Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Swakopmund, Namibia - Updated 2024

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What was once a German Imperial colony is now one of Namibia’s largest cities. Swakopmund is located in the Namib Desert on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. With white sandy beaches, 19th-century style architecture and just a stone’s throw away from beautiful desert landscapes, Swakopmund should definitely be on your list of cities in Africa to visit. Visit the art museum, the national Marine aquarium or rent an all-terrain vehicle and head out to the desert but no matter what you do, you’ll love this interesting city. Our guide on the best restaurants and things to do in Swakopmund should be of help to you too. Book a stay in one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Swakopmund, Namibia, and be ready to have a wonderful adventure.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 24, 2024.

1. Grand beach house with stunning sunset views (from USD 372)

A thriving paradise awaits large groups of guests, from families to friends, in this beach house property in Swakopmund, Namibia. It can lodge up to 10 people with its impressive five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Splayed throughout two floors, the home’s stellar range of amenities is on offer for those who wish to retreat by the sunny and sandy shores.

Treat yourself to a scrumptious feast in the dining room, which comes with an indoor barbecue grill, or use the main kitchen and its cooking essentials to prepare delicious meals. A smaller version of the kitchen is also available upstairs. If you fancy sunset sightings, head outside to the spacious patio area and unwind while looking at the mesmerizing views.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was adequate gated driveway and security system
Cleanliness:
towels was crisp and clean
clean equipped & cozy
the bedding and towels were good and clean
many bedrooms clean rooms well equipped kitchen and good vibe
the house was perfect - clean spacious and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay
Host:
the host was also brilliant
lastly the hosts were just fantastic
hosts are responsive and helpful
wonderful stay with great responsive friendly hosts/staff
thank you nels estates for your attentive assistance and friendly reception
Location:
great location close to excellent restaurants
great location and great house
lovely house centrally located close to everything you need
perfect location right at the beach
very god location if you want to have a walk on the beach
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2. Upscale seafront loft with two bedrooms (from USD 134)

Packed with an upscale atmosphere, a complete set of en-suite amenities, and, most importantly, stunning ocean views, this Airbnb accommodation in Swakopmund provides a well-deserved upgrade. You’ll also appreciate the beautiful harbor visage from here.

The apartment unit features an elegantly decorated living room, which offers direct access to unmatched sights of the coast from the wide, panoramic windows. Furthermore, each bedroom has a unique style, from the antique charms of the master room to the contrasting modern secondary room. For an evening well-spent, head over to the balcony, where you can savor the sunsets with a glass of wine in hand.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
23 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is such a beautifully decorated apartment with a breathtaking sunset view of the sea
the apartment is secure with underground parking very modern has a lovely view and direct access to a mall
the kitchen is functional all appliances are new and of excellent quality
very comfortable place to stay
Cleanliness:
the building is very quiet clean safe and silent
Host:
the communication with the host was flawless starting from the booking before our arrival and also for check-in
Location:
good location and lovely unique touches
easy to find and great location in swakopmund
beautifully decorated apartment great location
it is also very secure and in a great location for ease and convenience
nice location right by the ocean with beautiful sunsets
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3. Modern waterfront beach house (from USD 117)

This three-bedroom house is located right on the beach and next to a new shopping area filled with tons of restaurants and bars. There is enough space to sleep up to six people making this a great spot for people to bring family and friends along. The condo comes with hotel quality linens, an indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. The home has an open concept design and a fully equipped kitchen - although guests can step out and take a short walk to the beach where they can enjoy a meal at a lovely restaurant.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
345 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi and lovely bathrooms
there are the standard creature comforts (heaters tv dstv wifi) and all work perfectly well
good amenities including a secure garage laundry and lots of space
this is a very comfortable convenient and secure space that was perfect for our family holiday
the house was comfortable warm and exactly as described
Cleanliness:
very big and clean house
very clean big spacious rooms
the house was clean and very comfortable
spacious rooms clean modern quiet
the villa was clean and was equipped with everything
Host:
the host was more than helpful and very responsive
thoughtful hosts and everything you need is available
this was a lovely open and bright home and the hosts were exceptional
great local tips and prompt responses from hosts
check in and check out were easy and our hosts were very friendly and accommodating
Location:
lovely location for a gettaway
the location is also very good
very safe and nice location
close to the city attractions great mall with great stores including good supermarket
spacious house in good location
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4. Whaleback self-catering apartment (from USD 94)

