Lounge looking towards TV and fire, balcony is on left of TVThis is the lounge and the sleeper couch, a double which can sleep two additional adults.
By the Beach, Swakopmund Central Seaview Apartment
By the Beach, Swakopmund Central Seaview Apartment

6 guests

2 rooms

6 beds

2 baths

6 guests

2 rooms

6 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd floor apartment, up to 6 persons. Sea views from the balcony and master bed. 300m from the beach, 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, very close to 'The Jetty' and The Tug restaurant. Indoor BBQ/fireplace, DSTV, double garage with remote, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher. Bed arrangements are one queen bed with ensuite and one twin room with two single beds, two double sleeper couches in lounge.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $52
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

Swanlamer 12 from By The Beach offers awesome self catering accommodation, around 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, and approximately 300 metres from the beach, with a sea view from the balcony and master bedroom. There is a queen bedroom with an ensuite, and a twin bedroom with a separate bathroom next door, as well as a sleeper couch in the lounge. There is a double garage for two cars, and secure guest parking all with remote access.

In traditional Swakopmund style, there is a built in indoor Braai (barbecue/fireplace). We also provide great extras for guests such as filter coffee, condiments, ear buds, toiletries and handmade linen made by a community project, Iyaloo.

The apartment has a satellite TV in the lounge and master bedroom, a washing machine and dryer, dish washer, as well as all the usual kitchen appliances.

Please note some curtains and linen varies between photos due to updating them over time, and different sets.

My check-in manager and I pride ourselves on customer service, and we really enjoy having people tell us they loved staying at my place, especially while I can't (I'm abroad right now).

Please contact me and let me know how I can help with planning your trip to Swakopmund.

Guest access

The apartment is accessed by a remote control gate to the building and garage. There is lift access to the second floor where you have key access to the apartment via the main door.

Note: The lift is not listed as part of the ammenities as it is sometimes under repair, we cannot guarantee it is working.

There is an alarm which also has remote activation.

Interaction with guests

I'm not living in Swakopmund, unfortunately, so I usually only have email or phone interaction with guests. Our apartment is managed by Christine and her team at Nel's Estates, a family business with great attention to detail and good customer service, however guests can still contact me directly at any time they need to, I will try to help as much as I can.
Neil's offices are easy to find on the main street into town, and their friendly agents will help with the check-in and show you around the apartment.

The neighborhood

I love our location, it is 300m from the beach, and few minutes walk from the jetty, and the centre of town. We need not drive anywhere once we are there. Also I love the view, if I'm cooking, I can watch the family playing on the beach from the balcony, and simply wave when it's ready.

Swakopmund is a beautiful German style town, and it is very tourist focused so there are plenty of great restaurants, curio and craft shops, and many other things to do. There's also a great golf course where the springbok and oryx roam on the fairways.

Trips in the surrounding area I can recommend are scenic flights from Swakop airport over Sossusvlei, boat trips from Walvis bay, and Cape Cross seal colony.

Getting around

Getting to Swakopmund from Windhoek is around 3.5 hours drive, a relatively good road, but best to complete the trip during the day, as at night there is more potential danger from animals on the road. If you make a trip of the trip, there's a nice cafe just outside Usakos on the Swakopmund side, to enjoy "traditional Namibian Brotchens" or toasted sandwiches.

If you're travelling from Windhoek, something not to be missed is the Desert Express - an overnight tourist train from Windhoek to Swakopmund.

There's also a slow train from Windhoek with TransNamib, I believe it also is an overnight trip.

There's air travel, either charter into Swakopmund airport, and scheduled airline flights into Walvis Bay and Windhoek. Hire cars are available at the airports.

There's not really public transport around Swakopmund that we are aware of, but taxis are cheap, only not metered, beware of being overcharged, ask locals what the prices are.

Other things to note

We have a lift in the building, but, it is often under maintenance, and not reliable

Also, I live in the UAE temporarily, and only see my apartment every year or two, but Nel's keep me updated. I miss it a lot and hope you will enjoy it immensely.

We do not have wi-fi but MTC has a pre-pay data plan now called Awey which is great for travellers at around 3US$ for 1GB and 100 minutes plus some sms's and data.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 10AM

Please! Ensure you have received the confirmation check-in details from me. Electronic items occasionally go missing - we will always send you our check-in information with contact number and times personally - not the automated one. If this email has gone missing please contact me.

No Smoking inside!

I have a relaxed cancellation policy for guests the arrangement is reciprocal, in the even



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Teresa User Profile
April 2017
Great location near the water. Beautiful apartment- well equipped, clean and comfortable. We didn't know you needed to pay extra for television access which was ok for us as we didn't want it so just in case you do, be forewarned. The clothes dryer quit while we were there and while we were promised its return on our last day, it didn't come.

Cami User Profile
April 2017
We found this listing exactly as described, with a large balcony that had a great view of the ocean. One can lie in bed in the master bedroom and also see and hear the ocean. Very comfortable, all the amenities we needed, and well-equipped. It seemed like a safe area also, and we were often able to walk to restaurants and shops nearby. Thanks!

Karsten User Profile
March 2017
Great place, comfortable and with wonderful seaview

Naveed User Profile
March 2017
Place is much bigger than pictures indicate. Wonderful view and comfort. Central location as well. Power in swakop went out frequently. Keep this in mind when storing food or doing laundry. No complaints. Recommend it
Danielle User Profile
Response from Danielle:
Hi Naveed sorry about electricity yesterday but this was due to maintenance by the provider this hardly occurs. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday
March 2017

Lucia User Profile
March 2017
Great apartment with beautiful views from the balcony. Very well equipped! Only the twin beds in the second bedroom were unfortunately quite uncomfortable (very very soft and rather old). But the location of the apartment is perfect, very close to the beach, the jetty with great restaurants and the city center. We would definitely stay there again!
Danielle User Profile
Response from Danielle:
Hi Lucia, I am so sorry for the beds - it's the first time anyone's let me know that there was a problem, our kids slept on the sleeper couch last time, and they're also too small to notice this sort of thing, I'll ask Christine to get a replacement soonest.
March 2017

Patricia User Profile
March 2017
It is a great place with everything you could wish for. The balcony with the view to the ocean is fantastic and we had cosy evenings with nice food from the indoor braai. The location is perferct because everything is in walking distance. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you.
Danielle User Profile
Response from Danielle:
Thanks Patricia! I am so glad you enjoyed the place. It was very nice to host you.
March 2017

Marcus User Profile
January 2017
Danielles apartment is perfect for both short and long term visits. We had a great time there enjoying breakfasts and relaxed evenings on the balcony with a super view at the ocean. Highly recommended.
Danielle User Profile
Response from Danielle:
Hi Marcus - I am so glad you loved our place so much - we also so love having breakfast and relaxed evenings on the balcony when there! (Making me wish for my next trip to the apartment just thinking about it....) Thanks for visitng you were also an awesome guest.
January 2017

Ashburton, New Zealand · Joined in April 2012
Danielle User Profile

This is a rare photo of me relaxing in the dessert, with my daughter. I wish I could do it more...but hey, I'm working on it!

Please note, first, I (sadly) don't live in Namibia right now. The Namibian contact number is from my awesome check-in agent Christine. She or one of her team will meet you at our apartment on arrival, show you around, explain everything, and try to take care of your every need while you stay at our place.

When we stayed in Namibia (Windhoek) we loved going down to our holiday apartment on the coast, and we still go back whenever we are on holiday and fingers crossed will be back soon (July 2017).

Myself and my husband are both in aviation, and right now we are taking a break in the UAE for our career.

Being a pilot, I traveled a lot, and I reckon I've seen more hotels and accommodation places than I ever needed to. With all that experience I've tried to set up our apartment with everything I'd like to have when I'm on holiday, but without feeling like a hotel. I really hope you like it.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a day

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