The Delight Swakopmund
Opened in 2015, The Delight is centrally located in the heart of Swakopmund close to the Mole, a small town beach, and various popular restaurants such as seaside eateries the Tug, Wreck and Jetty, useful since the hotel only serves breakfast.
Colourful paintwork and modern decorations gives the hotel a wonderfully contemporary look and feel. The rooms are arranged around a central quadrangle providing a safe space for children.
Double or two-storey family rooms, each with en suite, a/c, climate control, safe, minibar, WiFi, patio, kettle, tea/coffee. In the hotel there is a breakfast room, bar, curio shop, lounge area, small gardens. Laundry service is available and there is 24-hour concierge service.
The kitchen prides itself on its breakfast omelettes. If wishing to dine at the Tug, Wreck or Jetty as well as other popular town restaurants, advance booking is strongly advised: we shall be happy to do that for you on request.
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This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.
Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.
The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.
So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.