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Royal Benguela Guest House

Swakopmund - Namibia

Set in a quiet residential neighbourhood, only 5kms outside of the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund, is the Royal Benguela Guesthouse. It offers some of the best accommodation on the coastline, and it's central location provides the perfect base to peruse the towns shops, banks, historical sites and windswept sandy beaches, for tourists and the corporate market alike. Many visitors start or end an adventure into the Namib Desert from here.

Hosts Mac and Adrienne McGregor are ready and waiting to give a warm welcome to their guests. There are 2 lounges in the guesthouse, 1 downstairs with a comfortable sitting area and DSTV, and 1 upstairs with a pay-as-you-go modem and Internet facility. Breakfast is a combination of a cold buffet of cereals, tea/coffee, fresh fruit etc, and guests can order a hot English breakfast as well. The 'honesty' bar, has a fine selection of Namibian beers, South African wines and cold drinks, which can be enjoyed in the private garden. The indoor braai area can be used as an alternative to dining in the local restaurants, and is great opportunity to mingle with other guests.

Accommodation is in individually styled rooms either in the main building or outside in the garden. Rooms inside on the second floor have balconies, affording wonderful views of breathtaking sunrises over the Namib Desert, as well as unsurpassed sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. Occupy:

  • Family Room: The Family Rooms are set outside of the main building. Sleep on a double and a single bed. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms, 1 with a shower and the other with a bath and a shower. Tea/coffee station, hair dryer, in-room safe, fridge, fan, Wi-Fi and hotel package satellite TV are standard.
  • Double Rooms: There are 3 Double Rooms rooms set inside the main building. 2 of them are upstairs and 1 has a private balcony. Rest on a queen-sized bed. They are all equipped with an-suite bathroom with bath and shower, tea/coffee station, hair dryer, safe, fridge, fan, Wi-Fi and hotel package satellite TV.
  • The Garden Double Room: This is a large double room on the lower floor of the house, so-called because it opens out into the garden. An en-suite bathroom with a shower, queen-sized bed, tea/coffee stations, in-room safe, fridge, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, fan and hotel package TV are standard.
  • Suite: The Suite is upstairs inside the house and is larger than the Double Rooms. The facilities are similar with the addition of air-conditioning, a full bouquet DSTV satellite package and it's own balcony.
  • Twin Rooms: 2 double rooms for guests who prefer twin beds. En-suite bathroom with a shower, tea/coffee station, hair dryer, safe, fridge, fan, Wi-Fi and hotel package satellite TV are standard.

There is secure parking in the on-site lock-up garages. Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Benguela Guesthouse, but parents/guardians must mind their the younger ones on the stairs and balcony.

Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.

The Royal Benguela Guesthouse will ensure a truly memorable stay in Namibia.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Royal Benguela Guest House: The Guest House Entrance
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Sunset From The Balcony
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Communal Lounge Area
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Warm Welcome
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: The Foyer Area
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Exterior View
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Room Interior
  • Royal Benguela Guest House: Modern Well Appointed Bathrooms
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Ballooning in Swakopmund

A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert

Bird Watching Day Trips

Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

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Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

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Everything from sharks to pilchards

Living Desert Tour

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Namib Desert Day Trip

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Namib Desert Night Walks

Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.

Quad Biking

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.

Sandwich Harbour Tour

A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour


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Spitzkoppe Day Tour

Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.

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Dolphin Cruise

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Historian Quad Bike Edu-Desert Tour

Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed

Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo

An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour

Marine & Dune Day Trip

A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon

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Map of Swakopmund & Royal Benguela Guest House

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Directions to the lodge

Take the C34 north out of Swakopmund in the direction of Henties Bay. At the second traffic circle, turn left into Dr Schwietering. Travel about 2 km to the first 4 way stop sign, then turn left into Tsavorite Street. Travel 160m and find the Royal Benguela guesthouse (No. 16) on your right.

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