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Pelican Point Lodge is situated on a unique stretch of land, the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Bay, a committed venue to creating memories for all our guests that will last a lifetime.

With the untouched beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay on the other, our aim is to provide you with an unique experience that demands nothing much of you, but to arrive, relax, reflect and unwind in one of the most enchanting and unique settings in our beautiful country.

From your own private deck, expect to enjoy the antics of hundreds of seals surfing the ocean waves, or just their basking in the sun, spot the Dolphin's, Whales and Mola-Mola, hearing the distinctive call of the jackal roaming close by the lodge, observing their playful nature. Witness spectacular flocks of damara-terns, cormorants and flamingo's flying or feeding in the more tranquil waters of the lagoon. Follow fishing vessels, passenger ships, oil-rigs, catamaran`s, and boat operators to and from the Walvis Bay harbor which all presents perfect photo opportunities on misty or bright sunny days.

For closer encounters, a relaxing stroll to the point of the Peninsula will present you with perfect photographic opportunities of intriguing small desert dwellers, treasures exposed by the wind and tides of the ocean, closer observation of the playful seals, flocks of chanting seagulls and curious jackals sniffing around. A familiar favorite is a walk to the old rusted Jetty, about 800 metres from the Lodge, with a book, camera, picnic basket, interacting and observing the playful seals and birdlife from close. On a clear sunny day the dunes of the Namib Desert, the ships, vessels and boats on the Lagoon will give you a perfect backdrop to create special memories of this unique place and strengthen your appreciation for the natural world around us.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Pelican Point Lodge we offer you the experience of having your holiday on the semi-remote Peninsula of Pelican Point , 32km from Walvis Bay.

Experience the stunning and unique, and ever changing views as the day passes on. You'll stay in one of our 9 suites of your choice, all decorated and furnished in style & luxury. Each suite is equipped to cope with the climatic changes of the Peninsula in mind.

One to one service, scrumptious dining and privacy are guaranteed during your stay in the former Harbor control building situated at the foot of the Pelican Point Lighthouse safely guiding ships into the harbor of Walvis Bay.

You'll experience your stay surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean at one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay at the other as a truly unique setting.

Expect to hear the call of the jackal at night while they wander around the lodge, listen to the sounds of around 20000 seals interacting with each other, watch ships come and go, observing the light beams of the Lighthouse going on it roundabout at night, be amazed at the beauty of the landscape during full moon, sip cocktails or have a cup of coffee whilst observing stunning and unique sunsets and sunrises and relax to the sound of breaking waves close by.

From your bed or your private balcony you'll experience the most stunning views and unique lightshows the Namibian sky has to offer. Decoration of the rooms is made to take advantage of the views and light this unique environment has to offer.

The former harbor control tower is changed into our Captain's Cove suite to accommodate you as our esteemed guest. Fit for Kings, Captain`s and Presidents it offers absolute privacy and 360° views to enjoy the landscape from above.

Our Lounge and dining area will surprise you with its spectacular views whilst enjoying the social scene and dining. The huge deck will offer you the best views over the bay and the desert dunes whilst enjoying the amazing sunset light spectacle.

"Pelican Point Lodge at all times, and through all practises, take the environment into consideration, through sustainability management, taking all factors into view as follows:

  • The scarring of landscapes and damage to wildlife habitats through off-road driving and careless behavior;
  • The unsustainable use of scarce resources (e.g. water and wood)
  • Pollutants from sewerage, domestic waste, chemical cleaners and litter
  • Intrusions on local cultures and values, and
  • economic distortions


Pelican Point Lodge aims to become a leader and example in Eco-Friendly practices within the hospitality setting, and with Namibia's 2030 vision in mind, with the support of all our key-role players achieve success in achieving the Five Flower Award as part of Namibia's Eco-award program." .

PELICAN POINT LODGE offers you an opportunity to explore the pristine stretch of sand of the Peninsula and enjoy a unique setting right on our doorstep without any costs.

