The Amanpuri Lodge sits under the offices of Ground Rush, adrenaline experts in the field of skydiving. Located about a five minute walk from the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, it’s the perfect place for the budget traveller.
Upon entering the facility you’ll be greeted warmly with toothy smiles from whoever attends the reception desk. Once booked in, you’ll be led to your room (be it a dorm or private) through the courtyard that has a fountain (currently out-service) right in front of the outdoor fireplace, past the bar and breakfast hall (that has a TV for viewing) and, depending on the location of your room, through the secured car park.
Each room comes with its own shower and toilet, a cupboard for storing your stuff and plenty of privacy should you need it. At reception you can ask for a map of the town and walk around (everything is within walking distance in Swakopmund).
Sounds are blocked out and if you’re out and about town until late, a friendly security guard will unlock the front gate for you upon your return (it helps to ring the bell).
Right next door a convenience store is conveniently located.
Breakfast is served in the breakfast hall consisting of your standard 2 eggs and bacon with a help-yourself bread and juice corner. It’s a great place to meet fellow lodgers and exchange travel stories and tips.
It can get busy over the weekend with overland tours (those big 4×4 trucks packed with tourists) using the lodge as a pit-stop on their safari tours of the southern areas of Africa so its best to book ahead.
For more information, check out their website: http://www.amanpurinamibia.com/