Pelican Point Lodge
Perched on a sliver of sand between the mighty Atlantic to the west and Walvis Bay Lagoon to the east, Pelican Point Lodge asks nothing more of guests than that they relax, and enjoy this beautiful setting.
Inside Pelican Point Lodge, which is built into the converted Harbour Control Building at the foot of the lighthouse, all is spacious, relaxed and comfortable - regardless what the Atlantic weather may be outside. Nine luxurious suites offer every conceivable facility with panoramic views of the seascape. Guests are welcome to use the lounge to relax and enjoy a drink and may dine in the elegant Restaurant, or in their rooms if they prefer.
Each of the Lodge's suites has a deck or patio, so that guests can enjoy the antics of seals surfing the ocean waves and basking in the sun, spotting dolphins, whales, Damara terns, cormorants or flamingos, perhaps interrupted by the distinctive call of a jackal roaming nearby, or marine traffic in Walvis Bay Harbour. All these provide perfect photo opportunities during both misty and sunny weather.
But why stay in one place? With over 6 km of sandbank waiting to be explored, there is plenty to see at close quarters. Stroll 2.5 km to the end of the peninsula and discover intriguing small desert dwellers, the huge flocks of playful seals, chanting seagulls and curious jackals sniffing around. A shorter walk leads to the old rusty jetty for a different slant on the seals and birds, and perhaps a picnic lunch. And at the end of the day, watch the dying sun drop ever more rapidly below the horizon in a blaze of glory. Take the opportunity of a lifetime and broaden your understanding and appreciation of the natural world around us.
Accommodation and Facilities
Nine Luxurious Suites:
Most include two washbasins and two showers with a view.
Captain's Cove Suite has a shower and a bath.
Gowns and slippers * Queen-size bed * Bedside lamps Seating / Lounge area * Dressing table * Hair-dryer *
I-phone dock * Personal safe * Bio-eco fireplace
...plus style in abundance...
...and views to die for, from the deck area.
Unpretentious yet sophisticated cuisine accompanied by excellent local and South African wines. Lavish breakfast in the restaurant, on the deck or in room. Light Lunch available upon request. 3?Course Dinner served in Restaurant or on the deck (according to weather). Lounge: read, relax any time, and have a drink before dinner. Deck area for watching the sunset, sunrise, jackals, seals and stunning scenery.
Relaxed ambience and personalised service.
- Watching the animal?world go by from your own deck.
- Strolling to the end of the Peninsula to discover the tiny desert dwellers and their behaviour, to seek out treasures exposed by the wind and tides, or to observe the wildlife at close quarters.
- Walk to the old Jetty to observe seals and the birdlife and to photograph their activities, or to witness the changes in the scenery of the Bay and the distant dunes as the day progresses.
- There are dozens of activities available nearby in Walvis Bay, Sandwich
Harbour and Swakopmund, any of which we can arrange for you to meet your
requirements, such as:
Kayaking with Seals • Dolphin cruises • Quad-biking in the dunes • Sand-boarding • Sandwich Harbour 4x4 trips • Dune 7 trips Photo adventures • Tour of salt pans and Ramsar site • Sky-diving Hot-air ballooning • Scenic flight over Sandwich Bay and coastline Donkey Bay/Skeleton Bay • surfing • Dune paragliding • Birding Fishing • Camel ride in the dunes • Swakopmund cultural tour
- Above all, our desire is for guests to enjoy their stay and to leave with unique memories they can treasure for ever.
Only suitable for 4x4 vehicles
From Solitaire/Windhoek: via C14 (Kuiseb / Gaub Pass), drive west, past Walvis Bay Airport and turn left (first exit) when you reachthe circle (roundabout) at the end of the C14. Continue from [A] From Swakopmund: Take the B2 to Walvis Bay. At the circle (roundabout) take the 2nd exit (effectively straight on). Go to [A] [A] Continue until you are forced to turn right into 5th Road at the Tourist Info kiosk. Carry on, keeping to the left and turn left at the robot (traffic lights). This takes you out of Walvis Bay into the Lagoon area. Take the right turn sign?posted to Pelican Point Lodge (just before the salt works factory). Head into the salt pan area and follow the winding scenic road until you reach another sign to Pelican Point Lodge. Stop here to deflate tyres to 2/3 normal pressure. Switch to 4x4 drive and continue, taking the right fork along the shore of the Lagoon (unless at spring tide when it floods). When not flooded, this track is more compacted and firmer than the left fork.
All tyre tracks now lead to the Lodge!