The Stiltz, Swakopmund and Pelican Point, Namibia
The Stiltz is located on the fringes of Swakopmund, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is close to the Swakop river bed and a lagoon that attracts a myriad of seabirds, including pelicans and flamingos. While only a short walk from town it is peaceful and secluded, making a lovely base from which to explore.
As the name suggests, the property is built on high wooden stilts and connected by wooden walkways, all of which has been hand built by the owner. There are eight chalets, comprising three twins, four doubles and one honeymoon bungalow. Each has an en-suite bathroom and balcony with spectacular views of the sand dunes and sea. There is also a spacious villa with three double rooms, two bathrooms and an open plan living/dining area with a wood burner. Interlinking wooden walkways lead to other bungalows and the dining room, where good home cooking is served for breakfast.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
An excellent way to spend a morning is on a gentle kayaking trip to Pelican Point. A number of sturdy sea kayaks await and you will be guided to three colonies of up to around 6,000 cape fur seals.
The guided trip is likely to cover the riverbed, gravel plains and the magical dune field from east to west.
Sandwich Harbour lies around 30 kilometres south of Walvis Bay. Here, there's a reed lined lagoon fed by freshwater springs, a sandy beach and pale dunes dropping straight into the sea