We can arrange a breakfast pack, picnic lunch or sundowner for a walk to the Peninsula Point or old Jetty whilst discovering and experiencing the strip of sand between the ocean and the Harbour of Walvis Bay known as Pelican Point. Sit, walk, observe, and take pictures in close proximity of the seal colonies whilst munching away and do not be surprised if a jackal or two ventures close to give you a perfect shot. Observe the damara-tern, flamingo`s, pelicans, the colonies of seals, giant jellyfish and remains of oyster farms.

If you feel a bit more adventurous we can prior to your arrival arrange any of the following activities for you to participate in:

  • Kayaking with the seals
  • Dolphin Cruises
  • Quad biking in the dunes
  • Fishing
  • Sand Boarding
  • Sandwich Harbour 4 x 4 Trips
  • Photo Ventures
  • Dune 7 trips
  • Bird watching
  • Guided tour of the salt pans and the Ramsar site
  • Donkey Bay/Skeleton Bay Surfing
  • Dune Paragliding
  • Camel Ride in the Dunes
  • Swakopmund Culture Tour
  • Township Tour
  • Sky-Diving
  • Ariel Scenic Flight Tour over Sandwich Harbour and Coastline
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Stargazing





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Accommodation

Accommodation is offered in the renovated old Harbor Control building, at the foot of the Lighthouse, known as Pelican Point Lodge and offers our guests a choice of 9 Luxury suites.

The suites
The Ocean Suite, The Oyster Suite, The Jetty Suite, The Lagoon Suite, The Pelican Suite, The Seal Suite, The Lighthouse Suite, The Dolphin Suite and the top room with 360° views is the Captain`s Cove Suite

Our guests that prefer to dine in private in their suite, deck or want something special is always welcome to talk to us to make it a memorable dining experience.

All our suites are spacious, decorated in a warm contemporary style and designed to make use of the beautiful views even whilst showering.


  • Direct Dial Telephone to Reception
  • I-Phone charger and clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Bedside Lamps
  • Dressing Table
  • Seating /Lounging Area
  • Deck area to enjoy amazing views of the lagoon with blankets for the sometimes chilly and windy evenings
  • Private safe
  • Bio – Eco Fireplace
  • 24hr-Room Service
  • Welcome gift
  • Queen Size Bed
  • 2 Showers and 2 basins in most of our suites
  • A bath & Shower in the Captain`s Cove Suite
  • Gowns & Slippers
  • Views to die for and Style in abundance all free of charge

Other services and facilities available are:


  • Laundry service
  • Internet & Email facility (wireless internet hotspot)
  • Lavish breakfast served in the Dining room, deck or in your room
  • Light Lunch available on request
  • 3-Course Dinner served daily in then Dining room or deck depending on the weather.
  • A lounge where you can read, relax and having a drink before sitting down to dine.
  • A deck area for watching the sunset, sunrise, jackals, seals and stunning scenery
  • Secure, on-site parking
  • Relaxed ambience and personalized service.
  • Complimentary Coffee/tea/soft drinks and water


Luxury rooms

Lagoon, Jetty, Seal, Dolphin, Lighthouse & Pelican
PPS: 2718.00 // SGL: 3020.00


Suites or Family rooms

Ocean & Oyster
PPS: 3083.00 // SGL: 3423.00


Penthouse Suite

Captains Cove
PPS: 4128.00 // SGL: 4587.00


Children 12 years and under, sharing with 2 full paying adults in the Family rooms, pay 50% of the quoted adult tariff.
Children 6 years and under, sharing with 2 full paying adults in the Family rooms, stay free.


Transfers to the lodge not included

Valid until: 31 July 2014

All includes: DBB & afternoon tea & coffee

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Wine & Dine

Dining at Pelican Point Lodge is a special occasion with elegant table settings, soft lighting, bio-fires, spectacular views on a clear evening, warm and cosy on misty nights. You will indulge in wholesome, unpretentious and sophisticated cuisine paired with excellent local and South African wines.
A 24hr Coffee/Tea/Soft drinks /fruit and snacks station is available.

