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Quality service inspired by a joy of living culminates in a celebration of the senses. At Sam`s Giardino Pension in Swakopmund, we strive to nurture each guest`s body, mind and soul in many different ways. From our restaurant serving stylish 5-course gourmet dinners and exquisite Cape wines to guest rooms en-suite tastefully decorated in mostly natural materials and tranquil lush gardens, Sam, the Giardino`s owner-manager of Swiss origin, and a dedicated team of Namibians generously share their passions for all the good things in life with their gusts.

Expect to also find cosy lounges filled with large collections of great books, videos and tourist information, as well as free internet access, numerous options for relaxing indoors and outdoors including daily wine tasting at the Giardino, and to be inspired by the many different activities on offer in and around our Namib Desert and urban Swakopmund environments. In case you are a dog lover, our 4-pawed PR Manager, a Bernese Mountain Dog, will gladly keep you company on beach and desert walks too.

Sam`s Giardino is situated within 10 minutes` walking distance of Swakopmund`s beaches and city centre. Our beautiful historical home town boasting well-preserved colonial architecture, lively side-walk cafs, an interesting art & culture scene, and many other entertainment opportunities is known worldwide as a summer and winter health resort.
We provide guests with free secure off-street parking on our premises, and optional laundry services.

For visitors not traveling to Swakopmund on a self-drive or guided tour, there are daily shuttle bus and flight services available between Swakopmund and Windhoek as well as numerous flights from/to South Africa via Walvis Bay Airport, which is situated only about a 30-minute drive from Swakopmund. From Windhoek and its Hosea Kutako International Airport, Swakopmund can be reach on good tar roads within 4-5 hours.

Sam’s Giardino was opened in 1998 and registered with the Namibia Tourist Board under PEN 00026. We are also an active member of the Namibia Hospitality Association (HAN).

Our guest amenities were expanded and upgraded every year since then, in line with our mission to uphold the values of traditional Swiss hospitality.

Apart from living our motto ‘hospitality with a touch of heart’ and maintaining quality standards in all we do, we aim at providing our guests with the most modern comforts of today.

Our currently 8 guest rooms each feature:
- twin or double beds (2 m long!) with individually controllable reading lights
- bedding & linen from anti-allergen and mostly natural materials, such as down-feather duvet
- en-suite bathroom with hand basin, WC, and shower (separate over-head & hand-held shower heads)
- wall-mounted heater
- European 2-pin & local 3-pin power outlets
- built-in safe in wardrobe
- dressing table with chair, mirror and wall-mounted hair-dryer
- small lounge area with 2 comfortable chairs, table reading material
- direct-dial telephone
- wireless internet connection (free to use)
- luggage rack
- tiled floor throughout
- ground-floor rooms: direct garden access / upstairs rooms: views across town towards Namib Desert


Wine Tasting
Sample selected red & white wines from renowned producers in South Africa's Western Cape Province and learn to identify aromas (nez du vin).

This optional activity at Sam's Giardino is on offer daily at 18h30 and takes about 1 hour - a wonderful prelude to a leisurely gourmet dinner.
Please book your participation in advance.

Health and Climate:

The entire Namibian coast is a malaria-free zone and there are no other known health risks either.

You should however protect your head with a hat and exposed skin with good sun lotion during outdoor activities.

Contrary to the remainder of Namibia, the Namibian coast, which is dominated by the climate conditions of the hot Namib Desert and the artic Benguela Current in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, has got a moderate climate throughout the year.

Summer and winter temperatures vary only slightly, and there is no rainy season. Swakopmund only occasionally receives isolated rain showers. Typical for the coastal weather patterns is though that sea fog moves inland each night, which usually takes until mid-morning, sometimes until midday, to clear over Swakopmund.

Rooms and Units Available:

Classic Double Room
Double Room with shower en-suite, facing to the garden on the ground floor, hairdryer & safe in the room. Room has a double bed and an extra single bed can be added on request.
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Deluxe Double or Familia
Double Room with shower en-suite, facing to the garden on the first floor, hairdryer & safe in the room. Room has a big double bed (200 x 200 cm) and an extra single bed can be added on request.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Family Suite
Family Room with double-shower and luxery bath en-suite, facing to the desert on the first floor, hairdryer & safe in the room. Room has two single bed and an double with old antique furniture. The bath is the highligt with sleeperwood furniture.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Wine Tasting
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR

Cancellation Policy:

28 to 22 days prior to arrival= 20%
21 to 15 days prior to arrival= 50%
14 to 8 days prior to arrival= 75%
7 to 0 days prior to arrival= 100% (also applicable to 'no-shows')


On entering Swakopmund via Walvis Bay
- after crossing the bridge over the Swakop River -
turn right at the second intersection, into Anton Lubowski Avenue.
Proceed for approx. 900 meters to reach Sam's Giardino,
situated on your right-hand side.

On entering Swakopmund via Usakos/Karibib/from Windhoek,
turn left at the first set of traffic lights and left again at the second intersection. You are now in Anton Lubowski Avenue.
Proceed for approx. 300 meters to reach Sam's Giardino,
situated on your right-hand side.

Sam's Giardino is written on the house wall (NOT garden wall) facing Anton Lubowski Avenue

The vehicle entrance (remote-controlled dark wooden sliding gate) is situated to the left of the pedestrian entrance, on the parameter of the hotel grounds.
The pedestrian entrance is secured with a door bell & electrical lock mechanism.

The on-site parking area for guests is situated in the back-yard of the hotel grounds and provides direct access to the main entrance hall and reception area.

Transfer services for guests arriving by train, flights to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, or by shuttle bus from Windhoek can be arranged on request. Such services will be booked with outside providers and therefore be payable at the respective provider's applicable tariff.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM