The SpaceSwanlamer 12 from By The Beach offers affordable self catering accommodation, around 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, and approximately 300 metres from the beach, with a sea view from the balcony and master bedroom. There is a queen bedroom with an ensuite, and a twin bedroom with a separate bathroom next door, as well as a sleeper couch in the lounge. There is a double garage for two cars, and secure guest parking all with remote access.
In traditional Swakopmund style, there is a built in indoor Braai (barbecue/fireplace). We also provide great extras for guests such as filter coffee, condiments, ear buds, toiletries and handmade linen made by a community project, Iyaloo.
The apartment has a satelite tv, a washing machine and dryer, dish washer, as well as all the usual kitchen appliances.
Please note some curtains and linen has been changed since photos due to wear, and I'm unable to get decent updates, although there are some casual shots on our blog.
Rates are flexible depending on length of stay, contact me for a request.
Nel's (my check-in manager and I) and I pride ourselves on customer service, and I really enjoy having people tell me the loved staying at my place, especially while I can't, so please contact me and let me know how I can help with your trip to Swakopmund. Guest AccessThe apartment has condiments, coffee, soaps, linen, and is fullly equipment for self catering, including washing machine/dryer, and dishwasher. Interaction with GuestsI'm not living in Swakopmund, unfortunately, so I usually only have email or phone interaction with guests. Our apartment is managed by Christine and her team at Nel's Estates, a family business with great attention to detail and good customer service, however guests can still contact me directly at any time they need to, I will try to help as much as I can.
Neil's offices are easy to find on the main street into town, and their friendly agents will help with the check-in and show you around the apartment. The NeighborhoodI love our location, it is 300m from the beach, and few minutes walk from the jetty, and the centre of town. We need not drive anywhere once we are there. Also I love the view, if I'm cooking, I can watch the family playing on the beach from the balcony, and simply wave when it's ready.
Swakopmund is a beautiful German style town, and it is very tourist focused so there are plenty of great restaurants, curio and craft shops, and many other things to do. There's also a great golf course where the springbok and oryx roam on the fairways.
Trips in the surrounding area I can recommend are scenic flights from Swakop airport over Sossusvlei, boat trips from Walvis bay, and Cape Cross seal colony. Getting AroundGetting to Swakopmund from Windhoek is around 3.5 hours drive, a relatively good road, but best to complete the trip during the day, as at night there is more potential danger from animals on the road. If you make a trip of the trip, there's a nice cafe just outside Usakos on the Swakopmund side, to enjoy "traditional Namibian Brotchens" or toasted sandwiches.
If you're travelling from Windhoek, something not to be missed is the Desert Express - an overnight tourist train from Windhoek to Swakopmund.
There's also a slow train from Windhoek with TransNamib, I believe it also is an overnight trip.
There's air travel, either charter into Swakopmund airport, and scheduled airline flights into Walvis Bay and Windhoek. Hire cars are available at the airports.
There's not really public transport around Swakopmund that we are aware of, but taxis are cheap, only not metered, beware of being overcharged, ask locals what the prices are. Other Things to NoteWe have a lift in the building, but, it is often under maintenance, and not reliable
Also, I live in the UAE temporarily, and only see my apartment every year or two, but Nel's keep me updated. I miss it a lot and hope you will enjoy it immensely.