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Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a four-star beachside property flanked by palm trees and a stretch of sand on Swakopmund’s sea wall. With a number of dining and lounging options and a dedicated Activities and Adventures Office, Strand Hotel is a great base for discovering this relaxed German town and all the adrenalin-fuelled experiences of the surrounding sea and desert.


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Location

With the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, Strand Hotel Swakopmund sits within an area called ‘The Mole’, a seawall built in 1899 which now has morphed into the pleasant Palm Beach. Although the Atlantic is not the best ocean for swimming, The Mole and sandbar provide protection making this one of the best spots to enjoy a cooling dip. Swakopmund itself is an old German town with pretty, old building on palm-lined streets, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty to explore.

Rooms

There are 125 rooms at the Strand Hotel Swakopmund with most enjoying a sea view. Standard Rooms offer a fresh and bright space with king-size beds covered in colourful throws, armchairs, a wooden writing desk and en-suite bathrooms. Luxury rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows which open to a balcony and en-suites with large bathtubs and showers. Junior Suites accommodate families and have the addition of an open-plan lounge and bedroom area. For a luxurious stay, the Luxury Suite guarantees views across the ocean and town centre with sliding doors opening onto three balconies and a spacious lounge.

Communal Areas

Head through the grand entrance to the Welwitschia lounge where coffee or cocktails can be enjoyed by the fireplace or out on the terrace. On the beach, Café Mole provides a relaxed setting for food and drink and for evening dining, choose between German and Namibian fare at Brewer & Butcher, excellent bread and cheese at the Farmhouse Deli or fresh seafood at Ocean Cellar. Guests can wash it all down at the hotel’s micro-brewery and watch the sunset from the rooftop garden terrace overlooking the ocean.

Activities

The Strand Hotel Swakopmund has its own Activities and Adventure Office where professional travel consultants can help you plan your days and evenings. Head out for some sightseeing in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay, take day and night walks across the Namib Desert or get out on the water on catamaran tours, fishing trips and excursions to the Cape Cross seal colony. Ride camels, horses or quad bikes through the desert and indulge in a scenic flight high above the landscape. The hotel also has its own Atlantic Spa for a spot of pampering.

 

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WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare indeed.

Great birding with migratory species present.

Less foggy conditions.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 25°C/77°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare indeed.

Great birding with migratory species present.

Less foggy conditions.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 25°C/77°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare indeed.

Great birding with migratory species present.

Less foggy conditions.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 25°C/77°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare indeed.

Great birding with migratory species present.

Less foggy conditions.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 25°C/77°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

DRY SEASON

Mornings tend to be foggy, occasionally this fog will not lift fully all day.

The coolest time of the year midday temperatures averaging around 22°C/72°F, while night temperatures average a low of 11°C/52°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare indeed.

Great birding with migratory species present.

Less foggy conditions.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 25°C/77°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Swakopmound and Walvis Bay have a desert climate, with just the very occasional rain shower during the Namibian wet season, which runs from October through to April. The rest of the year rainfall is very unlikely. It’s location between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the hot interior does however give rise to some very foggy conditions, especially through the winter/ dry season months. This is a part of Namibia which is great all year round, though we personally prefer the summer months for the warmer and less foggy conditions.

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