For a small family with toddlers or a group of four people, this self-catering accommodation in Swakopmund is an excellent choice. Located in the Mile 4 area, this quirkily-designed home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Some of the amenities available at the property are access to free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a flat-screen television with satellite channels. The beach is not even a five-minute walk from the property. Normally, the apartment is serviced once a week, but you can request daily clean-ups for a fee.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we spend a peacefull and comfortable night here after 6 nights of camping
Cleanliness:
clean attention to detail
outstanding apartment clean modern spacious and comfortable
very very clean and so many extra perks
spacious and beautiful apartment that's safe and clean
absolutely stunning place extremely homey and very clean
Host:
a home away from home the host sonne is amazing understanding and accomodating
the owner welcomed us warmly and paid a lot of attention to our needs
thanks for hosting us
Location:
a great place to stay
whaleback is a great place for accommodation whether it is for pvt or buss use
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5. Garden apartment for two (from USD 33)

A great option for people traveling together or even solo, this apartment has two single beds and lots of modern luxury. This self-catering Airbnb accommodation in Swakopmund is located in a residential area that’s peaceful and only a block away from the sea.

The kitchen space comes fully equipped and there is also a BBQ available for guests to use as well. There’s a great garden area where guests can sit back and relax as well as amenities like Wi-Fi, essentials and TV.

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Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was spotless has all the amenities and great wifi
the apartment is really beautiful with everything you need (even good wifi)
the beds are like in a 5 star hotel never slept so good in an airbnb place
the apartment itself is furnished nicely and has a large tv and fast wifi
the room was much larger than expected and the area was so peaceful and quiet
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
it was sparkling clean as well
very clean convenient and well designed apartments
the room was clean and modern
everything is clean and in a very good condition
Host:
host was very friendly
lovely hosts thats always ready to accommodate
great host with helpful local info
ilse is a great host
great place very kind host
Location:
great location in a great neighborhood
ilse has a lovely place located close to the beach and also relatively central
great apartment close to the beach in swakopmund
close to the beach and town but far enough to relax away from the hustle and bustle
what an awesome place to stay quiet location in walking distance from town and the beach
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6. Garden apartment (from USD 39)

Still don’t know where to stay in Swakopmund? Just off the main road and in a quiet residential neighborhood, this apartment is a beautiful space to sit back, relax and enjoy nature. There is a shared garden space in the back where guests can lounge and they will have their own private entrance to the apartment. The kitchenette area is perfect for cooking simple meals and Wi-Fi, as well as satellite TV, are available. Laundry facilities are available as well for a small price and guests should be aware that there is a dog and tortoise on the property.

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Swakopmund , Erongo, Namibia
174 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great nights rest with the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay
the bed is fantastic and only topped by the view into the garden
well-maintained secure and private apartment with an enclosed driveway and full amenities—living room kitchen bathroom and bedroom
well equipped clean and even came with a heater and hot water bottle for the cold
very clean with all the kitchen amenities in place for self catering even a stove/oven combo
Cleanliness:
clean as a whistle
very clean and comfortable flat good communication
the place was very clean quiet and comfy
nice and clean we had a good rest
the apartment is cosy clean and very comfortable
Host:
amazing and accommodating hosts
hosts were very friendly and welcoming
and did i mention the host were simply the best?
extremely welcoming hosts happy to help however possible
the host was friendly and always available and quick to respond when we had questions or needed something
Location:
excellent location - easy walk to town
perfect place to stay the neighbourhood is really good close to the center of the city
you can easily walk to the city center or beach within 20 minutes
great value for your money and the location was perfect
it's also in a great location for going to the dunes or into town
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7. Spacious family apartment (from USD 45)

