Swakopmund - Namibia
Meike's Guesthouse is situated in the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund, the country's main seaside destination 280km west of Windhoek, the capital city. Many self-drive tourists use this location to shake the dust out of their boots after a tour of some of Namibia's northern attractions such as Etosha National Park. Once refreshed and recuperated, they can fill up their boots again with sand from the country's main southern highlight, the stunning dunes at Sossusvlei or at Fish River Canyon.
Meike's Guest House is a well established venture, and has been open for over a decade, while the owners have more than 20 years experience in the Namibian tourism industry. While in Swakopmund an advantage of staying at Meike's Guest House is that it is only a short 5 min walk to the town centre or a 10min stroll to the beach. This is an ideal coastal stopover for individual travellers and families alike who might prefer the option of self-catering in Swakopmund.
Special attention is paid to environmental matters at Meike's and solar geysers heat all the water, indeed the property is the first in Swakopmund to achieve an environmental award from the Namibian Tourism Board.
Apart from being the capital of the Erongo administrative district, this popular coastal retreat attracts many tourists and locals alike, especially in Namibia's hottest months of December and January. There are many outstanding examples of well-maintained German colonial architecture as today these buildings are used for the retail and banking industry, restaurants and bars. The many attractions here include a number of exciting day tours and attractions.
At Meike's the facilities include disable access, free Wi-fi Lan and access to a computer while a laundry service can be arranged.
Accommodation is in single or double rooms. They are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TV, tea/coffee station, fridge, private verandah, safe parking and room service is available. Some of the rooms have a fan.
German, English and Afrikaans are spoken.
Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert
A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross
Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis
Everything from sharks to pilchards
A half day tour into the Namib Desert
A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert
Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.
2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary...
Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.
A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour
Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!
Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.
A half day your of these two coastal towns includes visits to historical buildings & monuments as well as the teeming birdlife of the Walvis Bay Lagoon
view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran
A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon
Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flaura & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed
Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon
Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.
Slightly outide town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a quite deser setting near the convenience of town
Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool
Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.
A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4
Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.
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