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The Stiltz B&B

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2011), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Danie Holloway
Strand Street South, Swakop River, Swakopmund, Central Namib Desert

Tel: + (0)64-400-771
Cell: + (0)81-149-4979
Fax: + (0)64-400-711

You enter the Stiltz as if through a secret door to a well-guarded kingdom of sea, wind and surrounding dunes, and yet it is just a few minutes’ walk to the centre of town. Built high up on stilts on the edge of the dry Swakop River’s bed, the wooden, thatched chalets are linked together by walkways.....

.... If possible, ask for a chalet facing the sea. The architect, Danie Holloway - who is clearly partial to elevated structures having built The Raft at Walvis Bay, The Tug at Swakopmund and Erongo Wilderness Lodge - has created something magical here. At night, you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves and in the morning you wake to contemplate the wild tamarisk bushes as pink flamingos fly overhead. All the chalets are big and bright and are colourfully and stylishly decorated. Wood, sometimes collected from the riverbed, has been used throughout, from the light, twisted wood of the sofas to the large double bed. The bathrooms are made from rosewood, glass, stainless steel and coloured ceramic tiles and you have a wonderful shower with a large showerhead. Breakfasts, served in the honeycomb, polygonal structure of wood and glass, are superb. The new huge luxury Villa is extremely atttractive with an incredible view onto the sea.

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Rooms: 11 chalets: 3 twins and 4 doubles, 1 honeymoon, 1 family (sleeps 4) and 2 Villas (sleeping 6). All with en-suite bathroom.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Selection of restaurants, including 'The Tug' (good seafood), 5 mins away.
Directions: In Swakopmund, from Sam Nujoma, turn left into Strand Street (along ocean), pass “The Tug” restaurant and the aquarium, turn left at Gull’s Cry, and The Stiltz is on your right.

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