This modern and spacious accommodation in Swakopmund is located in an upscale neighborhood and is perfect for a small family traveling together. With enough space to sleep up to four people as well as great amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and cozy garden space, guests will love everything about this spot. Parking is free on the premises and the apartment is only a block away from the sea. Essentials are included as well as laundry facilities.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
functioning wifi and a relaxing private outdoor area
we had a huge room with a huge bathroom and a great sundowner view
the apartment is large and spacious with a very comfortable bed and sofa
in no small part down to ilse's excellent hosting and beautiful garden apartment
can definitely recommend to stay here: very spacious and clean room only 200m away from the beach and 2
Cleanliness:
lovely place clean and very modern
the accommodation was sparkling clean and great value for money
excellent apartment very nicely decorated spotless clean and equipped with everything
it's also very clean neat and new
definitely a nice place to stay: clean nice and spacious
Host:
ilse was a wonderful host welcoming us and then affording us our privacy
ilse is an amazing host
staff were all very friendly and helpful
ilse was an amazing host
super friendly host highly recommended
Location:
the property is located in a great location walking distance to the beach
location is good beach is super close gorgeous sunsets
situated absolutely perfect close to town and the beach
the apartment is located in a safe neighborhood close to the beach and approximately 2km from the centre
a pleasant walk along the sea to town or to new mall
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8. Scenic seafront house (from USD 112)

Enjoy an unobstructed view of the Atlantic ocean with the beachfront accommodation. Enjoy amazing sunsets, long walks on the beach, and fire up the BBQ for an evening dinner outside while you lounge on the balcony. On those chilly nights, you can fire up the fireplace and get cozy with a loved or put on the TV and check your social media with the Wi-Fi. The town center is about a 10-minute drive so you can stock up on all the things you need for your beachfront stay. A perfect place for families or a small group of friends.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
192 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views of the beach from many of the rooms and outside spaces
it was a nice and cozy house
the sea / sunset views are simply magnificent from almost every room in the house
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish decorative
beautiful clean with little touches
beautiful home very clean and i would absolutely go back in a heartbeat
it is spacious very beautiful and very clean
the house is beautiful and spacious and very nicely decorated immaculately clean
Host:
the hosts are friendly and helpful
tanya was a fantastic host
tanya is a perfect host she was taking care of us like nobody did
the hosts are very friendly and made us feel very welcome
tanya is a great host taking good care of her guests
Location:
lovely stay at the perfect location
what a wonderful location and access to the beach
tanya's place is jut perfect for a family trip to swakopmund
great spot literally on the beach and 20 min walk to restaurants
what a gorgeous house great location right on the water and lovely walk into swakopmund along the beach path
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9. Yard cottage

This hidden gem located in the center of town is tucked away in the owners beautiful garden area and is a great space for up to four guests. The home is a short walk away from all the shops, restaurants and historic town center and the beach is only a short distance away as well. Enjoy the sunset, the surf and a long walk on the beach while you stay here. The outdoor space has a BBQ and essentials, Wi-Fi and a kitchen area are available as well.

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Swakopmund , Erongo Region, Namibia
130 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable and the amenities were wonderful
the house was stocked with all the necessary kitchen appliances and delicious complementary filter coffee
we had an amazing stay apartment is exactly as described
lovely house with nice artistic touches comfy beds good wifi and a well stocked kitchen
beds were exceptionally comfortable
Cleanliness:
communication was easy and the house was clean and tidy
clean comfortable and very quiet
sparkling clean with stylish touches
stylish self contained very clean and well equipped house
beautiful place that is very clean and spacious for our family of four
Host:
the hosts were also quite helpful with questions
the host is very friendly and accomodating
she was very responsive and gave us great recommendations
friendly and helpful hosts highly recommended
very welcoming host who went above and beyond to make our stay special
Location:
great location and beautifully decorated
the location is central and within walking distance of many attraction
great accommodation in central location in swakopmund
you can walk downtown easily and grocery shopping can be done in short distance too
comfortable flat in a great location walking distance to town
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10. Swakopmund garden flat

This beautiful apartment is located near the town and beach and is also surrounded by a lush green garden area. There are two bathrooms with space for four guests and tons of space to lounge outside and relax. The accommodation comes with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a full kitchen. Essentials are also included as well as laundry facilities.

