Awarded: Bronze

While larger hotels are not our preference, the Strand in Swakopmund is a very good one. It also has an excellent location, sitting on a spit of land with the Atlantic Ocean on three sides.


Plan your journey

Location

Strand Hotel Swakopmund is situated in an area of the town known as ‘The Mole’ – its sea wall.

Rooms

The Strand has 125 guest rooms and suites, within six categories. The vast majority – 90 per cent – have a beach or sea view, while the remaining units look out over the local park and gardens. All benefit from air conditioning, electronic door lock, a safe, a television with satellite channels, a tea-and-coffee station, a well-stocked mini-bar, and a hairdryer. Each Standard Room contains a king-size bed or twin beds, a cot on request, comfy seating, a writing desk, storage space, and en-suite facilities comprising flush toilet, washbasin, and shower. Every Enabled Room has all the features of the Standard Room, plus an additional bathroom that is suitable for a wheelchair user. The final room category is Luxury Room, with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors onto a balcony, as well as twin washbasins and a bathtub in the en suite. This option can accommodate a family of two adults and up to two children aged 15 years and younger. Each Junior Suite also has sliding doors onto a balcony, in addition to an open-plan bedroom-and-lounge area and a full bathroom. It too is suitable for families. The Luxury Suite category has three balconies, a lounge, a dining room, and a bedroom with television. Finally, the top-of-the-range Presidential Suite boasts an entire terrace for private use, plus a cosy fireplace, a tea-and-coffee station, a television, a walk-in dressing room, and an eight-seat entertainments area!

Communal Areas

A grand entrance into the hotel awaits, as you come through its spacious end-to-end atrium, enjoying ocean views all the way to the lobby. Naturally, the other communal areas also make the most of the sea setting. The lounge adjacent to the lobby is named Welwitschia – here, you can take a comfy seat next to the fireplace or on the terrace, treating yourself to tea, coffee, a cocktail, and any number of hot and cold snacks from early in the morning until late at night. Another informal location for food and drink is the beach kiosk, Café Mole, offering a soda fountain and some great takeaway. For more formal dining, the Strand has three restaurants. Brewer & Butcher’s speciality is German and Namibian meat dishes, washed down with plenty of beer from the micro-brewery, which you can enjoy in the beer garden! Farmhouse Deli is a delightful delicatessen, with additional bakery, patisserie, fromagerie, charcuterie, and coffee house too. If seafood is more to your liking, you will love Ocean Cellar, with its sushi and sashimi kitchen!

The hotel’s Atlantic Spa provides a fabulous range of treatments, while the gym includes all sorts of endurance equipment. Visitors here on business benefit from a self-contained conference centre that has a private garden.

 

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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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