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Why we like it
- An antique colonial style villa in the heart of Swakopmund
- Excellent personalised service
- Peaceful place to spend a couple of nights exploring Swakopmund
After a day's sightseeing dine at the Organic Bistro offering a selection of mouth-watering cuisine.
I was left utterly blown away with Namibia and I had so much fun. It is such a diverse country and it was made all the better because of all the hard work you guys did to make it happen.
- SP, London
Villa Margherita is a fusion of contemporary charm and traditional design within a historic colonial building in the heart of Swakopmund, Namibia's second largest city. Easily explored on foot from Villa Margherita, the city is a fine example of German colonial architecture, seen in its colourful cluster of solid, angular houses. Despite the city's small size, there is plenty to see and do nearby: the National Marine Aquarium is worth exploring, as is the spectacular sand dune range near Langstrand.
Inside, Villa Margherita's eight bedrooms are individually designed and offer large living areas, flat screen televisions and free internet - incredible technology for the remoteness of the area. The hotel's Organic Bistro is open all day and serves a selection of mouth-watering dishes, perfect after a day's sightseeing in the beautiful and desolate local area. With twice as many staff as there are rooms, you can be assured that you will be thoroughly looked after.
12 hours 30 minutes via Johannesburg
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - October
The best time to visit Namibia is between April and October, the days are warm and sunny and rainfall at a minimum. The wet season arrives in December and generally runs through until March.
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Suggested itineraries in Namibia
Nights: 12 | from £5,875pp
Experience the contrasting textures, colours and captivating landscapes of Namibia on a journey through the highlights of the country, from vast orange sand dunes and coastal waters slicks with seals, dolphins and whales, to the wildlife-rich expanses of Etosha National Park.
Desert Dune Safari
Nights: 14 | from £5,935pp
The ultimate Namibian adventure, this itinerary will take you to the charming capital Windhoek, the beautiful barren landscape of Sossusvlei, the coastal town of Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast, mountainous Palmwag Reserve and Etosha National Park, where you might just spot the Big Five.
Skeleton Coast Flying Safari
Nights: 3 | from £5,870pp
A truly unforgettable 3 night flying safari over Namibia's bewitching Skeleton Coast, home to towering red sand dunes and the native Himba people.
Highlights of Namibia
Nights: 15 | from £4,830pp
This is a suggested self drive itinerary and a perfect introduction to Namibia, taking all in the key highlights including Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei.