About Driftwood Guesthouse
Spacious, personal, tranquil and unique are words best suited to describe Driftwood Guesthouse. We are situated a 30 minutes’ walk along the beach, using the garden walking routes, to the centre of town and a stone’s throw from the beach. Driftwood is perfect for families, solo travellers, and small groups who want to get the true Swakopmund experience but escape the hustle and bustle of staying in the town centre.
Driftwood Guesthouse has 8 en-suite rooms, 4 Sea View Rooms are located on the top floor and 4 Garden View Rooms are located on the ground floor. The Sea View Family Room can accommodate a family of 5, while the Garden View Family Room can accommodate up to 4 family members.
Driftwood as the name suggests, is furnished with unique driftwood pieces that was specially made for us by a team of local carpenters. Each room has been lovingly decorated with weathered driftwood headboards and bases, complimented by crisp white sheeting.
All rooms boast unlimited access to high-speed Wi-Fi, a TV with satellite, a bar fridge, hairdryer, a wall-mounted safe, coffee/tea station, complimentary water and port, plus a small verandah with chairs.
Our guests can expect breakfast served with a twist. Special touches include Swakopmund asparagus, homemade breads, and fresh smoothies served in our cosy, open plan kitchen. We have included an la carte breakfast menu and a breakfast tray. We can also pre-pack breakfasts for early travellers. For guests visiting the nearby beach, we offer towels, umbrellas and beach bats free of charge. There is a Yoga Studio just next door which is open to all our guests, at a small fee. At Driftwood Guesthouse, our main focus is on being small, convenient and authentically Namibian.
The Grounds and Surrounds
The guesthouse is 200 meters from a beautiful beach, so be sure to grab the free umbrella and beach towels at reception if you want to spend a day there. The beach is undisturbed so don’t be surprised if you have it all to yourself. An idyllic garden walking route next to the ocean leads towards the city centre and Mole, making this a must-do walking activity. The new shopping centre “Platz am Meer” is also within walking distance from the guesthouse, where you will find anything from restaurants and pharmacies to grocery shops. Swakopmund boasts some of the best restaurants in Namibia, one of which is on our doorstep – the famous Wurstbude restaurant and bar. Other great restaurants are located a 15 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes’ drive away. We will gladly assist you with restaurant recommendations and making bookings.
Nearby activities include a visit to the Kristall Galerie, Mole restaurants and museum. For the more adventurous, Swakopmund is also called the adventure capital of Namibia boasting activities such as; Hot Air Ballooning, Scenic Flights, Guided Seal & Dolphin Cruises, Living Desert Tours, Hafeni Township Tours, Dune Boarding, Dune Quad Bike Excursions and Sky Diving. Our reception can assist with arranging bookings for you and your group.