Swakopmund is undeniably Namibia’s playground, a holiday destination for tourists and locals alike. Sandwiched between the crashing Atlantic waves and the ancient Namib Desert, Swakopmund is one of those must-see destinations. Swakopmund is Namibia’s adventure capital and surreal colonial remnant, launch pad for an exploration of the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert. With its seaside promenades and pervasive Gemütlichkeit, coupled with its thoroughly African appeal, this is a city with as much personality as sea frontage.

Leisure at Gecko Ridge

Gecko Ridge is more than just a place to sleep while you discover the old and new of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, it is a destination in its own right. In fact, you could spend several days with us, without the urge to explore. So don’t be in a rush and enjoy a little.


No vacation would be quite complete without spending some time at the pool and Gecko Ridge is one of the very few establishments in Swakopmund which offers this luxury. You might just find yourself lounging the day away in a sheltered sun-kissed courtyard-garden taking occasional lazy stokes in the cooling pool.

Fitness Room

At Gecko Ridge you can keep up with your workout routine, start a new one or work off the result of some travel indulgences. We have a small selection weight-lifting and fitness equipment for your benefit.

Popular Attractions & Activities

We have hand selected the best attractions and activities Swakopmund and surroundings have to offer.