A lunch is available for guests on request

Our guests that prefer to dine in private in their suite, deck or want something special is always welcome to talk to us to make it a memorable dining experience.

  • Dinner is 3-course plated meals served at individual tables.
  • A Full Breakfast is served in our Dining room
  • Kindly inform us on your special Dietary requirements upon your booking.

History of the lighthouse

Built in the year 1932, the Walvis Bay PELICAN POINT Lighthouse has the following characteristics:

  • Tower is CIRCULAR cast iron
  • Tower is painted with BLACK and WHITE HORIZONTAL Bands
  • Lantern is painted with RED
  • Height is 35 meters
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 3 (Three) FLASHES (one short, two long blasts) separated by 3.6 sec. every 30 seconds
  • On a clear day it is visible from afar, standing guard over the lagoon in Walvis Bay. And while most residents and visitors of the coastal towns of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Henties Bay are aware of its presence, few are familiar with the history of the lighthouse at Pelican Point.

The first thing people notice when approaching the lighthouse by boat on one of the popular cruises offered by operators in the harbour town's lagoon is that the lighthouse is not situated at the edge of Pelican Point as one would expect. This is because the peninsula comprising a narrow strip of sand which extends into the sea in a northerly direction for about nine kilometres and protects the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, has grown considerably since the beacon was erected. As a result of sea currents, wind and periodic floods of the Kuiseb river vast amounts of soil were deposited on Pelican Point over the years, resulting in the sandbank now extending almost two kilometres beyond the current position of the lighthouse.

The second peculiarity of the tower is its coating. Initially painted in grey, mariners complained that is was not clearly visible in daytime, especially during the hazy and misty conditions that often prevail in the area. As a response to these concerns seafarers were asked to suggest a new colour scheme that would set the tower more clearly apart from the background and make it more conspicuous. After experiments with several colour schemes it was eventually decided to coat the tower in a combination of black and white which proved to stand out the best.

The first beacon on Pelican Point was established in June 1915 and consisted of a small automatic acetylene gas lantern, mounted on a wooden pile driven into the sand. Seventeen years later that installation was replaced with a prefabricated cast-iron tower which was acquired in 1913 as a replacement for a lighthouse in Durban but never used there. The 30,7 meter tall tower served its purpose as a navigational aid well for several years.

As the harbour town of Walvis Bay grew in size and the shipping activity at its port increased however, the existing light source of the beacon was no longer sufficient and in 1955 was replaced by a 500 mm acetylene gas lantern and four years later by a 250 watt lamp increasing the candlepower to about 15.000 cd. Since the harbour continued to expand at a rapid rate, the tower had to be upgraded even further, resulting in the beacon being fitted with an automatic revolving pedestal providing a 1.300.000 cd group flashing light.

In addition the light house was equipped with a modern electric fog signal in 1971 following the installation of a radio beacon a few years earlier. Furthermore an engine room and living quarters for the lighthouse keepers were erected and redesigned several times to avoid the build up of sand dunes against the structure.

While the beacon has lost some of its navigational significance with the introduction of modern positioning systems, it has forfeited none of its appeal as the sentinel holding watch over the lagoon in Walvis Bay. Since a great part of the lagoon and shoreline form part of the Walvis Bay Wetlands protected under the Ramsar-Convention as an important bird area, access to Pelican Point and its lighthouse is restricted. This does however not detract from the haunting beauty of the beacon, rising like a ghost from the mist, akin to a mirage in the desert.

Having weathered the harsh climatic conditions it has been exposed to for over 70 years it will most likely continue to brave the elements for a long time to come. And it will not only continue to serve as a navigational aid for mariners, but will remain both a landmark for coastal residents and an attraction for tourists visiting Namibia's central coast.

(Source: Harold Williams - Southern Lights: Lighthouses of Southern Africa)

The Lighthouse was commemorated by the Namibian Post with the release of a stamp on 18-Jun-2010.
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Email : info@pelicanpointlodge.com
Tel: +264 61 239199

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