Welcome to Meerkat Guesthouse. Accommodation with a luxurious and warm atmosphere. Meerkat Guesthouse is situated in central Swakopmund, but in a quiet area. The guesthouse has comfortable and luxurious guest rooms in a warm atmosphere, close to the tourism centre of town. Shops, restaurants and the Atlantic Ocean are within walking distance from the guesthouse.
The guests can relax in the stylish living room with a fire place for the cold winter nights. The guests can make use of the terrace with comfortable chairs and a lot of shade. There is an area for smokers.
Cars can be parked safely in an enclosed area with CCTV monitoring and extra security
Breakfast: Every morning from 7h00 we spoil our guests with nice breakfast including fresh fruit, bread, coffee and tea. You can choose from our warm breakfast, which includes pancakes, eggs and porridge. Our honesty bar will be added with a great choice of Meerkat wine. It will make your evening complete.
* Laundry service.
* Bookings for excursions and restaurants.
* Lunch packs.
Swakopmund was of major importance as a harbour during the German colonial era even though the water at the coast is actually too shallow and the bay is unprotected. But Luederitz was too far away and provided no drinking water, and the seaport of Walvis Bay was in British possession in those days. In August 1892, the German gunship "Hyäne" under the command of Captain Curt von François, staked out a wharf north of the Swakop River mouth. A year later, 40 settlers from Germany and 120 members of the Schutztruppe were taken ashore in rowing boats, an adventurous undertaking. The 325 metre long wooden jetty was only completed in 1905 and it was later replaced by a more solid iron construction. Swakopmund became the gateway to South-West Africa and the entire supply for the colony was wound up through this little town. The narrow-rail train to Windhoek started operations in 1902 while at the same time, the station in the Wilhelminian style (equivalent to Victorian style) was built. It was completely restored some years ago and has become an entertainment centre, a casino and a luxury hotel nowadays.
In Room Facilities:
Meerkat Guesthouse has 7 double rooms, one triple room and a family room sleeping 5. Every room has its own bathroom. The rooms have nice mahogany furniture. There is free Wi-Fi and all the rooms have a TV with DSTV, so both tourists and business persons, do feel at home. The minibars have cold drinks, beer and wine, as well as free coffee and tea.
Driving along the stunning dune-lined coast is particularly attractive, whether you go south to Walvis Bay (30 km) or to the National West Coast Recreation Area in the north. The road (slippery when there is fog) goes right along the beach and leads to the Ugab rivermouth and further to the fishermen's resort of Henties Bay on the way to Cape Cross. North of the Ugab, the Skeleton Coast National Park begins, for which a permit is required. Interesting is also the Welwitchia Drive that leads to the Moon Landscape at the Swakop Rivier and into the northern part of the Namib Naukluft Park.