Pelican Point

A unique, boutique hotel set at the foot of a lighthouse

Set on a remote peninsula you really do feel surrounded by nature here

Amazing photographic opportunities for any keen photographers

Facilities at Pelican Point


When to go to Pelican Point



Accommodation at Pelican Point Lodge is in the renovated Old Harbour Control building at the foot of the Lighthouse. Within the lodge are 9 suites, each with a deck area to make the most of the beautiful views. The penthouse suite, known as Captain’s Cove Suite, has 360 degrees views for a truly memorable stay.

The restaurant at Pelican Point Lodge also offers spectacular views as well as some delicious fine dining and South African wines. Stays are on a half-board basis so include a 3-course dinner each evening. Lunch is also available on request though and for any guests that would like a romantic dinner in their suite, on their deck or somewhere else, the staff are always more than happy to accommodate and provide as memorable as an experience as possible.

Many guests will travel to Pelican Point Lodge just to take advantage of the incredible photographic opportunities. It is such a unique setting and the lodge can arrange breakfast packs, picnic lunches or sundowners if you fancy taking a walk to the peninsula point or old jetty to capture images of the landscape or simply sit and enjoy watching the flamingos, pelicans, seals and other wildlife. Should you fancy spending your days in a bit more of an adventurous fashion however there are also plenty of activities that the lodge can arrange for you with a little bit of notice.

Pelican Point Lodge is set on the semi-remote peninsula of Pelican Point, about 32km from Walvis Bay. The peninsula is only accessible via 4×4 with an experienced driver so guests part their cars in Walvis Bay and are collected and driven to the lodge. It is a truly unique setting, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay on the other.


Namibia is full of strange sights landscapes and this is no exception. You’re unlikely to find a more unique setting for a hotel and it’s well located to either combine with a stop-over night along a road trip in Swakopmund or to spend a couple of days and venture out to explore the surrounding area from Pelican Point itself.

Pelican Point Lodge can be reached by self-drive but only in a 4WD vehicle. Arrival and departure times should be planned carefully as driving is not permitted between sunset and sunrise in the conservation area around Pelican Point Lodge. Boat and road transfers from Walwis Bay can be arranged on request but must be booked in advance. 

Stays here are on a half-board basis. A light lunch is also available at an additional cost. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and water are included in the half board rate. a 24-hour room service is available. 

Children of all ages are welcome although the lodge can only accommodate two children at any one time. 


Kayaking with the seals
Dolphin cruises
Quak biking in the dunes
Sandwich harbour 4x4 trips
Dune 7 trips
Dune paragliding
Camel ride in the dunes
Township Tour
Scenic flight
Hot-air ballooning
Swakopmund cultural tour
Tour of the Salt Pans and the Ramsar site
Donkey Bay / Skeleton Bay surfing