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49 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 4 Guests

11. Cozy flat in Mondesa

This flat to rent in Swakopmund is great for the budget traveler as it is small, affordable and only a two-minute walk away from the shops. For people arriving with a vehicle, there is a garage parking space and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. The backyard area has a BBQ for guests to use as they need and the home comes with Wi-Fi and cable TV.

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31 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Beautiful studio

This lovely studio space is a great accommodation for people traveling solo or a couple looking for a nice romantic place to stay. The rental is close to town where you can find all the shops, restaurants, and hot spots. The home comes with everything you’ll need like linens and towels and if people are traveling with kids, they can request an extra mattress. TV and laundry facilities are also available as well as Wi-Fi and kitchen area.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
37 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Self-catered studio

This beautiful self-catered apartment is a perfect place for a guest to enjoy their stay in Swakopmund. This is an ideal spot for people staying long term or short term and best of all, the apartment is close to the beach and the town center, so shopping and walks on the beach are both easily accessible. Linens, towels and bathroom essentials are included as well as TV and Wi-Fi access.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
30 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
these are two beautifully furnished apartments
Cleanliness:
the apartment was clean tidy and very comfortable with everything we needed
good value for money clean new modern and spacious
it is absolutely clean pictures don’t do justice
Host:
aletta(the host) is extremely helpful
aletta was fantastic communicating with us and a great host
Location:
just the ideal location
beautiful appartment in quiet location
it isn’t located in the city centre but it’s a short nice walk along the beach
perfect location for us as we had a function at the dome
aletta’s place is very beautiful
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14. Shimmering Shores

This spacious home hosted by Yasmine is one of the best places to stay in Swakopmund for large groups. Nestled in a resort town, it is one of the most affordable, too, especially that its capacity is up to 16 people. The property is oceanfront and has mesmerizing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Platz Am Meer Mall is a few minutes from here as well.

There is a large, fully functional kitchen, a fire pizza oven, a breakfast sunroom with a view, and multiple cozy lounges. Some other amenities available are free parking spaces, an equipped laundry area, and a couple of barbecue areas.

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Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
55 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thanks so much to yasmine for bringing us a fan-heater for the baby’s room
Cleanliness:
very clean and nicely decorated
nevertheless it‘s clean and housekeepers are very friendly
a stylish and very spacious space - ideal for larger groups but also small groups (we were only 3
Host:
the hosts were so lovey and friendly
hosts were very responsive friendly and helpful
very responsive to any questions or concerns we had
parham was a very gracious host and was always available to help
host helpfull with very good lical suggestions
Location:
ideal location and lots of space
really nice restaurant and the best location
great location on the beach lots of space
wonderfull location close to the wreck restaurant which must be the best plave in town for a sunset dinner
and the seafront location and sunsets were awesome
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African Coast

Swakopmund is a beautiful place where visitors will surely want to bring their cameras. Sunsets along the Atlantic coast are only one reason you should be ready to snap some great pictures: the other reason is the city of Swakopmund. A blend of southern African influence and Namibia’s old colonial past is what makes this Swakopmund not only a charming picturesque city but one with an interesting past and bright future.

Just 35.1 kilometers (21.8 miles) away from Swakopmund is Walvis Bay, a similarly attractive seaside commune. Apart from its stunning seaside scenery, it’s also steeped in history and modern allure. There are tons of interesting things to do in the area, so consider checking them out upon your next southern African getaway.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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