All roads lead to Swakopmund. At least this is true for most visitors travelling Namibia. With its rich heritage, myriad of activities and easy-going vibe, this picturesque coastal town offers a welcome respite for holidaymakers.

Gecko Ridge, only 15 km from the pulsating centre, is an oasis in its own right. Surrounded by rocky plains of the Namib, our desert retreat lies sheltered among large rustling palm trees and flourishing gardens. Panoramic views stretch far beyond the green vein of the Swakop river snaking through the arid land and the mystical moon landscape bearing silent witness to ancient geological forces.

Gecko Ridge is one more secret the oldest desert on earth holds and we invite you to share it with us.


At Gecko Ridge our desire is to please. As everyone has different requirements we offer a portfolio of three uniquely different accommodation options.

Luxury Rooms

The ultimate in terms of luxury and comfort for the weary traveller or the most refined connoisseur. Your every need is anticipated to make your stay a truly memorable experience.

Self-Catering Chalets

Ideal for a weekend getaway or holiday near the sea, combining self-sufficiency with style and comfort. It’s all about the good times – relax and spend precious moments with family.

Camp Sites

With clear skies most days and nights, campers can look forward to experiencing the desert at its best. Secluded and private, tomorrow’s adventure starts here.

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A hearty breakfast buffet and à la carte lunch and dinner are served in our generous Lapa restaurant. In the evenings you will be welcomed by crackling fires dancing to their own tunes. Enjoy an al fresco sundowner from our panorama deck, a pre-dinner aperitif or soothing nightcap in one of our comfortable lounge bar.

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Things To Do

There is no shortage of activities in and around Swakopmund, catering for every taste of adventure. No visit would be complete without a dolphin and seal encounter, stalking psychedelic sand lizards and chameleons or a visit to the Mole, the main beach lined with markets and seaside restaurants. Action junkies can reach new highs by conquering the skies, dunes and waves.


What Our Guests Say

Gecko Ridge Guesthouse in Swakopmund has been awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Afristay.

I stayed at Gecko Ridge and it is always a pleasure. With new self-catering chalets and a bar, what more do you need :-). Zandre has always been a good host and has always been on point. The setting is beautiful and away from the busy streets of Swakopmund town. Zandre has put a lot into this lodge and it shows. Kudos Zandre.

Richard, August 2017

Our three-day visit to Swakopmund and all its beauty was ever more pleasant thanks to our host and staff from the Gecko Ridge. Good and personal advice about what to do and what not to do and to be honest: three days wasn’t enough.
The beds we slept in were one of a kind.

Roland, August 2017

Perfect setting. Professional staff and friendly. Spectacular views from super clean and comfortable with awesome beds!! Braai area very private neat and clean. A perfect place to stay and a short drive to Swakopmund and surrounding places of interest.

Jeannette, February, 2017
I spent the best week in this hotel ever. Peacocks came to my balcony every evening! I really like this place! Service, security, rooms, location, design!!! Food, how they accept requests, peacocks, gym, swimming pool and also atmosphere! I felt like at home. 15 minutes and I can be in the middle of Swakopmund town. There is a stable with horses 2 minutes drive as well!
Lina, January 2017

We were very surprised at how well equipped and maintained the self-catering units are. We were greeted by a very helpful host who was very welcoming. I was very doubtful about the location but once I settled in, it felt like home. Added to my favourites as a definite second home away from home.

Helao M, January 2017

We had the most awesome stay at Gecko Ridge, the owner and his staff were very friendly. The Guesthouse is wonderfully decorated, very tasteful. The food was well prepared and tasty, all in all, we enjoyed our stay very much.

Ann, June 2017

Location was excellent. Just out of Swakopmund. In the heart of the desert. We could see the moon landscape from the lodge. The rooms were clean and beautify decorated. The staff friendly and helpful. We went for a mountain bike ride, just outside the lodge and saw lots of animal footprints.

Cinta, April 2017

Events & Conferences

Whether you are celebrating a marriage union, one of life’s milestone or just feel like a party, Gecko Ridge is your answer. Big or small, every event with us will leave you with cherished memories.

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