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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

While most hotels in Swakopmund are centred on the seafront, Desert Breeze takes advantage of the remarkable dune landscape that surrounds the town.

Just a few kilometres from the centre, this colourful lodge is a welcome break from the tourist bustle of town with 12 spacious bungalows – and a three-room ‘villa’ – gazing out over the desert.

The furnishing and décor are comfortable, rather than luxurious, but bungalows offer all the contemporary services you need, from Wi-Fi and minibar to tea/coffee stations. Although a hearty breakfast is included, there is no restaurant on site.

Surrounding area

Standing apart on the eastern edge of Swakopmund, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted desert views from your private terrace. The downside? Desert Breeze is 3 kilometres from the seafront, which means it’s a long walk – or a taxi ride – into town, making it best suited to self-drive travellers.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 13+ | £75

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The Tug

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Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Best for ages: 8+ | £12 | 2+ hours

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