Top 12 Airbnbs In Swakopmund, Namibia - Updated 2023

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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 great Airbnbs in Swakopmund, Namibia, and be ready to have a wonderful adventure.

1. Scenic seafront house (from USD 103)

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.

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

Accommodates: 8

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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
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
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
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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2. Modern waterfront beach house (from USD 72)

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.

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

Accommodates: 6

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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
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
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
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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3. Garden apartment (from USD 34)

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.

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

Accommodates: 4

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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
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
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
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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4. Spacious family apartment (from USD 42)

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.

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

Accommodates: 4

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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
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
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
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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5. Whaleback self-catering apartment (from USD 74)

For a small family with toddlers or a group of four people, this self-catering apartment 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.

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

Accommodates: 4

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we spend a peacefull and comfortable night here after 6 nights of camping
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
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
a great place to stay
whaleback is a great place for accommodation whether it is for pvt or buss use
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6. Garden apartment for two (from USD 37)

A great option for people traveling together or even solo, this apartment has two single beds and lots of modern luxury. This self-catering 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.

Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia
174 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
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 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
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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7. Shimmering Shores (from USD 224)

This spacious home hosted by Yasmine is one of the best places to stay in this resort town for large groups. 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.

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

Accommodates: 16

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Amenities & Room:
thanks so much to yasmine for bringing us a fan-heater for the baby’s room
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
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
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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8. 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.

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
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
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
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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9. 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.

49 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 4 Guests

10. 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.

31 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. 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.

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

12. 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.

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
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
aletta(the host) is extremely helpful
aletta was fantastic communicating with us and a great host
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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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.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Swakopmund, Namibia

1. Which are the best beachfront Airbnbs in Swakopmund?

Shimmering Shores, this scenic seafront house, and this modern waterfront beach house are some of the most spectacular Airbnbs in Swakopmund that you should consider staying at if you’re all about that comfort and beachfront paradise!

2. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Swakopmund?

Joining the list of the most luxurious Airbnb vacation rentals in beautiful Swakopmund are this Whaleback self-catering apartment, Shimmering Shores, this scenic seafront house, and this modern waterfront beach house.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs in Swakopmund for families?

Treat your loved ones to a relaxing vacation in Swakopmund and book your stay in any of these Airbnbs that are suitable for families: i) a scenic seafront house, ii) a modern waterfront beach house, iii) Shimmering Shores, and iv) a spacious family apartment.

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