let down by electrical cords out in the open - not neatly tucked away. Silly things bugged me, like to get out the door onto the patio, the heavy curtains hang in the way, and you cannot open them fully - a tie-back would sort this out. Breakfast was mediocre. Certainly nothing special and no extra lengths were gone to for variety. Cooked breakfast oily. Dinner was average and again, nothing special. At least use fabric napkins - who ever thought that paper napkins would suffice? I wouldn't run back there in a hurry, but certainly wasn't offensive or bad. Just nothing special. Front check-in desk and friendliness was the best part.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Longbeach 152/4th Street, Swakopmund, Namibia (Formerly Protea Hotel by Marriott Swakopmund Burning Shore)
Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Swakopmund
#7 Luxury Hotel in Swakopmund
Price Range: $91 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — African Pride Burning Shore 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the shifting sands of the Namib Desert swirl in time to an ageless rhythm, this hotel rises above the wilderness in an oasis of calm like a soothing balm upon the scorched earth. It is here, on the edge of one of the world's largest sand dunes, that visitors pay homage to the stark beauty of the Namib and the mighty expanse of the Atlantic. African Pride Burning Shore offers four standard rooms, three luxury rooms, four superior rooms and one suite. The hotel is located on the beachfront at Longbeach, only 15 km from either Swakopmund or Walvis Bay and 20 minutes from the nearest Regional Airport. It's a hotel that complements your travel style. Dine at our in-house restaurant that serves exquisite cuisine or sit down for your favorite drink in the cocktail bar. Guests can also head to the deck for alfresco dining with direct access to the beach or indulge in activities from quad biking to dolphin cruises. ... more   less 
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